Sisyphus - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by mjl21:
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On cask at the Ginger Man in Fort Worth, TX. Poured into a 1/2 pint snifter. This is the 2008 version and according to the bartender, it is the only cask in North Texas. Didn't catch abv.
A-Pours a really nice amber that veers heavily towards the orange side of the spectrum. Has a very thin foamy off white head from the hand pump.
S-Orange juice. This is without a doubt the most citrusy barleywine that I have ever smelled. There is also sweet caramel malt going, but the oj smell dominates.
T-A whole lot like it smells. The citrus hits upfront and gives way to some sweet malt in the middle before it reappears.
M-Smooth and creamy due to it being on cask. A tad bit of booze, but not much.
D-Apparently previous version have come in around 11.5%. The alcohol was barely noticeable. Very good beer to sip on. Could have had two of these easily due to the fact that it is not overly sweet.
This was my first time trying this beer and thought it worked well on cask. As previously mentioned the high abv was well hidden and the citrus kick helped make this a great beer. Will have to search out the bottled version the next time I am in TX.
Serving type: cask
04-23-2009 18:32:52 | More by mjl21
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3.58/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured cold to a heady topper stemless a deep, dark, murky copper, with a super thin, quickly dissipating tan head that leaves a thin rim on the surface of the beer.
Aroma of dark, buttery sugars and dark cherries.
Big bodied, little carbonation, smooth-ish, medium heat, sweet.
Dark sugars, sticky sweet, muted flavors. This one may be past it's sweet spot.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 01:34:20 | More by robwestcott
Sisyphus from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.