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Sisyphus - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

520 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%


Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aracauna on 12-18-2002)
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mjl21

California

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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Sisyphus from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.