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Sisyphus - Real Ale Brewing Company

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88
very good

606 Ratings
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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 44
Gots: 131 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aracauna on 12-18-2002

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Ratings: 606 | Reviews: 320
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5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

They say this is a nice one to bottle age, but who has the patience for that? This stuff is so good, so mellow & so gone in 60 seconds.

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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Longhorn08
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChristianT
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Duvel snifter glass.

A - 4.25 - Poured a rich and somewhat unfiltered caramel orange. Low head potential, to be expected with such a high ABV. Formed about a finger of quickly dissipating, off white colored head. Spotty lacing.
S - 4.50 - Peaches, mangos, hops, roasty malt, toffee and caramel.
T - Much like the aroma, unfortunately a little bit subdued and not quite as strong as Id like. Makes the alcohol stand out a bit much.
F - 4.25 - Good medium creamy mouthfeel.
O - 3.75 - A decent little Barleywine, but not a great one. Would work in a pinch when yours craving the style, but isn't worth taking up space in your cellar to track its flavor development or anything.

Photo of tbryan5
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was the 2010 version. Can't say I've had any other year, but this was pretty decent,

Photo of hoppy91
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mphis
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ldhughes3
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffaroo95
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Very nice malty finish. Masked high ABV well. The best beer I have had from real ale. Truly a must have

Photo of MDDMD
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Maverickdp
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rootscipio
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first barleywine, and I do like. 6/6/13 Version Drank 12/31/14

Photo of Jasoncpace
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nizzle8287
4.56/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 7-31-14, consumed 12-19-14. After agitating the sediment in the bottom of the bottle, it was then poured into a tulip at 60 degrees. It poured an opaque rust-reddish-orange with about an inch of creamy off-white colored head that dissipated into a thin film, leaving nice and sticky flecks of lacing all around the glass. Smells like pear, apple, apricot, sweet malts, and a slight hint of alcohol. Medium thick and creamy mouth feel with light carbonation, and it's definitely a sipper. I taste malty sweetness blended with ripe pears and apricots, followed by a mild lingering hint of toffee, with mild hop bitterness staying on the palette for a while. This beer is less than 5 months old and the hops and malts work together nicely, but I can imagine this beer might become overly sweet with too much age. Alcohol is noticeable but it blends well considering that it's 11.5%. Overall this is a very good barleywine, and I will be ageing the other two bottles from this four pack.

Photo of anvilx
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sisyphus from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.