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Sisyphus - Real Ale Brewing Company

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very good

564 Ratings
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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 41
Gots: 120 | FT: 3
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Bigdood33, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%

From a 12 ounce bottle into a teku. March 2013 edition.

A- Orange and copper colored body. Exceptionally persistent head that remains even after sipping. Lace is sticky, abundant and scattered. Carbonation bubbles stick to the glass plainly visible in the body. Sexy.

S- Citrusy, sweet, honey-like. Thick sweet malt flavor. Caramel and toffee abound. A very pungent and robust flavor.

T- Continues very citrusy. Caramel, toffee and sweet malt too. The nose and taste are very consistent.

M- I love how creamy this drinks. Quite smooth and mellow. The age must have done this well, because there's zero hint of alcohol. No burn whatsoever. It's sweet as I've mentioned, with only a slight bitterness from whatever citrusy hops it started with.

This beer probably isn't getting the props it deserves. It's delicious. I can't speak to this beer flesh, but a year and four months have aged it well.

ONovoMexicano, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Canada_Dan, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ChaseTheAce, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

KAF, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

LakerLeith, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

thewimperoo, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jpa, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

seifer1886, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

CraigTravor, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jaydoc, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Gonzoillini, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Yeti1979, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

July2Nov, May 31, 2014
Photo of mikul93
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%

2011 Vintage

A - Poors an amber/orange color with a eggshell colored head. Head dissipated quickly but left a ring clinging around the glass.

S - Dark Fruit with hints of citrus. Also getting some honey

T - Similar with the nose. Taste like figs and orange followed by hops. I imagine this might have been a hop bomb when it was fresh as there is still a punch from the hops with 3 years of age.

M - Medium body with nice carbonation.

O - Decent american barley wine. Not bad.

mikul93, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

vinceclortho, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

JDM44, May 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Dutch55, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

vmdominguez, May 05, 2014
Photo of BoozerBrad
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

Drank one that was about a year old...not sure how the age affected the taste because i've never had this beer before.

a: cloudy, orange coloring w/ light carbonation. not much of a head developed and disappeared quickly
s: sweet apricot aroma, piney hop aroma. possibly a little spice
t: sweet taste that is quickly countered by the bittering hops. hop flavor not overpowering but balances the sweetness very well. i'm an ipa fan so i generally enjoy hops and this beer has it
m: soft without much carbonation
o: good balanced beer. it's borderline too sweet for me, but they loaded it up on hops to save the day! i will be drinking this beer again!

BoozerBrad, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Heretic42, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Getalegup, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

JamLand, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jdwilliamson79, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SadMachine, Apr 03, 2014
Sisyphus from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.