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Sisyphus - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

550 Ratings
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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 40
Gots: 119 | FT: 2
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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robwestcott

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2009 vintage.

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
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-03-2014 02:49:02 | More by brandon911
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wpqx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-29-2014 05:47:13 | More by wpqx
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-27-2014 23:18:16 | More by discharmingly
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lsiberian

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-26-2014 21:47:31 | More by lsiberian
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BGsWo22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-25-2014 04:27:35 | More by BGsWo22
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Radome

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-18-2014 16:54:03 | More by Radome
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jtoledo04

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-11-2014 18:18:35 | More by jtoledo04
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afluentturtle

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-10-2014 02:09:23 | More by afluentturtle
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Dirtinabottle

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

12-28-2013 05:04:35 | More by Dirtinabottle
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ACB

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-24-2013 19:25:35 | More by ACB
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-14-2013 22:49:58 | More by greenspointexas
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-11-2013 02:45:37 | More by Seattle_Suds
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Andonato

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-10-2013 02:01:53 | More by Andonato
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-09-2013 23:42:55 | More by Kegatron
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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-06-2013 03:01:44 | More by vcoggins
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-03-2013 03:36:18 | More by oline73
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ATX117

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

12-03-2013 00:40:56 | More by ATX117
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ldookmariot

Texas

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-29-2013 14:30:28 | More by ldookmariot
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BryantForestry

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-28-2013 02:00:06 | More by BryantForestry
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-27-2013 08:21:52 | More by BKotch
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-24-2013 22:01:41 | More by Cynic-ale
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kind of an orange tan color, little head or lacing, not that impressive to look at.

Aroma and flavor are pungently malty, bready, a touch of toasty, with a fair hoppiness and an overall sweet character.

Body is smooth and slick, low carbonation, alcohol fairly well hidden, although a nice warming is obvious.

It's tasty but I don't think it's amongst the top barleywines on my list. I think a bottle or two of this will get aged for a year or more.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 11:49:38 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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strangebrew1981

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-13-2013 00:29:07 | More by strangebrew1981
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StevenLaValley

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-31-2013 07:42:01 | More by StevenLaValley
Sisyphus from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.