Sisyphus | Real Ale Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by aracauna on 12-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,692
Reviews:
324
Ratings:
651
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
140
Trade:
6
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Photo of sd123
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 batch drank March 2018

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Photo of Hooley
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2016, real smooth and hoppy

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

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

I should start with barley wine isn't usually my thing. This one definitely hits all the notes a barley wine should hit and my brother-in-law, who likes barley wines, was very impressed. I would call it average personally, so I kind of mixed those reviews here.

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Photo of Dwood1466
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 10Crumra
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kuges
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2010 and drinking pretty well.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at Craft Pride in Austin.

Not an American Barley Wine. Too malty. A good tasting beer that does not match its style. 3.5 (not to style)

A - Pours clear and amber with great lacing. 4.5

S - Aromas of malt, brown sugar and molasses, 4

T - Herbal bitterness that lasts but a bitterness that doesn't quite balance the maltiness. 4

MF - Medium eavy body with a semi dry finish. 4

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Photo of AdamSteve
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tuckerster
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Beautiful thick beige head and nice curtain lacing. Boozey smell. Earthy taste with vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, and whiskey. A nice before dinner beer.

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

Photo of dbean3
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dasotelo50
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ruzzal
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.07/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of aknalley
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabre311
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At brewery taproom. 2014 version, cask conditioned and dry hopped with centennial. I probably shouldn't be reviewing this version here, but it's so good I wanted to show some love.

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

2012 vintage, thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a lightly hazy honey hue with no real head.

S - Aromas of caramel, old stale hops, light bitterness. Little bit of oxidation.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of malty caramel. Large amounts of hop bitterness, albeit old.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, slightly sticky.

O - Overall this beer was rather nicely aged. Still sticky though.

Serving type: bottle

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

2012 vintage

No real head, hazy bright orange color.

Nose big sweet malt, bright blond malts, still fair grassy hop profile, citrus notes, little grainy malt, sweet floral candy like.

Taste syrupy candy, candied orange citrus fruity, little booze warmth, more grassy hops, quite bitter, golden blond candy malt. Finish little warming booze, dry but sticky, big bitter spicy hop, more blond candy.

Mouth is fuller bod, sticky, little warming booze, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nice heavy blond malt, decent hop profile.

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

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Sisyphus from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 651 ratings