Sisyphus | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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651 Ratings
SisyphusSisyphus
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by aracauna on 12-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,369
Reviews:
324
Ratings:
651
pDev:
11.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 651 |  Reviews: 324
Photo of StArnoldFan
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 5EKF
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of monk2021
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gman1602
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into stemmed glass
LOOK: Burnt copper with receding head
SMELL: Honeyed toffee. A bit of fresh pine resin.
TASTE: Really nice upfront sweet malts with a bright and refreshing hoppiness at the end. They truly play beautifully together. Excellently designed barleywine.
FEEL: Decent thickness, nice and creamy as others have noted.
OVERALL: Nice barleywine off the shelf that is ready to drink. I can't guess what age would do to this but for the availability and price in Texas, it would be worth trying. Love the brewers at Real Ale.

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Photo of Nick4444
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jamesmk48
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dbc5
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wsherry1
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of E-McFarden
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i wasnt overly stoked on this one, perhaps it didnt get cellared all the way correctly, got exposed to some heat or light, it has a mild oxidation to it. copper in color, real hazy and thick, and smells exactly as expected. woody hops, could be centennial, but not enough to cut the sweetness, caramelized and toffeed, its intense. thick in feel, sticky sweet, bitter as heck in the end. its one of those ones, and american barleywine often is this for me, that seems like all the recipe is is an attempt to make the biggest beer ever, just kitchen sink malt and hops, and there is very little refinement. sloppy might he a stretch, but the beer taste like a lot of others, and while enjoy it, its sweetness, bitterness, and overexposed alcohol are all unflattering to it. i keep hearing amazing things about these guys, but the few beers i have had have been just alright. perfect to drink out in the sun if you want to get raucously intoxicated.

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Photo of stbernardus
2.46/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

not a favorite too light

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Photo of Mikestaf
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Meyers1023
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheChristmas
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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Photo of kylehay2004
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
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

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