Sisyphus | Real Ale Brewing Company

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644 Ratings
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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

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Added by aracauna on 12-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
644
Reviews:
323
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
139
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Mphis
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ldhughes3
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffaroo95
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
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

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Photo of MDDMD
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Maverickdp
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rootscipio
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
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

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Photo of Jasoncpace
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nizzle8287
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

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Photo of anvilx
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of erushing
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of rawfish
3.1/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Techichi
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of blastoderm55
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Bottle from 2011

A: poured into a snifter to a clear gold with a small light tan head that fades quickly to a small collar
S: smells of well faded citrusy hops and orange marmalade with some caramel sweetness and a little alcohol
T: taste is bready malt, some stone fruits, caramel sweetness, faint citrus and pine oil hoppiness. swallow is more faded oily piney hop with lingering caramel sweetness. slight alcohol is noticeable as well
M: fairly full in the mouth with soft carbonation that is just right. finish is pretty drying.
O: I probably should have drank one of these a few years ago when they first came to me, but this beer is drinking really well. Flavors are good and it's aged gracefully. Hops are much more apparent on the nose than on the palate and it aged gracefully.

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Photo of bcoyle
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of ClintonL
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of markgugs
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sisyphus from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 644 ratings.
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