RateBeer
overall
95
77
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Measuring between 10 and 11% ABV, depending on the year, this barleywine was Real Ale's first seasonal product. It is uncharacteristically smooth for this style of beer, as it is created with five different kinds of hops. It also displays a rich malt character, and the healthy portion of hops gives it a distinctive dry and balanced finish. Sisyphus Barleywine Style Ale, weighing in around 480 calories per 12 ounce serving, is not for the faint of heart. Makes a great nightcap!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerseyjohn71 (245) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
this was my 1st barley wine,2011,, a year ago ,,, i wasnt liking the first few sips ,,, i recaped ,, and tryed in a week ,,,i liked it a bit more ,, i recaped and tryed again in a week ,,,, f-ing great,,,,,,maybe i got use to it ,,,, im looking for moore ,,,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3913) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours orange/gold with a small off-white head. Aroma of tart fruit, caramel, and pine. Taste is malt, citrus fruits, pine, and some alcohol. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Nice nose of aged hops oranges marmelade caramel toffee some floral notes. Pours orange w a nicd thin lasting head bubbly lace and fantastic legs. Flavors of oranges marmelade candy fruit caramel aged hop bitterness floral a little fruit and pepper. Smooth.body hidden alcohol. Delicious barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (701) - Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle - nice faded orange color with an average head and dotted lacing. The nose is very hop obvious. Has a fruity backbone and a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Great looking beer, dark cloudy amber with white head.. nice aroma with citrusy hops, orange, honeyed sugary character... pleasant mouthfeel, quite viscous, rich, complex, well-balanced.. distinct hoppy finish.. great effort.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2012. Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Pours a dark orange with a slight haze to it, with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy with a slight sweet maltiness to it. Taste is of strong hops and sweet maltiness up front with a lingering alcohol. Light carbonation and smooth finish, leave a pleasant mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - JAN 24, 2013
2012 vintage. Aroma is resinous pine. Sweet toffe and Caramel follow. On the hoppy side but smells almost perfect for style. This is a seriously beautiful beer. Honey orange with steady rising tiny bubbles off whit head that is creamy and leaves thick lacing. Definitely on the hoppy side but when your palate adjusts a nice citrus sweetness with toffee and caramel undertones. Medium body for stly with some nice stickiness. A personal favorite barleywine.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
first had this in 03-04 i think, ages wonderfully. i like the sherry notes but haven’t found the newer vintages

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Austinista (11) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
floral, herbs, citrus, barnyard, leaves, butterscotch, ginger, vanilla, woody, hay, caramel, cereal, banana, amber, orange, sparkling, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly sour, umami, light body, lively, bitter,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5266) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle from HEB and opened at Larry’s. Coppery and hazy with a smallblotchy head. Aromas of big complex fruit and caramel. The flavors are those too but with a lot of harshness. A little sourness, too. Not a big fan of this one.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 45


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50