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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (4710) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5934) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (874) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, 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.

   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

   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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6022) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davey101 (748) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2011 vintage. 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass and allowed to warm up a bit. A - Pours a hazy dark red/orange body. Small one finger off white dissipates quickly into some thin edging. Solid lacing and retention. S - Sweet caramel malt, dank hops, citrus, and raisins. The finish is a bit warming from the alcohol. T - Similar to the nose with caramel malts and raisins followed by some dank and citric hops. Very much an American barleywine with the hops still clinging on with some light bitterness. Aftertaste is piney and grapefruit juice and slightly off putting. M - Medium bodied and slightly syrupy. Carbonation is a bit too high. Alcohol isn’t very noticeable. O - A solid example of the American Barleywine. I’m really just not subscribed to the idea that they are worth aging though. Thanks for the chance to try this gtermi!

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