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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap at Toronado, Barley Wine Fest 2010. Pours almost clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is light spiced and dry malty. Fruity and slight off note. Fruity and hoppy into the finish. Light spiced touch and medium dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2005
[Vintage 2003 sampled June 2005] A hazy amber-red beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol, hops, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, peach as well as a more general fruityness, but also some acidity. The alcohol burns the tongue - but in a nice way. The end is quite bitter. Thanks to Fly for letting me fly home with this from GABF.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Hmm, my label is green with an ABV of 11.2%. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of....aroma hops. Full-bodied with plenty of caramel malt. Hoppy finish, but maintains an underlying sweetness throughout. 220406

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22603) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and dried fruits. Flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2011
bottle at home ... copper ... thin lacing ... sweet toffee fruit malt nose ... very sweet honey malt nose... american malt i dont like ... again honey ... very sweet ... hint of green raisins ... ok .. little too heavy for me

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Draught at Flying Saucer, Fort Worth TX
Hazy amber color; nice lace. The aroma is malty, with fruity hops. Full mouthfeel, excellent malt flavor, sweet but not thick nor oily, with a robust but not overwhelming, good and aromatic hopping; some fruitness. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
A: The pour is a cloudy orange color with a very minimal white head forming from a vigorous pour. S: Plenty of sweet caramel notes with some toffee and brown sugar. Some milk dark stone fruit notes as well as some citrus and pine hops to add a bit of balance. T: Despite the rather sweet and caramel and toffee heavy base of this beer, there’s a nice hoppy character. A moderate level of bitter pine and grapefruit rind. M: The body is medium with a low-to-moderate carbonation. D: Not overly sweet, though leaning that way, still a good bitterness and balance. This could be good fresh or with age.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
(Bottle, 2002 Vintage) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with floaties and a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, butterscotch, and cinnamon. Bitter palate. Sweet malt and hops flavor. Nice Barley Wine!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
2007 bottle from ericandersnavy. Thanks much for what, to me, is a beer from the middle of unknown lands. Pours reddish amber with a minimalist off-white head that didn’t stick around. Aroma is floral and caramel. Strong enough to pause my senses. Full bodied, and a bit sticky. Very slight carbonation. Flavor is caramel, with some dried fruit aspects. Hop is floral, mildly bitter. Still, it’s dryish. I type that while sugar swirls in my mouth. Still seems accurate though. Does make a great nightcap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (12036) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 4, 2011
Leicht nussiger und süßer Antrunk, viskos. Deutlich hopfig und zudem süßer wird das Bier im Mittelteil, in Teilen zuckrig. Auch das Malz kommt nicht zu kurz, es teilt sich den Vordergrund mit dem Hopfen, kurz dahinter sind getreidige Noten. Herb-süßer Abgang, der Hopfen übernimmt das Sagen. Gelungen! 8/12/11/11/6/12


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