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RATINGS: 437   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29082) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20545) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14298) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2004
(2003) Light copper with small beige head. Aroma is sharply bitter grapefruit, some herbal, wort. Taste is grapefruit with solid malt backbone. Finish is grapefruit/herbal hoppy with medium alcohol. Medium-full body. Damn this is a fine barleywine. Many thanks to fly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
12oz bottle@Noogfest4.0-thanks tronraner–pours a an off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is medicinal, sharp. Taste is medicinal, sharp, bitter, alcohol. Not right? Not my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Date: 01/11/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Vintage: 2007

Appearance: hazy dark copper, fine beige head,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a nice fruity character balanced by earthy hops,
Flavor: dark caramel malt flavor, a touch of fruity sweetness is well balanced by a big earthy character, lasting bitter finish,
-------- /> Date: 04/05/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2007

Aroma: picking up a spicy mint character in the aroma,
Flavor: lots of astrengent earthy flavor with a heavy spicy edge, balancing tartness to go with just a touch of the caramel sweetness,
Overall: not right
-------- /> Date: 05/10/2008
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2007
Score: 3.4 to 3.5
Words: cellar party

Aroma: developing lots of ripe fruit in the aroma as the caramel sweetness is slowly drying out,
Flavor: dark caramel malt flavor with just a touch of sweetness, fruity character is slowly growing, earthyness is present and balancing but not over powering

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

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