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Real Ale Sisyphus 2010


This is is the final review for the Real Ale’s I got from Ben (@bttreemonkey). I accidentally deleted the review of the brown ale, but I’ll just tell you that it was a decent beer and standard in the brown ale category. But this one I was really excited about, mainly because it has one of the best looking labels I’ve seen. It’s a barleywine rolling in at 10-11% ABV,

American Barleywine. 10.0% ABV. 77 IBUs. Texas

Fairly orange in color and not a whole lot of head.

Typical barleywine style aroma with heavy malt and sweetness coming through. This has a lot of toffee and caramel, hint of vanilla.

An absolutely huge mouthfeel, chewy and a bit cloying.

Orange, caramel, vanilla, pineapple, and toffee, with a nice hop bitterness and balance.

This barleywine is a little bit lighter and brighter than most which brings some light fruits. This beer is considerably sweet, even for a barleywine, which makes it a huge beer and can probably age extremely well. Set a few of these aside and try them out in a year or two. 91 points.

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