Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/2 growler courtesy of stfun. Pours amber with an off white head. Smells of citrus, earthy, some metallic hints, peppery, some tea. Tastes of biscuits, pepper, citrussy, some touches of caramel, grainy with a light, earthy finish.
Block (1489) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light brown pour, not much head. Faint aroma of roasts malts. This beer is much lighter than I had expected and doesn’t carry much flavor. A very watered down ESB.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably my favorite of their standard beers. Very nice malt and hop profile that comes through in the flavor and aroma. Some nice dark fruit and candy in the background as well. Just a touch of lemongrass. Very mild on the palate as well. The most sessionable of the Sun King beers, and a all around solid beer.
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 ounce pour-lite brown pour-off white head-aroma and taste of hardly anything-pretty blah-somewhat bitter finish
tmgiddings (41) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Old Point Tavern - Appearance is a light, clear amber and plenty of carbonation. Aroma is bready with some grassy citrus hop. Taste is light with bready malt and some citrus hop. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy.
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Corner Wine Bar, Indianapolis. Dark pour, with a thin white head. Not much in the aroma department. Flavour is nutty and sweet, with a dry finish.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a nice solid amber, some lighter edges, a good whitish head that dies to a film, laces ok. Aromas are a touch of funky hops, grass and citrus pair with a light spice, a caramel and pale malt base, just ebough, with a touch of stinkiness, english type malts, a touch of metal, and a bit stale. Initial is lighter side of medium bodied, grainy malts, pale with bread and a touch of toffee, grassy and slightly spicy hops, a bit stinky. Sweet malts, decent hopping, but sadly a bit forgettable. And I generally really look forward to this style. Finish is malty, almost a touch of buttery bread or butterscotch, and light hopping. Ok.
patrick767 (3590) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at the brewery - Pours lightly hazy copper with an off-white head. The aroma is mainly caramel malt. I didn’t get much in the way of aromatic hops. The flavor has plenty of bittering hops. The hops profile has the earthiness similar to the previous Sun King brews I tasted, but more intense of course. It’s medium bodied and could use more malt character.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, earth, and biscuits. Flavor of grain, earth, and grass with a moderately bitter finish.
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a Growler. Pours a light brown to amber in color with ample frothy head. Light to mild hop aroma. Caramel notes during tasting and a very smooth finish. A stong addition to the ESB marketplace.