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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The Bitter Druid ESB is a new twist on an old favorite. Our Americanized ESB blends American 2-row pale malt with choice British specialty malts to create a rich malt start that is followed by a crisp, American hop finish. This beer is a wonderful gateway to the world of hops due to itís delicate balance and rich array of flavors.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2010
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (1412) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Light brown pour, not much head. Faint aroma of roasts malts. This beer is much lighter than I had expected and doesnít carry much flavor. A very watered down ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2010
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2010
16 ounce pour-lite brown pour-off white head-aroma and taste of hardly anything-pretty blah-somewhat bitter finish

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmgiddings (41) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2010
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2010
tap at the brewery - Pours lightly hazy copper with an off-white head. The aroma is mainly caramel malt. I didnít 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. Itís medium bodied and could use more malt character.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2009
(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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2009
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.


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