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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Brace yourself for the extreme quaffability, severe mellowness, and aggressive tenderness in this loving embrace between two of Indiana’s most celebrated breweries. Brewers from Sun King and Three Floyds came together to produce this belligerently sessionable English-Style Best Bitter, brewed to celebrate the Sun King CANvitational.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1953) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Crystal clear, dark amber pour with a 1 finger, creamy off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, crusty sweet white bread, earthy, planty and light citrus hops, a touch of tree fruit, lots of warm toastiness and hints of toffee. Flavor is very toasty, slightly nutty and sweet tree and figgy fruit up front, then some nice bready and earthy notes come in followed by dry roasted nuts, toffee, light grassy, fuggles like planty, citrus and pine notes. Light body with creamy entry, leading immediately to nicely dry feel, medium strength, blanketing carbonation. Pretty damn good. I could definitely wash down some fish and chips, or a nice pork tenderloin or burger with this stuff.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pour is transparent upper with lots of yellowish white head. Nose is earthy with a hint of sticky caramel and some herbal grassy hops. Taste is bigger with a fair bit of toffee and some caramel notes. Lightly bitter with a faint touch of grassy hops. Light body and strong carb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (886) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
This one was not what I was expecting.... I mean 3 Floyd’s for an ESB, one expects an IPA or close to, right? I mean not the same malt profile, but a good hop profile? This was weak sauce in a way. In another way, very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2145) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8692) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Can, thanks to John (jmgreenuk) split at Colin and the Vikings "pre" tasting, Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14. Very lightly hazed golden amber with a good sized off white head that thins then retains. Nose is biscuit malt, caramel, tropical fruit notes, earthy hops, bitter orange. Taste comprises caramel malt, tea bags, hops, bitter orange, light pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Nice easy drinker, not true to style - usual ’We can’t stop throwing hops at it’ US take on a British style, more like an APA than a bitter but decent none the less. This is why US brewers hit top 50 lists on British styles - they aren’t true to style simple !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (166) - - MAR 29, 2014
16 oz can pours a hazy amber with a medium head and little lacing. Aromas of melons and citrus. Flavor is slightly bitter with a hint of sweet. I could drink more than one of these.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
16oz can very generously sent to me by shrubber85, thanks Roger! It pours with clear copper body that has gold edges and supports a thin white head. The aroma offers up floral hops, grainy malts, doughy bread and a dash of lime. The taste starts with a nice lime and floral hop bite with a modest malty base that has some biscuit malt and light malt sweetness to it. This is pretty good stuff with plenty of balance and interest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
How: Can.
Where: Pre-tasting to Colin and the Vikings, Göteborg.
Appearance: Clear light brown colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, raisin, prune.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, prune, dried fruit, raisin, some citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5435) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Can (50 cl), courtesy of jmgreenuk. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Bready malt aroma, some piney and citric hops. Light to medium bodied, meidum carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2779) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Can courtesy of jmgreenuk. pours tiny hazy brownish golden witha frothy offwhite head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and fruity with dark bread, peaches, lemon hard candy, grass, pineapple and orange peal. Taste is bitter, tiny malty and tiny fruity with dark bread, grass, pine, lemon grass, peaches, starfruit and hints of wood. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with dark bread, grass, pine, orange peal, lemon peal and hints of tropical fruits. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
solros (88) - stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Doft: söt, välbalanserad alkohol doft som gifter sig fint. Smak: har en fin balans, kan dok inte känna någon äkta bitterhet, mer åt svagt torkade katrinplommon.


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