RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 its delicate balance and rich array of flavors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rscaletta (9) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2009 does not count
On tap at MacNivens. Small tight head that quickly disippated. Clear golden color, darker and more substantial than a lager but not amber. Scent of American hops, mostly Cascade. First sip is bitter, flavorful American ale with a balanced finish. Like a pale ale but with more sweetness to balance the flavors. Hops flavor is piney with some earthiness. Altogether a very enjoyable beer, flavorful and bitter. Went great with the steak pie.

For comparison, my next beer was Stone Levitation. A good beer, mind you, but citric and thin compared to the Osiris, not balanced.

Is this beer going to be in bottles soon?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ESBob (379) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 On tap at Old Town Ale House. Pours dark rusty copper with a thin white head. The nose has some well done biscuits with dark honey character. The flavor has loads of earthy hops. Strong bitterness. Medium body with a lingering dry finish. You can tell that its very fresh.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Draft at Old Town Ale House in Fishers - Aroma is biscuit malts, some toffee and subtle hops. Flavor is sweet malts with a nice hop finish. Palate is creamy and smooth. Very refreshing first beer of the night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (6005) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2009
This draft brew from the brewery poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent uncarbonated orange brown colored body. The mild aroma was malty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice crisp flavor contained notes of malt and bitter hops. A quaff-able decent brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11075) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft/ Pepper and caramel malt aroma. Amber with small head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23314) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Draft. Clear golden color. Aroma of straw. Taste is bitter pepper, clean and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Growler. Pours clear amber with an off-white head that laces the glass. Hop aroma with hop, caramel, and toffee flavors. Finishes bitter with a sweet caramel aftertaste on the back of the tongue. Medium body with mild carbonation. Nicely balanced ESB.

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