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Johan The Barleywine - Sun King Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 40
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aasher on 01-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 14
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks silverx for cracking open this can @ our tasting
The beer pours a dark amber with a halo of white head that doesn't lace. It beer smells a like a hit of boozy caramel. The taste, as expected based on the smell, is sweet with a touch booze. However, this beer is still quite drinkable and exceptional for a canned barleywine! I'd love to sit on some of these for next summer's golfing.

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Random tick opportunity thanks to Jeff. Barleywine in a can is pretty awesome, no doubt. 3 oz. poured into a CBS snifter on June 8th, 2012.

A - Pours a semi-clear, medium brown coloring. Wisps of an offwhite head that faded within a few minutes. Poor lacing. Very few alcohol legs.

S - Getting some dark pitted fruits and "bitterness", almost coffee and hops blended. Raisin bread and cinnamon brown sugar. A bit muted, or maybe gentle is a better descriptor.

T - Lots of toasted dark fruit, burnt sugar, almonds, and dark rye bread. A bit backend bitterness and an edgy roasted aftertaste.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, semi-dry lingering finish. Not half bad here.

D - Not too bad, perhaps a bit too calm in the aromas but the taste is aligned with what I'd expect from Sun King without even having had a whole lot from them so far.

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4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can, 10% abv. Pours a very deep chestnut to mahogany color. Some ruby edges. Head is merely an afterthought.

Great nose, full of dried fruit, raisins, figs, caramel and toffee. A whiff of alcohol as well.

Mouth follows the nose, with some nice fig, raisin and dried fruit flavors. Big malt character holds up well, with a bit of lingering sweetness. Nice dose of earthy bitterness, with some drying notes at the end to round things out.

Medium body, carbonation seems just a bit excessive. Some warmth, but nothing overwhelming. Nice beer, bonus for being in a can

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Can courtesy of someone who yourefragile and I coordinated on a trade with. I never got the name, but thanks. Served in a wine glass.

Pours a nice caramel color with a moderate white head. Bit of a collar. The nose carries some toffee and caramel plus a faint bit of hops and alcohol. Flavor has a bit of hops in the background to go with a good malt presence. Nice toffee and caramel plus slight fruit. Medium body and good carbonation. Pretty good.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
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From 01/08/12 notes. Thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing this one. 16 oz. can into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy, mahogany color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of caramel malts, tofee, sweet fruity malts, light spice, and toasted malts. Lots of caramel and sweet fruits, pretty nice.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, sweet fruity malts, toffee, dark fruits, toasted malts, and light nuts.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall I thought this was a very good barleywine. Lots of caramel and sweet fruits, and pretty easy to drink. Something I would definitely buy if I saw it on the shelf.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Thorpe429, decent barleywine served out of a 16 ounce can, and indicated that it is a barleywine by that ghetto ass sticker.

Beer served in a tulip, beer is brown, hazy, thin wispy lazy head, moderate to low carbonation, low lacing, not much retention, looks fine.

Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, apples and pears. Interesting but smells like a barleywine.

Beer si medium in body and sweet, strong, nice finish with a little bitterness. Strong throughout, best barleywine I've had out of a can by far. Decent enough, nothing wrong with it, solid beer.

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Johan The Barleywine from Sun King Brewing Company
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