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Johan The Barleywine - Sun King Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 36
Gots: 10 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aasher on 01-25-2011)
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tectactoe

Michigan

3/5  rDev -25.7%

06-23-2014 11:31:19 | More by tectactoe
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BSuter

Indiana

5/5  rDev +23.8%

05-13-2014 15:55:30 | More by BSuter
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jadler16

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

05-02-2014 17:07:31 | More by jadler16
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

04-03-2014 00:53:07 | More by Knapp85
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Kyrojack

Indiana

5/5  rDev +23.8%

01-02-2014 18:38:19 | More by Kyrojack
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psmith161

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-25-2013 18:31:38 | More by psmith161
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zrab11

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-16-2013 14:14:18 | More by zrab11
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-02-2013 19:17:45 | More by mpayne5
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-18-2013 03:20:51 | More by robwestcott
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Lukafer

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-23-2013 04:09:09 | More by Lukafer
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MordorMongo


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-13-2013 20:35:53 | More by MordorMongo
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

01-10-2013 18:31:22 | More by sliverX
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: can

01-08-2013 02:06:05 | More by ThePorterSorter
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dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

01-06-2013 06:29:59 | More by dogfishandi
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Twal

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-22-2012 03:22:53 | More by Twal
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

11-21-2012 00:31:27 | More by cosmonick
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Exiled

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-08-2012 18:10:22 | More by Exiled
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

07-16-2012 22:54:56 | More by BeerThursdays
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Auracom

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

06-11-2012 16:12:45 | More by Auracom
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
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

Serving type: can

02-13-2012 16:01:56 | More by Bierguy5
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Spider889

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-24-2012 16:50:27 | More by Spider889
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

01-16-2012 23:26:48 | More by Thorpe429
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

01-11-2012 17:47:29 | More by mdfb79
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: can

01-10-2012 01:34:20 | More by drabmuh
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is dark orange/copper hued with a quarter inch of lasting tan head. The aroma offers sweet malt, toffee, booze, hops. Smells appropriate for the style. Smooth flavor , with malt, fruit, and hop flavors gaining strength as the beer warms. Alcohol is present, but in the background. Overall, a solid barleywine. Recommended.

Serving type: can

01-08-2012 23:53:15 | More by Huhzubendah
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Johan The Barleywine from Sun King Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.