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BrewDog Clown King

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottled and keg, special
The infamous Clown King is in town, with his twisted circus of salaciousness. Ready to corrupt the senses, he’s brought together two show-stopping acts in a riot of flavour and aroma. In this two-ring extravaganza, an imperial pale ale and a barley wine come crashing together, and left standing in the sawdust is an American Barley Wine. This freak of nature might be red, but that’s where the similarities with a normal clown’s nose end - on Clown King’s nose you’ll find all the fun of the fair, with caramel and toasted marshmallow aromas, but also raisin and dried fruit. With toasty malt and sweet dark fruit flavours, and a smooth, chewy mouthfeel, you’ll be lulled into a false sense of security, before the Clown King springs up and flings a bucket of spicy, fruity hops right in your face. With such complexity and flavour packed in, like a tiny car full of clowns, you’ll soon be on your feet, joining in with the thunderous applause, when suddenly the Clown King is gone, leaving only a fleeting sense of warmth, and a desire to follow him onto the next town, where the show will begin all over again. - See more at: http://www.brewdog.com/product/clown-king#sthash.mOBuzOIO.dpuf


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4819) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours hazy amber brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, sweet fruits, toffee, booze and a little wood. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (2892) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle. Amber, hazy, small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and caramel sweet aroma, some sweet dark fruits - faint vinous notes, light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and caramel sweet flavor, some dark fruits, light alcohol Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish, some caramel and fruitiness, light hoppyness and some alcohol. Caramel sweetish BW. Lacks character - your typical 12% sugary sweet "BoozeWine".

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Copper, white head. Nose is heavy alc, gasoline, caramel, earthy hop pungency. Flavour is mostly crystal malt and alcohol. No depth for my plebian gullet. Blech.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
23/VI/14 - 33cl bottle from Dranken Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 15/X/18 (2014-664)

Clear deep ruby red beer, small irregular big bubbled head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: dried fruits, apricots, bit of chlorine, chemical, bubble gum, caramel and strawberry jam. Also arsenic according to Erwin. :p MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: sweet and sugary, some bubble gum, strawberry jam, some citrus, bitter and hoppy, vanilla. Aftertaste: bitter hops, citrus, strawberry jam, some alcohol, bit sugary, bitter ending, slightly sour touch.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Bronze and very clear. Small head with a powerful presence of alcohol. Despite this it was easy to drink and not overpowering. Flavours are complex and pleasing. Another good one from this excellent but expensive brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (872) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
@ Havregatan. Bottle (330 ml) from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (54 DKK). Sweet malty and caramelish with notes of dried fruit (raisins) and toffee, sweet and quite bitter, some alcohol, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and bitter with malty and caramelish notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (237) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 1/7-14. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Aroma: Hoppy, fruity, some berries (that disappears pretty fast), raisins, caramel, toffee. Taste: Hoppy, fruity, raisins, caramel, quite high sweetness. Body is medium to light full, the finish is bitter and hoppy with notes of caramel. Also some warming alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter complex flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Slightly alcoholic.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hub66 (102) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Belle couleur rouge; arômes fruités; mélange de douceur, houblon et alcool, ce dernier étant beaucoup trop présent pour mes goût

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdg (23) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Brown-reddish color, tan head, quickly dissipating - hops, malt, fruits - strong bitterness, sweetness - full body, rather thick texture, rather soft carbonation - long and bitter finish.


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