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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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We brewed Crunkle Sam, an American Barleywine Ale dry hopped with Citra hops, to celebrate America. America, we love you: thank you for allowing Clown Shoes to set off a few fireworks in the craft beer world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1830) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel fruits dried fruits liqueur spicy and some hops flavor malts spicy fruits citrus some caramel some yeast spicy some alcohol and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2545) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
17.05.2015, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly concentrated sweet grassy, leafs, caramel malts, wet grass, citrus peel, hops, bark, minerals, moss, dried fruits, "knekk". Taste is slightly sweet concentrated grassy, sugar, wet grass, leafs, caramel malts, minerals, bark, dried fruits, citrus peel, weeds, hops, moss. Medium bitterness, slightly sweet syrupy mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (736) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Hazy orangey brown with beige head. Aroma of hops and caramel malt. Subdued flavour of mild hops, caramel malt, and dried fruit. Slightly oily texture. Okay balance, but a little too subdued.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dslam (88) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Dark orange color with 1 finger of off white head. Significant amount of sediment that dances around in the carbonate bubbles. Nice citrus aroma with under tones of caramel malts. Good taste on the first sip. The citrus flavor with carbonation makes it feel light and refreshing while the sweetness and weight slowly settle onto the pallet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (801) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 26, 2015
Pours a lovely dark red with a huge, pillowy, off-white head. Tons of sticky lacing. Nose is malty with notes of raisins. Taste is somewhat sweet, but there’s a nice bitter aftertaste. Slightly dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4424) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2015
Aroma is caramel, brown bread and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is toffee, caramel, fruit, malts and a mix of citrus hops and warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (2080) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
schenkt mooi robijnrood met zeer fijne gelig/witte kraag. Aroma is die van een typische Barley Wine, echter deze komt wel stevig binnen. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matige/redelijk bitter, zeer sterke smaken vooral van de enorme hoeveelheid graan. behoorlijk alcoholisch qua smaak, siroop, pittig karakter (iets van pepertje of zo, iig scherp op de tong), redelijk kruidige smaken, zeer sterk. medium body, glad van textuur, lage co2, en lange bittere en granige afdronk, aardig maar had hier veel meer van verwacht....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
22oz bottle, orangeish-amber color, with a light beige head, with a nice toasted, caramelized, biscuity malty, faint bubblegum yeast nose, with some toffee, brown sugar, light dark dried fruit, sugar pie, french toast accents, and a faint floral citrus, leafy, grassy hop, light candied lemon, grapefruit peel, mild phenolic note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a warmth sweet toasted, caramelized, biscuity, pale, roasted malty, earthy flowery leafy, grassy, citrus resiny hoppy character, with some lemon marmalade, candyish lemon lollipop, candied lemon, grapefruit rind, barley sugar, french toast flavours, leading towards a warming toasted, caramelized, biscuity maltiness, candied citrus peel, lingering leafy, grassy, piney, citrus hop bitterness finish. An american barley wine, in the truth american style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (970) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar 19 months ago ($11.99). Pours an interesting orange-brown hue with one finger of beige foam. AROMA of creamy caramel, some dark candied fruit, sticky pine sap, and mellow citrus. FLAVOR of earthy malts, still-strong hoppy notes of sticky grapefruit and pine, jammy dark fruits, more earthy-like hops, light molasses, and a significant amount of booze. Still quite a bit of bitterness left in here even after the aging, and I would say that the bitterness beats out the sweetness by a narrow margin. The big 11% makes itself quite known here...really could tone down the booze to make it more nuanced. I’ve liked most of what I have had from Clown Shoes, so I expected more here. (191, 951)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (398) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
Aroma is malty and full of fruit and nuts. There is a lot of fruit esters lingering in here. Exciting. The taste is pretty heavy from sweet dark fruits, figs and overripe plum. There is a big hop presence in here and that brings a pretty good citrus zest and grapefruit to the finish. Medium dry and quite bitter. Alcohol remains well hidden. A solid brew

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