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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnielsen13 (259) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours red-brown with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, spicy, malty. Flavor is citrus, hoppy, caramel, vanilla, malt. Nice barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (529) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Aroma is caramel, toffee, hops, pine, nice. Appearance is reddish brown, light tan head. Taste is caramel, hops, booze, toffee, finishes strong. Mouthfeel is thick, good carbonation and booze is present. Overall, it’s not bad but misses the mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11520) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bomber poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dried fruit and light sherry. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, caramel, light fruitiness and a hint of yeast with a smooth lingering toffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (637) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours dark murky brown. Small off white head. Aroma is intense malt, plum, toffee, dark fruits. Intense malt up front. Amazing. Mild citrus at best. Flavor is sweet malt, fig, burnt sugar. Really good. The hops add a nice bitter kick at the end. Solid Barleywine. Does not disappoint, but it’s mostly on the malt spectrum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3581) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On tap at Gallo’s Tap Room: copper pour, off-white head. aroma of candied fruit, booze, caramel. tastes are sweet, woody, pine. medium sticky palate with spike of carbonation. even bitter finish. 7.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6473) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottled 650ml. -at Svijet Piva Zagreb. Brown coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, alcohol and caramel in the nose. Sweet malty, alcoholic, dried fruits and light spicy with rather sweet finish. Not the freshest version and not one of my favorite style and even a way to sweet. Bad luck Crunkle Sam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12231) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Poured hazy light brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, citrus and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is was a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3227) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2015
22 oz shared bottle. Hazy dark brown body with an excellent head. Sweet aroma with well hidden alcohol. The alcohol is more obvious in tasting but blends nicely with the sweet malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7230) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear amber/copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, very fruity, ripe fruits, citrus, orange, raisins, some bitterness to the finish, nice beer, shows the abv somewhat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (983) - CROATIA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle; pours a cloudy caramel color with a khaki head; aroma is sweet with caramel, yeast, and hints of fruits; taste is sweet with dark fruits, malt, and a little caramel; finish is dry and fruity bitter; good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1960) - 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

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