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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (613) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Deep red-brown, small tan head. Aroma citrus and pine hops. Full body. Some alcohol presence. Fairly sweet but the finish is on the drier side. I think a good balance of hops and malt. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leghorn99 (163) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
Versa nel bicchiere di color arancio scuro, leggermente velato; la schiuma è sottile, densa e leggera, ma costante durante tutta la bevuta. L’aroma è di caramello, malto, melassa, luppolo, agrumi, alcool e frutta. Al palato si distingue chiaramente sapore di malto e caramello, con note agrumate e di luppolo. E’ molto dolce, poco carbonata, con corpo viscoso; in bocca rimane oleosa, finale da Imperial IPA grazie alla forte presenza di luppolo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1369) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Rating #1152 -05.07.2014.. Aroma is brown sugar, citrusy hops, molasses.Pours a rich golden amber, barely there white head. Medium carbonation, heavy alcohol warmth. Very hot, alcohol dominates the finish. Great citra flavours abound.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (611) - 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 (11748) - 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 (657) - 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 (3656) - 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 (6634) - 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 (12402) - 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 (3343) - 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.

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