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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Draft at Lemon Hill. Pours a clean amber with thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Nose of caramel, honey, roasted malt, citrus, pine and dark fruits. Full body, a little hot. Lot of good hop flavor for a barley wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2742) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group via Mikkeller online shop; cloudy orange pour with a tiny beige head, very tropical hop aroma, taste has citrus, tangerine, pineapple, mango backed up with some caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1807) - USA - AUG 22, 2014
Brilliant reddish amber in color... Aroma of pineapple, tropical fruits, caramel, toffee... Flavor is caramel, toffee, citrus hop dryness midway through, tropical notes on finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2607) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
22oz. bottle, cellar aged for ~10 months. Powerful aroma of rich, deeply toasted caramel malts and a complex blend of fruit and hop tones, with notes of sweet brown sugar, toffee, citrus, pineapple, raisin, red apple skin and honeyed pear, some alcohol present here as well. Mostly clear dark red-amber in color with a lasting, fine, off-white head and plenty of fine lacing. Flavor profile is chock full of caramel malt sweetness, with a light floral and citrus complement, some peppery alcohol and a generous dosage of spicy hop bitterness and flavor, finishing with touches of vanilla and dried fruit. Warming thick and smooth on the palate with an appropriately huge body. This is exactly what it purports to be, a huge American Barleywine, and a very good example of one at that. Quite satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (951) - , Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Not my fav style but this was enjoyable. Nice complex aroma of malt toffee and alcohol. Nice cloudy dark amber pour. Taste is similar to aroma As with most in this style this gets too cloying sweet and is just too much beer in one sitting. More I drink the less I like

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1640) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
65cl bottles courtesy of oldmanriver at Hugi’s Homebrew Tasting. Pours a mid-unctuous orange honey colour. Characteristic US barley wine nose of concentrated pale malts, like citrus jelly concentrate, a distinct amped abv presence and loads of exotic dryhops: lime peel, wild honey, coniferous resin, going on artisanal hobby glue. Taste sees some of those aromas reappear in a well-balanced, pretty easy drinking, dryish sweet sipper. Straightforward, heavy like a liquid candied fruit sponge cake, brewed with apparent skill, but not what I generally reach for in a 10%+ beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldmanriver (45) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Very nice American Barely Wine. Big resinous and citrus aroma, deep golden orange in color. Well achieved sweetness with a fantastic dry finish. Medium mouthfeel, alcohol is well hid in recipe. Nicely done

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duganc (10) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
This time you can look to other reviews for comments about malt and candy and fruit and what not. This is a big bitter boozy ABW. Mmm Mmm good. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
Pours murky dark amber with a medium tan head. Aromas of caramel, ripe apple, figs, dates, ripe peach, hay. Taste is caramel, raisins, figs, dates, ripe apple, peach with some nice pine and resin notes towards the end. Mouthfeel is almost creamy with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (637) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Aroma is sweet crystal malts, light caramel and yeast. Taste is similar to the aroma with sweet malts, beligian sugar candy and molasses. Appearance is a clear brown/amber with a white head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1734) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany color with moderate head of big bubbles. Aromas of toffee, brown sugar, malt extract, and a hint of piney hops. Flavors are similar, though the hops are a lot more pronounced, and come out as grass and pine in the finish. Quite hot.

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