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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1576) - 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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller and Friends Bottle Shop. Pours deep clear red with a medium, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma is lovely, vinious, fat caramel, nuts, a bit of chocolate. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of pleasant hops to balance the fat malts, nuts, caramel, raisins. Very well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (901) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber with a small frothy of-white head. Aroma is citrus, lemon-soda, caramel, raisins, herbs, caramel. Taste is moderate+ sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium+, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry and hot with lingering hops (light and pleasantly cheesy).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (4713) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Bottled @ ZZT 9, small sample. Hazy copper color, short head. Aroma of raisin, caramel, biscuit. Bitter, biscuity, bit sweet. A bit in between a DIPA and a barley wine or american strong ale. One way or another, great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3234) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
650ml bottle. Cloudy copperish colour with late awakening, small to average, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to pale ochre head. Citrusy, herbal hop aroma, hints of lemon and bitter lemon. Taste is caramel malty, toffee notes, bitter and minimally citrusy hoppy overtones, a minimally soapy touch, some warming alcohol in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 9 thanks to myself. Hazy light to medium reddish color, small off-white to beige head that lasts for a decent while. Donít get a lot of aroma, but that might be because itís a bit too cold. Taste malts, slightly some alcoholic sweetness, a touch of alcohol, hops, bitterness. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1155) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Pours a brown orange beer with a good white head. Smells sweet fruits, caramel. Tastes the same. Bit rye. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1090) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bomber. Amber with particulate. Vanilla, cherries and hops. Tastes more like a stale IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - APR 4, 2014
4 apr 2014, bottle. May 2013 bottling. Orange, clear, no bubbles. Nose is floral, bubble gum, alcohol, pine hops. Smells great. Med body, mildly fizzy, slightly syrupy. Pine hops are overshadowed by sweet syrup, raisins, alcohol. Really great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle - Boozy caramel and spiced orange earthy hops. Dark clear amber with a decent beige head. Dark toffee, prune and date with some vinous notes. A good example, although the hops are a bit lost in the flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/15/2013. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, orange peel, raisin, pear, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange peel, raisin, pear, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange peel, raisin, pear, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of citrus/floral hop and dark/toasted malt flavors; with a great malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and fairly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice barleywine. All around good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hop and dark/toasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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