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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (1670) - 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3418) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Copper color. Aroma of caramel, peach and malt. Bitter taste of pine, caramel, malt, raisin and some peach. Just a good barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a caramel-brown color with a large foamy orange-tan head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, tobacco, bitter piney hops and a touch of spruce. The flavor was sweet and malty with caramel, tobacco, piney hops, a moderate bitterness and a bit of cherry cough syrup. Long sweet pine and caramel finish with lingering bitterness. Moderately full bodied. Decent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Roelsmits (6) - - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
Much going on with this one, very tasty. caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (312) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy orange-brown with a thin off white ring. Has a tart-sour, sharp fruity aroma. Light carbonation. Body is a little thick and almost syrup like. Fairly smooth with a dry and slightly bitter taste that stays mainly on the roof of the mouth. Some woody and earthy notes. Hides the alcohol well. No harsh aftertaste or burn. Nice warmth after the finish. OK but I would have preferred more flavor and less bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4504) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Tap. Amber with small head. Caramel malt with dry citrus hoppiness, very low bitterness. Not very boozy. Seems pretty average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2018) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2015
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle. Deep reddish-orange brown amber colour, creamy off-white foam head leaving spotty lacing and aroma of caramel, orange marmalade, pine, hop resins. Taste is sweet, malt caramel, floral citrus, fruity, hoppy, woody pine, earthy bitter. Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation, soft carbonation, warm slight grassy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (637) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leghorn99 (193) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1681) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (776) - 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.


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