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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (711) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Draft at Hopcat GR - pours a transparent amber . Mild citrus and oak on the nose . Taste is mostly thick caramel with a citrus note on the backend . Not bad . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (172) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle (22oz $12): Pours a dark Carmel color with nice tan head. Aroma has some dark fruits and booziness. Taste the same with some toasted malts and some bitterness in the end. Hard to read the bottle on date but think it was 17 months old when tried so the bitterness has not mellowed much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (1982) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 15, 2014
66cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 14-10-2014.
Bottle: Dec 2015.
In short: boozy robust ale.
Pours murky deep gold-orange, with some creamy off white head. Short head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, dark liquorice, ripe fruit aromas. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, boozy, malty, caramel, liquorice, fruity. Very enjoyable. A robust barley wine, really good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6866) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle, shared at Thanksgiving dinner with guests. Deep golden amber, lasting creamy head. Sweet toffee, dates, maybe a bit of marmalade-citrus, with a sharp, bitter finish. Nice, but I wonder whether this would benefit with some age to bring down that finish and round this brew out a little.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1505) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Tap: brown almost clear color with reddish tints and an of white ring head. Aroma of alcohol and figs. Hoppy Flavors abound with alcohol detected. The sweetness of the alcohol initially is in the flavor and then the bitterness follows. Tasty!!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1450) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 9 shared by benzai. Brown red color with a small beige head. Smells malty, wine, herbs, fruity, sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2597) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
The hops here are a little overshadowed by the huge malt body, flavor, and texture. Lots of toasty grain and baked bread. Some cherry flavors. Gritty texture and bit of an alcohol burn on the back end of the palate. Some citrus orange and grapefruit working late in the palate and on the aroma. Syrupy caramel and molasses dominate though. definite sipper and definitely a beer for the cooler months.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1475) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
The aroma encompasses carmel and brown sugar with hints of citrus. A clear dark copper pour without a head or lacing. Sweetness rides a backbone of hop bitterness. Carmel, brown sugar, hints of cherries, pine and citrus. Some alcohol noted at the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a nice winter warmer. I still perfer Old Guardian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1010) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Bomber. Hazy amber with suspended bits. Aroma of juicy dark fruit, citrus zest, raisin, apricot. Taste is sweet, with tang. Chewy, and sticky.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown beer, just a little fizz of a head. This delivers a big bang in many ways, a rich body, rich flavors of cooked sugars, dark fruit, a bit of yeast. Delicious. (#5724, 9/7/2014)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hugi (395) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle shared by oldmanriver - thanks! Amber coloured, a bit hazy, medium head. Hoppy, a bit sweet, caramel, resiny, complex smell. Nice notes of caramel and malt paired with some hoppiness. Strong bitterness, full body - well done!


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