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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (334) - Askim, - MAY 3, 2014
Citrusy aroma with some caramel in the background. Caramel is dominating the flavour with some american hops in the background. The finish is balanced between the bitternress and the sweetness.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (3805) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2016
@ Basunen 16-9-24: tydlig hö och malt. Mycket söt smak av socker, malt och bränt karamell. Ok med mycket dold alkohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6242) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle from local SB Torslanda cons 2016-09-23 Göteborg AR: raisins, Bon bons, prune, suger cake, AP: ruby clear, frothy/stouty cream beige steady foam F: old buttery, caramel, raisins, suger cake, prune, second thought: orange liquor, smooth feeling -adding 0,2...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dahlstrom (294) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy mahogny colour with a small white head. Moderate malty aroma of caramel, dried fruits, resin, syrup, floral and perfume hoppiness. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body, with a semi-sweet texture. Low carbonation. Medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewhemia (188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2016
Almost clear deep amber with very little white head. Lots of aroma of bread, malt and figs. Full bodied beer with lots of sweetness but long bitter finish. Some light sourness as well. Really great barley wine!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (286) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad, disig med gräddvitt medelstort skum. I doften finns dels torkade frukter som dadlar, fikon och aprikoser men även citrus och tallbarr plus en lite krydighet. Fyllig smak med sötma av aprikoser, dadlar och fikon plus lite marmeladtoner, men raskt kommer en spännande beska som balanserar upp sötman och ger en ganska torr avslutning. Munkänslan är stor och rund. En spännande barley wine med bra balans mellan sötma och beska.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, aprikos, marsipan, tall, torkad frukt, citrus, apelsinskal med toner av persika. Rund och len, torr, marmeladkänsla, fruktig, stor sötma, fin beska med smak av citrus med toner av tall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1499) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2016
@ Agards väg 15/9-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty and fruity with toffee, caramel and notes of overripe fruit, also sweet with notes of citrus/orange. Body is full, medium bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pilsnertest (55) - SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle @ home. Pours quite sticky. Smells burnt caramel. Taste is sticky toffee pudding, burnt caramel, dark berries and hints of alcohol. Surprisingly fresh despite the heavy taste. Adult candy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeersweden (574) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2016
A little hazy, dark amber beer with a two finger, beige head that doesn’t leave lacing on the glass.

Nose: Tropical fruit, dried fruit, caramel malt and citrus.
Taste: Syrup, sweet caramel malt, pine, apricot, marmalade and dried fruit.
Mouth: Medium body, soft carbonation. Dry ending.

A great beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1673) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2016
Strawberry jam, alcohol, caramel, perfume, earthy, lightly roasty, citric, dough, lightly spicy. Copper colour, medium beige head, lacing. Very sweet, lots of butterscotch, medium bite ABV evident, almost vinous, lightly salty, feels Young and a bit rough. Lots of honey in the taste. Fullbodied, average carbonation, fizzy feel, long warming honeylike finish that ends bitter. Feels like a beer with potential for aging, will buy a few and see how the develop, for now the alcohol and sweetness is a bit too prominent.


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