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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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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3.8
Pyrmir (6163) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2017
12 oz bottle at home, about 1 year old. Hazy reddish amberish with off white head. Aroma and taste is malty, bready, sweet caramel, citrus, toffee and pine. Nice!

4.2
Samuel214 (1318) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2017
Flaska från SB, ungefär ett år gammal sen inköp. Mahognybrun, murken vätska med halvt finger högt gräddbeiget skum. I doften massor av torkad frukt, knäck, bränt socker, apelsinskal, nötiga inslag, romerska bågar, mjölkchoklad, agavesirap, fikon. Fyllig, gräddig och len kropp som sväller fint i munnen. Fin värmande alkohol och fortfarande en trevlig beska som väger upp. Smaken följer doften med knäckig, nötig sötma och apelsinchoklad. Verkar tjäna på att ligga ett år. Barley wine av klassiskt snitt som håller ihop ruskigt väl. Inget extraordinärt, men ruskigt gott.

3.6
deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Sampled from the tap at All Pints North 2017. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a yellowish tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of sweet grains, caramel and toffee with a bit of citrus underlying. Flavor has lots of sweet grains with grass, pine, caramel and toffee supporting.

3.1
jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Keg @ APN 2017. Deep amber pour with a small head. Honeyed brown bread. Fairly nutty. Hot and sweet. Rich. Some strong pine bitterness offsets. OK.

3.8
Vignale (3917) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2017
Flaska från SB, knappt ett år gammal. I det här skicket stilmässigt någonstans mellan klassisk och US BW. kletig vätska, lite gräddig, maltfokuserad och marmeladig med honung, torkade päron. Väl intgrerad alkohol. Gott.

4.2
ALIBALI (2316) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2017
Harzrinde, karamellisierter RedfruitHopTrunk & the neverending ASA LOVE!!! Boozy Lover without a real chance!! BARLEY WINE FOR LIFE 👌😎!! BOMBER BABY!!! TEUER ,😀

3.7
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle to snifter, the appearance was a murky dark mahogany color with a fingers worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Slim concave lace. The aroma had some sweet dried dark fruits, light leather, subtle earthiness, vanilla, driftwood, dried leaves and light smoke. The flavor took all of the prior mentioned aromas to boot and seemed to have the normal level of tobacco that I usually get in this style. Aftertaste was brisk and sweet. Finish followed suite. The palate was medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt just a touch under than what was projected, but I wasnt bothered by that. Overall, pretty nice barleywine seemed to lean towards the English side more than the American, in my opinion.

3.9
k0mpsa (3019) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle. Dark reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma has sweet malts, bread, some plums and cherry notes. Nice malty body, sweet, plums, cherry, some oaky notes. Actually pretty nice.

3.9
jgb9348 (6388) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Ever so slightly hazy deep copper and amber coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of pit fruits, alcohol, toffee, caramelised sugars, a lot of malt, some oak and vanilla and a bit of funk noticeable - but very strong throughout. Full-bodied; Deep dry, bitter malt flavours at first with a lot of alcohol and dry whiskey flavours along with some grain, peat, alcohol, yeast and a touch of caramel sweetness - pungent, but showing relatively well. Aftertaste is bitter, strong as hell and robust throughout. Overall, a good Barley Wine with a fairly complex and pungent profile that shows some, but not entirely, malty and smooth flavours that mellow out this beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia on 28-March-2015 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington on 06-May-2017.

3.4
Cunningham (8163) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2017
Clear dark golden color with a fine frothy head. Good intensity in the aroma. Full body and a fine carbonation level. Sweet, but not to sweet. Oily texture. Dried fruits, toffee, bready and candy in the flavor.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]


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