RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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bnielsen13 (264) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours red-brown with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, spicy, malty. Flavor is citrus, hoppy, caramel, vanilla, malt. Nice barley wine.

ALIBALI (1989) - 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 ,😀

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.

k0mpsa (2925) - 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.

jgb9348 (6196) - 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.

Cunningham (7861) - 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]

Florya (2023) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2017
UPDATED: APR 18, 2017 How : bottle Appearance : almost clear deep copper with a small off-white head. Aroma : caramel, dried fruits, pine, citrus peel, herbs, floral, honey. Palate : medium body, average to low carbonation.

beer_est_deus (1286) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2017
Dimmig-grumlig, brun-bärnstens färgad, litet khaki-orange färgat skum. Doft: Nötknäck, dajm, malt, kola, cornbread. Smak: Nötkola, knäck, alkohol, bräntsocker, malt, fruktsoda, råg, typiska amerikanska barley wine smaker.

Biroholik (1342) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Data ważności: 20. 07. 2018
Kolor: Miedziany, patrząc pod światło widać szereg rubinowych refleksów. Piwo jest klarowne.
Piana: Żółta, drobno pęcherzykowa, dość nietrwała. Początek był obiecujący, jednak piana opadła do wąskiej otoczki. Na ściankach Sniftera wzorowy lacing. Piana otacza większą powierzchnię szkła.
Zapach: Aromat jest umiarkowanie trwały. Na samym starcie do głosu dochodzą nuty słodkiego karmelu, dojrzałych owoców tropikalnych i odrobiny cukru trzcinowego. W tle nuty lasu, żywica z drzew iglastych i odrobina toffi.
Smak: W smaku pełne, wyklejające usta, słodkie. Generalnie profil piwa jest wyraźnie słodowy. Bazę stanowi konkretna karmelowa podbudowa wsparta o nuty toffi i cukru trzcinowego. Jest też cała masa soczystych, mocno dojrzałych owoców tropikowych: mango, papai. Goryczka piwa jest średnio intensywna. Lekki żywiczne posmaki pozostają w ustach do samego finiszu. Faktura jest oleista, gęsta. 11% alkoholu nie wpływa na degustacje.
Wysycenie: Średnie.
Kolejny browar z JU ES EJ. Tym razem wybór padł na Clown Shoes z Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA. Jest tutaj wszystko co powinno być w ABW. W aromacie brakuje jedynie zdecydowanie intensywności. Smak natomiast broni się bardzo dobrze. Są nuty amerykańskiego chmielu (żywica, las), jest również solidna karmelowa podbudowa, odrobina toffi i dużo mocno dojrzałych owoców tropikalnych. Tekstura piwa jest oleista, matowa. Goryczka wyraźna. Całkiem spox. Dobry przedstawiciel stylu.

ekstedt (6727) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Clear amber with floaters, medium off-white head. Stale malt aroma, some piney hops, alcohol. Medium to full bodied, meidum carbonation. Semi drym hatsh bitterness.

koleminer20 (3470) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at the 4th Annual Barleywine Tasting at Nicole’s house on January 28. 22 oz bottle. The pour on this one is a little weird. It’s a golden brown color with a thin white head that vanishes pretty quickly. The aroma is full of hops and light bitterness. It’s got a little caramel malt, come light brown sugar and a hint of dark fruits. I just can’t get passed the bitter hops. It’s just not my thing. The flavor is a little better. The hops are still prevalent, but they’re a little reserved. The caramel malts and light chocolate begin to come through a bit more with the fruit, but it’s a little messy and sharp. The mouth feel is lighter and well carbonated with a lingeringly bitter hop finish. This is okay for an American bareywine, but not what I’m looking for.

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