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Crunkle Sam - Clown Shoes

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88
very good

256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 15
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-09-2013)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Glugs out an murky, opaque, dark amber body with a small, thin, beige head now matter how lively the pour. Though the head really never gets going, it also maintains that lil' thin head throughout the whole bottle.

Smell: Toasted biscuits, toasted sugars, and, given some minutes in the glass, you get rising, angrily wafting citrus zest and alcohol set against a scent of brewed black tea.

Taste: Toasty malts, sugars (for a bolt of sweetness), and biscuits, a little extra brown sugar, some small handful of golden raisins, with bright, juicy citrus components of Seville orange and lemon adjoined to the warming alcohol. As the bitterness hitches its wagon, there's a firm tea-like herbal hint like an over-steeped tea bag. As it warms, the alcohol and cumulative bitterness awaken, giving a singe of orange liqueur on the finish. Additional sweetness lands invariably, pre-finish, post-finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Not quite chewy.

Overall: It's not the most deft, diverse, or complex barleywine around. Still, it holds its own, giving one their daily recommended allowance of citrus, sweetness, and alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 20:33:16 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Crunkle Sam from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.