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Crunkle Sam - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
88
very good

253 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 253
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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Dope

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 5/15/13.

A: Pours a dark red with a good sized and fizzy dark tan head. Head fades pretty slow with a nice island of foam remaining behind. Excellent thick streaks of lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malt with some decent hops up front. It's no IPA but you can't mistake that dank citra aroma up front. A bit of spicy alcohol. Probably doesn't make sense, but it kinda smells like a really big hoppy amber ale more than a barleywine. Kinda like a bigger nugget nectar or something.

T: Yup, definitely some citra up front. Spicy, resinous and dank. Sugary caramel malt. Burst of citra and a decent wave of bitterness on the back end too. Some spicy alcohol in there too but not overly boozy for 11% ABV.

M: Fairly heavy and sticky.

O: Decent hoppy barleywine. Hoppiness isn't overpowering due to the strength of the huge caramel malt base. Pretty simple overall, lots of caramel and citra. Not to say that it's bad at all. Big, bold and heavy flavors. Good booziness that's not overpowering, just adds more kick to the flavors. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 04:42:00 | More by Dope
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Crunkle Sam from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.