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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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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bomber into a snifter
Barleywine dry hopped with citra

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, fluffy, off-white head with good retention. Clear burnt orange in color with almost no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full, creamy cap and sticks to the sides of the glass, continuing to fade to a good wisp. A ring and swirly wisp remain until the end leaving some good lacing down the glass. Class stuff.

SMELL: Caramel, toffee, light honey and honeydew melon initially. Some grassy and piney hops with citrus notes as well. A hint of butterscotch as well. Good stuff.

TASTE: Toffee, caramel, honey and sweet malts up front with some nice spicy and piney hops at the swallow. Bolder finish is sweet with plenty of bitter hops, citrus flavors, spicy and piney hops, as well as honey sweetness lingering on the palate.

PALATE: Slightly thinner body and lighter on the palate. Semi-creamy, a touch prickly perhaps, goes down fine and finishes slightly mouth-coating.

OVERALL: Solid stuff. The feel is a little sub-par here, being a touch thin and prickly perhaps, but the rest was solid and lead to an enjoyable drink. Good sweet malt base with a nice hop profile bringing a lot of character to the beer. Good looking brew too. All in all, this is another solid Clown Shoes beer that's well worth checking out if you get the chance. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 15:55:57 | More by Jeffo
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Crunkle Sam from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.