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Crunkle Sam - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
88
very good

290 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 19
Gots: 42 | 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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4.76/5  rDev +21.4%

09-02-2014 09:46:38 | More by dheatwall57
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GrapesofWrath

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Gdirt

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-01-2014 18:15:33 | More by Gdirt
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Scepter

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-31-2014 05:33:33 | More by Scepter
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JDCop34

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

08-29-2014 23:44:46 | More by JDCop34
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

some hop profile in the taste makes this a unique BW. Grapefruit/pine along with the normal BW alcohol kick.

08-27-2014 21:30:08 | More by SavvyStudent
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

08-24-2014 21:35:27 | More by bleedsblu
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Bradaplast

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

08-23-2014 14:45:18 | More by Bradaplast
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

08-23-2014 02:33:27 | More by TheDudeAbides14
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chewymangos

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2014 04:25:49 | More by chewymangos
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IvanJ126

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Had this on the 4th of July and very impressed nothing from Clown shoes disappoints

08-20-2014 02:15:39 | More by IvanJ126
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep amber-orange with a finger of lightly orange-tan tinted head.

Smell. Candied orange rinds, caramel, a little grapefruit, and some toasty sweet malts.

Taste. Orange, grapefruit and lemon rinds with some oily bitterness, some sweet caramel and lightly toasted malts. Very big and bold.

Mouthfeel. On the lower side of full bodied, below medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice hoppy bwine.

08-19-2014 01:57:05 | More by Rutager
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YOSHl

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-18-2014 19:17:30 | More by YOSHl
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -9.4%

Even though I find most of their beers merely "good", which doesn't rate Clown Shoes price tags, I keep buying them. There's something wrong with me. I blame it on my mistress. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour is a dark, clear, filtered red. Smells sweet. Two-year-old-sitcom-sweet, the kind that makes your hind-brain hurt. Then there's the corn-fructose-dipped fruit. Recommended by 9 out of 10 dentists. The other one's going broke.

Crunkle Sam lays the lie to the nose. Huge hoppy citrus punch up front is cut by the dark fruitiness that's so strong up the schnazz. Malty sweetness is tamed somewhat by the hops. Alcohol bites, leaves some lingering side effects. I'm slugging this far faster than is warranted.

Another 'merely good' CS brew. A rather routinely good, hopped-to-the-gills barleywine. I'll enjoy it for the few more seconds that it lasts.

08-16-2014 04:28:55 | More by maximum12
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twincano

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.5%

08-16-2014 03:58:07 | More by twincano
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

08-15-2014 23:08:16 | More by AdmiralOzone
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myteam24

Indiana

4.24/5  rDev +8.2%

08-15-2014 04:18:45 | More by myteam24
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev 0%

08-14-2014 23:53:35 | More by weeare138
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-14-2014 02:36:22 | More by Boozecamel
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snowmageddon

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%

A: Bottled 5/20/14 and consumed 8/13/2014. Pours an attractive amber color with a brownish tint in the right light. A dirty brown head fades quickly.
S: Grapefruit, pine from the chinook dry-hopping is a nice complement to the caramel, molasses, brown sugar you'd expect from a big american barleywine.
T: Hops are very apparent, again with the chinook pine/grapefruit shining through. Sweet molasses, caramel flavors and a strong alcohol taste exist as well. I pick up some chocolate notes linger in the finish as well.
M: fairly big body, medium-low carbonation, dry.
O: I recommend trying this if you are on the fence. I'm happy that I caved and picked one up.

08-13-2014 21:33:34 | More by snowmageddon
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Crunkle Sam from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.