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Crunkle Sam - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
88
very good

307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | FT: 3
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: looks dark brown but really its a very deep crimson red when held up to the light, with a half inch off white head.
s: hints of citra hops and some strong sweet maltiness
t: very rich and complex, malty sweetness in the forefront. even though its rich and complex its still pretty balanced, doesn't hang offensively in the mouth for aftertaste.
m: has an excellent mouthfeel, pretty low in carbonation compared to some other barley wines I have tried.
overall: this is one of the better barley wines I've had, although I've not had many and don't consider myself an expert on this style but this one stands up to stone's "old guardian" just not as hoppy.

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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Crunkle pours a very dark brown hue. Thin tan head dies off to nearly nothing. Not a lot of lacing and the body is lightly hazed.

S-Big whiff of dank Citra dry-hopped goodness. Grapefruit and herby hops. Some deep caramel malt in the back but this smells like a huge, resinous DIPA.

T-Now Crunkle tastes more like a Barleywine. However, the Citra dry-hopping lends an astonishingly long and very bitter finish. I find Citra to be a very clearly defined flavor profile. This is just a danker take on that base Citra flavor. There is plenty of malty flesh to pair with the greens. Bitter, juicy fruit hops and loads of liquid caramel.

M-Fairly hearty. Bitter with a slight boozy sting. Softer carbonation.

O/D-Starts off smelling like a DIPA then it ends up showing its Barelywine roots. But be warned, Crunkle Sam is still a hoppy beast of a beer. Quite cool. One of Clown Shoes' better hoppy offerings.

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Crunkle Sam from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.