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Crunkle Sam - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
88
very good

329 Ratings
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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 22
Gots: 49 | FT: 4
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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decided a nice, big barleywine was the perfect choice for my 250th review.

Poured from a bomber, bottled on 06/12/13, and poured into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a crystal clear mahogany/copper color, very bubbly. 2 fingers of tan head that's leaving some thick, sticky lacing as the head falls.

S - The smell is very carmel malt forward. A nice honey, graham cracker malt nose with some nice citrus notes. Also some hints of some light, fruity esters.

T/M - Follows the nose. Has a somewhat sweet malt taste in the front, then some of the spicy esters follow, with a hop-bittering finish. The resinous hop aftertaste is necessary because the base is almost tongue-coating. Medium-syrupy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation.

O - This is a damn fine barleywine. Clown Shoes amazes me again with this one. It is surprisingly drinkable at 11%, and very little alcohol warmth. This is defenately a brew I would buy again. I do have a 2nd I am keeping in my beer fridge to age for a while. Cheers!

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Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam

A- pour yields a 1 finger tan was with very good retention. Beer is a beautiful copper color with some very active carbonation 4.25

S- I can smell a s sweet honey graham cracker smell from 2 feet away. Up closer a nice citrusy, dank herbal quality. A hoppy Barleywine, to be sure. Some alcohol on the back end. Smells very good. 4.25

T- nice citrus punch on the front in good balance with the malt. Molasses, graham cracker, caramel, toffee. The hops, specifically Citra, are there all the way and leave a slightly bitter finish. . Alcohol becomes pretty present in the finish as it warms. A very good American Barleywine. 4

M- good lightly creamy mouthfeel. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. 4

O- a very solid American Barleywine. The 11% was prevalent and on a 90 degree night was a little much (hey, they released it in the Summer, so that's when I'm drinking it!). That hindered the drinkability, but not the beer itself much. 3.5

High B+

t420o, Jul 10, 2013
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Crunkle Sam from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.