Clown King | BrewDog

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34 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mdagnew on 12-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
7.2%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Core04
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris_Burton
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

WOW. That was my first word upon sipping this beast. To call this beer intense is an understatement. It appears a hazy amber and smells of burnt orange candy. The flavour is powerful, almost too much. A good thing really, because at 12% this isn't a beer you should knock back quickly. It's malty, with a rich sweetness. Definitely boozy with tons of burnt fruit and candy rounded off with a hint of resin. Slightly spicy, maybe some other flavours I just can't put my finger on.

Overall I found this beer too intense really. It's a lively complex brew but it's also such a strong flavour that it becomes too much by the time you reach the bottom. Given how much I paid for it it's a shame I didn't enjoy it more, and honestly I probably won't buy it again. However, if you're more accustomed to intense barley wines than I am you'll probably appreciate it.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy amber reddish color with almost no head. Aroma has mostly dried fruits like dates and raisins. Taste starts sweet, sugary, with caramel and dried fruits. Earthy bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly boozy for my taste but overall it's quite good.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Clown King from BrewDog
3.89 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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