Crunkle Sam | Clown Shoes

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Crunkle SamCrunkle Sam

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 05-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up in mid-August from Total Wine for $8.99. Bottled on 6/4/14.

Beer poured a murky reddish brown with a nice off white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is classic barleywine, citrus and dark fruit dominate.

Taste is classic as well. Citrus and dark fruits dominate with a nice grapefruit rind bite in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth.

Overall this is a very nice classic barleywine. Glad i had the opportunity to try it!

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4.05/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap @ Capitol Beer and Taproom in Sacramento, CA

Appearance - This American barleywine is a hazy, deep orange rust color served in a 12 oz snifter with a sandstone, half finger head that settles to a broken layer surface suds. Streaky, spotty lacing down the sides of the glass with fair stick.

Smell - Moderate aroma, touching on notes of earth, grass, floral character and a caramel undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose, with lots of earthy hop notes throughout. Floral and grassy, with touches of pine. Malts are in the back, with a bit of toasted bread and caramel. Finish is a strong punch of earth and high-pitched grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Lighter in body than expected, with medium feel. Sticky texture, but goes down with exquisite smoothness. Slight warmth from the alcohol.

Overall - Certainly one of the more unique barleywines I've had, though far from the best. High focus on the hop profile while the malts seem fairly generic and simple, so questionable as to how this one might age. I enjoyed it for what it was, but likely wouldn't seek it out again.

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Crunkle Sam from Clown Shoes
3.94 out of 5 based on 471 ratings.
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