Crunkle Sam | Clown Shoes

Crunkle SamCrunkle Sam
BA SCORE
81.8%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 472 ratings
Crunkle SamCrunkle Sam
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 05-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
472
Liked:
386
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
9.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
79
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 472 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of BHansen214
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottled 5/15/13. drank 5/22/15

pours a nice ruby red color with a tan head. good lacing and retention.
nose is bready, sweet caramel malts, slight alcohol
taste is sweet caramel malts, definite bitterness mixed well with the sweet. plum, bready. warming alcohol, but hidden well.
nice creamy body
a good beer. would like to try a fresh one for comparison.

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Photo of blues_fever
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTpilgrim
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knicks19947
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msanborn
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutFox
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer, I loved it! Very expensive in Mexico but it´s worth it. Pours deep amber, almost copper with a mild white foam head. Aroma and taste are very complex and hoppy, great barleywine.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: brilliant chestnut to garnet mahagony with a finely bubbled, lacy off white foam cap. Smell: Citrusy hoppy nose. Taste: rich, malty, some caramel, bread, cardamom to cola finishing with a big bitter hop finish balanced by the malt and alcohol. Mouthfeel: Very creamy, big and chewy, slight warming. Overall: Reminds me of a mixed drink.

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Photo of mchegash
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - 4.25/5
Pours a medium-deep orange-red, quite clear, with about a finger of tan head. A sparse amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 3.5/5
Floral hops, a chocolatey-roastines, wine-like alcohol.

Taste - 3.25/5
Strong hops taste, strong alcohol taste. Slightly sweet. A little bit of roasty caramelized-sugar malts. Not my favorite flavor by far, but drinkable.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium bodied, light carbonation. In between creamy and crisp.

Overall - 3.25/5
This was an okay beer. Will definitely not get again.

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Photo of ejmw
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nobcefus
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek_Besly
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wiscokid920
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caramel and toffee sweetness which compliments the juicy citrus flavors and herbal tea hop bitterness. The alcohol plays the warming card, but is masked well. A solid, sweet, citrusy barleywine.

 195 characters

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crunkle Sam from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 81.8% out of 100 with 472 ratings
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