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Ride The Lion - Clown Shoes

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293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 39
Gots: 98 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dchlocal on 05-28-2014)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I have been on a quest and so have my fellow workers to find me a Clown Shoes beer that I really enjoy.
This WeeHeavy Scotch Ale was an enjoyable beer. From the initial pour, I could almost feel tons of malt heading my way. After having my nose deep inside the glass, I could envision that the alcohol was going to be deep and heavy.

That first sip, big, enormous mouthful. Soft round full, almost every part of my mouth was hit by this beer. This was followed up with a nice long long long aftertaste.

My second sip gave way to drinking spirits. I felt as though I was having a Manhattan when I had additional sips of this beer. The high level of alcohol came through bright and clear. I thought maybe too much. But when can you drink a beer and think you are also drinking a perfect Manhattan.

I liked this one

rdilauro, Aug 05, 2014
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A: Nice Carmel color looks like a BA Wee Heavy Should

S: Has a pleasant nose nothing overwhelmingly complex though either. Get the hints of Barrel soft vanilla Carmel smell

M: Thin needs to thicken up to be a big boy Barrel Aged beer

T: Tasted like it was just missing something it hits your tongue and you think ok here we go a little barrel some sweetness should linger but no mutes after the taste and has a little bit of an unpleasant aftertaste not much but something that's makes you think what is that. You get slight hints of vanilla, Carmel, and alcohol then that slight off aftertaste

O: Like most CS BA beers just missing something from making them great it's like you go to the plate for a Home Run then you bunt. I know ppl are impressed with how they churn out BA beers and their availability but I think their availability is due to not being astonishingly good. Grab a Backwoods Bastard or a Thirsty Dog Wulver if you want satisfaction from a BA Wee Heavy.

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Ride The Lion from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.