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Brown Angel - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

501 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 501
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 29
Gots: 51 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mduncan on 03-04-2010)
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Reviews by Nerudamann:
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Nerudamann

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – medium brown in color, kinda murky, with about two fingers’ worth of frothy light khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – definitely more on the malty side, with a subtle hint at complexity, somewhat like a barleywine. This is probably from the variety of hops used, which actually aren’t quite that noticeable themselves.

Taste – the hops are definitely felt in the taste right from the off. There is a complexity to the taste, but not quite at the level of a barleywine ale. It’s more from the unique character that the mix of hops gives it. Aftertaste is a little on the roasted side.

Mouthfeel – well-balanced, but leans a little more on the creamier side.

Overall – pretty interesting brew to sample, and pleasing to the taste!

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 04:08:08 | More by Nerudamann
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Brown and slightly see through.

S: Malt and hops is what I'm getting. Not much else.

T: I guess I wasn't in the mood for a brown ale, or maybe I just don't like this beer. I get brown sugar, malt, must, sweet chocolate, hops, and some graham cracker.

M: Medium with good carb.

O: Not the best by Clown Shoes. It could be the style, as I have not had it in a long while. I was disappointed.

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22oz bottle. Sexy blaxploitation meets Catholic afterlife mockery - who could be offended by that, eh?

This beer pours a clear (I believe), rather dark red-brick amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and pretty bubbly tan head, which leaves some decent broadly spanning webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of lightly toasted, and subtly meaty biscuity caramel malt, softly dank piney and leafy forest floor detritus, overripe citrus rind, bar-top nut skins, and the faintest whiff of bittersweet cocoa. The taste is gritty bready, doughy, and dry biscuity caramel malt, muddled green flora notes, mildly spicy orange citrus, more pithy generic nuttiness, wet ash, and a suggestion of time spent hanging around a black coffee urn, one adjacent to the creamer station as well.

The carbonation is gently rendered, in a playful, if a bit obsequious frothiness, the body a wavering medium weight for something out of 'murica, plainly smooth, and well, well nothing. It finishes off-dry, the 'layers upon layers' of malt surely saving some for the end, amongst a lingering bitter coffee, chocolate, and still mixed-up pine and citrus hoppiness - oh, those crazeee kids!

American Brown Ale? Why the hell not, truth in advertising is not said nation's strong suit. Way more amber than brown, and with a few smoky notions more aligned with the nascent Black Ale denomination, I'm at a virtual loss as to whether this one comes anywhere near the ballpark (talk like a native, they won't know!) of the purported style. Ok, on to actual impression - ummm, tastes good to me.

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Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.