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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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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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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-28-2014 03:07:10 | More by jwps214
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-28-2014 19:18:11 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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speak72

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-07-2013 02:36:14 | More by speak72
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weezarc

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-17-2013 00:12:53 | More by weezarc
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-22-2013 20:46:01 | More by Cooker_stp
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h4ger

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-16-2014 01:42:42 | More by h4ger
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-03-2013 17:36:20 | More by Yeti1979
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-12-2013 01:13:05 | More by dmorgan310
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-11-2012 06:14:22 | More by MarkyMOD
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RichH55

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-18-2012 15:45:24 | More by RichH55
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-20-2013 05:04:29 | More by ryanpj
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FUNKPhD

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 22oz bottle
Bottled 08/2011

From notes:
Deep opaque brown with minimal head. Smells of roasted malts. Tastes like it smells with a slight booziness, adding a nice warmth to it.

A pretty solid beer for what it is: a brown ale. Nothing to get excited about, or write home about, but if you're looking for a brown ale, this is for sure a step up from Newcastle.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 00:37:04 | More by FUNKPhD
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-12-2013 03:13:53 | More by oriolesfan4
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-13-2013 20:32:23 | More by neil2me
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MattyIce21

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-26-2013 14:34:31 | More by MattyIce21
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-28-2013 04:55:09 | More by In_Control_Mike
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-24-2013 03:18:02 | More by Sparky44
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-23-2011 17:16:03 | More by celticfutblclub
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-23-2012 19:01:07 | More by imperialking
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark brown color with brown head.
Aroma: Malty, chocolate & coffee aroma.
Flavor: This beer has a rich malty, chocolate & coffee flavor, infused with a hint of sweetness, and a good hoppy finish. This beer is full bodied with good fuzzy carbonation.
Overall: This is a rich tasting brown ale. It has the flavor of a good stout with the body of an ale. In a blind tasting, it could pass for a medium bodied stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 06:59:06 | More by Mike_Moe
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from the most recent batch. Thanks Gregg!
Hazy brown with chestnut highlights. A thin, fine layer of beige foam coated the surface of the beer, while big soapy bubbles formed a thick collar. Good head retention, sticky lacing. Roasty aroma, malty with plenty of citrus character, kind of fruity, dry cocoa. Balanced flavour that walked a fine line between hops and malt. Sweet and juicy up front, partly from citrusy hops and partly from caramel maltiness. A bit drier mid-palate, chocolate and roast were more prominent, slightly nutty. It finished with some lingering bitterness, more hops, but a little thinner on the malt side. The texture was decent, medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slight dryness from the dark malts. Pretty solid overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 01:38:16 | More by DrJay
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown glass pry-top bottle. No freshness date.

Pours a nice deep mahogany brown with some thin off-white head. Nose is fairly closed, but has some nice dense caramel aromas, roasty grain, and some faint earthiness.

Palate is crisp and zippy with hops. Not a lot of bitterness, but more than your average Brown for sure. Deep caramel flavors wrapped tightly around a medium-body and some creamy carbonation. Finish is clean and smooth.

Notes: I dig it. I don't care for brown ales at all, but this one is damn fine. No strange over-roasted malt. Yeast is clean and unobtrusive.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 04:54:27 | More by SFLpunk
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Huhzubendah to providing this bottle.

Pours a moderately-dark brown chestnut color with a huge off-white head and gobs and gobs of lacing as it goes down my tulip. The nose is pretty good with a bit of citrus and roast as well as some other fruits. The flavor is about the same--some roast and a bit of malty sweetness as well as some orange and other citrus. The feel is somewhat bitter with a medium body. Pretty hoppy for a brown. I like it. Sort of reminds me of Short's Good Humans. Drinks pretty well. I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 02:31:49 | More by Thorpe429
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beergoot

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber body displaying a thick, creamy and sticky light tan head. Deep, rich malt nose; caramel, roasted nuts; touch of spicy hop scents. Strong roasted grain flavor; slight burnt undertone; some alcohol notes; decent hop bitterness at the finish. Solid medium body.

A rather good brown ale. The alcohol heat becomes increasingly more noticeable after a few sips and somewhat distracts from the malt and hop character, but by and large, it lives up to its “double” styling with big, bold flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 23:47:04 | More by beergoot
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admiral

Australia

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very good beer that gives an interesting combination of malts and hops.

aroma: dark roasted malt dominates initially but then opens/warms up to reveal a more fruity-cocoa-yeast character with some creamy-vanilla-chocolate aromas coming through

taste: initially some dark roasted malt with light citrus and some porter like qualities. Has quite a strong hop presence with a distinct bitterness on back of palate and in aftertaste.

Aroma and taste improves as it opens/warms up to reveal a good combination of fruit (citrus - grapefruit predominately) and dark roast with some orange peel and slight chocolate and earthy notes.

Strong flavours that open up nicely - An enjoyable beer to have now and then.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 08:23:50 | More by admiral
Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.