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Brown Angel - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

535 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 34
Gots: 56 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Doug6322, Thursday at 06:17 PM
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into a mason jar mug. A dark reddish cloudy root beer brown with a light ring of beige bubbles rimming the glass. I don't mind the label either. Aroma of dark lightly roasted malts with some bitter baker's chocolate, sarsaparilla-like herbs and spices, cherry, brittle toffee, instant coffee crystals with whitener, and faint floral hops. I've seen better looking beers but the aroma is solid. I dig the notion of a "double brown" and this does deliver some rich nutty malts roughly congruent with the nose ... Plus some light molasses, raisin, malted milk candy and a wee bit of drupe fruit perhaps. Rather sweet up front but gets bitter during the tail end, albeit not harshly so. Floral hops combine with dark malts to yield a tobacco-like vibe, sweet pipe tobacco as opposed to cigar. Sturdy medium-heavy body with more carbonation than expected but this does not detract. Finish is bitter chocolate plus lightly resinous hops, which oddly enough works quite well. I am an inveterate Clown Shoes imbiber and this is an essential part of the canon. Hits most or all of the different dark malt notes without going overboard on the roasted elements like a stout might, and has a more hefty body and flavor than do lesser brown ales.

CalgaryFMC, Thursday at 05:19 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

kylehay2004, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bomber poured into 16 oz snifter

A- Deep, deep brown with thin tan head, leave good lacing
S- Mid size roasted malt smell
T- Simple, but well done layer of roasted malt... not overly bitter or too sweet. Leans a bit to the sweet side, but well balanced.
M- Medium and easy to drink

O- Nice brown ale

PBRmeasap1980, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Gdirt, Sep 01, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

frlrv1020, Aug 29, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

kwkdmk, Aug 13, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sweet crystal malts

bakers chocolate

nutty

slightly tangy acid note very very slight almost vanishing

toffee

this forms head very easily you need to careful when pouring this. It is very unique amongst brown ales.

Hops are present but blend with the malt very well

floral qualities

approaching boozy

well carbonated but not ridiculously

Theheroguy, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

alwaysplayin, Aug 12, 2014
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Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.