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Brown Angel - Clown Shoes

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very good

503 Ratings
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Ratings: 503
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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5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-06-2011 19:56:53 | More by Donsmitty
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-06-2011 16:05:32 | More by kjkinsey
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-03-2011 06:28:01 | More by PissWarmChango
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-03-2011 02:35:15 | More by mhenson42
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown angel pours dark brown into the glass with a medium sized light tan head. The foam dissolves quickly leaving spots and lines of lace on the glass.

The aroma is sweet and malty with some nutty hazelnut notes, toasted malt and hints of citrus.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth and oily with moderate carbonation. The flavor begins with sweet caramel malt, some chocolate and a touch of coffee. an Earthy nuttiness is also present. It finishes mildly bitter with a touch of citrus and grass. Once gone the caramel and nutty flavor lingers on the palate.

This is a tasty, easy drinking beer that hides it's 7% abv well. A good malty beer for a hearty stew or dinner.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2011 22:58:38 | More by WanderingFool
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-29-2011 13:20:19 | More by LostHighway
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-29-2011 03:05:04 | More by brandoman63
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New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a brown color with a 1" head that lasts. Some nice lacing develops.

Smell: malt sweetness is soft and a bit of earthiness is there too.

Taste: caramel, chocolate, toffee, some dark fruits like prunes, and a moderate earthy / nutty tone. Bitterness is mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smooth at the finish.

Overall: easy to drink this brown ale. Nice flavor profile, and the bottle can easily be consumed in a short session. Worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 23:28:42 | More by Gavage
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark sienna brown with little to no head.

S- Chocolate, Roasted Coffee with a floral scent of Hazelnut & Citrus

T- This is not your typical brown ale. Normally you would think a brown ale is all malts but this is roasty with a good hop bite followed by some chocolate and coffee notes. It's a good brown ale overall but it just caught me off guard with all the hops.

Food Pairing- Beef ribs that have been rubbed with salt, pepper, cayenne, and brown sugar glazed with a chipotle bbq sauce.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 04:03:18 | More by BeersCriteria
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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Total Wine October 1st for $5.99. Bottled on 6/21/11.

Beer poured a murky brown with an OK tan head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is chocolate malts with a nice compliment of citrus hops.

Taste was initially a big greeting of those chocolate malts. Later sips reveal a nice chocolate malt and citrus hop combo.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and not overly smooth. There is some livliness from the carbonation.

Overall a very drinkable beer, fits the american brown mode being a bit bigger and hoppier. Definitely try this if you like browns and a fair amount of hops.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 01:08:07 | More by arizcards
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-23-2011 17:16:03 | More by celticfutblclub
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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a dark chestnut color with a moderate cap of tan head. Very nice lacing! Bottled on date of 8/2011.

Nose is rich and malty, burnt toffee and chocolate pudding. Medium fruit...grapes and apples lend a sweetish fruitiness to the beer and nutty yeast and fair amount of earthy/herbal hops make this a pretty complex sniffer.

Yea, nutty and floral with a nicely smooth and rich mouthfeel. Malty up front with lots of bitterness on the finish. Maybe a little too much hops for me, I would like the nice cocoa/toffee malts to be more forward...they seem to compliment the yeast notes well. I like it well enough, why cant they make this shit in six-packs? Thats a shame, paying 6 bucks for a bomber of this makes it unlikely to buy this with any regularity.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 02:30:39 | More by twiggamortis420
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +24%

11-22-2011 18:38:08 | More by CoolGuy42
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-20-2011 15:13:31 | More by nh2032
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-19-2011 19:02:58 | More by PEIhop
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North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial nonic a clear rich brown with a sticky,tight one finger khaki colored head atop,two broken rings of lace were left behind.Chocolate malts,roast,and fruity esters in the nose,as the beer warmed some sweet alcohol notes came into play.Medium smooth feel to the beer,roasty and earthy with lightly sweet chocolate flavors,a light shot of "green" hops lingered in the finish.Not as hop assertive as I thought it would be but its a very good brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 21:28:03 | More by oberon
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-18-2011 15:46:06 | More by lancer42678
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

11-18-2011 07:06:20 | More by DeSoto
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-18-2011 03:20:29 | More by Burt
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2.88/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. Very dark brown pour, nice looking head of off white foam.

Aroma- Malty, molasses, some roast. Herbal hops in there as well.

Taste- There is some malt and caramel, but the roast kind of overpowers it. Almost ashy dry roast. Light herbal and pine hop sneaks in. Some dark chocolate and cocoa and more roast in the finish.

Would have liked just a little less carbonation and a little more body. Otherwise lighter side of mid and fairly easy to drink though very dry and burnt for a brown.

Was hoping billshmeinke was crazy, he's not. Starts out pretty good but fades from there.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 03:11:52 | More by Bung
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty good brown ale. Sweet sweet malts riding on my tongue. The beer pours a serious dark beer. My girlfriend didn't want to taste it but thought it was a tasty after some prodding.
It looks nice, with an excellent lacing of hops and malts on the rim. It has a nice malty taste to it, so delicious. The overall taste is a nice beer to enjoy on a cold night.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 02:05:31 | More by tvazteca
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2.17/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Pours a murky brown. Poor head retention. The label is sexy looking...the beer is not.

Smells chalky and dry with bitter malt fragrance. Maybe a hint of chocolate. A touch of herbal leafiness. Smells pretty bad actually.

Tastes better than it smells, which is not saying much. Dry roasty maltiness. Some oats. Quite bitter. Kinda acrid and overly roasty.

Pretty awful. I had about 4oz. and I'm sure I don't want a single oz. more.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 21:29:11 | More by billshmeinke
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-17-2011 19:23:56 | More by 603BeerMe
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 22:30:46 | More by nmann08
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 16:31:01 | More by mjtiernan
Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.