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Brown Angel - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

569 Ratings
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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 35
Gots: 63 | 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:
Beer added by: mduncan on 03-04-2010

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/19/2013. Pours nearly opaque dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee, light nuttiness, light coffee, floral, pine, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and dark malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, light nuttiness, floral, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, coffee, toast, toffee, light nuttiness, floral, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop and dark malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy brown ale! All around great balance and complexity of hop and dark malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque brown color. White head forms and leaves some lace. Aroma of nutty malts and floral hops. In the taste, caramel, nuts and chocolate with some piney, citrus hops. Toasted and balanced brown ale here. Medium bodied brew with an even carbonation. Overall, this is a high quality brown.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aggressively poured into a pint glass.

A: pours a deep black but when held up to the light reveals a rich dark brown. A brief appearance of a wheat colored head was inviting.

S: typical brown ale; nutty, malty, hint of caramel. Do I detect some hops?

T: again, typical brown. Nutty, malty, perhaps a hint of roasted malts. A touch of hop spice.

M: this is the weak point for me. Very thin.

O: I had high hopes but the thin body does it in for me.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My pour resulted in a finger of manilla folder colored head. The body is a nice rich brown with orange characteristics. Head has good retention and the beer laces up nicely.

It smells slightly nutty and deeply malty. Digging into the aromas awards me with more nuttiness, toffee and spice.

This beer is very malty up front, with a bit of toffee to round it out. Nuts are in the background, with a transition to a hopped spiciness. There is a bit of coffee on the swallow that really makes this a good one.

This beer has a light-medium body, probably due to seemingly heavy carbonation. It finishes with just a little film left on the front of the tongue.

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Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.