1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Brown Angel - Clown Shoes

Not Rated.
Brown AngelBrown Angel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

524 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 524
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 33
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 524 | Reviews: 206 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

titty_mcbitty, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of TigerOwl
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

TigerOwl, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
4/5  rDev +4.4%

IGOTASIXPACK, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Drew88
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Drew88, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of ROBSTARR
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ROBSTARR, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of smb71481
4.25/5  rDev +11%

smb71481, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of instinct2
4.25/5  rDev +11%

instinct2, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +4.4%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Kmat10, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Lanstrum, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

biboergosum, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Acadia09
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Acadia09, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Sir_Quackslot
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Sir_Quackslot, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Minski405
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Minski405, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Cramerican
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Cramerican, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +4.4%

ZEB89, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of m0unds
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

m0unds, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Ieatlambfries
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Ieatlambfries, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

djrn2, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Kaizoku
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Kaizoku, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of bmwats
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bmwats, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

zestar, May 31, 2014
Photo of Durandal_777
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Durandal_777, May 29, 2014
Photo of erialbill
4/5  rDev +4.4%

erialbill, May 22, 2014
Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.