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Brown Angel - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

584 Ratings
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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 36
Gots: 74 | 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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Photo of angusblackheart
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/2011

I am a big Clown Shoes Fan. Not so much a brown fan, but I gave this a shot.

The beer is dark brown and has a big tan head. Leaves great lace and looks very inviting!

The smells is odd but also enticing, with coffee matls and piney hops mxing together.

The taste was a little more thin and roasted than I expected, btu was still solid.

Pretty good!

Photo of kemoarps
3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium bodied chestnut, the minimal head lasts, however.
The nose surprised me, as it is dominated by the hops, with a roasty malt below.
The taste has much of the nose to it, as it was much hoppier than I expected. The toasty malts do come through in the middle, and a little bit of black coffee perhaps?
Has a chewier body to it than it looked like it would, and is well carbonated.
This, frankly, wasn't really what I was expecting. It's not a bad beer, it just wasn't what I was expecting. Even if it were available in my area (which it is not), I probably wouldn't get it again, but would certainly drink it if I happened to have it around. Check it out if you really want to, but no need to go out of your way.

Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Suds
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer is a murky brown color...translucent with a cloudy, hazy complexion. It's a very heady brew...towering and firm tan head. High carbonation, notable on inspection. The smell is hoppy, earthy, and malt-sugary, but a bit medicinal. Sweet taste...sugar, roasted malts, and moderate bitterness. Yeast...dark bread and dried fruit. Carbonation and sugary characteristics define the beer. Medium-to-full body, which is nicely contrasted with the carbonation. This is a middle-of-the-road brown ale.

Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of doof116
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Donsmitty
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of PissWarmChango
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of WanderingFool
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of LostHighway
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of BeersCriteria
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of arizcards
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of celticfutblclub
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of CoolGuy42
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of lancer42678
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of DeSoto
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.