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Brown Angel - Clown Shoes

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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

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Beer added by: mduncan on 03-04-2010

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Photo of arizcards
3.92/5  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.

Photo of celticfutblclub
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
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 +24.3%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +4.7%

Photo of DeSoto
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Bung
2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

Photo of tvazteca
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of billshmeinke
2.16/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

Photo of 603BeerMe
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of UncleJimbo
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Pours a clear amber/brown/red with a big off white head that laces.

Smells of pine hops with bread/biscuit malt, roasted, chocolate character, some coffee, and hint of astringency.

Up front caramel, bread character that goes into a bready/bitter/numbing flavor and ends on a citrus almost bubblegum flavor with hints of toffee and roast...like a citrus caramel...truly odd, but not displeasing.

Medium body with medium carbonation work well for the beer. A hint of lingering alcohol.

A bready, piney, beer that ends on a biscuit, caramel, citrus combination. Pretty good flavor...worth a try anyway.

**Edit: the beer gets a bit more complex as it warms, but a noticeable metallic taste does as well.

Photo of scottfrie
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into 25oz snifter. Thanks for this one, wyllder.

A: Pours a clear dark brown color with a large, dense, light tan head that slowly faded into a thick and long lasting film leaving a dense sheet of lacing down the glass.
S: I get notes of mild spicy hops, sweet toasted malts, a bit of citrus and some roasted nuts.
T: Flavors of citrus and earthy hops, light spicy woody taste and toasted nuts with a touch of sweet caramel, light cocoa, and a splash of coffee. The aftertaste has a nice light bitterness and a touch of fruit to it. Clean and creamy overall.
M: Creamy carbonation, medium-full body with a slick and viscous mouthfeel.
O: Rich for a brown ale and really clean and flavorful. For I style that isn’t bad but definitely isn’t my favorite, I enjoyed the whole bottle. Thanks again Eric!

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