Brown Angel - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

559 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 34
Gots: 59 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is dark brown with a great head and impressive look. Smell is, to me, the weakest aspect of this beer. Smells of caramel, hops, and light floral notes. The taste is quite nutty and warming, with a pleasant aftertaste. Overall, a very solid beer from one of my favorite breweries.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: poured into a mug to a deep brown with a finger and a half of dense and soapy cream colored head
S: smells of roasted malt and slight hop bitterness with some notes of coffee
T: taste is toasted malt, coffee, faint caramel sweetness, light chocolate, and some hop bitterness to balance. Swallow brings more coffee, roasted malt, and hop bitterness
M: this beer is on the lighter side of medium with light carbonation and a slightly drying mouthfeel
O: Pretty solid beer with good flavors and plenty of hops to balance things out. I might pick up another bottle and see how it does after six months.

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3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.