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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
84
good

686 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%


Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bceagles39 on 05-24-2010)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #44 (Sep 2010):

Big tower of sea-foam head; cloudy yellow with a very active carbonation. Spiciness of coriander and hops with orange peel and yeast are blatantly obvious in the nose. Rolling crispness off of a fluffy medium body. All the right facets are here ... orange peel and coriander with a light bready malt flavor. Slight tartness evens the playing field, but the yeast does distract a bit more than needed with some chalkiness in the end. Coriander turns around and drops some bitterness, along with the herbal hop, for a pulling semidry finish. A good take on the style: not over spiced, and well balanced aside from the overtone of yeast.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 18:15:25 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Bottle: a standard 355mL brown bottle with a decent craft label.

Appearance: a cloudy mid-amber colour with decent carbonation. A one-finger head hangs about for a time before settling to a thin cap.

Aroma: plenty of clean wheat, orange and tangerine citrus. A touch of Belgian yeasts.

Taste: follows the nose quite closely - wheat, citrus, cloves and like yeasts. Very little hint of alcohol. Refreshing.

Aftertaste: still quite refreshing, an easy drinking beer.

Mouth feel: fairly light in body with a moderate fine carbonation. Quite sweet up front with a dryness on the finish.

Overall: quite a tasty witbier - very clean and refreshing. I don't think it has quite enough over the standard witbier to justify the price, but hey - still a damn good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa this past weekend, not having any beers from Clown Shoes in quite some time. I like this style of beer a lot but for some reason, this didn't do it for me. It went down well and was true to form but there wasn't anything notable about this and once the head settled down, this was a somewhat flat Witbier that needed a slightly bolder array of flavors to it.

The pour to this was indeed good, as this beer had a hazy, golden hue and a thick head that settled into a nice layer of foam. Quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle as well, as it too me a while to swirl it out. No date on this bottle either, as I would have liked to have known how old this was. Lots of citrus zest in the nose with some lemon, pepper, and straw. Not a lot of wheat to be tasted and this was just a hair too thin and sour for me. Some more carbonation would have been great too, as I didn't see or feel any when I took my sips.

Of course, the alcohol wasn't that heavy here, which lead to this going down faster than it should have. While beers of this style tend to be light and easygoing, this could have been a bit more heavy and bold. Citrus lovers might want to substitute this for a glass of orange juice but now that the spring is here, there are much better examples of this to be found on your local retailer's shelf. Only worth a try for fans of Clown shoes.

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[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

The pour was a hazy dark yellow amber with a large (2-3 finger) white pillowy head that slowly receded, down to a thin cap which was mostly lasting and had good sticky streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, mild floral hops and a soapy musty yeast with notes of coriander, citrus (clementine) and a light scent of peppercorns.

The taste was lightly malty with a mild citrus sweetness in the beginning, and then had a moderate influx of yeast and a bit of spice, with the finish having a slight citrus peel bitterness and a touch of pepper at the end. The flavor lingered for quite a while following the swallow, with a mildly spicy yeast taste left behind lying on the taste buds.

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Overall I really liked this Witbier, it possess lots of yeasty citrus flavor along with a mild spiciness making it extremely enjoyable and easy to drink. Although, I expect nothing less for this brewer who never seems to disappoint...

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Clementine from Clown Shoes
84 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.