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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
83
good

805 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 24
Gots: 75 | FT: 2
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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thomismydad

Illinois

5/5  rDev +35.9%

02-16-2012 16:23:29 | More by thomismydad
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JTO_Read_PA

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.9%

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jilly425

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-05-2011 03:00:24 | More by jilly425
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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penguins87

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-22-2011 04:49:09 | More by penguins87
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ambluhm

Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Now this is my type of beer!! I love the label, but that was just the start. It really is the perfect beer on a hot day when you're looking for something refreshing. My new "summer beer" of choice.

The appearance of this one is a hazy straw, golden-white with a fairly thick head. A few laces of the head remained after a while.

The nose is perfect. I picked up a lot of the "clementine" notes in the form of citrus acidity, like a scraped orange skin. This, however, was not the base of this beer like it can be with a lot of fruit-infused beers. I also got some bready yeast, and a decent amount of delicious smelling floral hops. I was definitely excited to try the beer.

The mouthfeel delivered! I got all the aspects I picked up in the nose from the refreshing citrus body to the hints of cooling hops.

This is a beer that I am definitely going to pick up again and again. Great package, even better product. Like I said before, my new summer beer!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 01:33:55 | More by ambluhm
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

07-04-2013 19:35:35 | More by larryarms847
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samueladams76

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I went into this with a bit of skepticism as witbiers and fruitiness are usually not my thing.

Pour into a glass. Nice head, very lively out of the bottle. No lacing, and not a substantial amount of retention, usual for the style.

Beautifully aromatic. The sweet orange zest is noticeable but not overpowering, bit a of coriander spice in there.

First sip changed my mind about the style! Again, the orange taste is not at all overpowering in the way I expect from beers marketed as specifically fruity. I find it pleasantly balanced between mild sweetness and tartness. There is some good structure to the beer, supported by the breadiness. I'm used to these running too thin or lacking substance.

Bravo, clown shoes!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 21:30:52 | More by samueladams76
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Mikepett2011

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Orange hazey color

Smell - Citrus aroma

Taste - Tastes Citrusy with some mild carbonation at first then followed up with a creamy clementine and orangy aftertaste

Mouthfeel - mild carbonation and goes down smooth

Overall - I would have to say that Clown Shoes Clementine is easily one of my favorite witbiers. Perfect summer time beer. If you enjoy a nice white ale, then I highly recommend giving this beer a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 04:08:43 | More by Mikepett2011
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Katezder

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clementine is by far my favorite beer out of the Clown Shoe's batches.

While I am partial to belgian whites and saisons which is what this beer's smell reminded me of. Unlike other citrus flavored beers that use orange and clementine peels this one comes with the most refreshing kick from the nice spicy hop that you get in the after taste. It is both the perfect blend of sweet and bitter that can be enjoyed in any season.

I get excited when I see this beer on tap at a bar and that is how a great beer should make you feel!

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2011 01:36:40 | More by Katezder
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hopheadjuice

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle, no freshness date. 6% abv

Thanks to Gregg B. for the awesome samples.

Pours a bright cloudy sunset orange bubbly carbonation, fast rising white head holds retention and some lacing clings to the glass on its journey to my gullet.

Sweet orange peel and spicy coriander are definitely present with a nice wheat like complexity.

Taste is amazing. Straight up sweet orange and spice, the yeast adds an excellent flavour. This is a thirst quencher for sure seriously the perfect choice on a hot summers day.

Mouthfeel is light but with just enough carbonation. not dry at all in the finish leaving a citrusy bite in your mouth

Clown Shoes Clementine is an extremely drinkable beer, i wish they made 6 packs!

Considering im not a big fan of this style of beer it really impressed. Like an Allagash white with more of a citrusy kick to it.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 16:54:00 | More by hopheadjuice
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BenjieK

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Orange/gold/hazy/small quickly fading head/some lacing

S: Wow: smells like hoppy orange juice. Yeasty too.

T: Citrus, a surprising hop bite, spice, really well balanced

M: Excellent, just a little thick, but also smooth and well carbonated

D: Excellent drinkability

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 20:37:08 | More by BenjieK
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angusblackheart

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 Oz bottle, date Late April, 2011. The beer pours a hazy straw color with a thick head and decent lace. The smell is fairly complex. I detect orange, bananas, spice (coriander?), and a pleasant bready smell. The taste is the best part of the beer. You can actually taste a hint of clementine, as well as a pithy orange flavor, and then a good bit of spice and a light wheat body. The beer is well carbonated and more dry than most wheat beers. Great beer for a hot day of yard work.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 15:52:31 | More by angusblackheart
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tkelley

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured out of a 22 oz bottle into a tall hefeweizen glass. Strong head that rose and dissipated quickly, leaving a light lace. Looked a beautiful light orange color, which you couldnt see through.

Smelled of citrus, coriander, and hops -- much stronger hops than normal witbiers.

Taste was fantastic, again strong citrus and hops flavor, with the former in the front of the mouth and the latter in the back, leaving a delightful bitter aftertaste.

Very fizzy in the mouth, almost like an old school orange soda. Really a pleasant sensation.

A very well done beer. Love the citrus plus hops flavor. Definitely could have a few of these on a nice warm day.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 23:22:23 | More by tkelley
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BeerMusketeer

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on draft recently at Deep Ellum in Allston. Have been avoiding it even though i love clown shoes because I am not a fan of the style. This was the best wit I have tried. When it gets hot, i can actually see this in my fridge regularly.

The beer is almost orange and is beautifully hazy with a thin quickly receding head. It smells of fresh dough, oranges, and clementines. The taste matches, with some pleasant bitterness coming through, Great mouthfee, smooth and silken, and even more drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2011 14:43:42 | More by BeerMusketeer
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dar482

New York

4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Now this is what I’m talking about. Strong fruity flavors, but still finishes with hops. Not too intense, but light enough that it’s a great summer beer and extremely drinkable. A great example of how to brew a Witbier and finally I've found an American brewery that can do it well with some identity compared to the German breweries.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 20:51:37 | More by dar482
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a huge wheat beer guy and this ranks up there as one of the best. I will admit that before purchasing this I cheated and read a review saying it was good. Usually I like to go in unbiased and blind.

I bought a large 22oz. Bottle of this and poured into a large pint glass. Very citrusy smell, hence the name clementine. This had more of an organgy citrus taste as opposed to some other Belgians which taste more lemony. This pours to a hazy yellow color, seems to be unfiltered and about 1/3 of white head and 2/3 liquid. Good carbonation. Overall a very awesome tasting witbier. One of the best domestics. Not sure about the other clown shoes beers but this one is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 02:16:54 | More by Ryanm1
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-15-2011 03:05:48 | More by Ajlvt
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

09-10-2012 23:28:44 | More by SineWaveFL
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Kataco16

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

03-24-2014 14:22:23 | More by Kataco16
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IrishKevin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

05-16-2013 23:43:28 | More by IrishKevin
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B33rcules

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

06-15-2014 03:06:53 | More by B33rcules
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Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.