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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
83
good

913 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 913
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 31
Gots: 104 | 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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Photo of tectactoe
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap at the Oak Cafe. Super-duper cloudy, pale yellow-straw throughout, topped off by a staggeringly white film that skews itself across the top of the beer. Some mild, dripping wet lace is momentarily left on the sides of the glass before it starts to crawl back down towards the beer. Pretty weak looking overall, but I guess it's acceptable for a witbier.

The aroma is very bubblegummy and certainly yeast-heavy. I get lots of grass and some kind of back-up spiced note that I can't quite put my finger on. There's clove in there, too, but I'm having trouble making out the other spice. Some sweet, estery banana aroma bring up the rear and complete the witbier bouquet. Kind of lackluster in terms of stature, but I guess I wasn't really expecting much more.

Clementine hits my palate and it's shockingly thin. I know it's only a witbier, but it's still 6% ABV and should definitely have a little more body than this. Not only is the body thin, but the flavor is pretty thin as well. Some lightly sweet, fruity esters, lemon, orange zest, light yeast, and some finishing mint leaves. Seems like a nice concoction of flavors, but something's not quite right.

Orange is present in the flavor, sure, but not in the capacity you'd expect from a beer that was simply called "Clementine". The bubblegum and clove-like yeast flavors become stronger with warmth until the eventually become the leaders of the pack. As already mentioned, the mouth feel is depressingly thin, and the high carbonation doesn't exactly bode in its favor.

A resounding "meh" could be heard each time I took a sip of this beer. It's one of those "not bad, but not exactly good" type of things. It's just... well, it's nothing special. It has all been done before, and Clementine doesn't do anything to stand out and make me want to drink it again. Huge fans of the style might enjoy it, but I won't be taking it out for a second date.

tectactoe, Aug 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

chefbigjon, Nov 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Techichi, Nov 17, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

glass_house, Nov 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

deakin, Nov 17, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -14.2%

morebeergood, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

TWStandley, Nov 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Vogie, Nov 13, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +13.4%

jmartinger, Nov 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

DaliQualiti, Nov 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

RavenForBeer, Nov 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

mrn1ceguy, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of JonSC
3/5  rDev -18.3%

poured very nicely, light head, a bit thin feeling for a wheat beer. My experience is nearly identical to tectactoe's. It had thin, sharp taste for a wheat as well, with a crisp slightly citrus flavor. Every time I took a sip, I was trying decide if I liked it, but it did fall into the "okay" category for me.

JonSC, Nov 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

glinnebur, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Rezknello, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Trashcat, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

AlpacaAlpaca, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Lucular, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

amalburg, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%

Pours a thin head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is a fresh clementine and orange smell with some dry grain in the background.
The taste is a little watery, citrus sweet with a little pine bitterness.
The texture is soft and fizzy.
Enjoyable.

Fatehunter, Nov 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

doom_deluise, Nov 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Petegrieco, Nov 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Boone757, Oct 29, 2014
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Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.