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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
84
good

779 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 779
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 24
Gots: 67 | 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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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: cloudy dark straw color; very nice, 2-finger head; good carbonation action; excellent lacing
S: lemon, yeast very prominent; endures a while
T: coriander and orange spice very noticeable edifices on a rather neutral, champagne-like but somewhat tin-tasting base of white ale; lightly hopped; slight tonic water taste; neither complex nor sweet; satisfying
M: not bad

A very decent white ale, would go quite well with dinner (fish?)

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 19:58:05 | More by Arithmeticus
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale hazed peach body with a fluffy white head, forms thick and brings out the fine speckled lacing of the white head. Aroma is like a soft wheat grain tone with clementine citrus fruit additions with candied bitterness with hops wrapped around the citrus peel and spice additions. Flavors are bright with the citrus peel, coriander additions and clean alcohol finish I'm not sure what the abv is or the IBUs but they claim to throw in Summit hops usually a green vegetable note. My belief with their house yeast is to keep the sediment in the bottle. What's left is a light drinkable beer that Clown Shoes will sell by the tone, however I will set it straight this is not a hoppy American Wheat ale, but it's solid highly carbonated wheat that I enjoyed due to the clementine orange peel and spice additions. Overall go and drink some and form an opinion for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 04:32:32 | More by WVbeergeek
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

10-26-2013 01:07:24 | More by EvanWilliams
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GETTNCRUNKED

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

10-26-2013 00:01:46 | More by GETTNCRUNKED
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arnold931

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-23-2013 02:33:12 | More by arnold931
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.9%

10-21-2013 16:21:02 | More by FrankHammer
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zachary80

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

10-16-2013 01:09:15 | More by zachary80
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BSUBronco

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-14-2013 12:24:57 | More by BSUBronco
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scottwurst

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

10-11-2013 17:46:15 | More by scottwurst
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-11-2013 02:48:14 | More by atone315
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-06-2013 02:46:19 | More by dmorgan310
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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.9%

10-06-2013 00:22:39 | More by aasher
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kcchiappa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

10-04-2013 22:51:09 | More by kcchiappa
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-03-2013 16:39:46 | More by Kmlund
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Geech

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

10-03-2013 04:50:27 | More by Geech
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Aisha

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-29-2013 20:39:28 | More by Aisha
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abex44

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-28-2013 23:08:12 | More by abex44
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TheBoog013

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-28-2013 22:01:59 | More by TheBoog013
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-27-2013 06:33:53 | More by brandon911
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-25-2013 03:19:25 | More by Jame515
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tsp247

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-23-2013 21:12:41 | More by tsp247
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-20-2013 05:44:20 | More by SocalKicks
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DoubleJ

California

3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clown Shoes has been available in Orange County for some time, but its price in large format bottles have shied me away from the brand. Luckily, I found some 12 ounce bottles at Total Wine just yesterday going at a more "affordable" rate ($2.99 single bottles versus $9 bombers, do the math). First one in, Clementine. On to the beer:

The color is much darker than the usual white ale. Looks like a yellowish orange color with some cloudiness, small visible carbonation bubbles running along the glass, over an inch of semi-creamy head which retains well. The lacing it gives off is very impressive, being thick rings. Aroma is mild in intensity. A pleasant bite of orange peel is the highlight for the nose. There's also a crisp note of grass and a hint of spice.

Tasty enough and refreshing at the same time, two aspects which I expect to find in a good witbier. Clementine hits that bar. The flavor is spicier than I thought, has a bite of clove. Has a bite of citrus as well. It's a light-medium bodied beer with some buzzing carbonation and finishes with a spicy and bitter citrus note.

Clown Shoes' version of a witbier is a success. Just the beer you need to "smack that mean day upside the head".

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 04:42:17 | More by DoubleJ
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

09-19-2013 00:22:58 | More by jryanj927
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carlborch

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Expected more haze in the pour. Was rather brilliant and dark-yellow to light-gold.. The yeast was no longer in suspension and had settled for the most part. Lively carbonation upon pouring but a very short-lived head. Nose is typical Witbier with hints of coriander, citrus (clementines and sweet orange peel labeled) and clove. Medium-light body and pleasant carbonation. Belgian lace does not form. Crisp, forward bitterness and spiciness, which includes peppercorn. A little sweeter than expected. Very pleasant. It tastes like a session beer, but the ABV (6%, although not noticeable) may be a too high for this.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 17:18:43 | More by carlborch
Clementine from Clown Shoes
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