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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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967 Ratings

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Ratings: 967
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 31
Gots: 125 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bceagles39 on 05-24-2010

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is #40 on the "Top Beers - Witbier" list on beeradvocate.com. Again, not a great standing but there are plenty of witbiers made that didn't make the list at all. I thought it was OK, I'm curious to try the 1.5 version next.

Beer is yellow with a slight haze, thin head, low retention, no lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is yeasty with some citrus, nice bouquet of stuff happening, I like the aroma.

The taste falls a little flat, very estery, pretty sweet, oddly dry finish, not a lot of citrus in the beer overall. It is an OK beer but the overpowering yeastiness makes the beer, at times, feel solventy. I don't think I'd have it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tasty wheat brew with a ton of citrus funk. the pour is cloudy and bright sunshine color, glowing loudly, with a tall white head with excellent retention. the nose is real orangey, i cant specify clementines exactly, but maybe tangerines or some kind of orange. zesty more than juice in the smell, with some sour sainson-esque yeast. the flavor is equally interesting, with the orange throughout, bitter and acidic at the end. the yeast is more spicy than i think it needs to be, as the fruit would be more enjoyable as a standalone dominant note in this one, but i appreciate the use of something non generic. somewhere between a saison and a hefeweizen i think here, its a cool take on this style. the wheat malt provides some body, but its flavor is outshined by the fruit. solid feel, a little too sturdy from the sediment to be as refreshing as it might otherwise be, but the carbonation is awesome and the finish is really cool, with the acidic sting of the orange peel and the sweetness of the fruit itself, combined with a funky yeast. overall a very pleasing beer at a fair price. this is one i will look forward to trying again if warm weather ever comes back...

Photo of ummswimmin
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a tulip glass and got about three fingers of foam. I really like the orange color on this orange, wit bier. The foam is decently sticky, which lead to decent lacing on the glass.

Off the top I really enjoy the mix of clementine orange and witbier. There is decent sweetness from the orange. There is also the good spice presence from the wit. I like the balance in there.

There is very good presence to this wit. I like the flavoring mix and balance there. This beer has a very good flavor profile.

I really enjoyed this beer. I will definitely pick up more the next time I see it on the shelf.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a murky pale golden straw yellow in color with pale white highlights and a nice finger of head that left some good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: definitely had plenty of citrus character upfront in the aroma with sweet bready yeasty notes, mild hoppy presence, spice such as coriander, slightly grassy and earthy as well.

T: the coriander spice character was more prominent on the palate alongside orangy citrus accents, some grassy notes, sweet yeasty bready character, signs of pear fruit and a touch of piney hops on the back end.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, semi bready, spice, slight fruity, mildly hoppy and prickly finish.

O: I thought it was a good wit beer and was glad to take a stab at it.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of corby112
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a 2.5 finger frothy, pillowy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with zesty spice, citrus fruit and bready yeast notes. Hints of pepper and coriander followed by tangerine, orange peel and lemon zest. As it warns, the bread character really stands out and the citrus fades a bit.

Medium bodied and very heavily carbonated with a strong peppery spice presence that lingers over the citrus and yeast notes into a dry finish. There's a very strong coriander flavor that dominates, slightly overpowering the citrus peel and bread notes. Peppery with subtle orange and tangerine notes. Tart, dry finish. Not bad, but the overpowering coriander makes this beer a bit one-note. Needs some more citrus sweetness to balance things out.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Ryanm1
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of KKB
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – Very nice pale gold with a white head, loose bubbles that dissipate rather quickly. Solid amount of carbonation flowing up from the bottom. Looks rather good overall.

S – Lovely—literally smells like a tangerine. It’s got some grass in there, wheat, and some spices as well.

T – The taste is light but very pleasant. With the first sip I already can tell I could knock out a bunch of these. Very drinkable. It has a lot of lemon in it as well as citrus, not a whole lot else in the way of flavor. Some more of the grassiness in the taste as well. Some light spices. It’s good not great.

M – The mouthfeel is ok, the carbonation makes it nice and playful on the tongue but it lacks some body, even for a light beer.

O – Overall I would call this beer drinkable, and pretty good. If I had a wild hair I would scoop this beer up again, but it definitely isn’t something that I would seek out. Tastes nice though. Refershing. Would be lovely on a summer day.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.