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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
83
good

880 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 30
Gots: 101 | 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 chrispoint
3/5  rDev -18.5%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of thomismydad
5/5  rDev +35.9%

thomismydad, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of tvazteca
4/5  rDev +8.7%

tvazteca, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled August 2011 (6 months old) damn...

A - Seems to have lost some finesse. Only a slight ring of lace that seems sticky. Color is a hazy bright orange amber.

S - Smells like a typical Witbier I get some orange (OK) and some coriander with some lemon.

T - Taste is some bitter orange rind, mild spices, and a slightly hoppy finish.

M - Light to medium the carbonation is still very bubbly on the tongue.

Overall it still seems to have held up rather well and was kind of mad that it was this old. Still a great brew overall

DrDemento456, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of SPRichard
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

SPRichard, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Blue Dog

Clementine in the glass has a light golden look with some specs of hazed orange as well. A cap of white stuff with moderate lacing. Smell is ripe off the tap with wheat, some citrus and orange at the forefront. some faint pale malt in the back. Taste is a wheat beer on the fruitier side. Some faint orange, peach, clementine flavor with wheat and a touch of coriander. Feel is pretty light bodied with a nicely done up carb. I could go for a pint of this in the summer.

BARFLYB, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of TikiD
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

TikiD, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of dunix
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dunix, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of clementine and orange in the nose along with notes of wheat and hints of spices.
T: Lots of fruity flavors of clementine are present in the overall taste, which also has notes of wheat. Notes of spicy yeast and hints of coriander are evident towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and sessionable and has some refreshing properties. Compared to other witbiers, it has a lot more citrusy flavors and a bit of acidity.

metter98, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -18.5%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of InebriatedJoker
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

InebriatedJoker, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of crashoveride
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

crashoveride, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of claaark13
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

claaark13, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 22 Oct 2011. Served in the 0.5 L Franszikaner wheat glass.

Medium sized fluffy white head. Well carbonated. Cloudy, color of orange clementines (says A). Smells fragrant, oranges, tangerines, orange flowers, yeast, some coriander and white pepper. Very juicy citrus, oranges and meyer lemons. Touch of pithiness, not overly sweet. Medium body, warming alcohol. Lots of yeast. Somewhat dry finish. Touch of a farmhouse ale to it. White pepper and alcohol in the aftertaste.

Alcohol seems hotter than 6%.

htomsirveaux, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of BFro
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

BFro, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out an impressive cloudy yellow and copper. Soft white head about 1" deep. Standard aroma of clove and coriander with some orange rind.

Plenty of bitterness for style, clove and coriander pretty dominant, moves the citrus rind to the side. I thought the carbonation was a little bothersome, was looking for more of a orange cream experience, not orange 7up. Also was a little older in flavor, maybe this sat at Total Wine for some time, it was marked down $4.99/4pack.

Old lady was kind of meh on it too, neither of us identified anything that was an off flavor, but it is easily worth $1.25 a beer, so it gets another half notch on the overall scale.

Beerandraiderfan, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear golden/tangerine yellow with a finger tall fluffy white head. The head has moderate retention and pretty good amounts of lacing on the glass. No visible carbonation.

S: Aromas of wheat with hints of orange and spices (corriander most likely). There is a little bit of a yeasty smell present as well.

T: Flavors of citrus (orange, lemon, clementine - which I recognized from the box I just finished eating), grasspy hops, and wheat. There is just a hint of tanginess from the yeast and light bitterness which is refreshing.

M: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: A really easy to drink beer and a nice thirst quencher. I really enjoyed this beer - another pleasant offering from Clown Shoes, I have been impressed with this brewery thus far. This beer is quite sessionable and I will look forward to quaffing quite a few come the spring/summer - though I will have to trek into NY to purchase this one.

dbrauneis, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of tigrstylz
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

tigrstylz, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

bluntedboywonder, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Griffith, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of bcsbeer
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle made in Aug 2011

It started out with a nice frothy 2 finger white head, reduced to a thin ring. Minimal lacing. Very cloudy, looked like a glass of grapefruit juice. Flavors rolled nicely off the tongue, wheat, citrus, coriander, grass, pepper. Slightly tart and dry, but very smooth. Carbonation was spot on. I'm not a big fan of wheat beers but this one left me wanting another.

bcsbeer, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of HumanParaquat
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

HumanParaquat, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: An almost completely clear golden pour. Big frothy white head. Retention is decent and so is the lacing.

S: Big wheaty presence along with some nice orange and coriander. A tiny bit yeasty.

T: Again, wheat flavor is surprisingly strong, keeping this nice and light. Orange melds nicely. Some nice spices, mainly coriander that I can discern.

M: Effervescence keeps this one pretty light on the palate.

O: Overall a pretty good witbier. Honestly better than I was expecting - I consider this to be in competition with Allagash White. It's pretty simple like most witbiers, but very tasty and very refreshing.

Dope, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle pours a hazed gold color, pretty dark for a wit. Has a small, fast-fading white head. Not much retention or lacing.

Nose is heavy on the oranges with a fair amount of coriander to boot. Wheat is soft and lurks in the background, as does a light hop touch.

Something throws up a citrusy bitterness on the end, not unlike orange juice...not sure if this is from hops or orange peel, maybe both? Has a pithy, mild sweetness which gives it an interesting smooth/bitter interplay that is pretty refreshing and unique. I like it, not to mention Im a sucker for a good wit. This beer does a good job of standing out in a style where many versions are very similar.

twiggamortis420, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Kornoms, Jan 26, 2012
Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.