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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: 33
Gots: 126 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at Liberty St. Tavern. Not my favorite wit, but the subtle, earthy (not juicy or artificial) clementine flavor is pretty cool. The wit is too clean for the style, there's not enough Belgian spice, coriander, vanilla, or the like. It's more just a smooth, slightly sweet candied wheat beer. Not a bad wit, and certainly interesting. Worth a try for something different.

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A -pale gold with a little white head; little retention

S - yeasty, funky, faintly spicy; mainly smells of Belgian yeast

T - funky, Belgian yeast, faint spices, white grapes

M - medium bodied, smooth, little carbonation

This taste much like a Tripel with a lower alcohol content. It's as if they took their Tramp Stamp and laid off of the hops. This has none of the traditional Witbier notes. There's no wheat notes, lemon or orange, and there no coriander. A little disappointing for the style but not bad overall. If this were a Belgian Pale Ale it would be a pretty solid beer.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dfwprosportsjon
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a bright orange with a bit of cloudiness though not a ton as I didn't swirl the yeast into the beer.
S: Spicy notes but mainly the smell was of the belgium wit yeast.
T: Somewhat spicy initial taste as it tasted like a normal wit until the end as the clementine fruitiness lingered on the tongue as a savory aftertaste.
M: It tasted overcarbonated and while I know that is part of the wit style it seemed more excessive than most.
O: Overall it lacked the added punch I expected as it's essentially just a standard wit with a little more spiciness and a very nice aftertaste but somewhat bland outside of that. A pour mouthfeel tipped me over the edge and dropped it lower as by the end of the beer I went from thinking it was kind of good to very average.

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is my first one by Clown Shoes.

Bottled last week of January, 2011:

Into a pint glass:

A: transparent bright yellow body yielded a very bubbly yet foamy large white head that lasted a good thirty seconds. Fast rising carbonation fed that head very well.

S: centered around the orange and some clove.

T: orange and the clove with a peppery sort of taste packed with light coriander.

M: light to medium, decent amount of carbonation hitting the tongue pretty hard. It leaves a dry finish.

O: I believe this is good for the style, but for me, eh, maybe only again on tap. Maybe I tried this too late, note to self, try this again fresher next time.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

quite beautiful cloudy golden with lots of lacing in the wine goblet. Nose of cloves.

Tart but full of malty flavors. Rich and mouthfilling with very nice carbonation. Not so intensely orange, but quite flavorful. A wheaty mouthful of flavors with the banana and clove. The yeasty Belgian flavors are quite refined and add just a little bitterness at the end.

After having just had a Elder Betty from Magic Hat, it was interesting to taste another big fruit beer. This one wins for the remarkably nice sudsy and creamy mouthfeel. On the sweet and spicy side if you're in the mood. From the 12 oz bottle.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice a hazed tangerine color with a nicely formed 1/2 finger white head atop.Alot of yeasty phenols in the nose mixed coriander spiceed notes,Iam not sure if I have come across a wit with that much of a yeasty phenolic presence.flavors have a nice clementine orange presence upfront then the yeasty phenolic spiced flavors really pretty much take over,a light smattering of coriander in the finish.It's not bad but it;s a little yeast heavy handed in my opinion.

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

Tried at a tasting by Clown Shoes at Social Wines in South Boston which convinced me to buy 22 oz brown bomber bottled 4/2012

A: warm hazy golden orange with thin white head.

S: orange, clove, grass

T: orange, clove, mild pepper

M: good amount of carbonation up front. Mild chewiness in middle and dry finish

O: very good witbier. Straightforward but solid. Would certainly try it again. Also paired well with a spicy dish.

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

Photo of justinlaz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of thecheapies
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale golden orange with some haze. Hardly a head to top it. 3.5

Peppery aroma with coriander and a smidgen of lemon zest. Some straw and husky wheat with an earthy hop character. 4.0

Crisp, dry spice flavor with some coriander and white pepper. A happening, yet dusty, farmhouse yeast with some piquant character and subdued citrus. Clean finish with some citrus rind and bitterness. A very refreshing witbier. 4.0

Spritzy and crisp. Medium-light body. Best served cold. 3.5

My first Clown Shoes brew. A refreshing summer witbier with saison yeast character, low ABV, and exceptional drinkability. I’ll take this with me during a hot weather outing anyday. 4.0

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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance: hazy orange-yellow. off white nondescript head.
smell: citrus fruit, some floral hints, a pinch of aromatic spice.
taste: more of the same. surprisingly dry.
overall: Not bad. It's almost summer here in Ga (which means scorching already) and my favorite time for lighter beers (i mean lighter than imperial stouts). Abita Strawberry, Sam Smith Organics. This is ok, but I'll reach for the aforementioned first.

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