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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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917 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 917
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 jkane
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jkane, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Chisfinest84
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Chisfinest84, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Chaney
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a FFF shaped glass.

A: As Witbiers go, this one was mildly cloudy, with a bright orange glow. On top, sat a finger or so white head with bubbles that popped at a very fast rate.

S: Lots of aroma and I could actually smell the citrus and coriander from several feet away. Very fresh!

T: The citrus wasn't uber sweet, which I liked.... more yeasty (but not devoid of taste) than anything. After a few sips, a distinct lemon component started to poke through that was divine!

M: I like the fact that the spices were kept in check. Too much coriander ofter ruins the experience for me and I'm glad this one didn't fall into that trap. Silky, fruity, and somewhat honey-like. Additionally, the carbonation was perfect.

O: Clown Shoes really hit a home run with this one to my mind. It managed to stay light while still packing in the flavor. Very nice!

Chaney, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of The_Hucklebuck
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

The_Hucklebuck, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of mayorwalda
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mayorwalda, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

GrindFatherBob, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of LiquidBread219
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy yellow in color nice foamy head left behind some lacing.

S: Light citrus, as in the smell and the taste clementine is present. Pretty nice nose on this beer.

T: Nice citrus taste pretty well balanced.

M: Nice carbonation, Light bodied.

O: Overall nice beer good to have around when the warm weather comes around.

LiquidBread219, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of jk3
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

jk3, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of yesyouam
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Clown Shoes Clementine White Ale is a clear, pale golden ale with a fuzzy, white head that leaves nice lacing. It has a perfume aroma of orange and wheat. It's bordering on dish soap. Deeper in the aroma is some nice juiciness. It's light and clean and very crisp. It's tart and citrusy all the way through. There's a little orange peel bitterness at the finish. It lingers faintly after the finish. This would be an outstanding warm weather brew. It actually quenches my thirst. It's ridiculously easy to drink.

yesyouam, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of mozim
4/5  rDev +9%

mozim, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of EagleTalon
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

@ The Gaff, Waltham. Pours to a hazy orange and thin head with little retention and lace. Aroma is orangey, spicy. Flavor is interesting. Some unusual sour lambic type flavors surrounded by orange peel, bottled lemon juice and coriander.mouthfeel is on the astringent side due to special ingredients. Overall it was off and weird but interesting and not bad.

EagleTalon, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of tfsimpkins
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

tfsimpkins, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

on tap at devils den in philly

Pours a completely clouded orange color with a soft golden glow. Tuft of fluffy white head slowly dissolves, leaving some spotty lacing on the glass.

A little spicy in the nose with some cracked pepper and soft funkiness. Orange is prevalent with juicy sweetness. Hints of biscuit malt.

Juicy and slightly sweet up front with tons of orange flavor. A few hints of tangerine and clementine along with citric peel and pith. Spice and pepper followed by some yeasty funk. Biscuit and bready malt with some residual sweetness towards the dry finish.

Lighter medium body, slightly higher carbonation, bubbly and refreshing on the tongue. This was good, but I felt like I was still searching for something more after finishing my glass.

xnicknj, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of output01x
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (Bottled On DEC 2011) into a pilsner glass.

A moderate pour yields a 1-finger snow-white head of large, soapy bubbles that quickly dies down to a miniscule dusting and thin collar. The body is a clear honey orange that softens to a golden straw around the edges. A light amount of small, slow-rising carbonation bubbles can be seen trickling upward to reinforce the vanishing head. Some decent lacing can be seen attempting to cling to the glass throughout consumption but fails to last for very long.

The nose is primarily wheat-based with aromas of fruity yeast and orange. The wheat aroma offers a slightly grainy and rather rustic character while the banana and orange aromas add a soft and sweet character. Combined, the aromas compliment each other.

Orange and wheat flavors tingle the taste buds with notes of orange peal, oily lemon, and a good helping of ripe banana. Swallowing the beer allows more of the earthy wheat flavors to come out. However, this is quickly overtaken by the citrus and banana flavors. As the wheat flavor fades, the oily lemon and orange flavors become more striking and end up lingering on the tongue as an aftertaste. A slight grassy bitterness slowly finds its way into the aftertaste.

Light bodied with excellent carbonation, this is a very easy-drinking beer. As expected, the body is light and playful, having an almost seltzer water feel. The carbonation is nice and fizzy, which assists in the drinkability tremendously. A slightly foamy swallow hinders the crispness of the beer slightly but isn't terrible.

output01x, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A steady pour delivers just under a finger of white head. This fizzles away in a minute or so, leaving me with a ring on top of a golden beer.

Wheat and yeast make up the bulk of the nose, with some orange characters deliciously noted.

To the nose on the wheat and yeast, with the orange flavor being rather subdued.

Medium bodied, this beer coated my tongue a little bit. Definitely dry, and lightly carbonated.

CFHMagnet, Mar 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

deapokid, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Perilousleigh
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Perilousleigh, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
1.68/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's beer garden, Media, PA

Whew...this may have been an infected bottle or just past its prime, but something was not right about this beer. It looked fine enough: orange-brown color with a thin wispy head. Typical wheat profile on the nose, mixed with trash and rotten orange peels. Taste was stale and harsh, more rotten orange (clementine), skunk, funk, mulch, and old bitter hops. The bottle date indicated it was only a couple months old, and it doesn't seem like a beer could go that bad that fast. Maybe this one is just a "miss" for me. Average mouthfeel, but more or less undrinkable. Drain pour.

Rifugium, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fairly nice Witbier, with classic flavors of spice and orange peel, and nice refreshing bitterness overall. Pours golden, perhaps a bit darker than most, and with good clarity- perhaps too good. I like my Wit a little cloudy- this looks like a Euro lager in the glass. A decent head with some lacing as well. Nice tangerine aromas and a hint of spice. Very pleasant. The taste has that same bright tangerine note along with quite a striking bitterness from the hops. Definitely an American hybridization. The Wit notes are lost a bit in the hop presence, but it's all good- still quite tasty overall. Not quite as refreshing as it could be, but I think more Aprihop than Wit here is the goal.

Georgiabeer, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

robieobie1, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

JohnK17, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of albertjr21
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aug 2011 bottle enjoyed on 3-12-12.

Poured into a weizen glass, an effervescently carbonated and clear yellow gold surges beneath a bone white head. Grassy floral zest, sour citrus, and crisp wheat malt blend here nicely in an aroma that hints at a refreshing brew. Smooth lemon citrus and honey flavors glide down the palate after being introduced with a mild bitterness up front and refreshingly bright malt body to follow. This has "Seafood BBQ on a hot day" written all over it...

albertjr21, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of bakerm3
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

bakerm3, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of MatthewWilde
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2011

A: Clementine orange in color, completely clear, decent internal carbonation, nice small foamy head

S: Light citrus, as in the smell and the taste clementine is present, almost a little buttery on the onset

T: Great sweet and bitter balance, very apparent citrus notes and yet again, clementine, a bit of a buttery aftertaste

M: Quite smooth, very drinkable, nice and light, not overpowering and not too lingering, refreshing

O: A very drinkable and citrus beer, definitely a warm weather drink

MatthewWilde, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

beerhawk41, Mar 11, 2012
Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.