Clementine - Clown Shoes
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4/5 rDev +8.7%
pours out a hazy orange color with a big fluffy white head that stands two and a half fingers tall. head eventually recedes to a frothy cap leaving loads of lacing behind. the nose is greeted with orange and spice. the taste backs up what the nose experienced with lots of orange,coriander and a nice hop presence to balance it out. mouthfeel was crisp and bubbly with a short dry finish that leaves you wanting more. overall i feel that this is a good example of what a white ale should be.
11-30-2011 04:53:03 | More by match1112
3.68/5 rDev 0%
Acquired via trade
Golden yellow and orange with some light haze running throughout. White head and some spotted lacing down the glass.
Aroma consists of yeast, slight banana, and a bit of citrus, though it's somewhat mild.
Similar flavors are found when compared to the aroma. The flavors of citrus, slightly tangy Belgian yeast, some coriander, and banana blend well for a simple, classic, somewhat plain witbier.
Thin to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Easy to drink.
A decent, mild witbier.
11-22-2011 03:51:16 | More by ehammond1
3.28/5 rDev -10.9%
This beer poured out as a hazy yellow color with a pretty decent looking white head on top that sticks to the glass fairly well. The smell of the beer has some citrusy aromas along with the wheat softness coming though too. The taste of the beer doesn't have too much of a fruit flavor like I thought it might. The mouthfeel of the beer is light and refreshing. Overall this brew is a good summer beer for sure.
11-19-2011 19:07:18 | More by Knapp85
4.23/5 rDev +14.9%
Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. No readable freshness date.
A- Pours a very cloudy bronze color with a good one finger head that lingers awhile until falling to an 1/8 inch head and very resilient lacing.
S- Smells of candied oranges and has zesty bursts of lemon, grapefruit (possibly brought on by the hops) and star fruit.
T- Smooth yet flavorful citrus flavors with some noticeable spice to complement. Tastes like orange soda but in a more natural way than something like Blue Moon or Lost Coast Tangerine. Very easy to drink and enjoyable.
M- The only drawback to this one is how it's semi-acidic going down. It loses points for that but, otherwise, the feel is great and the carbonation is spot-on.
O- Where did these guys come from? This is the second beer I've had by them and the second to make my jaw drop. I can only hope the rest of their lineup is just as stellar.
11-18-2011 05:27:16 | More by Immortale25
4.05/5 rDev +10.1%
A: this beer is a very nice cloudy yellow with barely any head at all.
S: the beer has a great tangerine scent with a good amount of sweetness. Smells very close to a Rosa Blanca wine.
T: The beer has a very strong orange taste, with a very faint malt and a finish of a tripel style beer.
M: The beer is very crisp, sort of burns going down, but its not bad at all. It goes well with a beer that tastes like orange juice.
O: This beer is very nice and different. I have never had a beer with so much orange taste and its very tasty. This is a great beer when you get tired of your typical beer.
11-15-2011 07:27:13 | More by gtermi
3.9/5 rDev +6%
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a delicately hazed, light golden-orange body with a smallish, brief, white head.
Smell: Moist orange peel notes with a peppery-scented spice underneath and thin layering of maltiness.
Taste: Lightly sweet, lightly bready wheat malt followed close behind by a juicy sweet, fruity orange peel taste and spicy pinch of coriander. Growing candyish quality. Lightly bitter. Dry, citrusy finish that's quite crisp.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation, nice and lively.
Overall: A nice thirst-quencher at an awful price!
11-10-2011 19:38:39 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
This is (I think) the lightest Clown Shoes beer I have tried. I have to admit before trying this that I am not a big fan of the Wit style. I have had a few that I have liked, so I hope that this is one of them. Let's see:
Appearance: I carefully got the beer out of the bottle, but then let it fall into the glass a bit in hopes to bring on the head, but it stayed pretty small <1/8" and faded back into the beer pretty much as I was pouring it. The beer itself is a mildly cloudy slightly orangish yellow.
Aroma: The aroma in the cold beer is pretty subtle with the Coriander being obvious already. I can also pick out the citrus from what I assume are a mix between Hops and the actual citrus added. There is a little bit of a peppery spice coming out as the beer sits a bit that seems like it is from alcohol, but may be from actual spice additions...it's hard to tell.
Taste: The flavor is more bready than the aroma led on to. The spice additions are evident in the flavor, but they aren't overpowering the beer. The carbonation is low for the style and the body is medium so that the beer is coming across the palate pretty watery with the balance in the finish coming from hops mostly. There is a little dryness contributed by the spice, but for the most part the beer has a pretty uneventful mouthfeel. The oranges are definitely coming out more as the beer sits.
Opinion: Well, unfortunately this Wit didn't really do IT for me. I think that the lack of carbonation was the biggest flaw, so that is one of the easier ones to fix/change. I do like that the spices/additions aren't over-done. Though the Coriander is noticeable, it isn't "hot" as it gets in some Witbiers you try. The short and sweet is that I haven't given up on this beer. I would like to try it again on tap where the carbonation can be controlled better and then decide.
11-09-2011 01:27:54 | More by SkeeterHawk
Clementine from Clown Shoes
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