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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
83
good

869 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 29
Gots: 100 | 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 LambicKing
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

LambicKing, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jheezee, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of wowbagger
2.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very pale yellow. Has a good foamy head, but otherwise reminds me of a mass-brew. Smells of straw and yeast.

Has a slightly sour, bubbly taste with only a hint of the clementine I was promised. It's certainly light, so it would be good on a hot day.

Overall, nothing special. Ok light beer + fruit but much more to say. I'd skip it.

wowbagger, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of LeRose
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass. November date ticked on the label.

Pour - slightly cloudy, pale orange color, maybe an inch head that dissipated leaving a thin layer, not much lacing that I noticed.

Aroma - peppery and pronounced hops - Tettnang type aroma that was citrusy and resinous, fresh and green. Mild wheat malt aroma.

The flavor was very enjoyable and refreshing - more of a warm weather beer, but it is a style enjoyed by (a-hem) others in my household. The hops was pretty forward, a little bread-like flavor, and a kick of citrus presume from the clementine at the end. Overall spiciness/peppery flavor that I didn't find unpleasant. Clean on the aftertaste, a little acidic kick, not much on the bitter.

Overall, interesting beer and very drinkable. I liked it and would purchase again. Wife liked it - YAY!

LeRose, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of gmichaela
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

gmichaela, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Joshgonzales79
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Joshgonzales79, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of cantfindme
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

cantfindme, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Jamstone714
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Jamstone714, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

rderedin, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of mynie
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very pale and clear for the style, with minimal haze and nice fluffy white head.

Smells aggressively peppery with some surprisingly pronounced hops and not much by way of the clementines I was promised. Just--yesterday, while high, I ate a couple of clementines while drinking a Grain Belt and was very happy with the result. I was initially expecting that and so was a little pissed off when this turned out to be a hoppy wit. After several sips, I've changed my mind: this smells pretty nice.

Tastes like it smells, only with a little peng of super sweet citrus near the very end, which becomes quickly overrun by more whitepepper. This is maybe the most peppery wit I've ever had. Also maybe the hoppiest. It's a true (Belgian) rendition of the style, though, and the clementine citrus acts as only a mild accentuation of the other flavors, instead of as a cheap sideshow. Quite wonderfully brewed, actually.

mynie, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of SirRyanFsu
4/5  rDev +8.7%

SirRyanFsu, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of rowingbrewer
4/5  rDev +8.7%

rowingbrewer, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of jALEson
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jALEson, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of jcartamdg
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, milky gold with a one finger head that sticks around. Aroma of coriander and oranges. Taste follows nose, coriander and other spices up front orange in the back, very feint. Thicker than other wits. This is good but not great. I wouldn't seek this out

jcartamdg, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of avalon07
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A big, robust, enticing aroma of coriander, hops, orange peel, and malt.

T: Tasted of hops (more than I would have expected), orange, malt, coriander, and other spices. A very spicy, easy to drink witbier.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: A tasty, well made beer.

avalon07, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +8.7%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of N1CK
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

N1CK, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of amp138
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

amp138, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(B+) Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip. Great carbonation release. Pours a golden orange with slight haze. Thick white head.
Nice belgian yeast, hay, and citrus aroma. Belgian citrus flavor and very bitter. Slight hop finish. It is very unique. Id probably never buy again in a bottle, and glad I didnt get the bomber, but id get it if i saw it on tap. Im not saying I dont like, but there are better wits out there. But id drink it if you handed it to me...and enjoy it. Overall, good, not great; but very unique.

DrinkSlurm, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Texasfan549, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Sinewave
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Ratman197
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from Half Time poured a cloudy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, orange zest and coriander. Mouthfeel was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, yeast, coriander and ligt orange zest with a crisp lingering citrus/coriander finish. I did'nt notice any Clemintine character, just seemed like a decent Wit Beer to me.

Ratman197, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Ajlvt, Dec 15, 2011
Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 869 ratings.