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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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957 Ratings

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Ratings: 957
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 30
Gots: 116 | 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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Photo of EagleTalon
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of tfsimpkins
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

Photo of output01x
3.78/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.67/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Perilousleigh
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Rifugium
1.69/5  rDev -54%
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.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Photo of robieobie1
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of albertjr21
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
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...

Photo of bakerm3
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MatthewWilde
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
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

Photo of beerhawk41
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tedho21
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of muletrane
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/11

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Deschutes tulip.

A: Pours a hazy orange colour with one finger of fizzy white head that dissapates quickly. Little to no lacing.

S: I'm getting a mix of the Belgian yeast, coriander and orange peel.

T: Much like the nose. Spice dominate with a nice orange tang. Finish is dry with some lingering spiciness.

M: Moderate body with a good amount of carbonation. Slightly soft and fluffy mouthfeel. Good for the style.

Overall this a nice example of a witbier. Nice flavor and mouthfeel. Crisp and refreshing.

Photo of Wizzman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Nerudamann
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – golden color, a little murky, with very good carbonation and about two fingers’ worth of off-white colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – generally a somewhat fruity smell. The Clementine essence and the orange peel must mix in a while that nearly cancels each other out.

Taste – spiciness in general. As with the smell, I can’t really pull out the Clementine and/or orange peel. However in the taste, I do notice the coriander more. Very little bite, but that which is there comes mostly in the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, but does lean more toward the watery side.

Overall – not a bad tasting beer at all, and although not terribly interesting to think about, it does seem to hold pretty true to the general style.

Photo of Acforster2
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of jsanford
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass.

Pours a hazy light gold with a dense white head that settles to a soapy cap. Crisp aromas of citrus and wheat malt dominate, with a touch of spicy coriander, banana, and grassy hops. Pretty spot-on with the nose. The spice really jumps out, nicely bitter in the finish. Decent amount of banana as well. Mouthfeel is crisp, with a light body and sharp carbonation. Overall a solidly refreshing Wit, excellent as a "cool-down" after work.

Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of bpk59
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a bottle into an Ommegang tulip.

Beer is a cloudy golden honey color. A thin, half-finger frothy white head quickly dissipated leaving little to no lacing on the glass.

Smells of light citrus are overpowered by Belgian spices and funk. Leaves me wanting way more citrus for what you get in the taste.

Taste is very enjoyable. Lots of light citrus up front and a lightly spicy (coriander!)/funky finish - kind of the opposite of the smell. Very little hop taste - but that's OK.

This beer is light bodied and crisp. Very refreshing.

Overall, while not the best out there it's one of my "go-to" beers - cheap, tasty, and easy drinking.

Photo of troysoy2
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled Nov. 2011, poured into a goblet.

Cloudy, orange hue with pale yellow edges. Finger of head quickly recedes, but sticks around. Not a ton of lacing.

Smell is spicy, citrus with a medium-heavy wheat body. Spice is noticable, interesting, but not overbearing.

Taste is a bit one-track, but modestly complex. Definitely clementine and orange zest, coriander, with a well integrated hop dryness on the finish. A nice twist on the style. Mouthfeel is well carbonated, but not excessively fluffy. Has a good body to it.

Not bad. It's a good, characterful take on the style, and for that, it may be worth picking up again.

Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 957 ratings.