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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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913 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 913
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 tigrstylz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

tigrstylz, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +9%

Griffith, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of bcsbeer
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle made in Aug 2011

It started out with a nice frothy 2 finger white head, reduced to a thin ring. Minimal lacing. Very cloudy, looked like a glass of grapefruit juice. Flavors rolled nicely off the tongue, wheat, citrus, coriander, grass, pepper. Slightly tart and dry, but very smooth. Carbonation was spot on. I'm not a big fan of wheat beers but this one left me wanting another.

bcsbeer, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of HumanParaquat
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

HumanParaquat, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: An almost completely clear golden pour. Big frothy white head. Retention is decent and so is the lacing.

S: Big wheaty presence along with some nice orange and coriander. A tiny bit yeasty.

T: Again, wheat flavor is surprisingly strong, keeping this nice and light. Orange melds nicely. Some nice spices, mainly coriander that I can discern.

M: Effervescence keeps this one pretty light on the palate.

O: Overall a pretty good witbier. Honestly better than I was expecting - I consider this to be in competition with Allagash White. It's pretty simple like most witbiers, but very tasty and very refreshing.

Dope, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle pours a hazed gold color, pretty dark for a wit. Has a small, fast-fading white head. Not much retention or lacing.

Nose is heavy on the oranges with a fair amount of coriander to boot. Wheat is soft and lurks in the background, as does a light hop touch.

Something throws up a citrusy bitterness on the end, not unlike orange juice...not sure if this is from hops or orange peel, maybe both? Has a pithy, mild sweetness which gives it an interesting smooth/bitter interplay that is pretty refreshing and unique. I like it, not to mention Im a sucker for a good wit. This beer does a good job of standing out in a style where many versions are very similar.

twiggamortis420, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
4/5  rDev +9%

Kornoms, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Shakerman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Shakerman, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev +9%

Auror, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of arizcards
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber 3 months ago from Total Wine for $4.99. Bottled on 6/13/11 but been in the beer fridge since the purchase.

Beer poured orange with a decent white head on the initial pour.

Nose is belgian yeast strain and a hint of citrus.

Taste is a hint of orange peel and pepper with a refreshing hop finish.

Mouthfeel is refreshing, light in body and decently carbonated.

Overall this is a very interesting spin on the style. I like it and would try this again.

arizcards, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of hopsandstouts
3/5  rDev -18.3%

hopsandstouts, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of NarcoSolo
4/5  rDev +9%

NarcoSolo, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. serving.

A - 2 fingers of fluffy white head sink slowly. Hazy golden body.

S - Bright lemon, wheat malt, coriander, hints of banana taffy, straw, honey sweetness.

T - Lemon citrus and wheat malt start strong along with a dollop of grassy hops. The tangy yeast is present and has a honey kissed sweetness before finishing crisp and dry.

M - Low to medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp and dry finish.

A nice summertime or anytime thirst quencher. Bright flavors with a crisp finish.

StaveHooks, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of BJasny
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

BJasny, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of rinhaak
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

Pours a melted caramel orange color, very cloudy. A one finger head that faded fairly quickly but left behind a nice lace.

Strong aromas of orange mixed with bready biscuit yeasts and wheat. Hints of cloves mixed in as well.

A nice taste with a lot of citrus (presumably the clementines) up front and then a nice hop balance follows. Hoppier than the average witbier, but not overhopped.

At the time of this review, I have had roughly six of Clown Shoes' offerings. To my tastes, this stands out as the best beer I've yet had from Clown Shoes.

Thanks to mduncan for the suggestion.

rinhaak, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of SarahMackAttack
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

SarahMackAttack, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Gearing up for a Clown Shoes tasting in the store, so I figured I'd get more acquainted with their beers myself. This one pours a lightly hazy golden straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, lemon zest, lightly tart tangerine, black pepper, clove, and a twist of ruby red grapefruit. The taste brings in more of the same, but as powerful as the citrus is, the spices are the stars now: black pepper, clove, cardamom, even a touch of coriander for the sake of it. It's powerfully spicy, lemme tell ya, but I think it works here. Right on. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation, a wet feel and a dry finish (deal with that, people!). Overall, a very nice wit, a different take than I've encountered lately, what with the in-your-face spices, but definitely a welcome change-of-pace.

TMoney2591, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of sweisel80
5/5  rDev +36.2%

sweisel80, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

LambicKing, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +9%

jheezee, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of wowbagger
2.73/5  rDev -25.6%
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 +8.4%
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 +22.6%

gmichaela, Jan 10, 2012
Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.