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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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845 Ratings

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Ratings: 845
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 27
Gots: 93 | 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 penguins87


5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-22-2011 04:49:09 | More by penguins87
Photo of ehammond1

3.68/5  rDev 0%

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, MrHirschybar!

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
Photo of celticfutblclub


4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2011 19:27:54 | More by celticfutblclub
Photo of Knapp85


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
Photo of PEIhop


4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2011 19:03:28 | More by PEIhop
Photo of lancer42678

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-18-2011 15:46:15 | More by lancer42678
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

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
Photo of Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2011 03:20:43 | More by Burt
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2011 20:13:30 | More by Satchboogie
Photo of gtermi


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
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 04:41:42 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-14-2011 22:33:00 | More by Lawnboy33
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

11-14-2011 14:19:36 | More by jbertsch
Photo of ChainGangGuy


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
Photo of SkeeterHawk


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
Photo of clayrock81


4/5  rDev +8.7%

A clearish gold with well carbonated, slow dieing head on top of a clovey, orange peel smell with some coriander and yeast twang; minot hoppy touch as well. Light bodied beer that follows the nose as a smooth passing but not watery brew flow of orange peel, spices, coriander, not cider but some type of plush fruit sweetness that are well balanced pass my tongue and then there's a slightly tart/dry and crisp finish. I wouldn't say this is my fave of this style or the best but for some reason I am really drawn to this one.

11-03-2011 19:53:30 | More by clayrock81
Photo of socon67

New York

4.13/5  rDev +12.2%

Note: Reviewed from 5oz sample

A - Pours straw yellow\orange. Cloudy appearance. Some lacing from foam retention. Visible lively carbonation.

S - Smells yeasty and with potent citrus of grapefruit and tangerines.

T - This tastes like Orangina as a beer. I love citrus so to me this was great. Strong citrus flavor with notes of grains and a funky kind of yeast strain.

M - The carbonation is a bit too much, and makes this tougher to enjoy than it should. But it does feel light despite the bubbly feel.

O - I like it, and it is a nice witbier for citrus lovers. If that's your thing then pick this up.

10-21-2011 20:39:55 | More by socon67
Photo of Florida9


3.9/5  rDev +6%

A: Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Forms an enormous off-white head that fills over 3/4 of the glass. Head slowly reduces allowing for the beer to be topped off. After doing this three times, I finally have a glass of beer. Beer itself is a very clear straw colored yellow in color. There is visible carbonation. Head leaves some clumpy lacing.

S: Aroma is primarily of coriander with a floral sweetness and some orange essence to round it out.

T: Taste is of a lightly sweet wheat beer. There is some light spice notes, some coriander, and a very faint bit of yeast. Orangey citrus and, maybe a little lemon. Finishes with a light citrus sweetness.

M: Light bodied with heavier carbonation. Smooth and lightly dry on the finish.

O: A good, drinkable witbeer. Certainly not the best to be found, but also certainly not the worst. Flavorful and easy to drink.

10-20-2011 01:45:53 | More by Florida9
Photo of TheDinger

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -16.3%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

A- Cloudy orange with a small 1 finger off white head. Decent lacing throughout the beer.

S- Strong citrus/orange peel with some cloves and spice. Some wheat notes on the end, but dominated by spicy orange rinds.

T- Bitter and spice, much like it smells. Some wheat stuffed in there but a very odd taste. Almost too much on the spice end that kind of ruined the smoothness.

M- Not heavy on the booziness. A small bit of carbonation with a hint of dry. Not too watery.

O- Was a little let down with the strong orange/spicy taste and smell. A bit on the bitter end of the scale. Wouldn't turn one down, but not searching the streets either. Average-

10-14-2011 02:05:49 | More by TheDinger
Photo of eclipse54


3.18/5  rDev -13.6%

A 12 ounce bottle from FluffyMcTingle; thank you for this one! Bottled in August, 2011 and poured into a nondescript snifter...

Pours a straw- or hay-colored yellow with about a centimeter of bubbly white head that fades rapidly. Little to no legs or lacing are left behind-save for a pale ring around the edge-despite a seemingly endless stream of bubbles emminating from the base of the glass.

The aroma is of wheat, straw, and a general barnyard funk that resembles a spicier yeast-like funk; it's odd, but not entirely offputting. Perhaps this is the ""horse blanket"" smell/flavor I've heard so much about. There are some light citrus and clove notes in the nose as well.

It tastes of wheat and straw in the beginning, clove, orange, and lemon in the middle, and finally ends with some earthen notes. Not bad, but not spectacular either; one might use the term ""average"" here.

Mouthfeel is good, being crisp, clean, and smooth, and finishing a touch dry, which leaves one desiring another sip.

Overall, a decent witbier that I wouldn't ever oppose drinking, but it certainly would not be first choice in the style.

10-13-2011 03:18:33 | More by eclipse54
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New York

3.9/5  rDev +6%

12 ounce bottle, with "Bottled on" dating notched onto the side of the label (Aug 2011)
Pours heavily clouded, darker tangarine, light tan head, stas for a spell then goes to a thicker film, thick collar and then leaves pretty will developed stringy bands of lacing.

Some orange, coriander and tropical spicing in the nose.

Flavor is dominated by oranges, more coriander and unknown earthy spicing. Pleasant enough wit, but nothing really special

10-13-2011 00:06:21 | More by Billolick
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3.05/5  rDev -17.1%

A: Pours a nearly opaque orange color. At first a two finger white head forms, but recedes to a ring with a light film of watery lace.
S: Light orange peal, more of a banana and bubblegum like sweetness in the nose. Light spice and yeast as well.
T: A quick snap of orange with some banana esters. Hops show up next, but is gone in a second. That is it. Nothing lingers, and no aftertaste besides a bit of alcohol in the chest.
M/D: A light to medium body. Low carbonation that is thin and watery. Almost lifeless. I can certainly feel more alcohol than I would like from a Wit and 6% beer. Not really enjoy this one.

There is not much here. The flavors that do show up, vanish in a second. Which makes this very unsatisfying. Nothing particularly wrong, just blah and ho hum. Not something I am coming back to.

10-11-2011 20:31:57 | More by champ103
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3.43/5  rDev -6.8%

Thanks for this one, Jeff.

A: The beer pours a hazy golden color with a rather large white head.

S: Smells a bit plain. A lot of straw and grass but not much in the usual aromas of bread, malt, spice, or citrus. There is a little bit of citrus peel. Not much coriander, though.

T: A nice citrus flavor with lemon and orange peel. Like with the aroma, there really isn't much spice or malt flavor. Some sweetness, but it's more candy/sugar-like.

M: Light in body with medium carbonation.

O: Not really much witbier character to this. Wasn't a big fan.

10-09-2011 04:39:12 | More by womencantsail
Photo of July2Nov


3.85/5  rDev +4.6%

Appearance: Clear, lighter gold color with a thin lacing and no carbonation after the initial pour.

Smell: Funky farm house smell with a citrus touch.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Some tartness (citrus) and bitterness (spiciness) at first that quickly delves into a smoothness of a creamy mouthfeel. Lighter in tasting and easily drinkable. The taste is just like the smell indicated, but in a way lesser amount. Citrus hops and spice blends well near the end with a tart and dry aftertaste.

Overall: A great overall beer that makes it so easy to drink. Would buy this again.

10-08-2011 02:55:47 | More by July2Nov
Photo of oline73


3.68/5  rDev 0%

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloud golden amber with a finger of white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Strong yeast presence, lots of spice and fruit notes. Banana and cloves. Some sweet malt.

Taste: Follows from the smell, but not too sweet. Strong spice notes up front with the banana and cloves. Strong flavors fade a bit to yield a mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: The taste seemed a little watery as the spice and fruity notes fades. Other than that it was very crisp and refreshing. I would have another.

10-07-2011 23:50:33 | More by oline73
Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 845 ratings.