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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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967 Ratings

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Ratings: 967
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 31
Gots: 125 | 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 htomsirveaux
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 22 Oct 2011. Served in the 0.5 L Franszikaner wheat glass.

Medium sized fluffy white head. Well carbonated. Cloudy, color of orange clementines (says A). Smells fragrant, oranges, tangerines, orange flowers, yeast, some coriander and white pepper. Very juicy citrus, oranges and meyer lemons. Touch of pithiness, not overly sweet. Medium body, warming alcohol. Lots of yeast. Somewhat dry finish. Touch of a farmhouse ale to it. White pepper and alcohol in the aftertaste.

Alcohol seems hotter than 6%.

Photo of BFro
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out an impressive cloudy yellow and copper. Soft white head about 1" deep. Standard aroma of clove and coriander with some orange rind.

Plenty of bitterness for style, clove and coriander pretty dominant, moves the citrus rind to the side. I thought the carbonation was a little bothersome, was looking for more of a orange cream experience, not orange 7up. Also was a little older in flavor, maybe this sat at Total Wine for some time, it was marked down $4.99/4pack.

Old lady was kind of meh on it too, neither of us identified anything that was an off flavor, but it is easily worth $1.25 a beer, so it gets another half notch on the overall scale.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear golden/tangerine yellow with a finger tall fluffy white head. The head has moderate retention and pretty good amounts of lacing on the glass. No visible carbonation.

S: Aromas of wheat with hints of orange and spices (corriander most likely). There is a little bit of a yeasty smell present as well.

T: Flavors of citrus (orange, lemon, clementine - which I recognized from the box I just finished eating), grasspy hops, and wheat. There is just a hint of tanginess from the yeast and light bitterness which is refreshing.

M: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: A really easy to drink beer and a nice thirst quencher. I really enjoyed this beer - another pleasant offering from Clown Shoes, I have been impressed with this brewery thus far. This beer is quite sessionable and I will look forward to quaffing quite a few come the spring/summer - though I will have to trek into NY to purchase this one.

Photo of tigrstylz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Photo of Kornoms
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Shakerman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of arizcards
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Photo of hopsandstouts
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of NarcoSolo
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.89/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of BJasny
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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.

Photo of SarahMackAttack
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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.

Photo of sweisel80
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of LambicKing
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +9%

Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.