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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
83
good

913 Ratings
THE BROS
85
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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4/5  rDev +9%

Exiled, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

Rusty18, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of unclejazz
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 4-pack of this and after chilling it cracked one open and poured it into a tulip-shaped glass for an after dinner drink.

A-copper leaning more towards the yellow than the orange. I crisp white one-finger head that thinned quickly and left a thin layer, but no lacing. The hazy appearance confirmed the white ale. No sediment, wit not wheat.

S-the orange and coriander are clearly present.There is also a must hint reminiscient of wine. Its the moldy cheese smell that reminds me more of wine.

T-I was let down by taste. The best metaphor that comes to mind is McDonald orange drink. If i added and orange slice to this stuff it would taste like a mimosa. Too much orange, artificial orange.

M-watery but the spices shore up the mouth of this white ale. Its alomost as though this beer is catering to Blue Moon fans, so , "Hey Blue Moon fans, drink this stuff instead. At least the money goes to an independent brewery."

O-I just keep thinking that a good white ale should have some citrus notes, but you should not be hammered over the head with them. I will stick with my Allagash white.

unclejazz, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of chocosushi
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours brilliant milky orange with a cloudy body. Partial 
lacing. Looks inviting. Wonderful appearance. 

S - big whiffs of Belgian yeast with an undercurrent of citrus &   Pale malts. Very forward nose. Coriander is more apparent after warming. 

T - very clean flavor of citrus peel (orange, tangerine, Clementine) on a layer of phenols & malt lending notes of French rolls,  & a touch of mango. Undercurrent of coriander throughout.    

M - fruity with a hefty bread background with citrus carrying through. Dry finish. Very crisp. Moderately bittered & spiced.

D - perfect wit, to be honest. The Clementine comes through    Quite a bit. Rating to style, this is the
best witbier I have ever had. Hands down. The yeast (the most important part of a good wit) is top notch.

chocosushi, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Flounder57
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a Stella glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. A golden straw yello with slight signs of carbonation at the top of the glass. No clarity of the beer due to the haziness of the style.

Smell: Clementines and grapefruit from the hops. Sweet bready malts that give it a little biscuit too. Some spices also. The scent seems to be a little mellow for this beer and I was expecting more on the nose.

Taste: Everything above with more to offer. Picking up some banana and clove from the Bavarian yeast most likely that they used. Some alcohol towards the end.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, smooth, medium carbonation, very easy to drink too

Overall: I enjoyed this beer event thought there should be snow on the ground and not this crazy warm weather here in Boston.

Flounder57, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of wcintula
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clementine being my all-time favorite orange, I was excited to pick this up. Pours with a hazy orange-straw-ish colored body with lots of activity inside. Smell is a strong yeast mingled with strong tart clementine peel/juice.

The sweetness from the wheat hits first with a strong follow-up of coriander and spicy phenols added from the Belgian yeast. Light velvety body with a sharper carbonation, this beer is a great refreshment, especially in the summer.

wcintula, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

mhaugo, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of jilly425
5/5  rDev +36.2%

jilly425, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev +9%

mhenson42, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +9%

jak, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of match1112
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out a hazy orange color with a big fluffy white head that stands two and a half fingers tall. head eventually recedes to a frothy cap leaving loads of lacing behind. the nose is greeted with orange and spice. the taste backs up what the nose experienced with lots of orange,coriander and a nice hop presence to balance it out. mouthfeel was crisp and bubbly with a short dry finish that leaves you wanting more. overall i feel that this is a good example of what a white ale should be.

match1112, Nov 30, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

barnzy78, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

andersen8185, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

waiting4lunch, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of penguins87
5/5  rDev +36.2%

penguins87, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ehammond1, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Knapp85, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

PEIhop, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

lancer42678, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Immortale25
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Immortale25, Nov 18, 2011
Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.