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Clementine - Clown Shoes

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880 Ratings

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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 30
Gots: 101 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

sgregory, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

bigbluebeerguy, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Rob_Z
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours very cloudy, there is a lot of sediment here, although it suspends nicely with a good aggressive swirl. Taste is lightly sweet, faint fruit taste as you'd expect. Nice and refreshing, no edge to it at all. Really enjoyable if you're looking for a light summery beer.

Rob_Z, Apr 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

RDP87, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

vickersspitfire, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa this past weekend, not having any beers from Clown Shoes in quite some time. I like this style of beer a lot but for some reason, this didn't do it for me. It went down well and was true to form but there wasn't anything notable about this and once the head settled down, this was a somewhat flat Witbier that needed a slightly bolder array of flavors to it.

The pour to this was indeed good, as this beer had a hazy, golden hue and a thick head that settled into a nice layer of foam. Quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle as well, as it too me a while to swirl it out. No date on this bottle either, as I would have liked to have known how old this was. Lots of citrus zest in the nose with some lemon, pepper, and straw. Not a lot of wheat to be tasted and this was just a hair too thin and sour for me. Some more carbonation would have been great too, as I didn't see or feel any when I took my sips.

Of course, the alcohol wasn't that heavy here, which lead to this going down faster than it should have. While beers of this style tend to be light and easygoing, this could have been a bit more heavy and bold. Citrus lovers might want to substitute this for a glass of orange juice but now that the spring is here, there are much better examples of this to be found on your local retailer's shelf. Only worth a try for fans of Clown shoes.

JerzDevl2000, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Vylo, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DrFunkenstein, Apr 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Andy_Luft, Apr 08, 2014
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erialbill, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

VeganUndead, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

berkshire413, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

k_clarkie, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of KajII
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

The pour was a hazy dark yellow amber with a large (2-3 finger) white pillowy head that slowly receded, down to a thin cap which was mostly lasting and had good sticky streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, mild floral hops and a soapy musty yeast with notes of coriander, citrus (clementine) and a light scent of peppercorns.

The taste was lightly malty with a mild citrus sweetness in the beginning, and then had a moderate influx of yeast and a bit of spice, with the finish having a slight citrus peel bitterness and a touch of pepper at the end. The flavor lingered for quite a while following the swallow, with a mildly spicy yeast taste left behind lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a few steps beyond light in body with a creamy dry texture and a carbonation that went a just little above medium.

Overall I really liked this Witbier, it possess lots of yeasty citrus flavor along with a mild spiciness making it extremely enjoyable and easy to drink. Although, I expect nothing less for this brewer who never seems to disappoint...


KajII, Mar 26, 2014
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Clementine from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.