Muffin Top - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by alk3kenny:
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy orange color head is white and creamy looks like a nice beer overall... Smell is of a very sweet fruit maybe a sugary orange??? I expect a certain level of sweetness in a belgian but this is somewhat surprising. Not off putting overall but surprising... no hops on the nose... Taste is slightly sweet not nearly the sweetness you get in the nose and there are definitely hops present. Very interesting indeed... ooo and there is the 10% alcohol on the back of the tongue leaving a boozy mouthfeel... In the second sip getting a little more of the orange I picked up in the nose and you can definitely taste that beer has some alcohol in it... again not off-putting just very obvious but I don't mind tasting my alcohol a little bit... Overall a good beer would drink again on tap to give that a try.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2012 04:51:11 | More by alk3kenny
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3.76/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle. What would be wrong about destroying muffin tops (either kind) in the interest of producing a good beer?
This beer pours a slightly hazy, bright medium bronzed amber colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, bubbly, and loosely foamy ecru head, which leaves a bit of sudsy caveman painting lace around the glass as it quickly hies it outta there.
It smells of dank pine resin, overripe orange and white grapefruit peel, bready, biscuity pale malt, earthy, yeasty banana chips, grape licorice vines, further white sugar notes, and leafy, floral hops. The taste is more musty, forest floor detritus pine/leaf flora, simple syrup, a mixed citrus rind bitterness, grainy and mildly creamy pale malt, peppery yeast, and a prominent spicy leafiness.
The carbonation is fairly active and frothy in its ministrations, the body a dense medium weight, mostly smooth, and perhaps a tad creamy, in an airy sense. It finishes generally sweet, the sugar, pale malt, and fruitiness all proving a steady counterpoint to all the potential pine bitterness and alcohol astringency that never was.
For a Belgian IPA, this is good. For an all around enjoyable brew, it's so-so, the faults inherent in the style exacerbated by the extra sugary notes introduced by the brewer. Whatevs, it goes down better than I would have thought, is hoppy and boozy, and those spicy-ass tacos (love ya, Mom, thanks for having put the 'life' in larger than life) cooking in my kitchen will make an excellent pairing for the rest of this, methinks.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 06:04:29 | More by biboergosum
Muffin Top from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.