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Clementine 1.5 - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
85
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

When you beat down a hot day with a Clown Shoe, but the heat boomerangs back, counter with beer karate: drink Clementine 1.5.

(Beer added by: Dope on 07-12-2012)
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Reviews by drabmuh:
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer served in a Clown shoes shaker pint, check my twitter feed for the photo. Pint glass was a gift from the brewery. Thanks! At the time of this review, this is #50 on the "Top Beers - Witbier" list on beeradvocate.com. I thought this beer was good for a huge witbier.

Beer is amber with a lot of haze, a white head of small bubbles, low retention, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, yeasty, mildly citrus.

Beer is nice and light in body, a little heavier than expected but I imagine for an 8% beer, this is probably about as light as you can get it without it getting boozy, the alcohol is hidden quite well. Nice finish, some citrus, orange and lemon flavors. A decent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy amber with a white head.
Strong coriander on the nose alongside doughy wheat and subtle orange peel. Very herbal. Peppery too.
Flavours focus more on the citrus but there's still a big herbal coriander note and doughy wheat. The coriander seems excessive.
Needs a lighter body and more carbonation.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice medium yellow/orange color with a soft white head. The aroma was yeasty, bread crusts, light citrus fruits, wheaty, herbal with a hint of musk and phenols. Tastes of sweet citrus, a hint of alcohol, yeasty, bready esters, wheat and flowers. The feel had a bit of a creamy feel, full bodied for the style, likely thanks to the elevated abv.

All in all, it's not bad at all, though I've never found a double wheat that was awesome and still had that refreshing Wit quality. For me, the higher abv and body detract from that. Still, good beer.

Photo of jsanford
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange-yellow with a dense white head. Very juicy aromas, lots of orange zest/juice with a touch of banana and clove from the Witbier yeast. Taste is similarly juicy, lots more orange, banana, wheat, and spicy yeast. Smooth mouthfeel, with a medium-full body and good carbonation. Overall another great Clown Shoes beer, quite enjoyable.

Photo of ThickNStout
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 5.99. Bottled 07/12. Served on a goblet. 

Pours a cloudy orangey yellow with 2.5 fingers white head that quickly dissipates, leaving very little lacing.

Sweet aromas of orange, wheat and cloves. 

Taste follows the nose, and quite smoothly. Orange, wheat, spice, peel and grass. Nice, sweet, refreshing blend with only a hint of the alcohol.

Medium heavy feel. Tingly carbonation. Long sweet orange peel finish.

I'm not a fan of wit/ wheat beers but this is good stuff. Drinks almost like a wheatwine with the heavy feel and big sweet flavors. I might have to try aging a bottle to see if it continues to develope like a wheat wine. 

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of gatornation
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, spice, citrus, wheat, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of orange, lemon and spices that are quickly followed by the breadiness of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. It really tastes almost the same as the original version with a bit more alcohol. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly spicy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a good higher-octane Witbier to drink for a long time.

Photo of DouglasChasse
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of NappyB
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of bmwats
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a weizen.

A: Golden hue. Pours a 2+ finger, tight, bubbly, white head. Settles very slowly, leaving dry sticky residue behind as it does. Continually rising effervescence is present.

S: Wheat, orange, and lemon citrus.

T: Wheat forward. Orange liqueur. A little bitter citrus pith.

M: Thick and syrupy. Coppery, bitterness lingers on the palate throughout. Boozy. High alcohol is evident. A bit biting.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Deep golden hue, substantial head, and some nice spiderweb lacing. Nose is wheat and citrus. Wheat and boozy orange and lemon sweetness. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Photo of Oakenator
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden in color with some haze. Carbonation hangs around the outside of the glass. Smell is hard to place with some citrus and sweet notes. The flavor is a winner - could be considered an imperial wheat beer - clementine flavor comes through a bit sweeter. A hint o alcohol on the back end.

Photo of tmryan21
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

I missed this one yesterday, but it's been taken down by me this time... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy sunset amber topped by a finger of lightly-glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises orange peel, coriander, light clove, very light black pepper, cracked wheat, and a hint of booze. The taste brings in more of the same, with a decent contingent of bitter and alcoholic orange peel. The alcohol is certainly present, but it's not really a negative factor here. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a surprisingly good imperial wit, one that overshadows the original for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bmoriarty
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into half pint tasting glass.

Pours a hazy orange color, somewhat frothy white head that disappears quickly, no lacing at all.

Nose is yeasty, fruity, and alcoholic. Orange, maybe coriander and lemon. Refreshing, but nothing jumps out either.

Taste matches up to the smell fairly well. Crisp and refreshing (at first), but also like the smell nothing jumps out. Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly.

Honestly, it's a white ale, just MORE of it. There's nothing to set it apart. It's good, I really enjoy white ales. But I think the extra flavor - and, more importantly, the extra alcohol - seem to fight against the best characteristics of a white ale. In other words, good but not great. I enjoyed it, but will stick to regular white ales for now.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Clementine 1.5 from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.