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Clementine 1.5 - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
85
very good

63 Ratings
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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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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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4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with lots of carbonation and immediate smell of orange peel and yeast and is a cloudy, hazy light yellow.
Taste is subtle fruit, yeast and a rolling bubble feel in across the mouth. This beer is very refreshing for a spring or summer day given its light body and I'm surprised its no longer being made and looking forward to trying the regular "clementine"

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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.

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Everything about this beer matches its name. It has a bright orange, yet hazy color with a great citrusy smell. A decent white head and little lacing, but a wonderful sweetness that was pleasant. Finishes with oranges. Somehow, it manages to still be light and refreshing even though it's packing some pretty big alcohol. Overall, this is probably the best fruity beer I've had in awhile.

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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mild orange with cloudy blonde notes and a one-finger head.

Chock full of orange and grapefruit in the nose. Perhaps a bit of alcohol as well on the nose. Mostly citrus.

More like Clementine Squared. Very clean upfront with citrus and clove mainly.

Ditto on mouthfeel. The alcohol adds a kick of sorts but not much else.

If you really, really, REALLLYY like this style, here you go.

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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.

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

Pours a golden to orange body beneath the foamy white head which dissolves fairly quickly to leave a scattered lacing clinging to the glass.

Aroma is very abundant and varies depending on temperature. Up front it offers wheat, yeast, and grass but as it warms it becomes increasingly citrusy with generous orange peel, lemongrass, pepper, and coriander.

The flavoris fairly citrusy with generous orange and lemon complimented by grass notes, a touchif black pepper, and yeast.

Medium to lighter on body with medium carbonation and a semi sweet, drying finish.

A nice wit and aptly name for the focus on the clementines throughout the aromas and flavors.

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