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Let My People Go - Clown Shoes

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

We kept this one simple, used water, malt, hops, yeast, and made it the kind of beer that will help you, when your (real or imaginary) people are tired, thirsty, hungry, enslaved, to step forward and state with authority: Let my people go!

(Beer added by: silentjay on 09-15-2012)
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Photo of corby112
1.53/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pours a dark copper color with faint amber edges and a one finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy, spicy hop aroma with a surprisingly strong malt backbone for the style. Strong onion like presence followed by grass, caramel, toffee and biscuit. Really malt forward with an unpleasant hop profile. Nothing about the appearance or aroma suggests pale ale.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with an odd combination of earthy, onion-y hops and dark caramel malt. Not reminiscent of a pale ale at all with a really strong roasted malt presence with a soil/dirt like taste. Just really harsh and unpleasant with hardly any sweetness or balance. The malts taste off and the hop presence is really dirty and one-dimensional. It's really hard to describe how bad this beer tastes. Dry and bitter with bland malts and rotten vegetables. Drain pour.

corby112, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of jenray
2/5  rDev -41.9%

jenray, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Rekrule
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Rekrule, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

oriolesfan4, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

sendbeer, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of facundoCNB
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

deep amber pour with a finger of off-white colored head, some lacing left behind. smells very tropical - mango, pineapple, peaches with almost a belgian style yeast scent. the flavor is definitely not right. tastes like pee, with some flower petals.. bready. medium body, moderate carbonation.

after doing some research and seeing the date on the label i bought, not only is this beer retired, it was bottled almost a year ago. year old pale ale isn't going to taste as it did fresh, and it doesn't seem like it helped improve any qualities.

facundoCNB, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Dhuckaby
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Dhuckaby, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3/5  rDev -12.8%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -12.8%

ncstateplaya, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3/5  rDev -12.8%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of match1112
3/5  rDev -12.8%

match1112, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of FrankHammer
3/5  rDev -12.8%

FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and some light amounts of cocoa. The flavor is a little bit different. I get some hop notes (mainly orange and pine) as well as some biscuit and toffee. There is also a hint of grapes. Overall, the flavors just don't meld together too well. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of jaxon53
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

jaxon53, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Pando
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Pando, May 25, 2013
Photo of TigerOwl
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

TigerOwl, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of ommegangpbr
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The label got me. A Moses figure wearing clown shoes and holding a beer? Had to give it a try. The beer itself isn't as riveting as the label. A malty and mild yeast body. Very mild hops. The bottled on date is from 5 months ago; perhaps that's on the unfresh side for this beer? Because it flirts with tasting a bit old. This beer makes me a touch concerned that this brewery is all gimmick labels and mediocre beer. I hope that isn't the case

ommegangpbr, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Burkbom23
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Burkbom23, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of rab53
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

rab53, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Dizzy242
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Dizzy242, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of bmwats
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a hand glass.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours a 2 finger, tight, foamy, white head. Very persistent. Thick beer ring lacing.

S: Light floral hops. Not much else.

T: Light hops, and a little Italian spice.

M: Light and crisp. Steely finish.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is nice. Large, persistent head, and thick beer ring lacing. Nose is hoppy and floral. Light hop bitterness and a little bit of a spicy character. Overall, this is decent quaff.

bmwats, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from total Wine in Tampa. A Good amount of head. Smooth mouthfeel, bottled August 2012, but yet a little skunky. Likely why there were so many bottles of this and their IPA I noticed around the USA.
Still able to drink it and it was OK with food.

Sammy, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This was served from the cask at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a house pint glass glowing a hazy golden brown. Flecks of a head were visible, with the same noted for lacing. No sediment was found, and carbonation appeared light. The aroma came with bittered phenolic plastics, pale malts, dirty woodiness, mineral sandiness, strawberry and cherry sugars, booze, caramel maltiness, and a very faint grassy hop. Our first impression was that the flavoring was light and mild, but smooth. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with nice woody notes from the cask, with lighter brushes of fruit and weakly roasted malts. The middle peaked with metallic coffee twang, hollow woodiness to dry and cut any initial sweetness. Residual malty sugars come to pull us to the finish, where bitter grassy hops enter to further cut any remaining seriousness of toasted caramel, pale malts, and ghostly coffee malts. The aftertaste breathed of warmed alcohol, grassy hops, sweet cherry, bittered woodiness, and drying tannins. The body was light, bordering on watery, and the carbonation was light. There was thin slurp and smack, with little cream or froth to the lips. The coating was initially wet but made way for a final astringent bite. The abv was appropriate, and the beer sipped easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the ease of drinking, and the smooth blend of flavoring. The most robust thing about it was actually the phenolic smack to the nose. While this woke you up it did tend to overpower some of the more subtle notes of hops, and any depth to the malts. The cask did add a nice woody flavoring, but it too took from the “pale aledness” just a bit too much. This made for a relatively thin and rather weak offering.

TheBrewo, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of argock
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Sunset Grill and Tap (Boston, MA).

A: Dark amber-red with short cap of oatmeal head leaving substantial lacing around the top of the glass

S: Very light aroma overall with some mild herbal hops and caramel toffee tones.

T: The flavor puts even emphasis on herbal hops and caramel malts to provide a balanced but unspectacular beer overall.

M: Creamy and easily drinkable with medium body and integrated alcohol character.

O: This seems more like a slightly hoppier herbal amber ale without a lot of personality.

argock, Nov 13, 2012
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Let My People Go from Clown Shoes
79 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.