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Let My People Go - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.91%
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:
Beer added by: silentjay on 09-15-2012

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!
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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.

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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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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A: mild cloudy, dirty orange/copper, trace off-white head,
delightful lacing display

S: earthy grainy malt, hint of grassy and floral

T: dab of lemon, earthy malt, mild grassy bitter finish

M: med body, mild bubbly/blended smooth mouth

O: Clown Shoes = great beer for your money.
Nice to see another US craft brewery making a
flavorful lighter brew. (Killer combo with my lamb vindaloo!)


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A: Washed out orange pour sits a dense apple-orange in the vessel accompanied by a healthy 2 finger tall light tan head that was foamy, rocky, and incredibly well lasting. A good strong sign of visible effervese is noticed within. A thick, foamy band of lace smoothers the glass.

S: Strong pineapple and mango fruitiness upon uncapping and pour. Some passion fruit, pear juice with a hint of herbal wet grassiness.

T: The flavor was fruity with some tropical notes. Sweet citrusy flower, marmalade, fresh pear juice, mango is most evident. Passion fruit and caramel mix together nicely with some red grapes. Tropical greenery, fresh and wet, with a light mention of herbal appeal, pineapple and apricots follow with a nice complexity. Upon warming a touch of apple-pine hops come through. Bright and spicy hop usage, the british pale malts are crisp and lightly bready. Closing of spicy floral notes.

M: Mouthful provides a good tingle, medium body, gentle warmth of alcohol and hops shine though.

O: Overall a nice change up for a pale from the traditional american citrus hop bombs. Light, fruity, kent and fruggle hops? shine through more then other examples of british style pales. Crisp, bright hops, nice repeatability, let my glass be refilled many times over.

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Let My People Go from Clown Shoes
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