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Swagger - Clown Shoes

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very good

162 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 162
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phillyz on 07-31-2013)
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Reviews by SmashPants:
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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%

Bottle: a standard 355mL brown bottle with a typically Clown Shoes-esque craft label.

Appearance: a cloudy dark amber in colour with orange highlights. Big carbonation visible. A one-finger off-white head with good retention and fantastic lacing.

Aroma: a sweet aroma of bread malts and yeast, citrus hops and tea leaves.

Taste: big citrus hops with some earth bitterness. The sweet bread malts linger in the back too. A fantastic tasting lager.

Aftertaste: again plenty of hop bitterness coming through, but it is very sweet and well-rounded, unlike some AIPAs for instance. Very nice.

Mouth feel: a moderate feel with a big carbonation to carry the flavour. Sweetness up front, smooth with a dryness on the finish.

Overall: well-rounded flavours, a sweet and bitter hop with good malt backing. Add a reasonable price and that this is different to your normal grain lager; definitely one of the better lagers I have had to date.

SmashPants, Apr 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours into a becker a clear deep bronze with a large blooming head that leaces two full rings of broken lace as it settles oh so slowly into a frothy mass.The Simcoe hops stand out in the nose along with caramel malts and mild toast,like a hopped up Vienna lager to me.Dryer on the palate with toasted grain,earthiness,and leafy hop goodness,a little more oomph from the leafy hops and it would bump up my score.A damn fine amber lager,a healthy dose of hops, and on the dryer side.

oberon, Nov 24, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear dark red colored body.
The aroma is a dank lemon and grapefruit and wet hay, all the in the best way.
The taste has a strong lemon bitterness upfront, loaded of malt in the background, but it's a hoppy beer.
It has a medium body with moderate carbonation.

Fatehunter, May 23, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows tropical fruit including melon and fruit confectionery alongside some sweet clean malt.
More fruity hops as flavours with big confectionery notes. Also a fair whack of sweet clean malt before an aggressive but balanced bitterness enters.
Could use more carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Swagger from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.