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Swagger - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
85
very good

141 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%


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 jlindros:
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice fluffy fizzy 1.5 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, decent lacing, hazy amber rosy slight orange-red colored.

Nose big hops and nice hops, bit floral, some citrus, big tangerine citrus, little grapefruit, nice musty resin with touch of passion fruit, bit of a spicy earthy hop too, all that with a nice big sweet reddish toasty malt, slight caramel candy.

Taste starts mild sweetness, more reddish toasty malts, little candy like, nice caramel, toffee, candied biscuit, etc. That balances the hops nicely that come on with fair bitterness at first, light citrus again but more spicy earthy hop character, fair fruity hop character, mild grapefruit and tangerine. the bitterness tries to ramp but the sweet malts keep it in check, nice fluffy malt character. Finish is fairly dry, light sweet candy caramel malt, fair bitterness, light spicy earthy hop with light citrus as well.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bod, nice fluffy carb.

Overall pretty nice hoppy red ale, good malts and nice bitterness balance, nice hop character, fairly tasty, good body, overall pretty nice beer. I was worried this would get too hoppy, too bitter, or too much sweet candy malt character since it's Clown Shoes, but this was pretty nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 23:50:15 | More by jlindros
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Mikexw

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-08-2014 12:50:29 | More by Mikexw
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-30-2014 04:01:00 | More by jagada
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Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-28-2014 23:40:04 | More by amvrana
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California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-27-2014 20:46:53 | More by drunkheathen
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clown Shoes Swagger has a medium, off-white head, a hazy, brown-red appearance, and some light lacing left on the glass. The aroma is rich- sweet bread crust, tea, and hop oil. Taste is of sweet brown bread crust, tea, and floral hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Clown Shoes Swagger finishes mostly dry, easy drinking, and refreshing. Well, it’s a rather simple beer and overly hoppy for a lager (a style issue), but it’s also very delicious.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 23:55:47 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-09-2014 23:35:09 | More by Goldndomer
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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shystersrule

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-28-2014 04:41:51 | More by shystersrule
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-23-2014 21:54:29 | More by cornpone
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-amber color with a large white head that lingers around and leaves a good lace
S-Hops is strong, but some malt comes in
T-At first you get the malt then you get a hop bitterness in the aftertaste that gives you a grapefruit and pine taste in there, and it lightens up in the end
M-medium body and medium carbonation
O-great beer has a great hop taste and a malt background that I enjoyed

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:39:07 | More by a0lbudman
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-03-2014 00:20:11 | More by Ograd001
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-02-2014 01:39:58 | More by h4ger
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SoCaliC8

California

2/5  rDev -47.4%

01-17-2014 11:24:46 | More by SoCaliC8
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

nice brew from clown shoes. not sure why they are getting a bad rap out here in colorado, all of their stuff has been solid. red lager hopped aggressively. caramel color more amber than red, with over an inch of lacy white head, looks great. the nose is all lemon hops, citra probably, and maybe something for bitterness, because this is very bitter. the taste is malt first hops second, with a distinct lemon character all the way through. one of the first reds where hop bitterness trumps sweet malt and i really like it. soapy sudsy feel, really big for a lager, but it drinks clean in the finish. i think this is a great illustration of a well flavored and not boring lager. the hopping is done very well, and the mouthfeel is big for the style. these guys deserve some credit for making some really neat beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 16:00:13 | More by StonedTrippin
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drt72

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-12-2014 22:36:26 | More by drt72
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Yeti1979

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-07-2014 19:58:35 | More by Yeti1979
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nasa60

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Kappakoosh

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Swagger from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.