Laughing Clown
Odd Side Ales

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Style:
American Malt Liquor
Ranked #9
ABV:
7%
Score:
67
Ranked #49,320
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 12.15%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
10
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Odd Side Ales
 
Michigan, United States
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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This mighty fine malt liquor
pours a medium amber with a nice head of white foam that
settles to a thin ring, thin light layer, and shows some light
lacing. Nose of sweet breaded malts, corn, caramel, honey,
and light floral hop and malt notes. Flavors exceed the nose
floral hops and sweet honey and caramel malts wrapped
around breaded malts and sweet corn and grain notes
with a light tropical note on the finish. Very nice mouth
feel; medium wet body, medium light carbonation, and a
sweet almost candy corn finish with light tropical notes.

Overall, tis' a mighty fine malt liquor----sounds
oxymoronic, but it is a solid and easy drinking
brew.

Cheers

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Photo of BB1313
4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 11/15/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with solid clarity; fluffy off-white head that fades leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas have lots of caramel, fruit and malts. Some coconut. Some corn. Some fresh bread and crackers. The flavors basically follow the nose. More caramel leading the way along with some toffee. More bread and corn. Some raisins in the mix. More fruit along with some more hints of coconut. Subtle sweetness. Nice hop presence. Solid bitterness. Solid malt backbone. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a great beer. It seems to be a slightly unique take on the style, but I really like it. I'm simply loving the experience. Once again, it's not really your traditional malt liquor, but it works. It's enjoyable and fun to drink. I'm almost shocked by how much I'm loving this one. Well done.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was actually a fairly nice malt liquor that reminded me of some other clean, crisp AALs. Pours a nice clear golden color with some surprisingly nice white fluffy head and scattered sheets of lingering lacing. Smells of corn, malt, grain and a little hops. Tastes similarly, with some smooth and crisp notes. Clean thin mouthfeel, good carbonation. Nice and easy to drink, enjoyable offering. Not bad at all!

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned in 6/2018. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity corn aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt/corn and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt/corn and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a very nice malt liquor. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt/corn and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very clean and nicely rich barley/grain flavors; with plenty of earthy hop presence/balance, but not overwhelming. Not overdone on corn adjuncts. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Best in the style I have had.

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Photo of strohme2
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 ounce can, poured into Lexan tulip for outdoor beer-drinking enjoyment. Looks good in light, but appears mostly a dull yellow with finger’s worth of white head. The nose is bready, corny, a bit of lemon. Generic lager taste, white bread, sweet. This is malt liquor on a sophisticated scale.
Slick velvet mouthfeel.

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Laughing Clown from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 10 ratings