Moses And The Misfits
Clown Shoes

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From:
Clown Shoes
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Cream Ale
ABV:
9%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 11.17%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
97
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 13, 2019
Added:
Nov 28, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  42
SCORE
83
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Notes: Soulful tunes and great beer touch the best part of us here at Clown Shoes. Moses and the Misfits is an Imperial Cream Ale with cacao nibs and vanilla beans added for a unique contrast in flavor, and it was brewed in celebration of our 6th anniversary. We encourage those who drink this beer to tune into the music they love most and join the misfits of the Clown Shoes brigade.
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Rated: 3.63 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Sep 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by JuiceMan818 from California

Dec 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.86 by Labeorphile from Texas

Nov 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.44 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Sep 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.11 by Dwreck from Texas

May 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by HoistinBrews from Minnesota

Mar 17, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
22 oz bottle with particularly fine artwork on the label.

This beer pours a hazy, medium amber color with a moderate size, frothy, off-white head. Very good retention and lacing.

Aroma: vanilla, alcohol, caramel, milk chocolate, floral/herbal hops and faint malts.

Feel: creamy smooth with a medium-full body. Well hidden alcohol.

Flavor: lightly sweet with vanilla, caramel, and subtle cacao nibs.
Mar 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by vickersspitfire from Texas

Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by sd123 from Georgia

Dec 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Dec 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.2 by BoozerBrad from Texas

Nov 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
"Soulful tunes and great beer touch the best part of us here at Clown Shoes. Moses and the Misfits is an Imperial Cream Ale with cacao nibs and vanilla beans added for a unique contrast in flavor, and it was brewed in celebration of our 6th anniversary. We encourage those who drink this beer to tune into the music they love most and join the misfits of the Clown Shoes brigade." Brewed in the style of a Cream Ale, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft. 6th Anniversary limited release.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a smooth, frothy foam head of a pastel white color over a densely hazy amber body with relaxed, abundant carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is light and patchy. 4.5

(Smell) Light aroma with malt tones of pale, wheat and pilsner malt with a gentle sweetness and a soft hop presence with notes of grass, citrus pith and floral hop notes with a light bitterness. No suggestion of vanilla nor cacao nibs is present in the aroma. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Largely follows the aroma, with slightly more voluminous flavor- malt characters of pilsner, malted wheat and pale grains, and a gently bitter finish with little to no discernible hop flavor. Cacao is not discernible in the flavor of this beer, although a hint of vanilla bean peeks through ever subtly. Finishes clean with a decided lightness. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, clean and mildly dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, light+ overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to malt grain character and hoppy bitterness. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A nice malt character to it, but a somewhat disappointing hop profile that doesn't contribute much to the beer otherwise. The most unique additives of vanilla and cacao do not come through strongly in this beer. Drinks light and clean, but falls short of being memorable, even within the mark of the style. 3.5

Clown Shoes'
Moses and the Misfits
3.65/5.00
Nov 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by archero from Texas

Oct 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Sep 24, 2016
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Reviewed by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Hazy golden orange with 1 finger of creamy white head.

Nose
Orange cream, caramel, toffee, wheat, and cereal grains.

Taste
Orange citrus and orange cream. Caramel, toffee, cereal grains, and a light corny sweetness. Finishes with a grassy hoppiness, clove, and lingering resin. I don't really detect any flavor from the cocoa nibs.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, crisp, chewy, and silky with a moderate bitterness.

Overall
At 9.1% it still goes down easy like a Cream Ale should.
Sep 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by logicalparadox from New York

Aug 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by aknalley from Texas

Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Bendover80 from Illinois

Aug 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.32 by MichialTanner1 from Texas

Aug 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Jul 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.32 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Jul 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina

Jul 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Jul 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.41 by Studfarm69 from California

Jul 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by TBoneJones from Texas

Jun 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by ilikebeer03 from Texas

Jun 13, 2016
 
Rated: 2.88 by Dface from Texas

Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jun 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by mikebu from Canada (AB)

May 29, 2016
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Reviewed by StoutHunter from Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I picked up a bottle of Clown Shoes Moses And The Misfits for $9.99 at The Lager Mill. I'm always down to try a new Clown Shoes beer and I'm interested to see how this one turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 22oz botle into a teku.

A- The label looks good, it goes great with the name and it's eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy burnt orange color that took on more of a golden orange color when held to the light with almost a fingers worth of slightly creamy and bubbly almost tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the chocolate being the first to show up, it's on the light side but it's noticeable and it's followed by the vanilla which is also on the lighter side and it showed up just a little more than the chocolate. Towards the end there's a sweet grain and a little bit of a creamy aroma. The aroma is nice, but I was expecting it to be a little bolder.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart a typical cream ale flavor, but the sweetness is higher with that grainy malt and creamy flavors coming through. Up next comes some doughy and slightly estery yeast flavor that goes right into the chocolate which is noticeable and it's followed by the vanilla which is barely noticeable and it's hard to tell it's there. On the finish there's a medium amount of bitterness with a creamy sweet grainy and slight vanilla like aftertaste. This is a decent beer, but I wish it was less sweet with more of those chocolate and vanilla flavors coming through.

M- Smooth, a little creamy, a little crisp, on the slightly thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this beer was decent and I thought it was pretty close to being an average example of the style, it's not bad, but the flavors aren't as balanced as I think they should be. This beer had ok drinkability, one glass is enough for me. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance, it's a good looking beer. What I like the least about this beer is that it didn't have less sweetness with more cocoa and vanilla coming through. I wold buy this beer again if they change it, but not how it is and I can't say I would recommend it. All in all this was a rare let down from Clown Shoes, I like the out of the box thinking, but I think it could have been executed just a little better. All in all this is one of my least favorite beers from Clown Shoes and it's average at best for the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use some work.
May 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Matt141 from Texas

May 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

May 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.68 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

May 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by n2pux from Texas

May 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Giggy from Michigan

May 07, 2016
Moses And The Misfits from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 126 ratings