Brown Angel
Clown Shoes

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Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
American Brown Ale
3.84 | pDev: 11.46%
Jan 30, 2023
Mar 04, 2010
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Rated: 4 by bubseymour from Maryland

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by stephenlee from England

Jun 17, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Brown ale with a bit of a bite, nice crisp roast grain bitterness on the finish. Dark brown, but clear, with tight beige head, good lacing. Aroma is roast grains and hint of molasses. Taste is mostly roast grains, burnt toast, wood. One of the better brown ales I’ve tried.
Mar 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
It pours a deep brown color. The body is a dark brown with a light cream colored head with some nice thick ringy lacing. The smell is all about the nuts and roasty chocolates with some slight caramels backing that up. A bit of brown sugar comes in with the hops telling you that this is a beer. The taste is superb with a roasty, sweet, malty, caramel, chocolate flavor. The nuttiness powers through into the taste. The palate is about a medium with a great balance between wet and dry around the tongue. It is very smooth and creamy, just like any Brown should be. Overall, this is one of my all time favorite brown ales, English or American.
Jun 22, 2017
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a: deep, dark murky brown color that almost borders on black. some very faint ruby red colors towards the bottom of the glass where the light hits it. head is 1 finger, tan and fluffy like a marshmellow

s: big punch of sweet malt and brown sugar on the nose. there is an almond aroma that follows the sweetness along with some sweet berry. there is a slight earthy/herbal smell in here towards the back - seems to balance out the sweetness a bit. a very faint touch of raisins in here as well

t: immediately i'm noticing this is not as sweet as you would have guessed from the nose. malt is definitely present on the front of the tongue, but behind that is a dry chocolate (like chocolate powder) presence, as well as a light nutty flavor (wish more). the raisins i picked up in the nose are here in the taste as well. there is a herbal hop presence in here as well - not so much a bitterness, but it lends an earthy presence with just a hint of pine....just a hint. malts take over for the finish

m: mouthfeel itself is quite light, however the carbonation level makes it feel a bit fuller

o: i wish i knew how old this bottle was (though i'm not sure it would effect my rating). i think this is an enjoyable beer, however i would like it to be a touch sweeter and utilized a nutty flavor a bit more as well. i don't love the trend of hopping every style, however its not overdone here. so, overall - good not great
Dec 16, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by cgrunin from Texas

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by Jentex from Texas

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Oct 21, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2015 bottle served in a goblet.

Clear red-brown body with a large, foamy tan head that leaves a partial coat of lacing on the glass. Very good retention.
This "double brown" is, thankfully, double the malt bill (I guess) but not double the ABV of a standard brown. Double hops too, I suspect. Certainly Americanized with enough hops to add flavor, bolster complexity, and leave this malt bomb leaning slightly more towards bitter than sweet.
Aug 21, 2016
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Dark brown with an amber tinge, cloudy, some bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass, 4 fingers of beige chunky head. Large and small bubbles in this devolving head.

S: Chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, malt, alcohol, a little citrus.

T: Brown sugar, molasses, malt, malty malt drink, did I mention malt? Some hints of chocolate.

M: Medium thick syrupy body, little carbonation.

O: Excellent brew. A double brown ale. Is it the best I’ve had as many say? No, but really well done brew. Bought in Grand Rapids, MI, drank in Kalamazoo, MI Aug 17th 2014.
Aug 05, 2016
Rated: 4 by kraticus41 from Minnesota

Jul 19, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by AMZB from Canada (ON)

Jul 16, 2016
Rated: 4 by gruss004 from Oklahoma

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by SierraDrinker from Canada (AB)

Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by mikebu from Canada (AB)

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Angela1956 from Michigan

2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75
Personally this beer ins't one of my favorites. The appearance of the head is creamy and frothy, dark and lasting. The lacing was decent. Body cloudy, hazy, murky, and slightly muddy and dark brown. The aroma smelled of molasses, caramel, toffee and coffee. Light hops but a yeasty smell. Body was full, creamy with an alcohol taste. Very metallic after taste.
May 04, 2016
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Reviewed by hennin55 from Michigan

4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: average head, good lacing
Aroma: nuts, heavy in the hops, average yeast, hints of nutmeg and chocolate
Palate: medium body, creamy texture, bitter finish
Flavor: bitter with hints of chocolate and nutmeg
May 04, 2016
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Reviewed by mfarnick from Michigan

4.98/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
I really enjoyed this beer because it is so smooth and easy to drink.
This beer has a wonderful coffee and malty aroma to it and the taste has a great mix of hops, chocolate, nutty, and citrus. This beer has a great balance between bitterness and that full body nutty flavor.
Apr 29, 2016
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Reviewed by defilli2 from Michigan

4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer has a dark brown color, almost looked like pepsi when poured out. It was foamy and had small bubbles as well. The smell was very light but full of flavor, I could pull out the hops in it. The taste was slightly bitter to me. I pulled out some light coffee flavors. It was a light tasting beer and overall good flavor.
Apr 27, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Aroma is like a bakery, fresh bread, rye/pumpernickel/sourdough. Appearance: dark brown, tan head. Looks delicious. Taste: caramel, some yeast, more Bread. Hint of raisin or some dark fruit. Very nice Feel is A little flat, muddy. Really nice brown ale. I’d buy this again.
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3. Clown Shoes Brown Angel
4. Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
5. DuClaw Euforia
6. Voodoo Wynonna's Big Brown Ale
Apr 12, 2016
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