Brown Angel | Clown Shoes

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Brown AngelBrown Angel

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mduncan on 03-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Overall, I found this beer to be only slightly better than average -- certainly better than say, Newcastle, but not as complex/interesting as I thought a 'double' brown ale from Clown Shoes would be (I'm still not sure what 'double' means in this context, aside from being a bit hoppier and having a marginally higher ABV than most browns).

Given that my favorite styles are DIPA, American Black, Barleywine and Imperial stout, it's possible that I am underrating this beer due to purely personal preferences. However, it also seemed to be significantly over-carbonated, resulting in a suboptimal mouthfeel.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber body displaying a thick, creamy and sticky light tan head. Deep, rich malt nose; caramel, roasted nuts; touch of spicy hop scents. Strong roasted grain flavor; slight burnt undertone; some alcohol notes; decent hop bitterness at the finish. Solid medium body.

A rather good brown ale. The alcohol heat becomes increasingly more noticeable after a few sips and somewhat distracts from the malt and hop character, but by and large, it lives up to its “double” styling with big, bold flavors.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
3.87 out of 5 based on 678 ratings.
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