Brown Angel | Clown Shoes

Brown AngelBrown Angel
679 Ratings
Brown AngelBrown Angel

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mduncan on 03-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter glass. Pours opaque dark brown with a thick beige head that dissipates very slowly. There are lots of visible streaming bubbles that can be seen on the side of the glass. Lots of lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. There are aromas of brown malt, toffee, nuts, chocolate, and some floral hops hit the nose. The flavors do follow the nose. There's some mild toffee sweetness with some nuttiness and roastiness from the malts. I get some faint chocolate notes and plenty of back end bitterness from the hops. There are also some citrus notes. The body is light to medium with strong carbonation. The hops and malt roastiness remain in the aftertaste for a little while. This is a good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Opaque nature in the vessel with a frumpy khaki oatmeal textured like head of modest statue. Retention was worthy, as is the thin skim coating that enhances the vessel for lacing.

S: Nice brown malting upfront jumps up at you. Quick flash of flowery hops preceeds with a spicy kent finish on the nose. The hop boutique doesnt stick around with any longtivity, while the roasty and nutty nature of the malt soon rears its dominance in a heavy handed dose of aromatic display.

T: Spicy cola, nutty fresh roast depth is the first impression. Fresh wet coffee grains has a lingering effect and a dry touch on the finish. The hops are harder to pick up on then was with the nose. Some gentle spiciness rings through but it is surely the deep malt base that is to be appreciated here. The deeper into the drink the more prominent the wet coffee roast grounds appear lingering with some dry creamer notes after the swallow. Nice level of roasty bitterness.

M: The mouthful is creamy, roasty, nicely bitter,with a spicy coffee touch.

O: Oveall a hearty coffee roast, fresh, dark grounds, nicely bitter, with a deep nutty brown malt base is the highlights here. While i like the unique usage of the columbus and kent hops, they are but most only briefly appreciated on the nose and have little influence on the flavoring.But then again the malt should be the showcase in any brown especially a double one.

4 3.75 4 4 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nearly black, slightly dark brown body with a one-finger copper/brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves decent lacing. A very slight amount of light gets through.

Aroma: Nutty dark chocolate/coffee/toffee blasts the nose straightaway and strikes a perfect balance between the three main notes. I can't distinguish any sort of hop character, but I'm not complaining.

Taste: Delicious. The aforementioned triumvirate of dark chocolate/coffee/toffee hits you in sequential order, each of them permeated by a sweet caramel tinge that many others have noted. The nuttiness found in the aroma is present throughout the entire brew, and it reminds me of a pecan at times in the way it complements the overall creaminess of the beer. As the beer warms, a spicy hop presence becomes increasingly notable, much like the Tramp Stamp ale. Body is actually pretty light, and there's little to no carbonation to offer a bite on the tongue. Finishes incredibly smooth with a slightly "wet" mouthfeel; I could drink this all night.

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Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 679 ratings
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