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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The Clown Shoes is dark ruby colored with a small bit of light at the bottom of the glass. It is crowned by a thin film of head; there is moderate lacing. The nose is potent with a miasma of toffee, cherry and caramel; the palate is infused with intense hits of fark chocolate, plum, licorice and a little pepper for a kick (with clown shoes, I would suspect.) There is a bitter finish at the end.

This one is a pleasant quaff, but nothing to overwhelm anyone. The labels are pretty cool, though. Gotta love the name at least.

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

Enjoyed in a pint glass at The Beer Market in Lincolnshire

A - pours finger of khaki head, body is an opaque mahogany, nice lacing

S - dark ripe fruits, cocoa powder, and pumpernickel bread

T - Tart plumskins, dark unsweetened chocolate, juniper berry, dry pumpernickel bread, wonderful rye flavors long onto the finish.

M - Almost medium, medium carb is somewhat cleansing, makes way for the more bitter, sour and dry nuances - very smooth and drinkable overall

O - very balanced and complex, flavors are on the bold side and leave me contemplating each sip, an extremely well done brown ale, I recommend this one

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A: Pours a dark nut brown color with a tremendous 3.5 finger head. Can't see through it one bit. Nice thick creamy head that holds up well and tons of lacing on the glass.

S: Tons of chocolate malt, caramel and toffee flavors. Hint of nuts.

T: Chocolate roasted malt, some piney hop taste as well. Bitter dry finish.

M: Full bodied, tons of carbonation, creamy texture on the palate.

O: Very good Brown ale, might be my favorite esp for a category that I typically find dull. Great fall beer on a cool night. Bittness works well with the chocolate malts.

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Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
3.87 out of 5 based on 679 ratings.
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