Brown Angel | Clown Shoes

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87
very good
679 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
679
Reviews:
244
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
104
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Bighuge
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chestnut brown body with slight haze. Fluffy beige head leaves sporadic, droopy lace. On the nose I get light roast, some brown malts and a little sourness. Flavor is malt centric with caramel/roasted blend of flavors. Again, I perceive a little sourness, acidity... which is not very welcomed by me. Body is medium at best. LIghtly carbonated. Very average.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint at barley oak, mandeville, la. Pours a murky brown with tan head gone quick. Sweet chocolate and slight rye aromas. Taste is slightly bitter malt; chocolate and rye. Nice bitter earthy hop presence, maybe a slight coffee note. Nice brown ale. Not as creamy as I like or out of the box, but its really good. Nice brew for sure.

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Photo of brewdude1982
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of mjryan
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clown Shoes. New to Minnesota. Grabbed a bottle today after reading the label and thinking it sounded pretty good. Hoppy brown ale. Why not? It's brown, so far so good. Smells really nice. Very fruity and hay like, almost reminds me of a well hopped pilsener oddly enough. Slight "brown" aroma as well. Toasty and roasty. A bit of cold press coffee there. Hops at the vanguard. Citrus, floral and grassy. Well defined. Fruit contribution seems to come from the yeast. Subtle apple/pear esters. The "brown" is mellow. Faintly roasty. Shit, I've had black IPA that was roastier than this beer. There is a caramel character in there that's adds a nice layer to the hops. Transitions into a wonderful bitter, estery finish. Great body, carbonation and mouthfeel. Just perfect. This is one hoppy brown ale and I'm glad I picked it up. Not the first Clown Shoes beer I've enjoyed and I'm sure not my last.

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Photo of DaveAnderson
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of cjgarland73
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BeerTruck
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Durge
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the bomber into the pint glass this is an opaque dark brown colored ale with a giant mound of root beer float tan head and plenty of lace remnants. The aroma is a very tasteful chocolate malt and fruit nougat with a minty, herbal accent. Add a touch of pine skunk and you have a classy nose hit. The flavor follows with a neat marriage of sweet chocolate malt and funky cabbage-pine hop bite. Really interesting and tasty with a creamy feel, medium bodied with subtle carbonation. The hops are very classy here, not smashmouth at all, sort of swampy-veggie, but a definite key to this wonderful flavor. Smooth, flavorful and different. Very nice.

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Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ReeseMax3
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ladyivory
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jivex5k
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of brentblack1
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep dark transparent brown color pours to three fingers of nice light brownish/tan colored head that really sticks around and clings the entire way down the glass.

S: Very aromatic roasted malts. Nice caramel and toffee flavors along with some nice citrus piney hops scents. Very enjoyable.

T: Chocolate roasted malt right from the get go with some other dark roasted malt flavors. Leads into the piney hops that was observed on the nice. Very slight piney hops but leads into a nice hop bitterness that balances it all out.

M: Medium carbonation works well with the roasted malt and hop bitterness. Leaves a light creamy feeling on the palette that moves to very slight dryness at the end.

O: Very nice brown ale. Bit more bitterness then i expected but it worked well with the dark roasted malts. Clown Shoes keeps kicking out nice brews and this is no exception.

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Photo of Chrixsus
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle, bottled 7/11. Served in a mug, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with a half inch tan head that stayed around for a little while. There's also a good amount of lacing. It smells like toasted malt, brown sugar, toffee, nuts and some citrus. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like nuts, toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, and some floral and citrusy hops. There's a slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with there being a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's a decent enough brew, a buddy of mine picked this up for me on a not so recent trip out of town so it was nice to try it. Hopefully next time I'll have a fresher bottle.

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Photo of JottaGibboo
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of RoryOMoore
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ehammond1
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

(Aged for 1 year)

Clear dark amber and brown with a big khaki colored head that lasts and lasts, eventually leaving sheets and irregular lines of lace down the glass. This appears much heavier and substantial than most browns. Very, very pretty.

Mild aroma of roast, bready, and mild caramel. There's very little hop presence, but that could be my fault for letting this one sit for as long as I did.

The flavor is very roasty, especially for the style. There's good amounts of bready and some toffee, but this is decidedly roasty for any beer, and especially for a brown ale.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, and a touch prickly.

Good, but I did this beer no service by sitting on it for a year.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very dark brown beer with hints a red hues toward the bottom of the glass, the head is fairly thin (roughly one and a half fingers thick) and wanes considerably into a layer of bubbles and lacing. Medium carbonation and a slight haze fill the inner body of this beer. Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted coffee bean, fig and raisins all fill your nostrils as you breathe in the sweet aromas emanating from the nectar of the gods. The mouth feel is rather light and dull, but the carbonation is very present. The flavor is mild overall, sweet, bitter when it hits the sides of your mouth and it fills your tongue with roasted coffee bean (mildly) roasted malts, very mild hops. The aftertaste lingers long after you swallow, it’s a bit harsh and slightly bitter and is dominated by roasted malts, brown sugar and mild hops. I think I just found my new favorite brown ale!

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Photo of RMoeNay
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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