Brown Angel | Clown Shoes

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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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Photo of neophilus
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a cask into my pint glass. Furious cloud of activity with a flat brown color, the cask ale definitely looks unfiltered. Not too much head but good lacing on the glass.

Not much aroma to be had, but it being a brown and having this in a BBQ joint I didn't hold this against it. The taste opens up with a very smooth and sweet malty flavor, then the hops kick in. The bitterness from the hops makes its presence known but isn't so strong that it overpowers the malt. The result is a nice sweet taste up front, with a snappy finish. Hops flavor quickly fades on the aftertaste and doesn't linger longer than it is welcome. The medium body agrees with this style, with enough substance to make itself known but not feeling too sticky.

The balance is great and I could definitely drink a few of these. The sweet malt and hoppy taste blend together well and then fades at the end so as not to overpower your taste buds.

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Photo of hopheadjuice
4.77/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is NOT your old school brown, but rather a sexy american interpretation.

22 oz bomber seriously sexy label.

A: Dark dark brown with hints of garnet red in the sunlight.

S: Smells really good with nutty malts upfront and a strong hop backbone thats rare with a brown ale. ( in other words smells AWESOME!)

T: The taste might possibly knock the socks right off of you, it has a brown ale taste up front but the amazing hops dominate the finish for a 1 of a kind taste.

M: The Mouthfeel is very pleasent as this brew quenches my thirst as well being somewhat dry. spot on carbonation as well.

D: I could drink this beer for many different occasions, an amazing brown ale indeed I highly recommend to anybody.

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Photo of tigg924
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear, orange/brown in color, 1/4 inch head, medium carbonation

Smell: fruit, toasted malt, hops, and brown sugar

Taste: toffee, hops, brown sugar, and a touch of nut and chocolate

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium/light bodied, mix of bitter and sweet

Drinkability: I could sip these for a while. This is a nice hoppy and balanced brown ale. Very complex for the style.

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Brown Angel from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 678 ratings