Clown Shoes

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Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #165
Ranked #25,533
3.68 | pDev: 12.23%
Feb 18, 2022
May 24, 2010
Notes: None
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3.54 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Feb 18, 2022
3.73 by mothmanscott from Georgia on Jan 30, 2022
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 20, 2022
3.5 by doctorgary from New York on Jan 18, 2022
3.48 by bottmfeedr from Texas on Jan 17, 2022
3.75 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Jan 15, 2022
4 by Stengelfoot from California on Jan 12, 2022
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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the can in the 2021 Clown Shoes Christmas pack, it pours a hazy amber color with a nice head that slowly reduces. The nose gets spices and light malt. The mouth gets a light malt flavor with spice. Smooth feeling and easy drinking.

Jan 10, 2022
3.47 by ccryder from New York on Jan 09, 2022
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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by brewerburgundy from Virginia

12oz can, tulip, best by 1/31/22.

Hazy gold with a medium head that’s faded quickly.

I’m immediately reminded of Shock Top. It’s got bitter orange peel and coriander, the usual stuff, and soft wheat.

Very similar in the mouth. Spiced orange peel and wheat. It finishes with a lingering bitterness.

It’s light, pretty spritzy, and finishes matte.

Good flavor, definitely reminds me of Shock Top as I think I mentioned.

Jan 08, 2022
3.95 by RBorsato from Virginia on Jan 05, 2022
3.66 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Dec 29, 2021
3.75 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Dec 27, 2021
3.5 by McBraniel from Virginia on Dec 27, 2021
3.47 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Dec 24, 2021
3.21 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania on Dec 23, 2021
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3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by RedStickPhil from New Mexico

I didn’t think I would like this as much as I did. The clementine part is sublime. It is mostly a garden variety white ale, I’d say, but finishes nicely.

Dec 16, 2021
3.85 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Dec 13, 2021
3.77 by animal69 from Louisiana on Dec 09, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Profundobaso from New York

Look - poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint glass. light gold in color, slightly cloudy, had a bubbly head that mostly dissipates, leaving behind bits of lacing.

Smell - sharp citrus, distinct of clementines/tangerines. this dominates in the nose and I can't actually smell much else, but it is quite pleasant.

Taste - moderate tartness hits the tongue initially, followed by a mellow wheat flavor. fairly dry finish.

Feel - medium bodied, above average carbonation, and standard in ABV for the style at 5% ABV.

Overall - it's like a Blue Moon but with an extra citrus punch. not bad, but also not remarkable.

Dec 09, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by donspublic from Texas

Poured from can into tulip, good 2+ finger cream colored head, good retention and lacing. Bright golden in the glass, slight chill haze clears as beer warms up. Tangerine and coriander on the nose. Taste follows the nose, good citrus/tangerine, slight funky Belgian phenols, not over the top, and coriander comes thru on the finish. I don't drink wit's much anymore, but this one is well done. not too much of anything, and the orange really pops.

Dec 08, 2021
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3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Paradox1000 from Florida

I did not like this at all, but I have never been a fan of wheat beers.

Dec 05, 2021
3.67 by BKotch from Texas on Dec 05, 2021
3.22 by AGoodStout from Kansas on Nov 20, 2021
3.69 by Danzifer from Ohio on Oct 30, 2021
3.54 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Jul 18, 2021
3.5 by bdlusa from Texas on May 21, 2021
3.4 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Mar 31, 2021
4 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts on Oct 03, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Easy drinking and smooth. Nice hint of coriander. Orange peel is very slight. Refreshing on a hot summer day.

Aug 26, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts

Rich man’s shock top

Aug 19, 2020
3.8 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts on Aug 09, 2020
3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jul 31, 2020
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 08, 2020
3.59 by Zylod from West Virginia on Jun 28, 2020
3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on May 10, 2020
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3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by SierraNevallagash from Maine

12oz can - dated 02/14/19 - poured into a Belgian chalice at fridge temp.

Reviewing my way-too-old beers in the back of my refrigerator. Most have held up well. Let's try this one. 14 months old.

*DISCLAIMER* This review is not an accurate representation of what the beer is SUPPOSED to taste like, but how it drinks after prolonged storage.

Pours fairly dark for a wit - golden amber/orange with a finger of khaki head that soon recedes to a foamy film and thick collar. Decent effervescence, but it's a nucleated glass. Only slightly hazed.

Nose: Very saison-like. Tons of soft grainy wheat, fruity Belgian yeast esters - a hint of clove and unripe banana, a touch of black pepper, and not funk, but a rustic sort of farmy quality to it. At times, I also get a hint if sterile gauze and even the occasional whiff of fresh soft plastic fishing lure. Undertones of lemon, orange zest, and coriander.

Palate: Greets the palate with that soft wheat nalt, which thankfully contributes very little sweetness. Some very mild hop notes are present, lending a nice herbal, floral, and spicy character, which pkays with some peppery yeast spice. There's actually some real almost farmhouse funk in here, and ecen just the faintest, faintest, faaiiinnttessst whisper of tartness. Some lemon, orange, melon rind, a touch plastic-y, and then the finish dries out bringing some elevated hop character before finishing fairly clean, with lingering wheat. Final murky splash from the bottom of the can tastes exactly like fruit punch.

Mouthfeel/Body: Light-bodied, but not thin or watery, thanks to that wheat. Soft, satisfying, and a medium level of effervescence. Nit tacky or grabby like some witbiers.

Overall: It's actually quite good. It isn't amazing, and it isn't winning any awards, but man, I won't lie, I'd keep it in the fridge. It clearly holds up, it went down in like 5 minutes, and it's just a perfectly good wit.

Apr 17, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Nass from Florida

I like the can artwork. The pour is light orange. The taste is orange, wheat, mild coriander, mild cloves, mild star anise. Cheers! B

Mar 12, 2020
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3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by PathofChaos from Maryland

Enters the glass a ghostly, pale yellow that belies its strength of character.

A semi-sweet spiced white Belgian with a nose full of wheat-laden citrus. Its sort of like Blue Moon's older, [email protected]$$ cousin who likes classic rock and NES instead of dub step and cheap cigarettes.

On the pallet, Clementine plays a classic tune of hearty wheat and timid spicing, backed by the proud, humble heritage of typical Belgian whites.

Doesn't hump and bump its way down like a belch-inducing Blue Moon, so you'll get superior mouthfeel from Clown Shoes. The carbonation is tame, no acid bite, behaves like a gentleman.

If you're looking for a crowd pleaser, this would be a safe bet. It beats normal "party beers" (like the shameful Budweiser, mediocre Blue Moon, and tasteless Natty Bo) by a wide margin, but is equidistant in quality when compared to superb imports and craft beers. All told, a solid Belgian white. Enjoy with a fresh wedge of blood orange if you desire enhanced flavor.

Jan 21, 2020
3.02 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2019
Clementine from Clown Shoes
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