Clementine | Clown Shoes

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Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 298 | Ratings: 1,182
Photo of Gajo74
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear orange color, visible carbonation, and a solid white creamy head. The head displays good retention with some ring like lacing.
The nose opens with citrus, particularly clementine. Soon, the citrus gives way to notes of banana, bubblegum and sweet bready wheat malt.
The palate is fairly dry but with flavors of clementine, banana, wheat and coriander like spices. The finish is dry with a touch of citrus, spice, and a modest hops bitterness.
Medium to light bodied, crisp and with a moderate but live,y carbonation.
Nice summery and refreshing Witbier that is deserving of slightly higher ratings.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can dated 4/27/18 poured into Sam Adams nonic pint.

Hazy gold color with a tall fluffy white head of 3 fingers, leaving broken lace on the glass as the head recedes to roughly 1 finger.

Aroma brings a strong wheat presence, followed by yeasty phenolics, slight circus peanut, and finally fruity clementine. The fruit notes have faded since canning obviously, but the peel elements still remain pretty loud.

Flavor is mild and wheat-y, with slight clove and pepper, some notes of circus peanut and clementine and orange, finishing on yeast phenols and sweet clementine.

Feel is crisp and has a moderate creaminess, with a busy carbonation. Slight dryness/parch, but nothing getting in the way of the style example.

Overall as a style example this beer does very well and is an enjoyable witbier. All Witbiers by nature are mild so they incur a lower BA rating in general, but I'd like to say this one by Clown Shoes is a good example and worth your time if you like Witbiers. Nice fruity elements and the clementine still pops a year after canning.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tercertiempocervezas. Can. In Teku glass. At lunch, with bacalao dorado + russian salad. Superb, without the artificial touch i find in many witbiers and with very natural and fresh clementine oranges and hoppyness

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Photo of andrewh995
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a white head. Smells of oranges, wheat, and other citrus. Tastes of wheat, orange zest, grapefruit zest, coriander, and light hops. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Overall a pretty tasty witbier.

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Photo of keith40
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz can marked May 10 2017 A very enjoyable Witbier with a darker color than previous ones. Notes of citrus, coriander and wheat come through in an enjoyable and easy drinking beer. More flavorful than several we have had. Purchased at Luke's in Brewster.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance was a transparent bright yellow body that yielded a very bubbly yet foamy large white head that lasted a good thirty seconds. Fast rising carbonation fed that head very well. The smell centered around the orange and some clove but something actually felt off unbalanced. The taste had orange and the clove with a peppery sort of taste packed with light coriander but once again, the flavor seemed a bit off. The palate is about a light to medium with a decent amount of carbonation hitting the tongue pretty hard. It leaves a dry finish. Overall, seemed pretty Americanized, but somehow worthy of more pours if necessary.

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Photo of tofumang
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reasonably good white ale. Nice cloudy golden orange sort of appearance, notes of clementine / sweet citrus are absolutely upfront without at all being overpowering. Not to reduce the beer to comparisons but it tasted sort of like a hybrid between a very simple wheat beer and a saison. The sweet turns into more pepper-y notes but not too overtly.

Goes down super smooth, hard to believe it's 6% abv. Tastes like it could be 5%. Not my favorite of the recent Clown Shoe six packs I've found, but only because the others have been so damn good. Perhaps part of why my rating isn't higher is that I expected it as a 'white ale' to be a little cleaner tasting, I can almost see this being sold as a light heffeweizezen.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap:
Pours a clear, brass-leaning golden. Head start s as a nice medium cap most of the pour. Lacing is heavy.

Nose gets a little bit of wheat but the coriander comes out more than I'd expected. Clementine competes a little with the hop pith for the rest.

Flavor is bright, with the orange coming out up front. A refreshing level of carbonation keeps the refreshment level high up front. Mid-taste the wheat and coriander cuts the citrus, with a light pine note ending the beer with a little bitterness.

A refreshing beer that isn't exactly to style, but the components are in there. I enjoyed the take.

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Photo of hreb
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, no date. Yellow and slightly cloudy, certainly both paler and clearer than I'd expected from a white ale. Mild aroma of orange juice. First sip is immediately astringent, with carbonation and tartness immediately attacking my lips. But underneath that, there's a pleasant German style wheat beer flavor with a refreshing orange pulp twist. Almost like a Hefeweiss with lemon, except there's no lemon. Coriander flavor is very mild and only really detectable in the aftertaste. Decent, and would probably be supremely drinkable on a hot day, but overall, just decent.

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Photo of Stephenmheadley
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid witbier and one of the better selections from Clown Shoes, great for a hot summer day as the beer is refreshing with a nice orange finish, matching its color.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a murky, light golden color. The head was white, frothy and one finger. The nose I get citrus notes. The taste is, well, citrus. It is a light citrus flavor. This beer would, probably be amazing on a 90 degree day, light and refreshing. Decent flavor.

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Photo of TommyTaps
2.82/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As far as witbier's go I feel this one fell short. Faint orange flavor, not very yeasty, and coriander was completely absent. Despite all of that it was very easy drinking and satisfying on a hot summers day. Bottle was undated and poured into a pint glass

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (bottled on 05/16/2016) poured into a Sam Perfect Nitro Pint glass.
Body is a hazy yellow gold with some whitish head leaving limited lacing.
Aromas include malt and coriander, with orange pith.
Taste is the same eith a clean, dry finish.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on draught in a bar. It pours a cloudy, golden-straw color with a one-finger, milk-white head and lacing. It smells of orange, malt, and floral hops. The taste is fairly sweet at the beginning, with the coriander and cloves taking over mid-taste, and finishing with a fairly bitter hoppiness. For a witbier, it is medium-bodied and easily drinkable at 6% ABV. Overall, it is a nice witbier but Clown Shoes is much better with Stouts, strong ales, and other "big" beers. This wit is fine but it's not Clown Shoes at its best.

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Photo of puck1225
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap into a snifter. Cloudy yellow with no head and minimal lacing. The smell was floral sweet. The taste was very fruity with the clementine taste dominating. A good beer.

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Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date: 3/1/16.

Poured a golden-copper color in a Spiegelau glass with a 4F head which
took a while to resolve. Carbonation bubbles from the bottom.

Aroma: Fragrant orange, spice, floral.

MF_ very carbonated, tangy.

Taste: transitions well from the aroma. Orange, clove, spicy, tangerine
followed by a spicy, bitter finish.

Excellent approach to a Belgian Witbeer. I especially like the floral and spicy character of the beer.

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Photo of AleMan66
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop beer glass. It pours a cloudy golden with a 3 finger quickly-dissipating white head. The smell is a wonderful citrus. The taste is very orangey and outstanding. It will make a great summer beer. Light on the hops.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clementine pours an expected light orange-gold and has the citrus notes you'd expect to smell and taste. The flavor is light and fruity, and the aftertaste is tart. Overall, a good beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Blend.
Look is cloudy yellow. Creamy looking head.
Aroma Is orange, lemon, pineapple.
Taste is light wheat, citrus.
Feel is a little flat, light and refreshing though. Well balanced, a good beer.

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Photo of ordybill
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint The appearance is a cloudy golden yellow with a large white head. The aroma is all citrus. The taste is citrus with a hint of hops. A good beer.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy deep golden color with a loose one finger bright white head. Retention is decent, but not much lacing. Smell is corriander, cloves, bread, wheat, but no clementine. Taste is similar with some banana notes and the slightest hint of citrus. Feel is very light and tickles the tongue. Overall a solid beer but nothing special.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nothing particularly wrong with this, just unexciting. Pours a nice looking clear golden with lasting half-finger of tiny white bubbles. Aroma is pleasantly less sour than expected, mostly bready with slight citrus. Flavor is slightly sweet with orange (clementine) and lemon notes. Finishes fairly dry.

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Not much head after a light pour. Hazy brownish yellow with lacing.
S: Smells like bread, not detecting much citrus.
T: Nice, bright with a heavy dose of coriander.
F: Pretty carbonated, nothing noteworthy.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Plenty of haze and copper and gold color to this one, gives a full tin y bubble, white head half inch. Clove, coriander and clementine rind duke it out in the aroma.

Taste, overly bitter for style, more coriander and clove dominance. Carbonated like soda. Wasn't my thing at all, but could appreciate the taste, otherwise, pretty average.

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Photo of cheer4beer_
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer has a cloudy golden-amber color, thick white head with high level of carbonation. It has a sweet malty smell, a little bready as well. The taste is very much what you expect from white ale with notes of orange peel. The beer feel quite carbonated on the tongue and has a light mouthfeel.

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Clementine from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,182 ratings