Clementine | Clown Shoes

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,154 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bceagles39 on 05-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,154
Reviews:
295
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
243
For Trade:
2
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Photo of bryantan
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of keith40
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
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 heyheymdn
2.87/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Satorn
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of user785335
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.02/5  rDev -19.7%
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 The_Beer_Guru
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amp
2.89/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Griphon
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tofumang
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +1.6%
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 -13.6%
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 XsoldoutX
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbone2131
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good summer wit, for sure

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Photo of Stephenmheadley
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
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 +0.3%
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 sloper3819
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Clementine from Clown Shoes
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,154 ratings.
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