Clementine | Clown Shoes

very good
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Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clown Shoes has been available in Orange County for some time, but its price in large format bottles have shied me away from the brand. Luckily, I found some 12 ounce bottles at Total Wine just yesterday going at a more "affordable" rate ($2.99 single bottles versus $9 bombers, do the math). First one in, Clementine. On to the beer:

The color is much darker than the usual white ale. Looks like a yellowish orange color with some cloudiness, small visible carbonation bubbles running along the glass, over an inch of semi-creamy head which retains well. The lacing it gives off is very impressive, being thick rings. Aroma is mild in intensity. A pleasant bite of orange peel is the highlight for the nose. There's also a crisp note of grass and a hint of spice.

Tasty enough and refreshing at the same time, two aspects which I expect to find in a good witbier. Clementine hits that bar. The flavor is spicier than I thought, has a bite of clove. Has a bite of citrus as well. It's a light-medium bodied beer with some buzzing carbonation and finishes with a spicy and bitter citrus note.

Clown Shoes' version of a witbier is a success. Just the beer you need to "smack that mean day upside the head".

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Clementine from Clown Shoes
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,151 ratings.
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