Clementine | Clown Shoes

1,157 Ratings

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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Added by bceagles39 on 05-24-2010

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden amber with a meringue white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.

The aroma is citrus, coriander and some funky yeast.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some citrus, coriander, floral spices and yeast. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth creamy carbonation.

Overall, an OK wit, a little heavy on the spice.

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Photo of mrebeka
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden color with two fingers of dense head that had good retention. Can see a lot of larger yeast particles floating in the beer. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Belgian yeast aroma dominates. Nothing particularly unique or interesting. Hints of cloves.

I was expecting more for flavor, good or bad, considering this is Clown Shoes. Rather weak tasting witbier with wheat and slightly spicy flavor. The slightest hint of citrus.

Deceptively light body considering the ABV. The carbonation fits the bill for the right amount of crispness in the finish.

Fairly good beer but not really worth it at Clown Shoes prices. Thought it was straight forward and well made.

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Photo of Zach_T
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I was expecting a bit more from this beer based on the reviews, maybe I got a mishandled bottle. Just came to my area, first Clown Shoes ever.

A: Golden Copper Orangeish, hazy with a quick, thin head that dissipated quickly
A: Slightly sweet malt aroma, clear citrusy-oranges going on, no hop aroma as expected
T: Orange and honey with a quick snappy wheat kick and a touch of bitterness that doesnt linger
M: Thin, orangey extract feels "artificial" on the tongue
F: Short bite from the wheat and fruity orange flavors that end up with a clean finish

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Photo of nebula1999
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of amishbooze
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Brew_42
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer for the second time tonight and I totally changed my mind on it, The first time I had it I was not a fan but on tap I thought it was great.

Pours a hazy orange color with a short-lived white head.

Smells and tastes citrusy and spicy. Like your average witbeir but with just the right amount of citrusy sweetness. When they say clementine they mean it, it is sweeter than beers flavored with oranges.

Overall- Great summer beer. Refreshing citrus flavor. I'm glad I tried it a second time.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of garymuchow
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think I'll try this in a mug.
Fresh, spicy with some fruit, wheat, grainy, tartness.
More towards gold, somewhat cloudy. White head that it is subdued for style.
Quite dry, but more in the beginning and less in the end. Hop flavor seems to lay on the tongue on the finish. But overall this is a more hoppy version of style, with a prominent hop flavoring too. The fruit, spice and tartness are all background with grains and hops foreground. Pleasing balance
Fully carbonated and somewhat soft.
Good solid version and nice for this heat we are in.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Ted
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of supa0525
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Appearance: a whitish, yellow color. very hazy. small off white head that leaves a lacing.

Smell: belgian wheat and yeast. spices and orange. the orange is slightly bitter, slightly sweet

Taste: wheat and yeast up front, lots of spices, and strong orange. the orange starts off bitter from the peels and ends up sweet from the clementine. surprising hop bitterness in the end

Mouthfeel: i grabbed this beer for a nice refreshing one, but the bitterness is too much to be extremely refreshing. the feel is nice and smooth wheat but ends slightly too bitter

Overall: a good first impression from clown shoes. definitely a well crafted beer but just not the right interpretation for me.

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am sure that this is an older bottle. No matter though, it still works. The beer is fairly clear with a golden orange color. Nose is definitely wit but not very strong. Flavor is heavy on the orange with spice accents. Easy to drink and I feel like it is more of a Belgian ale instead of a wit, but it works.

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Clementine from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,157 ratings
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