Clementine | Clown Shoes

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Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bceagles39 on 05-24-2010

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Photo of stephens101
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Into an SA specialty glass.

Has a two-finger, fluffy white head. Pale gold and fizzy. Smells of melon, green apple, lemon, grass and sugar. Tastes sweet and spicy with faint notes of coriander, malt, peppercorn, apple juice, lemon and a slight hop bitterness. Complex and welcoming can and do coexist here. Light bodied, mostly dry but soft in the middle, and smooth sailin' all the way.

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Photo of Jenlo_21
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jaywes754
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of dorkinajeep
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of icehawk
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of toddicus13
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of tectactoe
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap at the Oak Cafe. Super-duper cloudy, pale yellow-straw throughout, topped off by a staggeringly white film that skews itself across the top of the beer. Some mild, dripping wet lace is momentarily left on the sides of the glass before it starts to crawl back down towards the beer. Pretty weak looking overall, but I guess it's acceptable for a witbier.

The aroma is very bubblegummy and certainly yeast-heavy. I get lots of grass and some kind of back-up spiced note that I can't quite put my finger on. There's clove in there, too, but I'm having trouble making out the other spice. Some sweet, estery banana aroma bring up the rear and complete the witbier bouquet. Kind of lackluster in terms of stature, but I guess I wasn't really expecting much more.

Clementine hits my palate and it's shockingly thin. I know it's only a witbier, but it's still 6% ABV and should definitely have a little more body than this. Not only is the body thin, but the flavor is pretty thin as well. Some lightly sweet, fruity esters, lemon, orange zest, light yeast, and some finishing mint leaves. Seems like a nice concoction of flavors, but something's not quite right.

Orange is present in the flavor, sure, but not in the capacity you'd expect from a beer that was simply called "Clementine". The bubblegum and clove-like yeast flavors become stronger with warmth until the eventually become the leaders of the pack. As already mentioned, the mouth feel is depressingly thin, and the high carbonation doesn't exactly bode in its favor.

A resounding "meh" could be heard each time I took a sip of this beer. It's one of those "not bad, but not exactly good" type of things. It's just... well, it's nothing special. It has all been done before, and Clementine doesn't do anything to stand out and make me want to drink it again. Huge fans of the style might enjoy it, but I won't be taking it out for a second date.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a cloudy light orange color. Tge head iw one inch of frothy white foam that recedes slowly into a quatern inch that sits until the beer is gone. The aroma is coriander and cardamom forward (which I like), and has a nice fruity wheaty thing going on in the background which has some nice peach and tangerine qualities. The taste is a bit more balanced between the fruit and the spice. It is very full flavored for a witbier. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a chewy texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a fine example of the style, and I will drink it again.

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Photo of TheLevi4000
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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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%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Clementine from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,168 ratings