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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Now this is what I’m talking about. Strong fruity flavors, but still finishes with hops. Not too intense, but light enough that it’s a great summer beer and extremely drinkable. A great example of how to brew a Witbier and finally I've found an American brewery that can do it well with some identity compared to the German breweries.

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3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is #40 on the "Top Beers - Witbier" list on Again, not a great standing but there are plenty of witbiers made that didn't make the list at all. I thought it was OK, I'm curious to try the 1.5 version next.

Beer is yellow with a slight haze, thin head, low retention, no lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is yeasty with some citrus, nice bouquet of stuff happening, I like the aroma.

The taste falls a little flat, very estery, pretty sweet, oddly dry finish, not a lot of citrus in the beer overall. It is an OK beer but the overpowering yeastiness makes the beer, at times, feel solventy. I don't think I'd have it again.

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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tasty wheat brew with a ton of citrus funk. the pour is cloudy and bright sunshine color, glowing loudly, with a tall white head with excellent retention. the nose is real orangey, i cant specify clementines exactly, but maybe tangerines or some kind of orange. zesty more than juice in the smell, with some sour sainson-esque yeast. the flavor is equally interesting, with the orange throughout, bitter and acidic at the end. the yeast is more spicy than i think it needs to be, as the fruit would be more enjoyable as a standalone dominant note in this one, but i appreciate the use of something non generic. somewhere between a saison and a hefeweizen i think here, its a cool take on this style. the wheat malt provides some body, but its flavor is outshined by the fruit. solid feel, a little too sturdy from the sediment to be as refreshing as it might otherwise be, but the carbonation is awesome and the finish is really cool, with the acidic sting of the orange peel and the sweetness of the fruit itself, combined with a funky yeast. overall a very pleasing beer at a fair price. this is one i will look forward to trying again if warm weather ever comes back...

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a tulip glass and got about three fingers of foam. I really like the orange color on this orange, wit bier. The foam is decently sticky, which lead to decent lacing on the glass.

Off the top I really enjoy the mix of clementine orange and witbier. There is decent sweetness from the orange. There is also the good spice presence from the wit. I like the balance in there.

There is very good presence to this wit. I like the flavoring mix and balance there. This beer has a very good flavor profile.

I really enjoyed this beer. I will definitely pick up more the next time I see it on the shelf.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a murky pale golden straw yellow in color with pale white highlights and a nice finger of head that left some good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: definitely had plenty of citrus character upfront in the aroma with sweet bready yeasty notes, mild hoppy presence, spice such as coriander, slightly grassy and earthy as well.

T: the coriander spice character was more prominent on the palate alongside orangy citrus accents, some grassy notes, sweet yeasty bready character, signs of pear fruit and a touch of piney hops on the back end.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, semi bready, spice, slight fruity, mildly hoppy and prickly finish.

O: I thought it was a good wit beer and was glad to take a stab at it.

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Clementine from Clown Shoes
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