Clementine | Clown Shoes

ClementineClementine
BA SCORE
3.68/5
1,157 Ratings
ClementineClementine
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
Ranking:
#30,618
Reviews:
295
Ratings:
1,157
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
244
Trade:
2
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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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At the time of this review, this is #40 on the "Top Beers - Witbier" list on beeradvocate.com. 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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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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Clementine from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,157 ratings
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