Third Party Candidate | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by silentjay on 09-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/2012

Collaboration with Three Heads Brewing. 50% Eagle Claw Fist Imperial Amber Ale, 50% Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale

A: Pours a dark amber color with 2 fingers worth of off-white head

S: Sweet malts are at the front, with a big hop presence that bring forward some earthy and citrusy notes. Alcohol is noticeable, but it is toned down from all the malts

T: Follows the nose. Sweet malts meet alcohol and a boatload of hops. Bready, sweet, earthy, fruity. Slight alcohol. Bitter throughout

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly syrupy, but nice and creamy from the oats

O: A very bold, in your face beer that brings forward the best of both beers. Nice and hoppy from the Eagle Claw Fist and a solid feel from the oats in Loopy. Complex yet simple. Definitely a solid collaboration. This has got to be up there in terms of IBUs too, seeing as Eagle Claw Fist is 100+ and Loopy is 64 (I think)

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Photo of ryanonline
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep dark amber brown with some serious red hues, very little head dissipates quickly and leaves a lot of sheets of lacing.

lots of grainy malts and citrussy hops and a slight honey aroma. not much else, pretty straightforward.

taste starts out sweet and transitions into a slightly roasty grainy malt flavor with a big flush of lemony zest and a slightly bitter pine finish with a slight honey compliment.

mouthfeel is constituted mainly of a semi thick syrupy body and a light creamy carbonation that gently caresses the tongue and a light dry finish.

this beer has a fair amount of drinkability, but still manages to be a bit heavy in my stomach. otherwise it is quite nice.

nice beer, it sticks to the amber formula while kicking it up a notch. nothing particularly new, but nothing wrong with it at all.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: half finger off white head on a slightly hazy deep amber body. Nice lacing

S: fairly malty and sweet once you really take this one in but at first the grapefruit and musty, earthy hops an be noted.

T: toasted and mildly smoked malts. Sweet caramel and toffee, hops are earthy and first moving to mild pine bitterness in the finish. The hops are actually fairly complex and dynamic and though this one initially feels malt forward the finishing hops balance this one out.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: not as good as g'knight or other imperial reds but one if the better beers I have had from this brewer.

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Photo of EFresh
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark reddish brown that is pretty hazy, if not murky...

First whiff gives strong caramel malts with hints of roasted malt way in the background. The hops come through as mostly floral and perfume...

Taste is a great combination of malts up front with crisp caramel taking the forefront. Slight alcohol comes through in the middle and fades away quickly. the after leaves with an earthy and spicy note of hops...

Mouth feel is especially smooth and velvety with a moderate thickness...

Overall this is a great, complex mix of styles. The % is hid well by flavorful malts and satin smoothness. Definitely a decent beer, especially for the money.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dirty orange/dark rust, 2 finger khaki head, awesome lacing

S: sweet malt, pine and grass, big sugar

T: sweet bread malt, candy, long mellow bitter finish

M: med body, smooth/creamy mouth, hint of oily

O: POW, good stuff here. Amber/bready fans
and hopheads will both be pleased with this offering.

QUITE SENSATIONAL; TREAT YOURSELF!

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Third Party Candidate from Clown Shoes
3.86 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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