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Third Party Candidate | Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
110 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
110
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of kemoarps
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A deep ruby amber with a frothy head. Pretty

Nose is weak. Little bit of spicy hop with a caramel backbone

The spicy piney hops jump out. A little alcohol and a bit of caramel malt. Weaker in person than in the nose.

Sharp and carbonated, its an interesting venture. Worth drinking

EDIT: as this warms it settles in quite nicely. Better balance and complexity. I like it more now.

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Photo of Moo5152
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of carlitos92
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ElShaddaiEdwards
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ChitownEddy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of speak72
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of seangibbs60
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of halo913
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of retreminy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dsuedbeck
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of silentjay
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

collaboration with Three Heads Brewing. bottled 8/2012

darrrk mahogany color with an off-white head that quickly recedes to a thin film leaving behind some decent lacing.

piney hops, caramel malts, some toffee, earthy hops, orange marmalade on toast.

caramel malts start first. goes very grainy in the middle with a quick rush of hops and a sticky sweet finish reminiscent of Clown Shoes Eagle Claw Fist. alcohol heat throughout. could be compared to arrogant bastard in terms of hop profile complementing the strong malts and booze, though not quite as refined.

medium bodied and resiny with a caramel candy feel left after the swallow that leaves a lingering sweetness and a weird graininess.

not bad. not one I'd drink over and over again, though. the graininess and stickiness detract from the good qualities a bit.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

age may have done this blended beauty some good, almost a year old now it must have mellowed some. it pours a luxurious orange brick red, cloudy and thick, with a frothy lacey oatmeal colored head. nose of warming alcohol, both sweet and dry red malts, a splash of pink grapefruit, and rich caramel, and flaked oats. less sweetness in the taste than the nose, and the complex red malt bill dances in front of a pine tree hop palate. resinous bitterness finishes it out, with the smooth texture oats always seem to add. lots of body, soft in feel though. my main complaint here is just a little too much alcohol. it doesn't add much, it detracts from some of the more subtle flavors, and it definitely gets me too drunk for more than one of these. a uniquely crafted collaboration brew here. big thanks to my brother for hooking this up for me through his wedding. hell of a gift man.

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Photo of bmwats
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into becker.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours a large, cascading, frothy, brown white head. Craters very slowly leaving plenty of dry sticky residue in its wake. Something like a root beer float. Lots of spider web lacing too.

S: Roasted malt, pecan, molasses.

T: Charred grains, coffee, pecan, molasses peat, and hickory chips.

M: Hearty and robust. Peaty finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark hue, giant head, and tons o' lacing. Roasted malt, nuts, and sweet molasses. Char roasted grains, with pecan, sweet molasses, a peaty character, and some woody tones. Well-balanced. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Photo of Boto
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle: this one pours a clear, dark amber color. There was a small light tan head that didn’t linger very long. Interesting nose. Molasses, a touch boozy, bready, toasted malts and some faint coffee and roasted malts. The taste is good, and a little interesting. Some coffee, almost a slight burnt grain taste, some hoppiness, good caramel body in the background. Interesting.

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Photo of thampel09
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Third Party Candidate from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 110 ratings
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