Let My People Go | Clown Shoes

Let My People GoLet My People Go
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Let My People GoLet My People Go

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We kept this one simple, used water, malt, hops, yeast, and made it the kind of beer that will help you, when your (real or imaginary) people are tired, thirsty, hungry, enslaved, to step forward and state with authority: Let my people go!

Added by silentjay on 09-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed in 2012.
This is a PALE ale? It pours a scrumptious clear chestnut with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Malty aroma is not too strong, has subtle hints of fruit and cloves. Flavor is mainly malty with a hoppy undertone, bitter and woody hints, a snip of apple. Smooth mouthfeel has good fizz and average body, leaving a woody, hoppy finish. Let this one go in your mouth!

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From tasting notes. I bought this a year ago and drank it the day I bought it. After I opened it I realized that it was over a year and a half old. I think either the distributor or the retailer should have taken it off the shelf about a year and three months beefore I bought it. Appearance: Hazy dark amber with a 1” finely bubbled, lacy foam cap. Smell: malt, biscuit – not hops. Taste: This has some biscuit flavors that are doing battle with some oxidized wet cardboard flavors. Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of bmwats
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a hand glass.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours a 2 finger, tight, foamy, white head. Very persistent. Thick beer ring lacing.

S: Light floral hops. Not much else.

T: Light hops, and a little Italian spice.

M: Light and crisp. Steely finish.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is nice. Large, persistent head, and thick beer ring lacing. Nose is hoppy and floral. Light hop bitterness and a little bit of a spicy character. Overall, this is decent quaff.

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3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass. Label reads “Bottled 9/2012”.

A: The beer is a cloudy amber color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, a good amount of hops, some honey and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty but not too heavy malt character followed by some sweetness from flavors of caramel, honey and some citrus. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better options in the style.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

The little white box on the label where I would expect a bottle date is left blank.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, amber-gold body with a tallish, lightly yellow head. Adequate lacework.

Smell: Spicy, sweetish, fruity, lightly earthy nose. Toasted onion rolls, cooked orchard fruits dosed with spices and sugars. A bit different.

Taste: Toasty pale malts, with touches of biscuit and bread crust. Moderate light brown sugar sweetness. Apricot and apple fruitiness. Spicy hops, lightly earthy, with some herbal tones with an edge of mint leaf. The toastiness, the brown sugar qualities never quite drop out, leaving a bittersweet, soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-level, gentle carbonation.

Overall: It's good, albeit not your run-of-the-mill pale ale, so, I can see many people not quite digging it..

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Let My People Go from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 32.9% out of 100 with 79 ratings
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