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Let My People Go | Clown Shoes

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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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Photo of corby112
1.58/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pours a dark copper color with faint amber edges and a one finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy, spicy hop aroma with a surprisingly strong malt backbone for the style. Strong onion like presence followed by grass, caramel, toffee and biscuit. Really malt forward with an unpleasant hop profile. Nothing about the appearance or aroma suggests pale ale.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with an odd combination of earthy, onion-y hops and dark caramel malt. Not reminiscent of a pale ale at all with a really strong roasted malt presence with a soil/dirt like taste. Just really harsh and unpleasant with hardly any sweetness or balance. The malts taste off and the hop presence is really dirty and one-dimensional. It's really hard to describe how bad this beer tastes. Dry and bitter with bland malts and rotten vegetables. Drain pour.

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of sendbeer
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of facundoCNB
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

deep amber pour with a finger of off-white colored head, some lacing left behind. smells very tropical - mango, pineapple, peaches with almost a belgian style yeast scent. the flavor is definitely not right. tastes like pee, with some flower petals.. bready. medium body, moderate carbonation.

after doing some research and seeing the date on the label i bought, not only is this beer retired, it was bottled almost a year ago. year old pale ale isn't going to taste as it did fresh, and it doesn't seem like it helped improve any qualities.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Mora2000
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and some light amounts of cocoa. The flavor is a little bit different. I get some hop notes (mainly orange and pine) as well as some biscuit and toffee. There is also a hint of grapes. Overall, the flavors just don't meld together too well. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The label got me. A Moses figure wearing clown shoes and holding a beer? Had to give it a try. The beer itself isn't as riveting as the label. A malty and mild yeast body. Very mild hops. The bottled on date is from 5 months ago; perhaps that's on the unfresh side for this beer? Because it flirts with tasting a bit old. This beer makes me a touch concerned that this brewery is all gimmick labels and mediocre beer. I hope that isn't the case

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Let My People Go from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 79 ratings
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