Swagger | Clown Shoes

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86
very good
206 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phillyz on 07-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
206
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Nolster
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MinnBrewer
2.78/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Lagers reveal flavor problems more readily than ales and this one proves it. Quite frankly, American [imperial] ale hop flavors and bitterness rarely work well in lagers when used heavily....and a clown size foot packed them in here. The beer is harshly bitter and not appealing...no lager refinement here. Pass on this one. I love the several Clown Shoes Ales I have tasted, so I was hesitant to leave this review.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CJCouillard
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of That_Turtle
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Czequershuus
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a reddish amber with a solid head. The leading aromas are a slightly toasty note and citrus/pine hop mix. The flavor leads with a mild but pleasant piney note, followed by a slightly toasty flavor. For a beer named swagger I find it quite restrained. It is nice, certainly, but nothing too special.

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Photo of TripleB
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utahgiebs
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ALLISON01
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at the Bulldog during a Clownshoes tap take over. This is a big bold beer with some lager crispness and smoothness but it has the big IPA hop character. Very nice, reasonably light, refreshing and full flavored.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice brew from Clown Shoes. Nice use of hops with a touch of sweet malt. The feel is soft but manages to still have a medium body. Easy drinker with nice flavors. Hops are the focus here. Will definitely have again. Recommended.

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Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BB1313
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 5/18/15. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy glowing amber with a fluffy off-white head that leaves great lacing and retention. Aromas are very nice. Very tropical along with strong citrus notes. Pineapple along with some strong grapefruit notes. Some caramel in the mix. The flavors have nice hop flavor and nice hop bitterness. Some berries. More citrus. Grapefruit leads the way with some orange notes. Lemon zest too. Some fresh pine needles in the mix. Slightly earthy. Maybe some rye or black pepper giving it some subtle spice. Mouthfeel is light, but has body to it.

This is a really nice brew. It's basically like drinking an IPA. I didn't pick up a ton of lager characteristics, but oh well. Nice job of showcasing simcoe and citra hops. Recommended.

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

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gonzo000
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is good, but a-typically low for clown shoes. Not as hoppy as I expected for a hoppy red lager. Has a plastic taste. Maybe I have an old beer - there is no born on or expire date. The color was a nice reddish brown and the 2 finger head dissipated to a floating film of bubbles that lasted through the beer. The lacing was good. The smell was flat, some malt, some carmel, not very inviting. Mouthfeel was very good.

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Photo of antman27
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Swagger from Clown Shoes
3.83 out of 5 based on 206 ratings.
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