Swagger | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States | website

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
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
204
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
25.71%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 204
Reviews by corby112:
Photo of corby112
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy, dark copper color with burnt orange edges and a one finger frothy, off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Pretty good retention with streaks of spotty lacing left behind.

Very bland aroma with lager yeast notes, spicy and earthy hops, and prominent sweet malts. This beer is dry hopped with Citra and simcoe but the hop presence in the nose is almost undetectable. Slightly spicy witj very subtle grass and pine character but lacking complexity in the hop profile. Slightly floral but really boring with some sweet caramel malt, toffee and cracker-y malt.

On the fuller end of medium bodied and a bit more complex than expected. Thankfully, the hop presence is stronger and more interesting than the aroma hinted toward. Some dank,sticky bitterness with resinous oils, pine needle and grass followed by a subtle summit/onion presence before the malt backbone comes in. Sweet caramel flavor along with toffee, hazelnut, some dark fruit, biscuit and graham cracker. Well balanced, flavorful and decently drinkable. Nothing too exciting going on her but it's a interesting take on the style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a becker a clear deep bronze with a large blooming head that leaces two full rings of broken lace as it settles oh so slowly into a frothy mass.The Simcoe hops stand out in the nose along with caramel malts and mild toast,like a hopped up Vienna lager to me.Dryer on the palate with toasted grain,earthiness,and leafy hop goodness,a little more oomph from the leafy hops and it would bump up my score.A damn fine amber lager,a healthy dose of hops, and on the dryer side.

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Photo of woodchipper
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of IDYVM
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
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 nasa60
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jkroese
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of cjgator3
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear dark red colored body.
The aroma is a dank lemon and grapefruit and wet hay, all the in the best way.
The taste has a strong lemon bitterness upfront, loaded of malt in the background, but it's a hoppy beer.
It has a medium body with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows tropical fruit including melon and fruit confectionery alongside some sweet clean malt.
More fruity hops as flavours with big confectionery notes. Also a fair whack of sweet clean malt before an aggressive but balanced bitterness enters.
Could use more carbonation.

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Photo of jbhollis1180
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Dcunicelli
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Goldndomer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Swagger from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.
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