Clown Shoes Clementine

Posted: June 9, 2012 in Clown Shoes, Reviews, Witbier

This was the second brew that I had at The Institute. I had heard about this bar a lot, but had never been. I have to say that the service was amazing, the food was amazing and the spot had a great feel. I wasn’t thrilled with the area that it was in, but next time I’ll take a cab. So, this is a brew that I’ve heard lots about and have been excited to try.

ABV: 6%

Style: Witbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Clementine is Clown Shoes Beer’s Belgian style White Ale. Light-bodied and crisp, this is a terrific White Ale with plenty of zest! Hazy in appearance and healthily carbonated, it utilizes Chambly yeast to energetically shape its wheat malt base. Incorporated in the brewing process is Clementine, sweet orange peel, a hint of Coriander, and Summit hops. At a sly, easy-drinking 5.9%, Clementine is dynamic and flavorful enough to satisfy discerning craft beer palates, yet light enough to count among “sessionable” beers.”

Random: At The Institute, they had their hard alcohol bottles on shelves made from metal pipes with wood on top.

This brew poured with almost no head. What was there was white and dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow color with moderate visible carbonation. The nose was lots of citrus, specifically orange and wheat. The taste was really good, especially on this hot day. I got lots of orange and wheat and a hint of yeast. The body was light with moderate carbonation, which was perfect for the flavor. The finish was quick and unremarkable. This is a great summer beer. It was easy drinking and low on the booze and really bright and crisp. I absolutely loved this brew. One of the other things that I loved was the authentic fruit flavor of it. I would definitely have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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