Clown Shoes Clementine

Clown Shoes Clementine 6% ABVClown Shoes Clementine
Witbier
Clown Shoes Beer

I sit with the window open, no need of AC today or tonight.  It is an unseasonably cool, hell I’ll say it, even cold July Night.  Another Polar Vortex has swept down from the north, this one being much more enjoyable than the one that occurred nearly 6 months ago.  Then the temperatures dropped well below zero, tonight it hovers in the low 60’s.

I sit with this, dare I say it, exceptional beer, and contemplate the small joys in life.  Although there is a hint of worry over climate change, as there is a hint of bitterness in this brew.  It is overpowered by the joy of the cool night air against my skin, as the flavor and character of this brew overpowers the slight bitterness brought on by the summit hops.

This beer has a nice crisp refreshing taste right off the bat.  It has a strong character with a nice complexity.  It’s a great beer for a spring or usual hot summer day.  The use of coriander really compliments the orange peel and Clementine used.  This is a satisfying beer.  It doesn’t leave me wanting.  It’s good enough to enjoy on its own, though I’m sure it could go well with some food.

Already 2/3rds done with this beer, I have two regrets:  1) it’s only a 12oz bottle.  2) I only have one 12oz bottle.  These regrets obviously speak highly of the caliber of this brew.  I highly encourage all witbier lovers to try out the Clown Shoes Clementine.  It is quite delectable.

The founders of Clown Shoes started out as a group who owned a liquor store and saw increasing sales in their craft beers.  They realized that they already had a distribution license; all they needed was to make their own beer line.  They got a hold of Mercury Brewing Company and developed a relationship.  What has sprung from that relationship is Clown Shoe Beers.  Thanks to drinkcraftbeer.com and their article “Clown Shoes Brewery Profile.”

Yet again, special thanks goes to my sister and brother-in-law.  I’m now halfway through the dozen beers they sent me for my birthday.  I’m looking forward to reviewing the next half dozen.

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