Saturday, July 22, 2017

Clown Shoes Clementine White Ale

ChadPolenz (1818) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2017

DOC: 5/12/17

2015 BJCP Category: 24A Witbier

AROMA: Slightly faux orange character. Noticeably sweet, also soda-like. Minor spice presence. Faint wheat presence. No hops. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Orange hue; hazy body (7-9 SRM). Small off-white foam completely evaporates. 1/3

FLAVOR: Fairly strong, but seemingly faux orange flavor. Sweet but not cloying. Spice notes are far too tame except on the finish. Slight tartness and bready character in the background. Surprisingly strong, but brief bitterness. 11/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and carbonation. Feels undercarbonated; almost watery. Palette is way too weak for 6% ABV. Refreshing with a mostly clean aftertaste. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not authentic enough for the style; too faux. Easy to drink, but boring. 4/10