Sunday, April 28, 2013

Clown Shoes Brown Angel Double Brown Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Clown Shoes Brown Angel Double Brown Ale.

From the Clown Shoes website: “Brown Angel was designed to have three distinct levels: a dark brown backbone with notes of chocolate and coffee resulting from the use of 1500 pounds of Maris Otter malt, aggressive American hops (Amarillo and Columbus) provide bitterness and some citrus, while a more delicate floral finish is achieved from the use of the classic English hop, East Kent Goldings.  This is NOT your old school brown, but rather a sexy American interpretation.  At 40IBUs and 7% Alcohol it goes down sneaky fast.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a rich burgundy with a fluffy off-white head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Sweet caramel and roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, roasted nuts, coffee and citrus hops.
Taste: Pine and citrus hops up front followed by roasted and sweet caramel malts, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, toffee with a nutty and hoppy ending.
Overall: Clown Shoes Brown Angel Double Brown is delicious.  At 7% ABV this beer is highly drinkable, balanced, smooth and creamy. 


Mark Harvey
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