I think Cape Cod is finally starting to become cool. First a food truck fest, now THIS; Cape Cod Brew Fest. Thirty prominent breweries from around the country, live music, hopefully some yummy food (pretzels with beer mustard, grilled cheese, oystahs, all of these would be fine). I know this girl will be there. Ashleigh, you down? I think we need to make those business cards soon. OR GLITTER PAINT T-SHIRTS.
Anyways. I drank this the other day.
Clown Shoes Clementine (6% alc/vol) paints a very Pilsner-esque image; light gold with a brief white head, full of lively bubbles. Orange zest, yeast, and coriander are all very pronounced in the aroma, followed by a peppery spice hovering below all of the light fruits.
You can definitely still appreciate the juicy orange/coriander/banana tastes in this beer, but there’s a strong bready malt presence as well that sort of takes away some of the sweetness found in the aroma. A semi-dry, crisp finish leaves you with a pleasant sour citrus taste.
There are a lot of unexpected qualities to this beer, stuff I wouldn’t necessarily think of when I imagine a Belgian White; i.e. the hop profile, very herbal and bitter, maybe a bit too much for the style? But it works. What we’re given is a real thirst-quenching beer. I would love to drink this on tap during the summer. In my fictitious Cape Cod bar that serves things like this. And there’s also a jukebox with “Human Fly” playing. And a reading corner.. BUT ALAS. Summer has ended and my dream bar don’t exist.