Clown Shoes: Clementine White Ale (USA: Belgian Wit: 6% ABV)
Visual: Yellowed grain with very large suded mounds of froth for a head. Quite hazy main body.
Nose: Wheat and pepper. Lemon fresh jiff. Light bitterness. Turmeric earthy hints.
Body: Bitter and wheaty. Tangerine juice. Mild gingerbread. Prickly and peppery. Robust up front, thinner at the end. Mild malt toffee middle.
Finish: Light bitterness. Digestives. Light zest and orange. Pepper. Lemon curd. Light peppermint.
Conclusion: Clown Shoes, take 2. Here they are using a very traditional wit base, but with a bit of a twist in the effects of the flavouring and spice. I say effects as the ingredients are pretty standard, coriander and orange peel, using either of these is not unusual in any way. However here the orange feels fuller and sweeter than most, while the spice feels more pepper like and dry. In many ways it inverts…
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