Clown Shoes Beer The Barista Breakfast Brown Ale, 8.5% ABV is not really a summer beer but I wanted to post a beer that wasn’t an IPA, I have posted lots and lots of the style. This brown ale is brewed with Espresso, oatmeal and milk sugars and to me that sounds more like a port or stout. Interesting that Clown Shoes Beer in Ipswich Massachusetts would but all that into a brown ale. The Barista Breakfast Brown pours a deep brown color with a one finger beige head that fizzes into a nice half inch foamy rim that sticks around leave nice lacing behind with aroma of roasted notes with a slight sweetness and hints of coffee that bring you to a semi sweet roasted coffee taste with a bit of bitterness with a linger faint vanilla notes that finish a bit strong with coffee notes and a mild sweet aftertaste with a full mouthfeel. The Barista Breakfast Brown isn’t bad but the sweetness from the milk sugars aren’t a dominant as I thought they should be. So I give Clown Shoes Beer The Barista Breakfast Brown barley a B-. It wasn’t bad nor great it was just above average and some that might be worth trying! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
Originally posted on July 22nd, 2013The newest trend in beer is not a new style of beer but something that has been around since beer came to our great nation, the can. The can is beer for the environment, coast less to produce, gets cold quicker, easier for transportation and better for outdoor activities. This canned beer is a local from the Carolina Brewery, called Sky Blue, a Kölsh, 5.0% ABV. Sky Blue pours a nice golden color with a half finger of white head that fades away with the carbonation bubbles. There is lots of light streaming through the beer with lost of fast carbonation bubbles. The aroma on Sky Blue is very juice like with a very faint bread malt scent. This is a good smelling beer. The taste is light with a nice fruit flavor and a hint of the lighter malts coming thought. This beer has a nice crisp taste to it that lends itself fro a refreshing beer. The mouth feel is light and crisp, with a smooth and lightly sweet finish. The after taste is less fruity that it is on the start but still great, and cleans up well. This is a good sessionable beer, not to strong on the ABV or the flavor, this is something good that anyone or I could drink a few of and still enjoy at the end. So this is getting an A- here, a well crafted beer, something that would be a great everyday beer. I would really recommend that you go out and try this beer! I would have this again and again. So go see how you like Blue Sky Golden Ale! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!