Thursday, September 8, 2011

Clown Shoes Lubrication

Today I'm drinking Clown Shoes Lubrication brewed by Mercury Brewing Company in Ipswich, Massachusetts. This is the beer that caused all the commotion because of its label art. However, the 12 ounce bottle I have only shows a pair of red and white clown shoes. Perhaps only the 22's have the controversial art. Anyway, this was bottled in August, 2011.

Citrus, hoppy orange aroma with some roasted malt and licorice hints. The roasted malts are a much stronger component to the flavor profile than the smell let on. After the initial roasted malt flavors comes a powerful medicinal, minty, hoppy bitterness. A little orange and quite astringent. The flavors are pretty generic, hovering between strange and unpleasant all the way. Definitely bitter along with some burnt malt. The 6% alcohol only shows itself with a dry finish. The aftertaste sticks around, too. Definitely my least favorite Clown Shoes beer so far, by a lot.

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dale said...

Before I started reading your reviews, I didn't pay that much attention to the label art. I've always like the Ralph Steadman artwork on Flying Dog labels, but that's about it.

I kind of like the Clown Shoes labels, and don't see the uproar, but whatever. I have a Tramp Stamp, a Hoppy Feet, and a Eagle Claw Fist at home waiting for me to drink them.

I think I'm going to pass on Lubrication.


Beer Drinker Rob said...

I love Ralph Steadman. When I am rich, I will purchase a few of his prints. I already have a few picked out. LOL.

Yeah, try the ones you have first. Then forget about this one.