Beer Review – Clown Shoes Royal Standard

Clown Shoes Royal Standard

  • Beer: Royal Standard
  • Brewery: Clown Shoes
  • ABV: 10%
  • Rating: 3.5 of 5
  • Date: 2/1/15

This was a very refreshing beer after a long day with enough ABV to heal all ills. When the bottle was first opened, you could really catch a whiff of the malt – very strong and smells like it could be a bit hot. When it was poured, the beer was more cloudy than I would have thought, but not something worth kicking her out of bed for. 

The first sip of this beer finishes with a taste that I am not familiar with and is very unique – perhaps it is the heather tips advertised on the front of the bottle. The balance shifts to the malt and is a great flavor. It is actually quite outstanding and masks the strength of the beer very well. This wee heavy is wee tasty. As it warms you get the flavors that scotch ales are famous for.

My son loved the bottle’s artwork as it reminded him of Pixar’s Brave.