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RATINGS: 1172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.85%
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AKA Holiday Ale
AKA Holiday Leftover Ale
AKA Brown Sugar Substitute

This sad holiday season we didn’t have the brewing capacity to make our favorite seasonal brew, the widely feared BrownShugga’ Ale. You see we had a couple of really good years (thank you very much) and so heading into this season while we are awaiting the January delivery of a new brewhouse we are jammin’ along brewing 80 barrels of IPA and PILS and such every 3 hours. A couple of months back we realized that since we can only brew a mere 60 barrels of Shugga’ every 5 hours, that we were seriously screwed. For every case of Shugga’ brewed, we’d short 3 cases of our favorite daily beers. It’s a drag. This year, we brewed something that we think is also cool and brews more like our daily brews. The new brewhouse will help insure this kind of failure never happens again. It’s a mess that we can not brew our BrownShugga’ this year and we suck for not doing it. There is nothing cool about screwing this up this badly and we know it. Maybe we can sue our own sorry selves. There is no joy in our hearts this holiday and the best we can hope for is a quick and merciful end. F*@& us. This totally blows. Whatever. We freaking munch moldy donkey butt and we just want it to be all over...
So this substitute beer is a ‘Cereal Medley’ of Barley, Rye, Wheat, and Oats…. Full of complexishness from the 4 grains, and weighing in at 7.85% abv, Then joyously dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (448) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours clear bronze/amber with a tiny head that quickly fades. Nose is sweet, syrupy, grapefruit, brown sugar and some lemon peel. Taste is sweet, malty, grapefruit and again sweet. Finishes medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChiTownDeadhead (11) - Northbrook, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Very average but tasty ipa. We liked it it wasn't exceptional -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crille (80) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Golden color with a nice white head. The nose is loaded with grapefruits, tropical fruits, bread and floral notes. The taste is pine, caramel, malt and hops. A good example on a nice American Strong Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, and some light fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more citrusy pine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Amber color, decent head. Aroma is citrus, source. Taste is like a sweet IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fearium (4) - - MAY 31, 2014 does not count
Klar gyllenbrun färg med ett fluffigt lätt skum som ligger kvar länge. Fruktig och fyllig arom med mycket humle och syrliga frukter. Citrusfrukter och gräs, den typen på tomten, inte i pipan. Riktigt bra balanserad beska. Lagom små syrliga bubblor i kolsyran. Syrlig åt citrushållet med en bra avslutande sötma. Toner av kola och den bästa humlen man kan välja. En sjukt bra överjäst ale som förtjänar en plats i någon typ av hall of fame! Does it sucks? HELL NO!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVah (110) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
På flaska från systemet. Luktar härligt blommigt. Mörk gul färg. Bra smak av humle som avrundas med en perfekt beska som ligger kvar länge i gommen.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lopisar (190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
Clear golden color sticky foam. Some pine and citrus aroma. Big taste, bitterness with complex profile.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmahut (909) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle, swap with hackobock. Pours in clear pale body with low white head. Aroma is loaded with grapefruit, tropical fruits, watermelon, mango. Pretty complex. Taste has medium tropical sweetness with grapefruit bitterness, really fruit, well balanced. Body is full, medium carbonation, oily. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (858) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
Blindprovning med Gambrinus Uppsala (vad som visar sig vara en Lagunitasprovning). Första tanken är att alla fyra bärs är samma öl!. Dominerade husprofil? När värmen stiger i glasen så blir dock skillnaderna tydligare. Gyllene och klar. Bra humlad och lite örtigt. Aningen spretig ihängande beska men bäst av de fyra Lagunitas för kvällen.


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