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RATINGS: 1184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.85%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmahut (951) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (860) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HULK777 (350) - - MAY 25, 2014
Beautiful beer. Big aroma of tropical fruit; peach, passion fruit, grape, ananas... Hoppy flavor; bready, but foremost fruity, filled with tropical tastes. Well-balanced, where initial sweetness is evened out by a modest bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2014 Flaske: Hjemme ovenpå en hård ølfestival. Gul klar øl med et stor skumhoved. Lidt gammel men stadig tydelig lagunitas med citrus humle og lækker mundfylde. God smag hvor man kan ane lagunitas terroir, men ikke nok for min smag. RERATE: Quarts flaske købt på bryggeriet. Gulorange let diset brygget for en uge siden. Ekstrem frisk masser af citrus og mango i smagen. Superlækker og ærgeligt tap room var lukket en mandag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1949) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle: clear yellow colour, nice big head. Aroma is dominated of lots of citrus, orange, sweeet maltynes, and flowers. Flavors had a dominas of sweet malts, orange , citrus, dry bitternes, medium body, medium fruity/ flowery finsh! Well done!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2033) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2014
Flaska från SB. Gyllengul, klar, centimeterhögt krämigt skum som ligger kvar länge. Fin torr stram humleprofil, tänker östkust, kalk, citronzest, lime, grapecitrusblommig, aprikos. Rena smaker, bra balans mellan maltkropp och humle, medelstorbeska. För mig som inte har superkoll är det här en östkust-IPA och en riktigt bra sådan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3323) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
355 ml bottle. Golden, off white head. Aroma fruity; grapefruit, lemon, apricot and pine. Taste is similar and leaves a burnt, fermented-sugar-y taste, pine and apricot in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (871) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Semi hazy golden amber beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, peaches, citrus and pine needles. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, tropical fruit, peaches and pine needles. Great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (412) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
355ml bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is clear golden with a medium sized frothy off-white head, that when settled left a little lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange peels, lemon zest and pine. Flavours of grapefruit, orange peels, lemon zest, caramel and spices. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. Another great beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2079) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle/SB Gävle. Golden clear. Fresh hoppy nose - citrus, but sort of soft, and with a well blended caramel backing. Stone fruity, peachy apricot. Full smooth soft body. Caramel sweetness, but just enough bitters too. This is pretty well balanced. Super sort, easy to drink. Good flavour. Slightly resinous green hoppy finish. Really pretty good, silky smooth drink.

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