Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FetMule (102) - - MAY 11, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Doft av ananas och andra tropiska inslag. En liten spritighet i smaken som för övrigt är söt, karamell, tropisk. Aningen vass men väldigt god. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Golden, white head, lacing. Peach, cantaloupe and other tropical fruits, oranges and tangerines, some pine, caramel. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Pours clear amber with medium tall frothy off-white head. Aroma of rye, caramel, light toffee, hints of citrus, light resin. Taste is initial caramel sweet followed by a long resin bitter finish that lingers. Body is fairly light and somewhat oily with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrik (607) - - MAY 10, 2014
Doften helt fantastisk fräsch tydliga amerikanska Humletoner. Smaken lite tunnare å lätt med medelbeska. Efter en stund tydliga toner av Padron 1964 Maduro i doften. Underligt men fantastiskt gott ihop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senap (614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Hm, den här var nice. Mycket smak och relativt söt. Fin färg. Lagunitas levererar som vanligt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
Quite ok without picking up to any higher altitudes. Plenty of hops and thin malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
Det här var inte dumt, smaken var fint balaserad med toner av äpple, grapefrukt, honungsmelon och tallbarr. Kroppen var härligt stabil och balansen var, som tidigare påpekats, riktigt fin. Slutsats; köp den och drick den!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pine, mango, grass, biscuits, caramel, some nuts. Hoppy pine flavor, grassy, peach, hay, biscuits, some caramel. Fruity hop finish with pine notes. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
(Bottle). Really nice hop aromatic fragrance with aromas of pine, raspberry and tangy tropical fruits like passion fruit, orange and citrus. Good and balanced taste of hops and malt, finished with a very prominent flavor of tangy fruit juice and hop bitterness. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (486) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
Pours clear and golden, big, cloudy white foam with lots of lacings. Aroma is fresh juicy hops, orange, pine, some sweets. Taste is a great balance between a sweeter and a bitter side, and these two battles on throughout the entire moutfeel until the very end, where the lingering bitterness takes over. Very nice. All along it’s a mash-up of rye, caramell, grass, orange, citrus, hops and so on. Like an american IPA, mixed with an oily bitter and some seeds thrown in. Medium to big body, medium carbo, oily texture.

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