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RATINGS: 1575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 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 (18322) - 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 (490) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2725) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska (355ml) från Systembolaget (29:-). Fruktig och rejält humlig, grapefrukt och tallbarr, tropiska frukter, rejäl beska, medelsötma, medelfyllig. Lång avslutningen som är besk och humlig.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1861) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Smell is very much pine and grapefruit. Taste is complex malty sweet with high bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (1163) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
Klar gul med ljust gul-orange skum. Doft: Humle, malt, kåda, ananas, grape, lite gräs. Smak: Humle, malt, lite deg, gräs, ananas, grape. God, man vill verkligen ha mer när man smakat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
7stern (599) - Bromma, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
Golden, almost clear, lasting laces. Pineapple and raspberry aroma. Rather sweet taste, but well balanced with grapefruit and bitterness. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Almost clear deep golden liquid with small white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, bread, mango, marmalade and biscuit. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of tangerine, citrus, mango, biscuit and caramel. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Quite nice. Ok.

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