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


bigred22's rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigred22 (85) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2012
The only way I can explain this beer is a IPA mixed with holiday spices that is blended to perfection


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2681) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle shared at In de Wildeman. Clear golden with a medium white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good bitterness with nice fruity sweetness. Caramel, pine, malts, grass, fruits and yeast. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (16795) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle. Klares hell orange goldenes Bier mit einer mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Pfirsich, Aprikosen, grapefruit, harzig bitter. Geschmack sehr hopfig bitter, intensiv fruchtig, Aprikosen, Pfirsich, lecker!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7635) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle at De Paas, Den Haag. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is big grassy hop, citrus, pine needle. The flavour is moderate bitter with a crisp, fresh grass, nettle hop, fruit, yeast palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (8909) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
35.5cl bottle from the Paas. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Lovely bitterness. Nicely done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (505) - - SEP 20, 2016
Brown American bottle. Pours medium pale yellow with no head. Scent is pale ale and a bit peppery. Taste is medium pale ale and noticeable brown sugar. Finish is a bit peppery and dry. Very good. Surprising.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1927) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 19, 2016
Kinda IPA for my liking and if so a smart elegant one given the 8% ABV. Having this one late in the day but far out it’s easy going. And very pleasant of course. Funky barnyard sweetness, medium strength hops make for a super easy drink.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1783) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2016
On tap at The Amsterdam Beerfair 2016. Nose is citric. Body is clear pale golden, head is big, white, creamy, average lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is wood, tea, leaves, spices. Medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bittersweet. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (2177) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2016
Van de tap bij homeland tab. Heerlijk fruitige dipa met aroma van bloedsinaasappel re n perzik mooi vol bittere afdronk

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1466) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
Aroma: hoppy, red apples, esters, weak citrus notes. Appearance: hazy golden color and white head. Taste: medium citrus bitterness, esters, red apples, weak citrus notes, nice malty backbone, semi-dry/semi-sweet. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Surprising beer, really balanced and drinkable, nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1662) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2016
decent 1" white head... little lacing or cap.. the brew is clear golden/lite orange... Nose is a tropical fruit bowl.. mango, melon and citrus.. pale malt sweetness moves the hops front and forward. Okay bitterness up front.. musky fruity hops.. deep melon and mango... tangerine... papaya? sorta dries out toward the finish but still the fruit carries on forever... sorta musky melon with warmth... dank and dirty.. just sooo fruity.. wow.


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