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RATINGS: 1305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.

radio_nowhere's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2013
12oz bottle into snifter glass. Deep amber’ish golden color with off-white head. Aroma of heavy hops (tropical, citrus,grapefruit, resin). Taste is very hoppy, nicely balanced with sweet malt backbone. Thin-medium mouth-feel medium carbonation with sharp finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2245) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
Keg @Euston Tap, London. 16-08-2014.
Pours dark golden with nice white head. Citrusy and fruity aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is moderate bitter, citrusy, some caramel notes. Robust body, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beersammich (3) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
By far my favorite offering from Lagunitas. Tastes very nice, decent sweet, wonderful finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1750) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Julöl 2014. Klar orange med ett medelstort vitt skum. Dofter av karamell, grapefrukt, blomster och kåda. Smakinslag av frukt, karamell, malt och kåda. Medelbeska. Medel mot stor kropp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3611) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
32 oz (!) bottle - This golden brew has an aroma led by pine and citrus. The flavor includes sweet caramel malt, pine, citrus, and a moderate to strong bitterness level. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (3274) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 24, 2014
bottle at home courtesy of Hackobock, cheers Jacob!
as brown shuga substitute
herbal dank resinous nose on this pale blonde beer with white lacing. Orange sherbet meets nettles and hemp, plenty of bitterness fruity and hop led, just the way i like my IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a medium lacy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grapefruit and light caramel. Flavor was sweet, bitter, and hoppy with pine, caramel, citrus, orange, grapefruit and had some notes of toffee. Oily texture, medium body, bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (91) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2014
From a 32oz bottle (which is what all bombers should be) - Pours a clear orange with lots of bubbles and a big head. Citrus and pine aroma. Real nice hoppy flavor. The citrus and pine is well balanced and not real bitter. Overall a really good IPA, not to citrusy as many of them tend to be.....A friend said this beer matches good with a Sharp Cheddar cheese so I’m breaking out some Hooks 10yr Cheddar to see.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (277) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours a golden color with a medium white head. Sweet nose and flavor with lots of hop raisins & caramel in front. Medium to big body with smooth carbonation and sticky alcohol, Notes of Pine apples, Pine needles, Oranges, some spices, lemon, spruce, sugar & alcohol . Lingering sweetness in the aftertaste and a big but balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6311) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
35,5 cl. bottle. Clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, malt, caramel and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Amber color, white head. Grapefruit nose, resin, ripe fruit, caramel. Sweet fruity taste, grapefruit, caramel malt, moderate bitterness. Medium body, average to soft carbonation.

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