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RATINGS: 1453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thelynchfella (166) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 18, 2015
Poured golden with with head. Quite a hoppy aroma, grapefruit and pine. Lots of grapefruit in the flavour too. Very hoppy. Tastes like a good ipa. Really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2015
This is a strong, flavorful beer. If you blindfolded me, I'd have known it was Lagunitas, but it's a little on the strong side for me. Still a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1746) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Appearance: Light orange golden, clear. Some creamy, white head.
Aroma: Fruits, slight alcohol.
Taste: Good hops, heaps of malt. Sweetness. Bitterness in aftertaste. Some alcohol.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $1.69
Info: 14/9-2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2057) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Big bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Sam’s Club. Pale hazy yellow, thin head. Citrus lime aroma with some resin and grain. Balanced, with ginger and honey on the long dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (169) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Clear golden pour with thin, clingy white foam. Amazing aroma of pine and grapefruit. Good bitter hop hits mid-sip, while ever smooth throughout with some malt sweetness. Finishes a little dry, but otherwise another excellent one from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (942) - Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2015
On draft. Golden orange color with fluffy one finger head. Pine, grapefruit, other citrus aroma. Big flavor of grapefruit and pine. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kespecial (164) - - SEP 8, 2015
Clear orange yellow. Rye, pine, earth on the nose. Taste is caramel, orange, nice piney hops bitterness, some booze burn and big body. I’d call it a DIPA with some maltier barleywine notes. Pretty good, and a great value.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (1093) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle from Stone in Asagaya. Pours a clear gold with a nice medium-sized head that dissipates fairly quickly. Big pine and citrus nose that is super enticing. Taste is more of the same. Very juicy grapefruit, orange and some lemon zest. Bitter finish that is crisp and dry. Excellent beer for the price and availability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
voyageurmike (161) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Pale gold and clear, medium bodied, citrus and hops aroma. Orange peel and hops flavor with lingering bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (312) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2015
Poured into a taster showing well filtered clear dark yellow with half a finger of clean white foam. The nose is bursting with pine and cannabis. The palate is well carbonated and medium bodied. The first flavors show juicy citric fruit forward tartness with the middle balanced out with some dry malt flavors. Pilsner bitter finish at the end.

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