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RATINGS: 1470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (956) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
355ml bottle from Systembolaget (as Holiday Ale 7.7%, vintage 2015). Almost clear golden, medium size, white head, good lacing. Hoppy sweet citrus aroma, tangerines, sweet orange, pineapple and ripe kiwi fruit. Sweet silky mouthfeel, full bodied, gentle carbonated. Sweet and fruity taste, tropical sweet fruits, orange marmalade with a pleasant bitterness from citrus peel in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matipa74 (19) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle, 7.7% 2015..............................................

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4594) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle at Villain & Saint. Nice copper body with slight head. Nose floral, caramel, malts, yeasty. Tastes quite malty, bitter, with hops and fruits in there as well. Really nicely done beer with so many different flavours. Great!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Montro (3) - Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2015 does not count
Such a good tasting Double IPA. I do not like how its appearance though, kind of a light color for an Imperial IPA. The taste doesn't say that at all. Drinks along the lines of a lighter Hopslam if I had to compare. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (224) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Loads of hops in this one. The one thing different about this and most other beers in its style it the alcohol is very present on the back end. A fruity floral bouquet is also nice. Well rounded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (160) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottled. Very nice little concoction. Aroma of pine and toffee. Taste is similar to the nose. Very piney--almost like an IPA. Palate is medium. Finishes long and dry. Paired well with some home grilled carne asada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (1039) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 24, 2015
A very unique brew. Lots of buttery toast, butterscotch, and caramel. Very slightly bitter with a nice balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1106) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle. A slightly hazy golden yellow/orange lots of lace. Wheat, citrus and resin hop, detecting some pine, sap like the woods. I’ve had this a bunch now recently, not sure what it is but I’m losing interest in it, still enjoy it but I think it’s a predictable, however well done, brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (191) - - OCT 2, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a cloudy golden color with a nice white head and lacing. The aroma is hops, booze, and burnt sugar. The taste is strong on hops with hints of booze, fruit, and brown sugar. It was flavorful. It was drinkable for the alcohol content. This was pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Matt_Foran (96) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Very nice balanced beer, between malt and hops. Nice medium bodied beer, good easy drinking beer for being 8.0%.

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