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RATINGS: 1561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1663) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5422) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2016
Clear golden appearance. Aroma and flavour have floral hop and fresh tropical fruit. Refreshing and not overly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (931) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2016
Golden colour with white head. Fruity aroma. Taste is fruity and crisp. Pineapple and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5188) - rřdovre, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle.Hazy orange flavor with medium white head.Aroma is fruity of pineapples and pine and grass,nice well balanced and crispy with some mild toasted nots,fresh hoppy finish and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (15279) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle, 8%Slightly hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, earthy, grapefruit and pine. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, medium sweet, grapefruit, bitter, little earthy, caramel, fruit peel and orange.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (141) - - AUG 27, 2016
I love the story behind Sucks and what inspired its name. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass produced a 1 finger head that is creamy white and lightly carbonated. Looks like liquid gold in the glass. The aroma is delectable with juicy pineapple and oranges with fresh cut pine in the background. A mosaic of lacing left on the glass. The flavors burst with ripe pineapple and biting citrus with a balancing act of honey sweet cereal; almost like Cheerios.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (986) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Draught @ Falstaff, Maastricht. Clear golden, big foamy white head. Rich hoppy resin and spruce, some citrus, grainy and sweet malts, medium but crisp bitter. Very well balanced. Firm body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3534) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is resinous hops, chewy malt, big pine resin, ripe tropical fruits, stone fruits, peach, apricot, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and above medium bitter. Body is medium. Smooth and quite resinous with a bittersweet flavour, nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3951) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle @ de Paas. Pours a clear golden beer with a nice white head on top. Aroma of resins, peaches, grapefruit. Flavor is light bitter, firm, a big malty base, sweet grainy notes and a nice long bittersweet finish. Softly carbonated, hints of cookies in the finish as well. Very decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
adamnowek (1830) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2016
Clear golden with a moderately sized head. Aroma of funky pineapples. Taste is saccharine and spicy. Excessively carbonated.

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