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RATINGS: 1378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (650) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Golden with white head. Grapefruit hop aroma. Taste is malty sweetness up front. Long pine/grapefruit citrus finish. Slight dank hop flavor too. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (391) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Fresh beer served in a tulip. The beer pours a fairly transparent yellow orange with a thin white head that shrinks down pretty quick and leaves ok lacing. Aroma is oranges, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, and sweet caramel. On to the taste. At first sip the beer is initially full of bright citrus flavors. Mainly the ones aforementioned in the aroma. It is met with a nice caramel malt with bits of toffee and brown sugar as well. The beer starts off very juicy and finishes a bit dry, but remains very quenching. Another outstanding offering from Lagunitas, and @ 8%, it’s just dangerous enough to have some fun with. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1935) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours amber into the glass with a 1-finger soapy head that reduces to webbed lacing. The nose is of pine and grassiness. Flavors of a huge grain bill, cereal, citrusy grapefruit and orange, and large resinous pine hops finish with a hint of ABV among the large pepper and spruce-pine notes. Almost in the barleywine category, this complex, substantive palate wrecker is full-bodied with a very bold mouthfeel. Huge beer with lots and lots to provide.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thors_Son (5) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
1qt bottle to pub glass. Like a fresh breakfast on a distant shore. Very heavy grapefruit with subtle honey and notes of molasses. Warm malty finish. As close to a perfect ale as I can remember. Tongue, prepare yourself.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tbjsexton (4) - Montmorency, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
Sucks should be in the beer hall of fame. The hops characteristics give deep floral aroma, malt rich taste, and a long hops heavy finish. You really don’t want the finish to end.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bbader (6) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
What’s not to like about this aromatic hop masterpiece. I’m so glad they "screwed up" and had to make this beer. Beautiful golden color, crisp, delicious hoppy ale.

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
PlinyDad1952 (52) - - MAY 3, 2015
LAGUNITAS DOSE SUCK BECAUSE THEY DO NOT MAKE PLINY (MY #1 FAVOURITE BEERS) AND THEY HAVE NEVER EVEN TRYED TOO! THIS BEER IS OK THOUGH :AT FIRST I SMELLED IT UP MY NOSE AND IT ACTUALLY SMELL A GOOD AMOUNT AS AN PLINY (I LOVE PLINY, YOU KNOW), AND FOR THAT IT FELT GOODS IN ME. UNFORNTUNATLY - IT DOES NOT HAVE FLAYVER LIKE A PLINY AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE NATTY WE DRINK AT BBQS SOMETIMES. SO LIGHT AND IT COULD DEFINITELY USED MORE ALCOHOL. I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO THERE HOPS, BUT I BEARLY TASTE ANY. MORE MORE MORE!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (246) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Appearance- Clear golden orange with a thick fluffy white head Aroma- Nice crisp grapefruity hops, piney, malts Flavor- Sweet beginning with a bitter hop bite for the finish, fruity, hoppy, some pepper, citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffman52 (6) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2015 does not count
32oz - Beer pours a nice gold color with a nice head. Quickly you pick up citrus on the nose. The first taste is complex and hard to read at first. Swish it around and you pick up some citrus and pine but also other flavors. Bitter finish and dry. Nice mouth feel. I would buy this again and I will.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1195) - New York City, TURKEY - APR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours rich yellow with small foamy white head, floral hops aroma, medium carbonation, slightly bitter hops taste, long finish. Nice and smooth.


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