Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1505   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (122) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Aroma: grapefruity with lots of sweetness; Appearance: hazy straw with fluffy head and some large bubbled lacing; Taste: a little disappointing after the aroma; slightly bitter without much complexity; Palate: medium body with long bitter finish; lively carbonation; Overall: okay but nothing special; might buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3169) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Light amber with a white head that settles to a cm or so. Aroma of grapefruit, lime leaf, herbal lemon, toasted grains. Pretty sweet with kumquats and herbal lemon just doing enough to keep it in check. But the sweet malts are worthwhile - a bit bready, some toast, a little chewy. Doesn’t dry out all that much and the bitterness never is really more than required to partner the malt flavours.Pine comes in at the end too. Nice hops, plenty going on with the malt side of things, character and balance. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1917) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2015
It smells much more hoppy than it is. A nice and sweet backbone. Wet finish of sugar and alcohols. It's a good representation of the right way to do a strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knasputte78 (276) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2015
Rätt ljus och halvklar. Malt i doft och smaken är också malt med en trevlig beska. Balanserat och lätt att gilla ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pkbites (795) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Yellow pour. Hoppy, fruity tropical backdrop, very much hops on the palate. These sly SOB’s know they have a good one here. Very tasty and refreshing. Bottle @ Three Cellars, Franklin, Wisconsin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1704) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2015
Bottled. Pours golden with a huge white head. Smells bread malty, a bit hay, spicy. Tastes spicy hoppy, a bit herby with a bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (61) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle, Clear and pale color. Fresh and hoppy on the palate. Tropical notes with some pine thrown in. A well balanced and solid beer for a last minute substitute.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abergdahl (154) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
A vary fresh and hoppy aroma, clear and pale ale..with a very nice white and thick foam top...a fresh and hoppy IPA taste, very refreshing.. No seasonal herbs here just good beer..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Samuel214 (217) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
Flaska från SB. Julölsprovning med Nerikes Ölsällskap. Klar ljusorange med två fingrar högt vitt skum. Rätt anonym i doften, en aning humle. Desto mer i smaken. Tydlig sötma med kåda och granskott. En något sötare IPA, inte jättespännande och inte särskilt julig. Får väl dock sin förklaring i beskrivningen av ölen ovan...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3603) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle. Grapefruit peel and sweet caramel malt aroma. Slightly hazy honey gold with a large off-white head. Grapefruit peel, caramel malt, and herbal hops flavor. Medium sticky body, moderate carbonation.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 151

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50