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RATINGS: 1404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (927) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 31, 2015
12 oz bottle. Slightly cloudy yellow golden pour with a medium fizzy white head. Aroma of pine, candied sugar, coriander, lemongrass and grapefruit. Easy drinking medium body. Dangerously tasty at 8%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1063) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Poured from bottle. Citrus and pine hops in aroma. Good lookin cloudy gold with lasting head. Not the hop Bomb I expected, but I taste the citrus / pine hops with a very creamy malt base. Also tasting notes of peach, pepper and maybe a hint of coriander. Very easy to drink for a strong ale. As usual, another excellent beer from LBC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dodskenta (75) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Clear golden copper hue with a film of sticky foam. Resinous pine and toffee dominate the flavour, some hoppy fruits going on as well, nice sweetness from the malt. Flavour is very bitter and hop-forward, soapy, toffee, bit of vanilla actually. Sweet indeed. Big mouthfeel and nice, soft, carbonation. Top stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (661) - - MAY 30, 2015
Keg at brewdog bar, Sheffield. Pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is cerealy and malty with bread and zesty citrus too. Taste is sweet and bitter. Body is nice and oily with quite prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WABeerFiend (321) - - MAY 28, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass today. A: Grapefruit, tropical fruit, and spiciness. Very juicy. A: 1 finger head with an easy pour, receding to a ring and fluff. See through honey orange body. T: Sweet grapefruit, mango, and spiciness dominate. Honey, cereal, and pine are subtle. P: Smooth and a little oily until the bubbles take over. O: This one goes down too easy for 8%. The alcohol is barely noticeable. I’m going to be buying much more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBunker (906) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours golden orange with a big, foamy white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma is of hops, malt, pine, and caramel. Taste starts off with a bitter, piney hop burn. So very resiny. The hops are evened out by a caramel malt backbone. Lingering hop burn. Mouthfeel is light and soapy. Body is medium and drinks real easy. The alcohol is definitely there. Drinks very easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (946) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Super słodki, super owocowy aromat. Mango, brzoskwinia, ananas. Barwa złota, piwo delikatnie mętne. Szybko opadająca piana ale świetny lacing. Odczycie wskazuje na bardzo lekkie piwo. 13-14 Plato. Zero ciała, dość wodniste. Alkoholu nie czuć. Jak na IIPA to super pijalne, ale przez to brakuje mu charakteru dużego piwa. Średnia goryczka, super przyjemne, ale trochę mu brakuje kopnięcia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeevan (110) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Keg at Bat. Pours amber golden. Decent head and lacing. Big floral hoppy aroma. Big oily resin hop fruitiness too with a nice malt backbone. Full of flavour.A nice DIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (494) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours gold with a white head. Big hoppy aroma. Citrus, malt, resin, and floral notes. Medium body and carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish. Really good DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear amber gold. Nose is sticky resin, fruits, sweet toffee, pine, citrus. Taste is also resinous, bitter fruitiness, citrus. Sweetish.

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