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RATINGS: 1166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.85%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours tiny hazy golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is fruity with caramel, grapefruit juice, mango sorbet, kiwi, lemon zest, lime zest, freshly cut grass, pine needles, mineral water, peach skins and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, fruity and slightly herbal with caramel, mango puree, pineapple juice, grapefruit rinds, oily pine cones, moist grass, lemon balm, peaches, star fruit and hints of alcohol, minerals and resin. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter, slightly fruity and slightly herbal with caramel, mango, kiwi, grapefruit rinds, moist grass, pine needles, lemon balm, mineral water and peaches. Feels remarkably fresh which I’m pretty sure it isn’t. Very nice IIPA which I’d love to try proper fresh some day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (394) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. Clear light amber with a frothy white head. Aroma has pine, mango, lemon, malt. Taste has caramel malt, pine, peppery notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth mouth feel. Peppery piney bitter after taste.
Had expected something bigger but this is really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, persika, aprikos, honung, granskott, örter och citrus. Lagom sötma, bra fruktighet med en lite pepprig och örtig beska. Riktigt fin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1247) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of bread, grape-fruit, pine and resin.
Appearance: A clear brass colored beer. A white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, orange, pine and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a long dry finish.
Overall: In all a very strong typical west coast DIPA. Well done.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-05-13.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1202) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
Ljuvlig öl, kraftig humlig, sötma, fruktig i aromen. Smaken har en balanserad kraftig beska kanske lite kryddig på slutet. ABVn rundas in fint och kroppen är fyllig och perfekt kolsyard

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FetMule (96) - - MAY 11, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Doft av ananas och andra tropiska inslag. En liten spritighet i smaken som för övrigt är söt, karamell, tropisk. Aningen vass men väldigt god. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Golden, white head, lacing. Peach, cantaloupe and other tropical fruits, oranges and tangerines, some pine, caramel. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1836) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
Pours clear amber with medium tall frothy off-white head. Aroma of rye, caramel, light toffee, hints of citrus, light resin. Taste is initial caramel sweet followed by a long resin bitter finish that lingers. Body is fairly light and somewhat oily with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrik (228) - - MAY 10, 2014
Doften helt fantastisk fräsch tydliga amerikanska Humletoner. Smaken lite tunnare å lätt med medelbeska. Efter en stund tydliga toner av Padron 1964 Maduro i doften. Underligt men fantastiskt gott ihop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senap (321) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
Hm, den här var nice. Mycket smak och relativt söt. Fin färg. Lagunitas levererar som vanligt.

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