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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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swamp_Thing (49) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Well balanced throughout. Pleasent piney aroma, a hop forward taste hits you right away but brings with it wonderful complex flovors of pine, malt, grass, citrus. Even flavors from start to finish. Slightly sticky but not bad at all. The most enjoyable beer I’ve had from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (769) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Poirs a pale clear blonde. Aroma and Taste are hoppy (tropical fruits), malty, a bit sweet. Full-bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (1813) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Keg at Craft Beer Rising. A slightly hazy deep golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, pine, some caramel, slight toasted malts, a little honey, some Cheerios and subtle apricot. Taste is similar of grapefruit, orange, resin, subtle apricot, some caramel, slight toasted malts, a little honey, maybe biscuit and subtle grassy hops. Full bodied and a slightly slick texture. A bittersweet, caramel and citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Really hoppy, great citrus and resinous flavours. It’s quite sweet as well though, tons of caramel and toasted malts. Strong but doesn’t blow you away. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1656) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2016
.355l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours clear pale golden with medium white head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is pine, exotic fruits, grape fruits, malts, caramel notes. Flavor is mostly same. Well balanced beer! Silky mouth feel?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (7873) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Pours clear deep golden with a huge frothy white head. Strong piney hop aroma with resin and sweet oranges. Taste is moderate thick sweet,marmelade, loaded with dry resiny hops, well balanced, lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Solid grass aroma body is a bit hoppy with some bitterness. Finish is grassy with some malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours an amber with an off white head and aroma of hops and pine. Taste is of hops, toasted malt, toffee, fruits, resin and pine leading into the bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjgmd (1985) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2016
With Z, pours an amber , light brown and gold with a beige head . Nose is sweet with toffee, caramel and malt . Taste is sweet , deep caramel, malt and toffee. Finishes on the same tasting notes, sweetly with a moderately short finish . Quaff Score 6 / 10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (235) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Pours hazy blonde with a fine white head. Nose is deliciously potent west coast hops with lots of citrus and resins. Flavor is a similar burst of hops, but not to the point of over bittering the malt. finish is surprisingly dry. a great example of a West Coast IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2016
The nose is mild with some initial fruity hop and some pine needle underneath. A weirdly sweet beer. Lots of sugar mixes with a very fruity hop profile, it has apricot, orange and papaya notes. It’s bitterness is pleasant.

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