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RATINGS: 1468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1273) - - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear orangish color. Aroma and taste are orange, pine resin, and hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UkrainPubCrawler (109) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2015
This beer is very tasty. The piney aroma and flavor combined with hop character is delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2123) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Golden color with a foamy white head. Punchy, dry, but with a nice citrus zest. Hoppy, but that’s not what defines it. There’s a lot of complexity, spice, and a bit of earthiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boomersmancave1 (108) - Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Nice beer for sipping in the summer. Aromas of citrus and hops. Tastes of grapefruit and citrus, hops and breads. Will have this beer again, soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (999) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2015
Growler from McHughs. Pours cloudy golden with white foam head. Citrus, pineapple, pine, coconut, mango, bubblegum, candy floss. Flavour is sherbert, bubblegum, fizzy sweet, sticky caramel, sugar. Full bodied. Probably sweetest beer I’ve had. Orange aftertaste. A bit unexpected but good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1341) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Quart bottle into a shaker- poured a turbid light brown/orange color... dont’ care, it was good, I drank it, and it was good. Fuck Texas!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1251) - SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Half pint on-tap at Euston Tap, London:
Another excellent Lagunitas beer, not as hoppy as I’d expected with sweet malts taking the front seat but some did feature & the balance was a good one. The beer proved to be quite an easy one to drink as well, despite the strength. One well worth seeking out if you can find it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ttoadee (1074) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Medium gold pour, 2 finger meringue "substitutes" for a head, leaving some decent lace. Nose is steady, but not overpowering, pine cones. Bitter, with a serious objection from malt. Middle starts light caramel, alcohol shows itself, mango, papaya (green) and sweet malt come together. Finish drips pine resin...for awhile. WOW!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mehinaman (8) - Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
One of if not my favorite of the beers I tried for the first time this year. The sweetness of the beer is subtle, but it’s there and makes this a delicious beer. It’s especially great on a hot day and it has become one of the regulars in my fridge

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2033) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Draught at The Euston Tap, London. Golden amber with slim white head. Aroma of fresh citrusy, juicy fruity hops. Lots of citrusy hops in the taste, orange peel, pine. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, long and big bitter finish. Very good.

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