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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from SB cons 2014-05-02 Göteborg AR: peach, pine, apricot, grape fruit, lemon juice, wee peppery AP: copper clear, high frothy fizzy white head F: heavy bitterness and carbonation, pine cones, apricot, lemon juice, peppery, really refreshing brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle (35 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, mmedium white head. Bready and bisquity malt aroma with piney, perfuymy tropical fruit hop aromas. Medium bodied, medium carboantion. Dry with firm bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5526) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Deep golden with a white head. Resinous and grassy aroma along with sweet malts. Sweet and oily palate. Some alcoholic notes. Toffee and grassy, resinous hoppiness in the flavour. Also some cough-syrup; Benylan. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear deep golden, rich head. Huge perfumy nose with lychee, pears and sweaty citrus. Mid sweet with medium-fill body and slick, well rounded mouthfeel. Rich bready malt, concentrated juicy hops - spices, tropical fruits, caramel. Really bitter finish. An impressive well balanced hop bomb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoppsan (126) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Rating #100! 33 cl bottle. Pours clear gold with medium, creamy head. Aroma and flavor is full of pine, resin, clay, grapefruit and alcohol. Nicely balanced with clear sweet and bitter spikes in finish. Lagunitas always deliver! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (94) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Klar äppeljuicefärgad vätska med lätt, vitt skum. doft av knäck och tropiska frukter. Mango ananas och guava. Rostad och relativt fruktig smak med bra beska

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (717) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
355ml bottle. Hazy amber body with a medium white head. Lacing. Pine, citrus, fudge, and sweet malts. Dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roedskaegg (10) - - MAY 2, 2014
Söt, väldigt syrlig smak med tydligt inslag av malt. Ljust brun i färgen. Eftersmaken söt, det bruna sockret är tydligt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2014
12oz bottle from Brewmaster’s in Wilson. Golden hue, murky clarity (I can still see my finger on the other side of the glass) with one finger thick white frothy head. Good lacing, but there was quite a bit of sediment floating around. Strong citrus hop, lemon zest, soap and floral aromas. Moderate bitter citrus hop up front with a short light lemon finish. Watery texture, soft carbonation. Good brew!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (400) - Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark golden. Huge fluffy white head. Great lacing. Nice pineapple hop aroma and flavor.

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