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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.85%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours bright gold and orange with a foamy 2-finger head. Aromas of....mmmm, Christmas tree! Tons of pine needle and sugary sap, citrus, and some tropical funk. The flavor is spicy spruce and pine sap, moderately bitter, with a sweet piney finish. Nice! Some earthy malt in the aftertaste. Warming, nearly creamy. Really nice, a great winter seasonal. [919]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4628) - Olympia, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big aroma, flavor and wonderful finish. Nothing sucks about this beer. Other than that Lagunitas will have to make this all the time. Sucks to be them. Great strong ale and terrific new beer to add to there taps.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
On tap at the Brass Tap, pours a golden yellow color with aromas of hops, tropical fruit and more hops. Flavor is all hops in my opinion, and I could only taste that.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Big huge hoppy nose. Fruity as all get out. Tropical fruits peaches apricots citrus oranges and grapefruit. Light sweetness from the malt base adds balance. Fuck yeah. Pours brilliant well filtered golden with a wispy head and lace. Super fruity citrus and tropical fruots apricot peach grapefruit. Pale malt touch of oat sweet smoothness. Dry fruity resinous finish. Quenching. Awesome chuggable. More or less an ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1220) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Another good, not great, fruity ipa-like strong ale from Lagunitas. They don’t necessarily have a wide range, but they do good stuff in it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1404) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2012
clear golden with a big white head that is sustained for a while, excellent lacing and or glass drying... loads of tropical and stone fruits, light pale malts, tho the fruits dominate the aroma, not very piney... lively medium body loads of fruits, spicy, stonefruits, tropical fruits moreso than citrus... slick mildly creamy smooth mouthfeel for an IPAish beer... Medium to medium full bodied... AWESOME

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (2512) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle thanks to jleblanc. Almost clear gold, slightly hazy with white head. Aroma is a wonderfull intense blend of tropical fruits (mandarine, pinneaple) with nice rye and pine / hop resin twist. Flavor is less intense and interesting than the nose. Still very hoppy but balanced nicely with cereal and malts so it’s not overly bitter. Lively carbonation but unfortunately, the body is thin. Very good. It felt more like an IPA/IIPA than an American strong ale. Leans more towards hops than malts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2380) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2012
This is an over the top dry hopped beer with a light body and creamy texture. It smells more or less like a certain mood enhancing aromatic herb and finishes with crisp bitterness keeping it quite drinkable despite it’s ABV encroaching upon the eight percent mark. I haven’t read the other reviews yet but let me join what I am sure is a growing crowd that is clamoring for this stuff to be brewed instead of Brown Shugga every year.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2012
crystal clear amber pour with a thin cream/off white head. nose is hops, more hops, hops, sweet tropical fruits, sticky, and delicious. excellent on the palate, fresh hop flavor backed by piney resin, tropical fruits, and a lightly sticky finish. wow

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bodegaboy (3) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2012 does not count
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light amber with frothy white head. On the Nose there is loads of citrus:mandarin orange,ruby red grapefruit, along with some cinnamon,sticky buds and toasted bread. On the palate the beer has a mildly roasty malt flavor with more of that delicious citrus fruit spice combination as well as dankweed/resin. For me this beer is almost as much about the texture as the flavors. there is a creaminess at the beginning that gives way to a slight prickly quality at the end. Have had this a few times and find myself smiling and looking at the glass after every sip. Another winner from Lagunitas.


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