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RATINGS: 1529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


Lukaduke's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2918) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours a clean deep golden copper color with a finger of sticky eggshell foam. On the nose its full of inviting fruity spicy hop notes; candied citrus, pineapple, traces of earthy pine and some sugar sweet caramel malt backbone. On the palate it follows the nose with earthy pine on the front end some nice malty caramel midpalate and a heap of fruity bitter notes to finish it off. Wow this is crushable and delicious. Even tastes good on the burp. Great hop appeal and balanced almost to perfection....


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ttheilen (530) - USA - MAY 30, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malin_aiisa (675) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle Orange, white head Aroma of mandarin almondy Taste sweet bitter, mandarin. Alcoholic

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
JRisWasted (14) - La Palma, California, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Pours a medium orange hue with adequate head. Excellent aromas of pine, grapefruit, and pineapple. Taste is like a hoppy, fruity melody. The malt balances perfectly. Hard to beat when fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (653) - SINGAPORE - MAY 21, 2016
8%ABV. Poured out cloudy amber. 12ºSRM. Nose has sweet ripe citrus, with oranges coming to mind rights away with maybe kumquats. There are sweet malt aromas in the nose. Inviting with some nice pine freshness. Mouthfeel is soapy and thick. Palate is full-bodied with nice toasted malty flavors of barley bread, graham cracker and honey. Hops are spicy with cilatro, parsley, with bitter and mint, I immediately get hyssop on my mind. The hops are just about right considering that the sweet malty, syrupy palate just won’t go away. Finish is still bitter and long, but with a strong plant bitter component. Goes on Favorites List !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (659) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 20, 2016
Alaranjada de leve turbidez, espuma branca de boa formação e média persistência. Aroma de frutas amarelas maduras, melão, abacaxi e um pouco de pêssego. Corpo médio,baixa carbonatação. Final de leve resinal, mantendo as características de frutas amarelas, leve lasca de madeira, média persistência.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DenverLogan (1011) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2016
From a bottle into a Boston Lager glass. Pours gold with big head and lace. Aroma of rich malts, grains, cereal. Medium carbonation and significant moughfeel. Flavors of amber malts, oats, minerals, grains, straw hops, melon rind, bitter herbs. Overall rich and flavorful with some slightly odd & rough notes.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState (771) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Aroma is a sweet, spicy malt. Taste is half Belgian, half IPA - a blend of hops, malts, and spices. Overall decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Copper pour from bottle. Taste is dough, pine, hay, grain and a hint of booze. Well balanced and very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
truebluehes (196) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. Nice creamy white head on golden pour. Awesome citrus pine aroma. Balance of citrus, pine hop with light caramel malt is superb. Awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
firefly765 (194) - - APR 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle pours a yellow copper color with a nice white creamy head. Nice lazing on the glass. A dank piney hop aroma. Nice smooth bitterness high carbonation. Light bodied. Seem like a bit if apricot and molasses flavors. Solid drink.


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