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RATINGS: 1507   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radio_nowhere (1287) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2013
12oz bottle into snifter glass. Deep amber’ish golden color with off-white head. Aroma of heavy hops (tropical, citrus,grapefruit, resin). Taste is very hoppy, nicely balanced with sweet malt backbone. Thin-medium mouth-feel medium carbonation with sharp finish. Very good.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1798) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjgmd (1869) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (160) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (2015) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (357) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours straw with good beige head. Aroma was hops, citrus and pine resin. Taste was rye, sour fruits and alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (353) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium, earthy, slightly sour aroma of sweet malts and berries on the background. Golden color with small artificial head and slightly hazy liquid. Medium/strong, slightly sour and complex taste with malts, brown sugar and hops. Some berries. Averagely balanced with wide taste spectrum and long hoppy and malty aftertaste. Medium body with low/medium carbonation. Overall, a bit weird and messy, because has features of different styles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neurbob (103) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Clear light golden, medium foamy head. Aroma floral, honey, jasmine. Medium bodied, chewy fruit, nice moderately bitter finish. Very decent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (515) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Aroma: caramel, floral, citrus, pine Appearance: clear golden with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, Delicious

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (135) - , Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2016
32 Fluid ounce poured to wine glass Today is 1/23/2016 Appearance: Light amber, small head, almost no lacing Aroma: Strong hoppy smell, slight boozy scent not overpowering Taste: Slightly bitter, then sweet, Mouth feel: Overall: Excellent beer, specially with the price. Definitely something to look forward to.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (312) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a bright amber yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is semi-sweet and bready with a hint of pine. Nice body, light and syrupy texture. Full mouth feel. Smooth semi-sweet citrus with only a slight bitterness on the roof of the mouth. Smooth finish with flavors that linger for awhile. Solid and very refreshing and enjoyable.


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