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RATINGS: 1472   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.

Arayaga2's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1946) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Mildly hazy orange with a solid 2 cm of white head. Aroma is perfumey citrus hops, and taste is the same and sweet, with a bit of bitter pith and some tropical fruit into the finish. $3/12oz

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lacho (36) - USA - NOV 30, 2015
Pours golden with a beautiful white foam, beautiful. Aromas of malt, barley and other grains upfront. Tastes powerful, alcohol is well balanced and is more present than higher AVB beers. One of the better Lagunitas beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OrthoDoc (53) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Really liked it. Amazing smell. Great with every drink. Malt present but still hoppy. Had at beach August 15 and really enjoyed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polo_marco (43) - milton, Vermont, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Smells of malty sweet breads with slight hop fruit scent. Taste starts off bitter with a bite then instantly switchs to a lovely sweet sugary bread like flavor finishes kind of malty. Light yellowish gold color. Delishous brew makes me wanna try brown sugga.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndresTM (402) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Candied orange peel, piney/resiny hops, grass, grapefruit, ripe pineapple, and a hint of molasses. Mild pepper and dark bread. Some slightly camphoric notes from the hops. Quite hoppy. Medium syrupy, with fizzy carbonation. Taste is hoppy, herbal bitter and lightly syrupy sweet. Very good, though not something I generally crave.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dahlstrom (69) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Golden coloured with a medium white head. Aroma of grasy and citrusy hops, and caramel malt. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness. - - - "A very price worthy beer!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (635) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2015
Flaska från SB. Ljust gyllene med vitt skum. Fruktig doft med inslag av passionsfrukt, ananas och lite tallbarr. Söt och fruktig med låg beska.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Yep. It sucks. Fucking pine sol. Where the fuck is the "cereal"? Crazy incorrect deScription. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jokestereo (105) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
Pours clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma; hop, passionfruit, some honey and orange. Flavours; mango, blood orange, passionfruit with a pinch of cinnamon. A little bit thin thru all the flavours in the taste palette.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (292) - Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2015
From the bottle the pour is clear yellow and brown, the aroma is ale not sure I get the other hints possibly brown sugar, the taste is lightly hopped a little sweet, the finish is clean I get the brown sugar notes in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorgosh (369) - - NOV 13, 2015
Äntligen julöl!!! Ehm...eh, förlåt, jag menar: "Åh vad härligt för barnen med denna glädjens högtid". Och apropå glädje: Tack snälla tomten för att Lagunitas och 7,7% jävulskt välproducerad alkohol finns.

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