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RATINGS: 1470   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1393) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
has a good pine hop aroma with a nice blend of grains. taste is a nice grain blend, some rye mixed with some good ending hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1391) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Grapefruit, citric, resinous, bready, caramely malts, tropical fruits, pine. Amber colour, medium white head, lacing. Big resinous bite, mid-sweet, grapefruity, noticable, but not overpowering maltbase, ABV well integrated. Medium/fullbodied soft carbonation, bitter finish. Very similar to a little sumpin’ sumpin’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1387) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Clear orange pour with a nice white head that fades down to thick ring. Really nice lacing. Aroma is strong tropical fruit, pine, herbal, and a bit bready. Taste is a sweet citrus and caramel, with some resin and grapefruit. Nice bitterness with a sweet balance. Slick texture, medium body. Really enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1387) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours a golden orange with a frothy white head. Aroma of pungent pine. Taste is syrupy sweet followed closely by pine, resin bitterness. As the taste fades, orange citrus lingers as the bitterness fades. Very bitter but finishes well. Mouthfeel is slick with a full body. A little too bitter for multiples, but good once and a while. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Keg at Euston Tap, London. Slightly hazy golden colour. White head, lace. Aroma is loaded with piney hops. Taste opens with caramel malt before a hop assault takes hold. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel. Pretty decent on the whole but hard to grasp what it’s trying to be. Seems maltier than a DIPA but not malty enough to be an American barleywine. Enjoyable though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Heard a lot about this and seemed right to be drank on New Years Ever. Pours a light medium colored copper color with a thick white head. Nice head retention. Some lace. Nice citrus aroma in the nose. Malty backbone with a nice citrus rind. NIce level of bitterness. Ends pretty crisply and cleanly with a minimal lingering bitterness. Dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocJitsu (1375) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a clear classic golden color with a short white head. Not much head formed due to how carefully the beer was poured by the bartender. The bouquet might be the best of any beer I’ve ever had. Fresh grapefruit right up front with some underlying cannabis. Just a wonderful aroma. Mouthfeel is full, wet, and a bit oily. Carbonation bites just a bit on the finish. The flavor is magnificent. Grapefruit! A lot more pine in the flavor than appeared in the bouquet. Just enough rye in this beer to set all the flavors and aromas off in a more vibrant fashion. A remarkably well-engineered brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1374) - Nevada, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Amber, clear, and a nice foamy head. Bitterness from the hops tastes great but lingers a little long. Otherwise a respectable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1373) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
On tap at square burger. Pours a golden amber with a thin white head. The aromas are grapefruit, pine, bread. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and has a medium body. Great brew! Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1369) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2012
Clear amber like colour. hoppy aroma, resin and pine cones. big hoppy flavour with a nice dry hoppy finish. this brewery should suck more often.

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