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RATINGS: 1303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.85%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Huge surprise from Lagunitas! Gorgeous light golden pour, bright as can be, thick white head. Tons of lace. Aroma was impressive. Super clean citrus fruits, grapefruit and pineapple, light sugar sweetness. Really popped. Flavors were lightly bitter, full of fruity goodness and very well balanced. Enough malt to keep this from being thin, satisfying body and mouth. Carbonation was perfect. This one is a winner. One of the best I’ve had in a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (882) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a huge bubbly white head that leaves a lot of lacing behind. Aroma is big, sweet and hoppy, of brown sugar, malt, pine hope, and a hint of candied citrus. Rich taste, of candied citrus, malt, sugar, toffee, then picks up a big hoppy bite. Lingering sweet hops. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (881) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Caramel, grapefruit, and pine resin in the aroma. Bitter, fruity pine flavor with a little lingering fruit sweetness and some alcohol in the finish. More of an IPA than a pale ale, but still really tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
Blindprovning med Gambrinus Uppsala (vad som visar sig vara en Lagunitasprovning). Första tanken är att alla fyra bärs är samma öl!. Dominerade husprofil? När värmen stiger i glasen så blir dock skillnaderna tydligare. Gyllene och klar. Bra humlad och lite örtigt. Aningen spretig ihängande beska men bäst av de fyra Lagunitas för kvällen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in a Bell’s Tulip. A: Pours a clear peach with some straw colored hues around the edges. A 1 finger white head forms on the pour and subsides to a nice ring. Nice sheets of lace are left down the glass. S: Bursts of citrus and sweet fruits. Grapefruit, apple and mango are some of the great smells coming out. A very slight pine is on the backend. T: The citrus just pops in your mouth. Grapefruit and orange citrus with a faint hint of sweet mango. Some light biscuit malts show themselves as well. The finish is a slight bitter pine. M: Lively mouth with great carbonation. Light to medium bodied with a subtle sticky feel to it. Highly drinkable. O: Just like everyone else, I was shocked and pleasantly surprised by this guy. The citrus bursts in your mouth and the malts and slight pine bitterness really balance it out. The drinkability is off the charts. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-04-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (871) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 22, 2013
12 ounce bottles. Pours a hazy, chunky, golden with a one inch white head. Taste is of hops, pine, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, malt and yeast. Similar aroma. Has a full body with a dry finish. Easy to drink and quite pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (871) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
32oz bottle pours a pale amber color with a bit of head. Full hop flavor yet very mellow. Mild maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (868) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Aroma contains strong hops and pines with a heavy grapefruit and citrus. Appearance is a light gold with a medium foam. Taste is balanced hops, pines, grapefruit and citrus. Nice piney/herby finish. Overall, a strong, full flavor. Nice bitter and hoppy flavor. I’d give this an A rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a deep golden with a nice fluffy head. Wonderful aromas of grapefruit, pine, and more citrus. Complex with a great balance of sweet and some bitterness. What a great brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CelticBrew (863) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours from 32 oz mega-bomber a medium golden hue, clear with a nice white foamy head. Aroma immediate floral, mangoes and papayas. Sweet bready malts come into play as well. Flavour is big chewy malt with tons of fruits and citus in the middle with a tart grapefruit near the finish. A resinous smack of bitter hops compliment the end too along with a light note of pine and tropical fruit. A big beer to be well enjoyed. Lagunitas has a big hit here.

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