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RATINGS: 1538   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.


kkleu357's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bright orange in color. Fluffy white head. Sweet aroma. Smells like a cake baking in the oven. Bitter sour taste. Almost an onion apple taste, but in a good way. Good overall beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
35cl bottle at De Paas. Clear pale orange with no head. Pine resin, caramel, grapefruit, citrus hops and subtle tropical fruit. Medium body, low to zero carbonation and a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1838) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Tap at Flying Saucer, 14th July 16. Pours golden, Aroma is pleasant, Taste is sweet, but bitter, grapefruit, citrus, pine. Not bad

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Golden beer. A lot of malt aromas, caramel and hay. Grass and herbal hops. Taste is sweet in the begining- bread, caramel, fruits. Then a hop dominated finish, spicy and herbal that leads to a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2016
Draught at Taphouse. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing white head. Clear yelolow golden body. Sour apples lemon aroma. Dry fruity hoppy flavor. Low carbonation. Long dry and bitter finish. Alcohol well hidden by the bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanosX (51) - - JUL 1, 2016
The first experience is the best. By no means is this a bad beer, in fact it is very good. It just feels like a let down as the best attribute is the aroma. It sets up a tropical fruit, new Zealand ish, ipa that it just doesn’t live up too. That being said is is a very smooth, easy drinking fruity (but balanced) beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (1102) - ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
Pours nice clear golden, bit edging on amber. Beautiful creamy white foam, not too much of it but it is leaving some excellent lacings. Sweet and crisply hop-caramelly aroma, some fruits also there. Taste is full, you can feel the alcohol but it doesn’t really bother, more like helps this beer to stand up even better. Like a barley wine in some sense, at the same time generously hopped and not so sweet and sticky, so liking this quite a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portwood (124) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: fragrant, sweet citrus, fruity, pineapple. Taste: sweet malt, grapefruit juice, great mouth feel. Finish: orange rind, pleasant pine bitterness. Very well integrated alcohol - doesn’t feel boozy for the high 8%. (bottle code 033 6 2 0932 2012, tasted 04/13/16)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acearl (479) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2016
12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with thick creamy egg shell head, decent lacing, smells of brown sugar, malt and dried fruit apricot and prune, medium to heavy body, syrupy, some honey, resin pine and some spice, citrus, mango and grapefruit, overall good balance although a tad sweet

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2016
(Bottle) Golden amber colour with big, frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of apricots, citrus (mandarin, orange peel), honey, lychee and fresh floral, citric hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with apricots, grapefruit, mandarin, honey, tropical fruit and lots of fresh citric, floral hops in a finish with a generous bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well made, with a fresh, generous hop character. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1110) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Orange pour, thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Sweet flavor, pretty spicy. Peppery finish. Lingering sweetness. Kind of a weird beer. Not very Complex but tasty.


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