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RATINGS: 1521   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.


MmmcKay's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Beer looks beautiful. Lush golden yellow color with a light foam. Aroma is hop pungent. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, honey suckle, nectar. Taste is fresh and robust. Hoppy bitterness is there and full but restrained and gracefully done. This is another of those rolling beers that sits very well on the palate. I could drink a lot of this. Kind of reminds me of a drier and fuller bodied lil sumpthin. Great beer. Can’t find any faults.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
truebluehes (196) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. Nice creamy white head on golden pour. Awesome citrus pine aroma. Balance of citrus, pine hop with light caramel malt is superb. Awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
firefly765 (194) - - APR 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle pours a yellow copper color with a nice white creamy head. Nice lazing on the glass. A dank piney hop aroma. Nice smooth bitterness high carbonation. Light bodied. Seem like a bit if apricot and molasses flavors. Solid drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a nice dark hazy brownish color. Aromas of malts, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe caramel, and hops. Flavor is a bitter, malty, and hoppy with a nice dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (877) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2016
I can really see the potential of this beer but the hops have died in transit to NZ.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (271) - Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2016
Pours light orange clear, big white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, resin. Taste is hoppy but quite smooth, not bitter, bready almost caramel malt sweetness. Thick smooth honeyed mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GriffDaddy (109) - - APR 2, 2016
Golden copper pour with a light pillowy head. Sweet piney aroma, a suggestion of tropical fruit. Maybe some apricot too. Aggressively hoppy, resin and some dank, balanced with plenty of malty sweetness that ends with a dry finish. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rentonj7 (142) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
Nice golden copper with generous puffy head. Aroma of sweet tropical fruit, hint of citrus, lightly candied sugar. Lovely mouthfeel - thick enough body to feel like it needs a bite, long lingering finish that’s somewhat slick and mild bitterness. Less bright in mouth, mixed cereal malts, and mild citrus hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cajun (226) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 25, 2016
12oz bottle - Very similar to Sumpin’ Sumpin’... had to look at the bottle.. twice! But there were small differences. Sucks poured a golden copper with a white head. Decent aroma. Grassy, citrus fruit, and over-ripened figs. Flavors of mild grapefruit, hay, and a hint of leather. Not as toasty as I thought with the barley, rye, wheat, and oats medley... but the malt was present. Enjoyable and I’d definitely have another in the future.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ExpendableHero (823) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Light copper colored beer with a white head. Strong aromas of pine forest. Tastes of bitter pine/spruce hops, some earth, hints of caramel, and sweet tropical fruit. Bittersweet finish has a nice balance of fruit and hops with caramel thrown in. Smooth beer but quite strong in the hop department. I enjoyed it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swamp_Thing (49) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Well balanced throughout. Pleasent piney aroma, a hop forward taste hits you right away but brings with it wonderful complex flovors of pine, malt, grass, citrus. Even flavors from start to finish. Slightly sticky but not bad at all. The most enjoyable beer I’ve had from this brewery.


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