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RATINGS: 1575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.

jd10's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2013
pours golden with white head. aroma is hops - mostly citrus (grapefruit), but some pine hoppiness as well. taste is citrus hops, biscuit, light caramel and malt, and a bit of candied fruit. finishes with piney hops and a touch of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimbo2 (247) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2016
Decent, Imperial IPA-ish, without massive hops, leaving a very solid malty backbone, sweetness and a chaser of hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (685) - HUNGARY - OCT 20, 2016
Hosszú kihagyás után az első sör, amit elfogyasztok, s még hosszabb idő telt el az utolsó IPA kóstolása óta. Mondom ezt annak ellenére, hogy a besorolás szerint american strong ale rejlik a palackban, ennek azonban szinte minden porcikája ellentmondani látszik, elég, ha a kitöltést követően vetünk rá egy pillantást. Aranyló szín, áttetsző test, ragacsos habkéreg; porcukorral hintett vadvirág-lekvár, citromos töltelékes keksz, trópusi gyümölcshangulatok keveréke; marmaládé, grapefruit, narancshéj-olaj csípősen telt szerkezete. Nem az a tipikus american strong ale jellemrajz. Szúrós szemű szénsavbuborékokkal alaposan megtűzdelt teste éles, hirtelen és intenzív jegyek sokasága, ami komlótól farnehéz, s amely frissességet sugárzó kesernye hordozója.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (2070) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark golden color with a fair head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel, malt and citrus. Taste of citrus, caramel, malt and light fruit. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Moderate body, smooth with a bit of a malty feel. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3515) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2016
Amsterdam Pubcrawl 2016, @Tap Zuid, van tap. donker gouden met witte kraag. aroma van gras, floraal en stro. Smaken van gras, hooi/stro, matig tot redelijk bitter, grassig, zacht, dun, zwakke body, ok co2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6499) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2016
On tap at Tap Zuid. Clear golden amber colour, white head. Aroma of resin, some pine, caramel, spicy rye, tropical fruits, sticky and hoppy. Flavour is hoppy, resin, tropical fruits, caramel, light spice, bitter finish, some pine. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14294) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
Sampled at Tap Zuid, Amsterdam. Clear golden color, average sized white head. Aroma and flavor is malts, hops, resin, pine, bitter. Medium to full body and medium carbonation. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2860) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
Tap at Tap Zuid during pubcrawl. Clear golden with white head. Sweet malts, barley, resin, exotic fruitiness. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium body, quite alcoholic, low carbonation. Yeasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4076) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
Tap at Tap Zuid. Clear golden with fluffy white head. Fruity hops, some resin, mango, pineapple and lime, sweet malts, light mineral and doughy. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (1519) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle at Aarhus tasting. Pours pale gold with a lasting white head. Aroma is fruity, hop, caramel. Finish is bittersweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10468) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle @ Johns. Pours golden with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruit, light alcohol. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, malty, caramel, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruit, alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish with warming alcohol. 081016

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