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RATINGS: 1603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8% abv, Then joyously dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor.

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akoeninger (775) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2014
From 32 oz bomber. Golden, clear with a white foamy head. The aroma is floral, sweet fruit. Flavor is sweet malt, spicy rye, and resinous fruity hops. There's even a hint of creaminess from the oats. There's a lot going on in this beer. Very enjoyable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
CelticBrew (912) - 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.

4.2
Livendadream (248) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 10, 2014
32oz Btl pours a bright slightly hazy golden color with an orange tint. Massive pillowy white head with tight tiny bubbles hangs around forever,eventually leaving lots of lace. Smells of orange,tangerine,caramel mango and pine. Taste of sweet caramel,cookie dough, citrus, tropical fruits and hops. Medium body, soft silky mouthfeel, enormous carbonation and a smooth finish. A little sweet but almost perfectly balanced. A big beer that is very smooth and easy to drink. Both the hops and malt shine in this one! One of Lagunitas best!!!

4.7
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Truly great beer; has to be a top 5 IPA(single or double) for me after just my first one. It's like the regular IPA, just more focused and intense. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Solid brew. Has everything you would want from a strong ale. Great mouth taste and not overwhelming with the hops. Very balanced!

3.9
johnnymusky (1004) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Poured from 32 oz bottle....nose is all pine and citrus....taste is same....very tasty beer...i will do this one again for sure.

1.4
fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
tried at recent bottle share. dont like overly hopped beers, and that all this was.

3.3
rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2014
taster @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear light amber, good bubbly white head cover, light streaks of lace. Taste is straight malt that becomes aggressively hoppy in the palate, with only a hint of malt sticking around. Not exactly balanced, but, if not for the 7.85%, a good food beer.

3.7
Beese (3210) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Draught at the Euston Tap, London on 26 September. Poured a hazy golden, with a dense, thin white head. Aroma of floral hops, straw and tinned fruit. Grainy flavours, with some peach and mango fruitiness. Finish was quite light, with notes of straw, bready malt and melon.

3.7
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Big 32 ounce bottle from chuckaduck, thanks man! Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, and resin hops Flavor is great balance of sweet malts and resinous hops. Tasty.


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