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RATINGS: 1616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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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3.6
Erasmus_ro (3240) - Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with a decent, off-white head. Aroma is quite a lot of caramelly maltiness, but a lot of citrusy hoppiness as well. Taste is somewhat piney and rather resinous. Some caramel, but more citrus and mango grapefruit. Medium carbonation, rather full in the mouth. A nice sipper.

4.6
Cool_Bond (2850) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Sweet fruity aroma. Cute and very well-hopped taste. Sweet bitterness that fills the mouth a long time. Heavenly taste. I just shiver when I drink it. I really miss word for this beer. This beer is as close to perfection as you can get according to me. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma is pine, resin, biscuit, passionfruit, some earthy and mineral notes as well. Taste is medium sweet caramel and resin, a lasting dry piney and grassy bitterness. Medium bodied and average carbonation.

3.5
Andy_ (1128) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Light orange colored clear beer with big white head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma has fructosey sweet tropical fruits and berries, as well as piney hops and some caramel malts. Flavor is resinous bitter, citrusy and caramelly sweet. Palate is thick with moderate carbonation and stinging bitterness. Finishes with quite strong bitterness, leaving a sticky syrupy caramelly sweet, pale malty and resinous aftertaste. Gets progressively worse, aroma is better than flavor and aftertaste is the least good part of this. Still decent. Kind of a bridge between a DIPA and a Barley Wine. Still a bit too much syrupy caramel for me.

3.8
Espo1 (65) - - JUN 17, 2014
A - is straw yellow with white head A - citrus on the nose that hits you in the face. M - good to fair carbonation T - very good beer but no sub for brown shugga O - enjoyed the hop aroma and taste but was expecting more of a malt backbone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
bursprak (3284) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours clear bronze/amber with a tiny head that quickly fades. Nose is sweet, syrupy, grapefruit, brown sugar and some lemon peel. Taste is sweet, malty, grapefruit and again sweet. Finishes medium bitter.

3.7
ChiTownDeadhead (11) - Northbrook, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Very average but tasty ipa. We liked it it wasn't exceptional -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.5
Crille (99) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Golden color with a nice white head. The nose is loaded with grapefruits, tropical fruits, bread and floral notes. The taste is pine, caramel, malt and hops. A good example on a nice American Strong Ale.

4
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, and some light fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more citrusy pine.

3.2
tnkw01 (1857) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Amber color, decent head. Aroma is citrus, source. Taste is like a sweet IPA.


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