RATINGS: 1622   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 didnt 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, wed short 3 cases of our favorite daily beers. Its 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. Its 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diablokev (179) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2017
The aroma is sweet maybe of cherry. The appearance is a honey gold with a medium white head. The taste is a little bitter but very nice the way it should be. Easy to drink and overall I liked it quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2528) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Nice hoops and dark Carmel flavors. Sweet. Nice beer with good aroma. Lasting head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1805) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2016
A resin and floral hops aroma with notes of citrus and caramel. Pours a clear golden color with a short lasting white head with nice lacing. Tastes of resin and lemon with a hint of caramel, medium body with a transient bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3312) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
12oz bottle, honey gold color, with a frothy white head, very nice candied lemon, grapefruit peel, lemon marmalade nose, with some good floral citrus, leafy hoppy, faint lemon candyish lollipop, lemon pie crust accents, and a honeyed pale, toasted, wheat, oat malty, subtle mint leaf note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth good sweet candied lemon, grapefruit, lime rind, lemon marmalade, flowery citrus, leafy, grassy, minty hoppy character, with some honeyed wheat, toasted, pale, oat malty, lemon lollipop, subtle lemon tea leaf, mint leaf flavours, leading towards a warming zesty candied lemon rind, sweet wheat, pale, toasted maltiness, lingering herbal citrus, leafy, minty hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4923) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2016
Lagunitas self-ironic multi-grain ale, at In De Wildeman in Amsterdam. Off-white, thick and creamy, papery lacing head over a hazy, lightly peachy orange blonde beer. Aroma of lime peel, pomelo, green banana, unripe mango, gin, green peppercorns, bread crust, biscuit, guava, tonic water, cereals. Clean fruitiness in the mouth but rich in mango, green banana and even slight apple, strongish minerally carbonation, numbing a bit the smooth, full, biscuity and cereally maltiness, well-rounded with only subtle hints of velvety oats, soapy wheat and spicy rye - in fact overpowered by the wealth of aromatic, DIPA-like hoppiness, grapefruit peel- and green pepper-like, providing a long, drying bitterness; some warming alcohol in the very end. Nice beer in all, classically Californian Id say, but if you put four grains into your beer, they should be able to speak for themselves a bit more explicitly, and not be covered in an IPA hoppiness, no matter how attractive the latter is to all those geeks out there. But a nice beer, that is certain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (1192) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle @ home. Giallo ambrato, limpido, schiuma bianca, non molto fine ma persistente. Aroma intenso, durevole e complesso. Fruttato, frutta esotica, lytchee, resinoso, piney, maltato, cereali (avverto anche del frumento). Ingresso dolce abboccato, quasi amabile, malato, fruttato, liquoroso, poi un pungente ed intenso amaro avvia al finale pulito, secco. Corposa, molto molto molto calda, non nasconde nulla del suo alcoolico. spigolosa. oleosa. Equilibrata ed armonica

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (1465) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2016
12oz bottle. Clear bright golden, effervescent bubbles and a thick frothy off-white head. Flavors are sweet cereals, caramel, pine resin, grapefruit and apricot marmalade with herbal, sugary and peppery notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
elosop (360) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
Lite oklar, ltt rdtonad med tunt vitt skum. Doftar lite malt, tallbar och citrus. Smaken medelfyllig, maltig och lite st. Eftersmaken tmligen kort, med liten beska.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jlong1965 (12) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Aroma of cumin and old taxi seats. Clear, sherry like mouthfeel probably old or mistreated bottle from store. Hops were stale and hurt the overall flavor of the brew. Ill try it at brewery and re rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (678) - - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pale with good white head. Nose of pine, resin, fruit. Sweet, resiny with a bit of zest, surprisingly hoppy. Some rye flavour but unable to detect the oats and wheat. Medium body, some fizz, slightly sticky. A nice, hoppy finish.

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