RATINGS: 1628   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 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2013
Lots of grapefruit citrus in this one. The scent was citrus and so was the taste. The bitterness was spot on and I felt this was a solid brew. This poured golden with some very noticeable carbonation bubbles.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
laminarman (32) - - MAR 12, 2017
From bottle. Pours a beautiful clear golden orange. A pretty beer. Small quickly dissipating head. A nose full of piney hops and some citrus, mango, pineapple, incredible on the nose. A forward sweet attack on the palate with some malt and great balance. Holy crap this beer, for some reason, hits on most cylinders for me. Why have I passed this up before? This is my first taste. It is bitter and full and complete, but for those who like a bit less bitterness you might look elsewhere. Impression: nothing is over the top but its all done well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1788) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2017
Offrande dore limpide, semi ptillante et au parfum de houblons fruits qui dominent. Une bouche qui rappelle, tant de par lalcool ressenti que les sucres rsiduels et la force des houblons, une IPA 1.5. Agrable et bien quilibre, elle semble cependant ne saccrocher aucun style, tout en tant dune originalit toute relative. Pour ce qui est de la satisfaction du buveur, on en redemande, par contre on doit avouer quelle rappelle vraiment un brassin un peu fourre-tout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (4247) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2017
From bottle, hazy orange amber colour with a white head. Nose of caramel malts, sugar, light citrus and grapefruit, earth fruits, prunes, crisp sweet malts, toffee. Sweet taste, light heat of rye.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (11988) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2017
355ml bottle at Gullkorn, Hamar. Remaining white head, spotty lacing, hazy orange coloured body. Inviting mid-sweet citrus aromas. Well blended taste of berry fruits, grapefruit and red orange. Bittersweet and warming finish. Fine bodied. Enjoying in friendly company at the pub (03.03.2017).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4662) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2017
12oz bottle from Thirsty Beer Store. Orange amber, good head. Boiled sweet citrusy aroma. Oaty barley surgery flavour. Sharp bitter sweet aftertaste. Good example of this style of beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Bottled (backlog). Deep slightly hazy orange colour with a mediumsized creamy white head. Aroma is bready malts, some slight ripe fruits, brown sugar, some grassy notes. Flavour is sweet malts, brown sugar, some ripe fruits, grassy and floral notes with a mild bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (2150) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Big beer. Aromas were malty but with slight confusion. Its kind of all over the place. Hop bill was good with a nice finish. Full bodied and somewhat weighty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (3284) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2017
Pours a clean golden colour with a little orange hue. Nice head, almost creamy, long lasting with good lacing. Smells like an Imperial IPA with the grassy hops, caramel malts and citrus notes. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and smooth, with the alcohol well-hidden. Milder taste of citrus fruits with the hops rounding things in the finish. A very smooth finish. Goes down too well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Oracolo78 (156) - ITALY - FEB 21, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2017 Colore dorato. Schiuma bianca, fine, cremosa e persistente. All?olfatto profumi di agrumi e frutti tropicali. Al palato corpo medio, come gi manifestatosi all?olfatto, ritorna la frutta tropicale. Il finale rimane amaro ed erbaceo. Anche se 8 gradi l?alcol ben camuffato ed molto beverina. Un?ottima birra, sicuramente buona per carne alla brace.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
makeitadouble (1) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2017 does not count
This is what I would call a light IPA. Though its not an IPA it gives you the crispy fruity hops and just the right amount malt . This beer is golden with a soft bitter citrusy after taste. This beer is dangerous as at 8% ABV it will creep up on you. A soft pine earthy aroma with a light yet fluffy head ,that gives it a nice smooth fizz. On a scale of 1 to 10 this beer is a solid 9.5 so far the best beer Ive had in 2016


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