RATINGS: 1620   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 14/20
fonefan (46664) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2016

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ The Country Stat Improver Tasting ] - Saxo, Aarhus.

[ As Lagunitas Sucks ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, sweet malt, moderate hoppy, pine, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, pale malt, sweet malt, pine, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20161008]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (42164) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, solid hoppy. Pine. Herbal. Alcohol presence. Bitter and light toasted malty. Bitter and slight herbal. Lingering solid hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (35898) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
Bottled. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, fruits, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26803) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle at Ungstrup. Clear golden colored with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and hops with notes of citrus. Fruity flavor of caramel, hops and citrus. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (24685) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
Draft @ Southern Pacific Brewing, San Francisco, CA. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (24340) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear deep golden, rich head. Huge perfumy nose with lychee, pears and sweaty citrus. Mid sweet with medium-fill body and slick, well rounded mouthfeel. Rich bready malt, concentrated juicy hops - spices, tropical fruits, caramel. Really bitter finish. An impressive well balanced hop bomb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 21st April 2012
Light haze on this amber beer. Tidy pale cream coloured head. Crispy palate. Good malt base. Creamy pale malt with a little caramel. Layered over with fresh piney hops - light and airy. A little grass, sharp minerals and then a touch of tropical fruits. Finishes smooth with more creamy malt. Reliable Lagunitas satisfaction! 3.9

13th March 2013
A fresher bottle thanks to Deeblo! Cheers Bruce. Lovely fresh hops - apricot, peach, other tropicals, little orange and pine. Finishes with more tropical fruits. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Draft. Clear bright golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of straw, white pepper, warm white bread. Taste is pumpernickel sandwich on rye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle in hotel room crystal river.. Light golden amber... Massive pineapple and passion fruit nose... Very sweet fruit front... Very floral ... Light bitter juicy orange and passion .. Little herbal.. Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Hazy light amber color, creamy head. The aroma is an explosion of fruity hops. Sweetish toffee flavor, with strong fruity hopping, but unfortunately also a light soapy touch; strong bitterness; alcohol warmth. Good.

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