RATINGS: 1637   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2014
32oz bottle pours in hazy orange gold with a large white head. Pine and citrus hop taste with a slight Carmel finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle; Pour is fairly clear, light golden, with a frothy, fine bubbled, two finger white head into this glass. It retains fairly well, with a ton of cobweb present. The nose is floral, piney, caramel, biscuits.... The flavor profile is clean initial ; it moves to bread, cereal, tropical sweetness presents itself with grapefruit notes and light grasses - Bittering notes are modest, with cracker crust and pine rounding things out. I found my tastebuds wanting more out of this one - a more robust version, basically.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2011
12oz bottle at wolfeys for the Parker holiday party, nose is citrus and bright it smells wonderful taste is a bitter medly of rye and wheat with the hops still owning everything this beer is sweet!!! As in awesome

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2013
12oz bottle into snifter glass. Deep amberish golden color with off-white head. Aroma of heavy hops (tropical, citrus,grapefruit, resin). Taste is very hoppy, nicely balanced with sweet malt backbone. Thin-medium mouth-feel medium carbonation with sharp finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle to glass. Bright and clear caramel orange in the glass with a slight white head. Aroma is light hop bitterness, some sweet malt, a bit of grainy character, pine, and a small amount of honey-type sweetness. Taste is a nice, balanced bitterness with some pine, a sweetish malt backbone, and relatively clean bitterness through the finish. Maybe some malt complexishness in there as well. Pretty solid and perfectly enjoyable beer and I like that the bitterness is not over the top.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1461) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2014
I really liked this one. Pours a light gold color with a lot of pronounced aromas. Good price.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
A - pours clear apple juice golden, with 1 finger white head of tight bubbles that disperses quickly. Some lingering. S - aromas of tropical fruit, guava and passion fruit, followed by tropical/citrus hops, lightly grassy and spicy notes. M - light medium body with some carbonation. Lightly oily. Fairly short lived ending. T - citrus and piney hops on the nose, subtle tropical fruits and lightly spicy hops on the palate. Tropical fruits and caramel malts on a brief end. Subtle basic notes throughout( slightly soapy notes) O - very good ipa, with nice tropical fruits. 6+/7-

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (1457) - ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
Pours nice clear golden, bit edging on amber. Beautiful creamy white foam, not too much of it but it is leaving some excellent lacings. Sweet and crisply hop-caramelly aroma, some fruits also there. Taste is full, you can feel the alcohol but it doesnt really bother, more like helps this beer to stand up even better. Like a barley wine in some sense, at the same time generously hopped and not so sweet and sticky, so liking this quite a lot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1452) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
(350ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours a very slightly hazed pale golden orange with a short lived white head that fades to a ring quickly with a little lace. Aroma is nice and vibrant, with pink grapefruit, hints of candied orange, some red berries, light tropical notes, and a lightly spicy, herbal undertone that could be rye as well as hops. Otherwise malts are restrained in the nose. On the palate, sweetish initially with orange, grapefruit, strawberry, and a lot of earthy, spicy herbal/floral hop characters. In the middle, its half sweet, half bitter with the hop character still dominant. Towards the finish, the characters of the grain bill come into focus, with a peppery rye note and a creaminess from oats, alongside a moderate resinous bitterness and lingering citrus/tropical notes. The feel at the finish is smooth and rounded with that oat character. Mouthfeel is medium-full otherwise, and the carb quite soft. Perhaps that mouthfeel is the beers biggest strength, and the best contribution of the complex grain bill. Alongside is a nice, fruity/spicy hop profile that matches it, making for a very balanced and drinkable DIPA. Id not call this an ASA, but who cares, its good stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1451) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Fruity malty aroma. Taste is citrus and floral hop predominantly. Well balanced and full flavored. Really a solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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