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RATINGS: 1603   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 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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
megabeergulper (15) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Wow what a friggen Suprise! Saw Brown Sugga somewhere on the carton, got excited and bought a sixer. This is better than brown. Especially after the third one....... Seriously though, pours a clear rustygold, mild head. No lacing. Nice citrus, earthy and slight dank nose. Taste of grapefruit, light malt, yeast, alcohol, the the hops kick in and build for 3-4 seconds. Nice mouthfeel, slight astringent aftertaste. Overall one of the better ipas I’ve had from lagunitas. I need this in keg size.........


3.7
EHSRanders (2086) - Tjele, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber color With large creamy White mostly lastning head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet spicy flavor. Creamy palate.

2.6
mmmeinike (303) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2017
Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma is grape, exotic fruit and caramel. Taste is very sweet with notes of malt, caramel and som grape.

3.6
ironcontra (451) - ATL, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2017
lots of butter, great bitter-to-sweet ratio, bread AND pine, really enjoyed, only the aroma could be a bit more potent

3.2
birraiolo (315) - ITALY - NOV 12, 2017
Bottiglia da 355ml. Aspetto: color oro con riflessi ambrati, schiuma bianca fine di media tenuta. Aroma: agrumi e una leggera resina. Palato: inizia con l'agrumato che viene subito sovrastato da un amaro deciso e e con finale lungo dove si lascia sentire un po' l'alcol.

3.6
Mr_Pink_152 (5541) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2017
On tap at the mailbox lincoln. Golden colour with a white head. Big citrus orange aroma and taste that’s orange sweet. Medium body.

3
daje (4535) - NORWAY - NOV 6, 2017
Bottle, november 19th 2016. Clear golden body, medium lasting white head. Aroma of pear, grain, pine, mild citric notes. Taste is bitter, canned fruit, spicy hops. Bittersweet grassy finish.

3.4
raymow (1787) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2017
bottled - nice golden color. Great sweet hopped aroma. Over the top hop flavor.

3.8
julioperochena (7) - MEXICO - NOV 3, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 cerveza bastante rica con aromas cítricos y bastante fuerte en alcohol, cuerpo no tan denso pero bastante balanceada. Buena Cerveza.

3.6
thewolf (12801) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2017
Bottle, [email protected] Vin og Tobak, Vejle. Pours clear golden with a medium, staying, frothy white head. Aroma has grapefruit, resin and light apricot. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has crisp malts, sharp bitterness, grapefruit, apricot, red apple. Light vinious and warming finish. Fine..

3.9
TomHendriksen (816) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2017
Fles online besteld, geprobeerd met LiekevdV. Het is een helder geel kleurig bier met een medium schuimkraag. Het heeft een lekkere hoppige geur. De smaak is vol, hoppig en wat fruitig. Erg lekker!


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