RATINGS: 1644   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (875) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bright gold transparent color with small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma and flavor have strong vegetable, grassy hops, like broccoli or something. Its hardly the citrus, grapefruit, fruity, tropical bomb everyone is saying. If thats what you want there are better options. I got a 6 pack of it and am rating the last beer, but each experience has been the same. I really wanted to love this beer- may be a bit overhyped. With that said, it was still okay overall- and as always, good price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meccahh69lol (163) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Excuse me, how rude! Lagunitas does not suck, but its cute that theyre so self-deprecating and can still make bomb ass beers. Indeed, this beer is another example of their lovely, hoppy, fresh selection. Pours amber and smells wheaty, with a big smell and taste of bitter hops. Good for a rainy Memorial Day indoors re-watching Twin Peaks, being flatulent, and making naan pizzas with your beloved.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llkc (2284) - rhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2017
dut. frisk lime sdlig svag appelsin smag frisk appelsin citrus malt kant malt sdme

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (1753) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Pours clear golden with a medium white head which lingers. Aroma is honey and syrup. Taste is peach sweet, mango sweet, honey sweet, slight pine bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JyroBip (7) - - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
As determined at the brewery in a tasting of all of the more common Lagunitas beers, I kept coming back to this one. Yum. It is sweet beer goodness with a dumb name. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisOfstad (51) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2017
0,3 litre Bottle ordered from systembolaget, at home. Light Golden, hoppy aroma. Nice ale!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafax (277) - POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle. Light yellow,clear with quite big, white, solid head and good lacing. Strong and solid hoppy and citrus aromas with some malty tones and little bit of resins. Medium body with slightly sticky mouthfeel, heavy and long bitterness with some light spicy alcohol feeling. In taste grapefruit and passion fruit flavors, also some mineral notes. Surprisingly drinkable, very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (1465) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Small white layer leaving. Peach color, quite hazy. Aroma rose hips, fruits, strawberry leaves. Taste is sweet, but balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2244) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 30, 2017
Bottled 0,335L. Dark orange dirty color, clear blwn with foamy head of long duration. Intence alcoholic and soft roast cereals aroma. Bitterish and strong mouth, solid body with sometingh swwetish on the final.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (1111) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2017
33cl bottle at Foodhallen, Amsterdam on 23-Apr-2017. Clear orange amber colour with a small white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus and floral hops. Medium body and carbonation. Taste is sweet fruit, medium bitterness and hops. Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, caramel and malt. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehaak26 (466) - - APR 22, 2017
Bottle from Liquor Barn into a pint glass. Aroma has some spice from the rye and barley and pine hops.

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