Beer Review: LAGUNITAS SUCKS HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS ALE

Beer Review: LAGUNITAS SUCKS HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS ALE

Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Leftovers Ale, also known as Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale Brown Shugga Substitute, presents itself as a “Cereal Medley” concoction, featuring Barley, Rye, Wheat, and Oats. Weighing in at a substantial 7.85% ABV, this beer boasts complexity derived from its four grains and is generously dry-hopped to impart a pronounced aroma and resinous hop flavor.

Appearance:

The ale pours into the glass, revealing a vivid hazy amber gold hue crowned with a thin white ring at the top. It leaves behind a delicate lacing, hinting at its craftsmanship.

Aroma:

The olfactory experience is dominated by danky grapefruit, pineapple, and pinsol tangerine notes. The aroma suggests a bold and intriguing profile that sets the stage for what’s to come.

Taste:

The flavor profile unfolds with a blend of pine and grapefruit bitterness, accompanied by a dry spiciness from the malt. The interplay of these elements creates a taste that leans towards the robust and adventurous side.

Mouthfeel:

The mouthfeel of this ale is characterized by a rough and spicy texture, complemented by a high level of carbonation. It’s worth noting that the bottle variation seems to tone down the carbonation, offering a different experience.

Overall:

In the grand scheme of things, Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Leftovers Ale can be considered nothing short of perfection. The desire for this brew to be a year-round offering is a sentiment shared by many. To borrow a sentiment akin to Big Bird’s proclamation, it makes one wish to “Keep Christmas With You, All Through The Year.”

For those intrigued by the origins of Lagunitas Sucks, a link to the backstory is provided for further exploration.