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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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3,805 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,805
Reviews: 1,307
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 160
Gots: 274 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.99% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-13-2001)
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4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a 2013 so about 18 months on it. This has to be the sweet spot cause I had it after a year and it was messy. Now
that typical Lagunitas sweetness has really mellowed and the balance is perfect. Still getting some of the hops with a perfect mouthfeel and heavenly smoothness. This has given me faith in ageing there beers as the other shugga's and undercovers I aged were not that great.

Boomblaze, Nov 09, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Jenebauer, Today at 01:41 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

This is one mother of a beer! One of the best strong ales I've had and the sad thing is I can only get it this time of year. If you take a breathe of this in, it's like sticking your nose in a bag of brown sugar. Very sweet up front on the nose. Goes down malty, fig, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, a mildly spiced brew. Overall, I am in love with this beer. I wish they did some variety for this, age it in some whiskey, bourbon, rye barrels. Give it an even better kick.

santomark, Today at 01:14 AM
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2.04/5  rDev -49.3%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

The color is great. The aroma is great. & the taste is amazing. Not overly sweet. A big hit wherever I bring it. The perfect cool weather beer

bigedusko, Yesterday at 05:59 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Modernrickk, Wednesday at 08:14 PM
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Such goodness contained in one 12oz bottle, that I can't take it. It looks like a dark double IPA. Dark amber colored pour with a 2 inch head that lingers for a minute or two. First thing I smell when cracking the bottle is.... you guessed it! BROWN SUGAR! not overly sweet knock you out brown sugar aroma, just a nice deep smell that isn't over powering. Also smells of tropical and piney hops, not much of a malt smell. The taste is just awesome, exactly like the aroma. This is so easy to drink it's dangerous. I'd even go to say that it's easier to drink than a pale ale. It's just so smooth being 9.99% ABV. In conclusion, this is one of the best beers I've ever tried. Thanks Lagunitas.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

dig this one

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,805 ratings.