Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Hazy, dark amber color with less than one finger of diminishing parchment-tinted foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: Intensely malty; treacle, grain, and dark cherry and fig fruit are focused. No alcohol is detected.
T: Begins sweet, with simplistic stewed fruit and caramel. Acidity is mild into the middle where malt is intensely toasty--even turning roasty--some dark citrus emerges, and even a whiff of pine is detected. The finish exhibits minor diacetyl and is savory with umami and cumin spice. Mild medicinal bitterness lingers on the palate, with complex spirituousness also hanging around.
M: Medium viscosity, syrupy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: Perhaps the finest of Lagunitas' high-gravity beers, this appears to be an American take on an old ale or wee heavy. Fruit and umami make for a distinctive combination, reigning over muted hops in this well-aged example. Like most of the beers coming out of Petaluma, this beer's intensity has a tendency to fatigue the palate, but less so due to the focus exhibited by its ingredients.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2012 21:12:19 | More by beagle75
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