Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #36 (Jan 2010):
Lagunitas is not scared of using sugar. A copious amount of brown sugar is used in this brew, hence the name.
Towering off-white head with a sticky lacing all the way down the glass. Orange amber glow is inviting. Aromatic layers of caramelized sugar, hop oil and apricot/pineapple fruiti- ness peel away as the beer warms. Think slightly chewy body. Heavy malt, not too sweet with a very blended, toasty caramel duo of malt flavors ... caramel is stronger though. The brown sugar builds on the maltiness to carry on the sweetness. Hops and alcohol keep an even keel with a sharpness and spicy citric flavor. Fruity esters, malt sweetness and some strong hop oil leave a long trail for the aftertaste to walk down.
The alcohol is there, no denying that, but it does not show its true strength. Dangerously drinkable comes to mind; Lagunitas--making sweet beer taste excellent.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2011 01:40:39 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz bomber, no freshness date but I think the 9.9% abv give it an extended shelf life with out a doubt.
A- Big fluffy off white head, good stickage. Semi-hazy orange amber.
S- Thick layer of caramelized sugar, toasted malt and a mild oily hop. Fruity esters in the back
T- Lots of malt on the palate, nothing too sweet but a very blended toasted and caramel character. This is intensified by the residual brown sugar though there is enough hops to keep the sweetness in check. Faint vanilla and fruity ester, touch of oily hop on the palate as well.
M- Thick semi-chewy body, very smooth and creamy with a moderate carbonation.
D- Quite drinkable, where is the 9.9%?
Yet an other great example of what American craft beer is about ... sip and enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2005 01:16:04 | More by Jason
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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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