Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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2.05/5 rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Appearance was fine - head lasted a bit, brown appearance, nothing really that would distinguish it from another strong ale.
Smell was of alcohol... Nothing else. Maybe some malt.
Taste was of malt and alcohol. No brown sugar whatsoever. What a letdown. I love brown sugar and was hoping that there'd be the taste of brown sugar at least. Instead, I get malt-flavored rubbing alcohol. While a hit on the streets, according to One-Tooth Willie, it isn't a hit in my books.
Mouthfeel had a bit of bitterness from the hops... and a lot of heat. Too much heat. Wasn't crisp and clean.
Hops weren't excessive and in fact, were the only thing that made this brew drinkable. I finished the bottle but after half of it was gone, I was struggling. Glad that I had this at the bar, because there is no way I could've finished a 6 pack of this. Far too hot for my tastes and no brown sugar flavors that I can discern. Mainly, it's just a malty strong ale with nothing that makes it drinkable. Not a drain-pour but it isn't that much better.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2008 22:44:17 | More by xare
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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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