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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,707 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,707
Reviews: 1,298
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 147
Gots: 245 | FT: 13
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle poured into a snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark amber red color, very nice. Two fingers worth of white head, creamy, recedes to a nice skim and leaves lots of lace, big legs.

S: Sweet sugary malt, caramel, citrus, light pine, moderate amount of signature Laggy tropical fruits.

T: Excellent blend of caramel, maple syrup, toffee, sweet molasses and big, juicy, sticky tropical fruits in the way of pineapple, grapefruit and overripe peaches. Bitterness is medium and finishes sweet, big residual sweetness, sticky, and slightly hoppy.

M: Light to medium feel, smooth, medium carbonation. Alcohol is pretty well masked, slight warmth on the finish.

O: I've had quite a few Lagunitas beers and they all taste very similar to me, which isn't a bad thing at all. This one is tasty, and does a great act between the caramel, brown sugar sweetness, and juicy tropical fruity hops. Really nice stuff.

Dools9, Dec 09, 2012
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a beautiful ruddy copper/amber tone with a good degree of clarity to it, maybe a finger of beige head lacking much retention, lapsing into a thin collar; nice lacing.

aromatic nose replete with hops (citrus, some pine) and a notable caramel malt presence, subtle brown sugar notes.

the hop characters lead the way in the flavor, with the malt and brown sugar sweetness opening up more mid-palate and then hops and some alcohol present in the finish. pretty damn tasty. sort of a crossbreed between a DIPA and a barleywine.

full/medium bodied with moderate carbonation. for a beer approaching 10% ABV this drinks pretty well.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,707 ratings.