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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4,697 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 4,697
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 202
Gots: 690 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.99% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-13-2001

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is by far my favorite offering from Lagunitas. Here goes:

A: Dark but clear brown. Massive head and lacing. Plenty of carbonation to boot. Simply marvelous.

S: Awesome - like a WC IPA mixed with sweet molasses and caramel. Pine, citrus, some grapefruit (but not overabundant), molasses, brown sugar and caramel.

T: Follows the nose, which is great.

F: Sticky piney, well-carbonated, goes down the tongue swimmingly.

O: Great beer. Will have again.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect balance of sweet, bitter, hoppy citrus, and high ABV.

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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tastes just like a "Brown Shugga" should..... nice molasses notes and depth of malt flavor. Slight bitter hoppiness keeps it from turning into one of those cloyingly sweet brown ales.

A great brown ale for IPA/Pale ale pallets. Love the golden brown color, not a true brown but a nice looking beer. Nose is malty with a hint of pine. Pours a big bubble head that fades fast but leaves a nice lace. Probably my favorite brown ale, but I'm not a connoisseur of the style. I typically avoid sweeter beers.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
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3.27/5  rDev -18.9%
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4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,697 ratings.