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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,597 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,597
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 122
Gots: 211 | 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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Alpar

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.4%

07-16-2014 03:05:38 | More by Alpar
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Spreetaper

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-16-2014 02:42:46 | More by Spreetaper
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-16-2014 01:27:50 | More by KAF
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BrianFarragher

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-15-2014 23:40:00 | More by BrianFarragher
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aoampm

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-15-2014 19:41:02 | More by aoampm
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Stillyman11

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-15-2014 04:39:24 | More by Stillyman11
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LostandBound

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

07-15-2014 00:05:16 | More by LostandBound
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Kiko


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-14-2014 23:57:29 | More by Kiko
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fuzzbalz

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-14-2014 23:56:45 | More by fuzzbalz
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-14-2014 22:50:55 | More by _morandi_
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KevinL

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-14-2014 19:29:04 | More by KevinL
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adam5454

Alabama

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-13-2014 15:54:59 | More by adam5454
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ChristianT

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-12-2014 21:12:21 | More by ChristianT
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NeilFlaiz

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-12-2014 20:52:36 | More by NeilFlaiz
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Ajlolli707


4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-12-2014 19:14:09 | More by Ajlolli707
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PickleBucket29

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-12-2014 14:19:22 | More by PickleBucket29
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-12-2014 13:26:01 | More by pat_usher
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Joe_Grizzly

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-12-2014 01:32:48 | More by Joe_Grizzly
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Flip_Smash

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-11-2014 20:45:04 | More by Flip_Smash
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-10-2014 18:31:04 | More by bobv
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-10-2014 18:17:20 | More by drummermattie02
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WarBuckeyes17

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-10-2014 03:41:17 | More by WarBuckeyes17
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mntlover

Tennessee

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color or burnt orange, clear brew. Head is big and falls slow to a cap that lasts the whole beer, lots of nice sheet lace left behind.

Aroma is lots of toasted caramel with good fruit notes. Fruit coming from the malt and good citrus hops. Also some light pine notes mingled in for good measure.

Taste is like the nose good caramel malt sweetness with added sugars light molasses or brown sugar like but not quite that heavy. The good sweetness is backed by enough hops to keep it far from cloying, Citrus and pine mingled to balance it out but still remain sweet. Alcohol in not a factor well hidden at almost 10%.

Mouthfeel is is a big solid medium with nice smooth level carbonation. Nice feel doesn't seem like an 10% brew.

Overall I am enjoying this one, very favorable and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 00:38:36 | More by mntlover
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewing from notes after drinking on 2/10/14. Enjoyed out of a 12 oz stubby brown bottle, but there is no dating to be found on bottle or label. My best guess is that this was from the Fall 2013 release of the beer based on when I purchased it. Poured into a large 22 oz snifter glass.

Appearance - Has a look that reminds me a little bit of the name, but maybe more reminiscent of cinnamon or caramel than brown sugar. Liquid is translucent and if it weren't for the darker color, I'm pretty certain I'd be able to see through it to some degree. Atop the body sits two fingers of dark khaki foam. Retention is moderate, but the head starts shrinking and contracting almost immediately, just slowly. Eventually, it comes to a stop with a slight film across the surface of the entire beer, with mottled pockets of thicker foam. The sides of the glass are coated with a finger of thin curtains from the lace.

Smell - Some notes of pine and tropical fruit peek through briefly, but this is definitely a grain-forward beer. Notes of caramel, molasses and toasted sugar all contribute sweetness, but there is also a pungency from the hops that insert the impression of bitterness and expand on the pine that peeked in at the very beginning.

Taste - Previewed quite well by the smell, the taste is sweet with notes of cooking caramel and the wonderfully crusty top of a creme brulee. Honeyed bread, dried fruit and some hints of maple syrup are all present as well as some slight bite from the hop profile, with pine and herbs coming through to round it out with some bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate carbonation, with a sweet finish that lingers on the tongue with just a bit of stickiness.

Overall, a quality beer, although I'd sooner have the straight up DIPA "substitute" for this beer (Sucks) rather than this strong ale that straddles the line between DIPA and Barleywine. That said, it's one of those beers where the whole is certainly better than the sum of it's parts. No individual factor stood out to me, but when taken together, it's quite a tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 06:51:21 | More by LambicPentameter
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MisterBisco

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-08-2014 14:15:35 | More by MisterBisco
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,597 ratings.