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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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3,675 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,675
Reviews: 1,297
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 142
Gots: 235 | FT: 14
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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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

appearance: a deep ruby red. good clarity and a finger plus of a tannish white head that leaves a bit of a lacing on the sides. looks tasty but I was hoping for a little more brown.

Smell: slightly weak for such a big brew. hops, citrusy and apricoty. good sweetness.

Taste: opens up with a blast of hops. grapefruit and apricot. a brief moment of super sweetness shines through. toasty malts. the malts are quickly taken back over by a lingering hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: slightly creamy. huge hop bitterness lingers. some warmth thats good for a cold night.

Overall: huge battle of bitter and sweet. bitter wins out for now. its good but i want to revisit this one when it is not so fresh

SportsandJorts, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

ACB, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

nick_asian, Nov 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

N3rdM3t4l, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

2Xmd, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Roguer
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick, solid, cream-colored 2 finger head from a turbulent pour. Good retention and awesome lacing. Liquid looks bright and clear, but it's actually extremely cloudy and translucent upon closer inspection. Brown ale with red highlights.

Pine hop notes through the nose, accented by molasses and, yes, brown sugar. Relatively subdued aroma for the big flavor.

Very sweet brew: caramelized sugar and molasses. It's quite hoppy, but that only manifests, flavor-wise, as some vinous pine notes. Develops nicely as it warms, without the sweetness becoming overpowering.

Lovely mouthfeel: silky and smooth. Almost no sting, but the beer is still lively and not at all syrupy. Slightly dry finish, with more alcohol presence as it dries.

You'd have no idea this beer clocked in at 10% ABV if you didn't read the bottle; it's unbelievably smooth. It works wonderfully as a night cap, or as a stronger brew during the day. Pairs well with food. It's a little strong as a lunch brew, but works excellently to relax after work.

This beer reminds me a lot - lot - of DFH Burton Baton (minus the oak). That's a very high compliment.

Roguer, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Photo of mcflypie
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Rich copper in hue. Not much lacing.

S: Hop, sweetness, slight lime.

T: Big hoppy taste in general with a little sweetness in the beginning as well. Malt and brown sugar in the background.

M: A robustly hoppy feeling that lingers like a strong ale should.

O: A classic. More hoppy then brown, this strong ale delivers a wallop and will keep you warm on a cold eve.

mcflypie, Nov 02, 2013
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,675 ratings.