1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

3,679 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,679
Reviews: 1,297
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 142
Gots: 236 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Brown Shugga' Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,679 | Reviews: 1,297 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Gushue3
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- amber with an orangy glow to it, the tiniest bit of carbonation to it. a light foamy head about one finger quickly goes away.

Smell- you guessed it, brown sugar, sweet smelling, also smelly of alcohol

Taste- sweet but not too sweet. it hits me right in the corner of my mouth below my ear. theres a nice subtle hop lingering

Mouthfeel- smooth on the tongue, perfect ammount of carbonation feels good

Drink- love the taste but the sweetness could be too much for me after a few. still an excellent beer

i first had this on cask at stoddards in boston and was one of the best beers ive ever had. the bottle lacks the original pint i had but still a great beer

Gushue3, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of moarmare
4/5  rDev -0.5%

moarmare, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Oidmoe, May 18, 2014
Photo of Goldfishman
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Goldfishman, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of zimm421
4/5  rDev -0.5%

zimm421, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Travisnin
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Travisnin, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of RayUF07
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

RayUF07, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of dgeebs07
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

dgeebs07, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of target88
4/5  rDev -0.5%

target88, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of pearljam118
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

pearljam118, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of Googs
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Googs, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev -0.5%

ltdantheman, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Prospero
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Prospero, May 24, 2014
Photo of Denzo
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Denzo, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of neckbeered
4/5  rDev -0.5%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
Photo of Hopheadhiker
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Hopheadhiker, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of kornkid8600
4/5  rDev -0.5%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of droomyster
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a short copper colored head that recedes quickly. Body is slightly hazy deep brownish red. Strong aroma of cherries and molasses, grassy/citrus hops, lots of alcohol and red grapes. Big blast of sweetness, brown sugar? Heck yeah, and well supported by a strong bitterness. Light doughy yeastiness. Full body, light carbonation. I consider this the chewiest of the chewy. Goes down slow and sticky, lingering medicinal taste.

droomyster, Mar 13, 2005
Photo of leroybrown10
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

leroybrown10, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of mecmd
4/5  rDev -0.5%

mecmd, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Lunch
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz. bottle acquired in a trade as generous extra from Bulkman (Thanks man!) into my Brooklyn snifter at the appropriate temperature (01/27/10).

A: Pours a hazy dark brown with a moderate off-white head that quickly dissipates leaving some patchy lacying

S: Brown sugar is certainly apparent along with a sweet caramel malt, toffee, and some faint citrus hops. Smells very sweet and sugary.

T: Brown sugar and caramel malt make up the bulk of the flavor profile with some citrus hops taking the back seat. A pleasant taste, but not terribly complex.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate and slight creamy carbonation and a hint of lingering bitterness on the way down. A little gritty as well.

D: The sweetness holds this one back for me, but the abv. is well hidden.

Overall this certainly and interesting offering from Lagunitas and one that should be tried by fans of the style with a sweet-tooth. Thanks again Chuck for throwing this one in the box! Recommended.

Lunch, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of tpauer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

tpauer, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Brushkanna
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Brushkanna, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Bdel34, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of wolf_switzer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

wolf_switzer, Nov 14, 2013
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,679 ratings.