Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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4,293 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,293
Reviews: 1,364
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 179
Gots: 459 | FT: 16
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: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a nice clear amber color, with light tan head. Smell is hoppy, a little earthy, and some citrus in the nose as well, very nice. Taste is just great! Sweet , with some dark fruit notes, blends well with the citrus and hops. Alcohol is really well hidden. I get a nice warming feeling all over my body as I drink this. Got really good body, and is smooth, yet sticky. Flavor lingers in my mouth a long long time.

Overall this is one of the top 5 beers I have had, would absolutely seek this beer out. We get very limited amount where I'm at, but was lucky enough to secure one case from my local.

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A reddish brown, golden amber color - very nice; cream head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet apple cider, or could be apple pie with a hint of cinnamon. Malty, with just a bit of hops bitterness. No standout indications that it is a high ABV brew. Just a little alcohol burn in the throat, but not until after a few sips... very smooth. Medium bodied with some nice sugar stickiness. This ale could be dangerous, but in a very good way! So good I had to force myself to sip and enjoy rather than gulp it down.

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Beautiful amber copper color with a beige thick head with good retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma of red fruits, American yeast, caramelized pineapple, pine, molasses and toasted malt.
Strong flavor of caramel and toasted malts, peppery yeast, pine resin, lots of mango, pineapple, grapefruit and maple syrup. Very dry and bitter aftertaste.
Full body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 9.9% abv is incredibly well hidden as very few beers can be such master of disguise.
Bold beer in all aspects, malty, hoppy and yeasty. I usually don’t like sugar bombs, but this one is rather an interesting brew. It transitions between a DIPA and a Barley Wine.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,293 ratings.