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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3,704 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,704
Reviews: 1,298
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 146
Gots: 243 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

duobob, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

AdamP, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of DocJitsu
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber-golden color with a huge, fluffy, dark egg shell colored head. This monster of a head has a life of its own. It stubbornly hangs on either because it knows how sexy it is, or because it mocks me because it somehow knows how I want to dive into this thing. I've really been waiting a while to try it. Toasted malt, brown sugar, grassy and lemony hops, notes of bread, and just a hint of clove on the nose. The mouthfeel is interesting as it gets a little dry in the middle, but finished nice and wet. Very interesting flavor profile. Alternating citrus and pine with sweet unfermented sugar backbone that presents itself more in the beginning and at the finish. Nice fresh finish with some perfuminess that lingers. I like this one.

DocJitsu, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

wyatt13, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

bluerabbit, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Rojopunk
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - amber in colour

S - tones of hops with slight citruws and suagar notes

T - very sweet some achole light hop notes

M - malty and full bodied

O - The name and the season drew me in its getting colder and brown shugger sounded great. I love langunitas. This beer starts out with a bigger hop smell with light hints of citrus and sugar. Next the first sip is sweet and hoppy . One might think this is a ipa.After the a few sips the brown sugar notes hit you and one begins to be reminded of a barlywine . I love this beer sweet and barlywine like but perfect for the colder seasons .

Rojopunk, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

LSLarry64, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Tamarack22, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

kemoarps, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of brianandpiper
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

A Hues of deep gold and orange. Leaves the glass covered with a thin lacing. Slight head thins out but never leaves. Lacing leaves tiny bubbles as you keep drinking.

S Sweet nose mixed with citrusy hops. You can sense the alcohol, the beer smells hot. Notes of sugar and grain. Alcohol overpowers some of the hop aroma.

T Interesting combination. The sweetness and hops blend well. As the beer warms it begins to taste sweeter. Hops still finish strong in a piney, citrusy way.

M Medium body with medium to heavy carbonation. Keeps the beer from being cloying.

O Pleasant overall. It is very well balanced. Full body with good carbonation. Great hop aroma and taste balanced with sweetness and alcohol.

brianandpiper, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

jomer10, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Kunstman, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

TheTinDoor, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

DarthTremens, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of hardy008
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper with a two finger light tan foamy head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has caramel malt, brown sugar, grapefruit, and pine.

Tastes like I thought it would based on the aroma. Sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, grapefruit, and pine combine to make a beer with plenty of sweetness, and bitterness from the hops, to make a nice well rounded beer.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. Has a slightly bitter aftertaste, finishes dry, and the alcohol is well hidden for 9.99% abv. A nice beer from Lagunitas. I look forward to aging some of these.

hardy008, Nov 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear deep copper color. 2 finger super sticky and fluffy off white head.

Very abrasive nose. Solvent alcohol hop resin tropical fruit burnt sugars and a bit of sour milk? Nose calms down a bit as the beer breathes.

Milder than the nose but nothing too special. Lots of burnt caramel sugar. Big malty monster really. Pretty smooth and only a touch of alcohol heat. Subtle underlying bitterness that balances the malt. Smooth with pretty good flavors but really nothing special. I like it but its not my first choice.

jtierney89, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

ChrisMon02, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

tswater, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mkbeirne, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

CupOfFoam, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

BeerNDoggerel, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

drewone, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

FalconA, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

JALIEN, Nov 26, 2012
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,704 ratings.