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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,826 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,826
Reviews: 1,480
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 208
Gots: 764 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.99% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-13-2001

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Single bottle from Premier Gourmet - never had it before, but enjoyed the Shugga substitute last year.

Poured into a tulip. Light caramel amber, half inch of head that yields some solid lace and a thick ring. Nice looking brew.

Nose is quite rich and inviting. Sugar, sweet malt, resin, citrus, good hop presence to it but the malt is definitely dominant here.

Very tasty brew, nice and sweet but with a nice dose of citrus hops. Caramel, candied peach. The brown sugar is quite enjoyable. Good balance of sweet and bitter, citrus and sugar.

Nearing barleywine in terms of feel, alcohol is barely present despite its strength.

Enjoyed this one a great deal, would definitely pick up a few more in the future.

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3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a deep amber almost red color. Very generous 3 finger head with some nice lacing.

S: Nice mix of sweet caramel and hops. A bit of piney resin.

T: Really complex mix of some slight sweetness from the malts with bitterness from the hops. Some roasted grains, caramels, and bold hops.

M: Full bodied and nicely carbonated.

O: Interesting brew. I take one sip and I'm thinking DIPA. The next sip and I'm thinking stronle ale. Nice balance and complexity.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,826 ratings.