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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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4,908 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,908
Reviews: 1,495
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 215
Gots: 807 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-13-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful deep amber color, great carbonation and a thick head. Good head retention and lacing as well.

Smell: Pronounced brown sugar aroma. Very malty, almost bready smell with light, citrusy hops.

Taste: Sweet brown sugar is very apparent. Malty and smooth for the amount of alcohol. A slight hint of hops at the finish, but not quite enough to erase the sweet, malty nature of this beer.

Mouthfeel: Definitely full bodied. Thick mouthfeel with good carbonation, but I could have lived with a touch more to tone down the heaviness.

Overall: Great job by Lagunitas again. Not my favorite offering from them, but that's more a fault of my taste rather than the beer itself. Great if you like sweeter beers or need something lighter than a stout to warm up on a cold night. Definitely a complex flavor profile.

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Ok, i LOVE Lagunitas, maybe my favorite brewery. So, i was waiting on finding this to try it out.
Everything else they brew i seem to love, but this, this is just not for me. I am trying to not be too hard on it. Well, first off, i used to have a cat years ago that would piss on the front door if i was sleeping and couldnt let him out, and this beer smells like what that cat was pissing. So right off, i am not too happy, but it could get better...Mouthfeel is ok, but damned if it doesnt taste like it smells, cat piss. I mustve had a funky assed cat cause at 16 when his bladder was iffy and he couldnt wait, he was pissing Brown Shugga. I just cant get over it. Not even sure i can give this a fair review because of it.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,908 ratings.