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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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3,561 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 3,561
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 118
Gots: 209 | 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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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep rust/burnt cardinal body, 1 finger head, fine lacing

S: orange, vanilla, cinnamon, sour apple

T: sweet citrus front, roasted sugary malt, smooth hint of bitter finish

M: med/heavy body, smooth/slightly chewy mouth

O: Fantastic Lagunitas offering. The flavors and aromas
are just amazing, share with worthy friends. Big sipper.

EXCELLENT, MUST TRY!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 16:37:17 | More by BeerLover99
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generalnotsew

Tennessee

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice body on this one. Dark mahogany that is consistent with barleywines. The head and lacing however is a bit thin. Smell is sweet caramel, boozy, sugary malts with a strong odor of bittering hops. And yes I would say it does have a brown sugar smell. Even being served a bit too cold it smell is powerful. Taste is all over the place. Somewhat tropical notes lead the way with the sugary sweetness of the caramel and candy sugar blasting it's way in. I have had 2 lagunitas beers before this and the aftertaste was plauged with a watered down sameness. I detect nothing like that here. It is quite flavorful thru and thru. Mouthfeel is extremely oily and thick with a bit of heat on the throat. I am really glad to have picked this up. Much preferred to Olde Gnarleywine.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 02:34:45 | More by generalnotsew
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jmvecchio1

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown Shugga pours as a clear, hazy, amber color with a touch of orange. A fluffy white head accompanies the pour and sticks around for a while.

The smell is a blend of sweet malts, hops, and a hint of a floral aroma.

On the sip you get hops up front, but those quickly give way to the sweet malty tones brought on by the brown shugga that’s been added to the brew. Once the sweet notes have passed, hop oil lingers but doesn’t overpower.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2011 19:38:26 | More by jmvecchio1
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a large, fading head leaving some lacing.
Nose shows lots of malt, with golden syrup, muscat, oxidised notes, raisins and bready characters. Also some hops are noticeable with soft piney/resinous hints.
Similarly malty flavours with the focus on brown sugar and golden syrup. Afterwards some booze shows, mixing with a mild bitterness.
Syrupy body and mild carbonation works wonderfully.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 08:31:39 | More by CrazyDavros
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly murky red color. Awesome bubbles coming through the middle of this one. Head is a nice off-white that recedes to a nice foam crust. Great lacing.

S - Holy sugar! Awesome smelling Bwine! Great cinnamon scent with lots and lots of fruity tones. Orange, banana, vanilla, and some apple.

T - 9 months of age have done this brew wonders! Much different with age on it than it is *live*. Very dark and roasty. Lots of intense flavor.

M - No heat and slight bitterness. Great smoothness, but over carbonated. Heavy bodied. Flavor spreads well.

O - Awesome brew! Age it next time you come across it! 1 yr would be ideal Annoying Lagunitas hops disappear at this point... Nice relaxing brew! Perfect for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 02:48:16 | More by chugalug06
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, the beer is a cloudy auburn-brown coloring that is almost opaque, with a slight haze to it. No head on the pour at all. The beer has a bold, round aroma, which is a smooth blend of supersweet sugar and caramel, with a decent balance of hoppiness. Flavors are sharp and heavy, with a good foundation of wet, deep hops riding strong under a boozey highlight and malty sweetness reminiscent of molasses and caramel. There is a sweet theme to this brew. The aftertaste is a slick, rich, almost syrupy sweetness, but refrains from being cloying, with a good hops presence once again. Impressive. The finish is slightly bitter, which keeps it light, and the crispness from the carbonation makes it quick.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 23:42:09 | More by GarthDanielson
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kerklein2

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a snifter. No date on the bottle

A- A nice dark golden amber with a small head and good lacing.

S- Woah. What do you know? Smells like brown sugar. A classic, brown sugar, malty sweetness aroma.

T- You wouldn't know it from the aroma, but this beer is really well balanced. Lot's of brown sugar, malty sweetness, and caramel flavors but they are backed up with solid bitterness. Not much taste or aroma from the hops though. This bottle is a few months old, so maybe those tastes/aromas have dissipated, but I think it ages well nonetheless. Didn't notice it until a minute after my last sip, but there is some slight alcohol burn, but it's pleasant.

M- Very smooth, almost creamy. Perfect level of carbonation for the beer, and my RR glass kept it coming.

O- I would never guess this was 10% unless I sat and really thought about the beer in between sips like I am now. Great beer that I think I like more every time I try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 02:18:10 | More by kerklein2
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A bit lacking appearance wise. Not much head to speak of, and what there is dissolves into a film. No real lacing either. Nice dark amber color though.

S- Caramel, toffee, some slight alcohol aroma, and more sweetness, only to be matched by a piney hop aroma.

T- From the name brown shugga, you'd expect this one to be sweet and then some, but it's actually quite balance. Caramel and sugar are countered very nicely by the hops. If anything, I think this drink leans towards the hops.

When really looking at the aftertaste, you can definitely taste hops coating your mouth, while the sugary flavor is only in the intro of the drink. I think this one has the kick of a barleywine with the elegance of an old ale. Aside from that, it's a pretty simple drink.

M- Creamy smooth, nice carbonation, medium/light body, and a sticky finish.

O- The drinkability in this is astounding. I found myself drinking it and drinking it without fully embracing the idea that it's 10%. That said, the alcohol isn't hidden, but it blends pretty seamlessly.

Lagunitas impresses me yet again. These people love hops and so do I.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 05:35:56 | More by BBP
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Brown color beer with a fine bubbles foamy head. The aroma presents notes of citrus with some sugar, brown sugar actually. It makes this beer a little caramelized. Medium intensity aroma. Tastewise, it is burnt sugar with some fruity notes. Complex. Caramel in there too. The taste linger in the mouth, this is wonderful... I'm going crazy over this beer. One hell of a good brew. Delicious... can't stop drinking...

Overall, an excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 20:27:31 | More by ZorPrime
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Ack9788

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

WOW, i think i;m still buzzed from last night, I go to school in delaware ohio and i had this powerhouse brew on tap at 1808 american bistro where they have something like 27 beers on tap.

This beer is delicious, its the perfect beer to have when you want a good beer...and nothing else, a burger with this beer and your ready to not move. Not a salad beer either, do your self a favor get a friend go to a bar with this on tap order your friend two bud lights pay for them you have a few of these and let him drive home. DO not let him taste it or you'll loose your driver.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2011 14:23:15 | More by Ack9788
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JayAre46

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - short stubster 12oz pours a transparent brillian copper color with a frothy off white 1.5 finger head that appears very creamy and shows great retnetion

A - this a very pleasant and aromatic brew, big caramel aromas, sweet brown sugar, not a big hop presence in the nose, a lot of candy sweetness, if this was my first time to have this i may be a bit concerned about it being messy and overly sweet from a lack of hop araoma...

T - this beer is very smooth and easy on the palate although its got such an alcohol presence. get some lemony characteristics to go with the sweet caramel malt, sugars and cooked candy presence. finishes is slightly bitter and dry.

M - heavenly feel, full bodied, minimal carbonation, and a good flowing presence that is also very warming. creamy in its sweet release

O - i love this brew, came across it in my fridge and thought why not even though its got some time on it and i love it fresh, it has meshed nicely. definitely one of the sweetest beers out there, where i usually scoff at those characteristics this one is able to do it elegantly.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 01:37:36 | More by JayAre46
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vfgccp

New York

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at The Ginger Man in NYC

A – Dark maple syrup. Light, off-white dusting of a head.

S – Huge brown sugar note. Light malt. Molasses.

T – Super soft malt ebbs and weaves through brown sugar, molasses and walnuts. Leaves a trace of pine-like bitterness on the back end.

M – Light body. Bitter / sweet finish.

O – Nice malty complexity, but the profile on whole is overly sweet, which overwhelms the relatively light body.

Serving type: cask

05-31-2011 23:18:10 | More by vfgccp
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a bright, colourful red colour with pleasant beige head, bubbly and sparse with decent, non-sticky lace. Bubbles around, not bad. Not bad at all. In fact it's great.

Ecstasy. On the nose. Holy shit. Hops, loads of them - floral, tangy with sherbet, lemon, orange, tangerine. Spicy - with hot pepper, chilli, coriander, carraway, aniseed, and floral, with some lavender, seeds of paradise, thyme, fuck. It's ecstasy. This is the best-smelling beer in the world. Pure sex, in aroma form. I'm leaving my wife and marrying this smell.

Taste is pretty damn beautiful as well. Lots of spice to it but a nice tangy citric hop character and lots of toffeed malt providing rich, enjoyable sweetness. But yeah, that's that big, rich spice as well with carraway, star anise, coriander and licorice. Touch of lemongrass, pine and even dill, just a big, in-your-face freshness that screams out to be loved and fondled. I, for one, am only too happy to oblige. This is Heaven.

Smooth feel, a bit dry. Maybe not as full as it could have been but still pretty damn fine.

This is one of the best beers I've ever drunk. It's everything I could hope for from a beer and more.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 02:28:25 | More by laituegonflable
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn, seems I missed out by one on being the 1000th review of this beer. Purchased in San Francisco, and brought back to Australia to share with @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a lovely burnished copper-red hue, surprisingly bright and clear, with a full and solid head of beige foam. Looks gorgeous. Lacing is a little reticent to appear, but otherwise, it looks gorgeous.

Nose is also very special, with a pungent citric crispness blended beautifully on top of a pineapple sweetness. Lashings of pepper and spice add exclamation points. Very nice.

Taste is also extremely good, giving a lovely crisp fruit entry that quickly descends into the "sweet release" promised on the label. Loads of sticky toffee, barley sugar and caramel, that is allways just leavened and supported by enough hops to ensure it doesn't get sickly. It's quite exceptional, and exceptionally good. The lingering, slightly fruity, but toffee-sweet aftertaste is delectable. Mmm, I want more.

Feel is a little light, but this also probably assists in keeping it from heavy, brutish sweetness.

A lovely brew from Lagunitas, and a truly American-styled one—the hops, the body, the sweetness all blending together into a raucous, opinionated and brash whole. Hell yeah.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 11:01:04 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one pours out as an amberish colored brew with a white head on it. The head settles but leaves a nice lacing. The smell of the beer is semi sweet, not as sweet as I expected it to be from the name. There was a little bit of a roasted smell in there and some hops as well. The taste wasn't overly sweet, I guess I took the name of the beer too literally... The flavors were decent in my opinion. After finishing it off I found myself saying that it wasn't the best beer out there but I suppose it'd be worth another try.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 01:43:16 | More by Knapp85
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magine

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic glass.

Pours a hazy deep orange nearing red amber color, with maybe some sediment as well. Has a thick, fluffy off white head. Head settles to a nice patch island and lace coats the glass nicely. Good looking brew.

Brew smells sweet and hoppy; brown sugar, caramel, sweet malted yeasts. Has some barley and hop resin in the nose as well. Good smelling brew.

Brew is smooth and full bodied; creamy and sweet. Brew has a nice malty presence and some resiny hops. Dark fruit hops maybe. Almost has some chewiness to the mouthfeel. A complex flavorful brew. The sweetness thins it out enough to keep wanting more an more. Brew has a bit of a kick to it as well, finishing slightly dry and ends a bit boozy. This is a great tasting brew.

Bring on the cool weather with this; somewhere between a heavy IPA, winter warmer and a barleywine, complex indeed. A very good tasting brew that will warm you up for sure.... any time of year. Very good stuff here.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 01:33:20 | More by magine
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Brown Shugga for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I have liked every single Lagunitas brew I have had so when I saw one I haven't tried yet on the singles shelf I knew I should give it a try. Poured from a stubby 12oz brown bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label on this beer is ok and a little plain, most Lagunitas beer have eye catching labels and this one isn't too eye catching. It poured a clear and clean amber color with two and a half fingers worth of fluffy white head that left some nice looking lacing.

S- Wow this is one sweet smelling beer, the aroma reminds me of some of those super sweet doppelbocks. At first I get some nice bready caramel malts, but those are quickly overpowered by what I think is candied sugar and brown sugar. There was also some grassy hops at the end. I have never used this term before but the aroma makes it seem like this might be a "sugar bomb". This one also has a boozey smell to it.

T- First off I got to say I am very glad this isn't as sweet as it smelled, I don't think I have ever had a beer that smelled so sweet but wasn't that sweet in the taste. The caramel malts are nice and grainy and bready. After the malts come the sugar, it leans more towards brown sugar but I also pick up some candied sugar you would expect from a Belgian Dark Ale with some dark fruits like raisins and plums like you would also expect from that style. Like the aroma the finish has medium amount of grassy hops that gives it a subtle bitter aftertaste. The booze is hidden much better then it was in the aroma, but it still lets you know its a bigger beer with some warming at the end.

M- Sticky, medium bodied, and it had a pretty good amount of carbonation.

Overall I though this was a pretty good brew. It is kind of similar to WTF, if you replaced the hops with candied and brown sugar. It isn't the most complex beer but the flavors are pretty nice and everything comes together nicely. Normally I am not a fan of super sweet beers but thankfully the sweetness stayed in the aroma and wasn't that overbearing in the flavor. This beer isn't that drinkable, but if I didn't have shit to do in the morning and had another bottle, I would drink it. I could see this being a good bigger beer for the summer, it could be refreshing and might make a good campfire beer, I may have to verify it this summer. If you like stronger beers with some sweetness to it, this should be up your alley, and if your a fan of Lagunitas then this won't disappoint. This was another solid beer from Lagunitas, everything I have had from them has been good, so far my favorite Cali brewery. 2013 edit, tried the years release and it seemed very off to me, it was full of onion and garlic like hop aromas and flavors, i don't what's up with it.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 04:28:56 | More by StoutHunter
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brian44556

Kentucky

3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this into a Bell's Pint Glass. No date on the bottle.

Pours a dark amber color, with little off white head. Sticky lacing surrounds the pint glass. A fierce race of carbonation bubbles race to the top. Strong smell of piney hops, caramel, and burnt sugar. The smell was very interesting for a Strong Ale, the smell of this one could pass for a DIPA. This one is pretty bitter. The hops are pretty forward, I also taste hints of caramel and molasses. The taste is sweet up front, but has a very bitter backbone. The alcohol is well masked for being 9.99% ABV. Mouthful was pretty heavy and carbonation was moderate. Overall the beer was different in a...different way. Nothing stood on why I loved it or hated it. Pretty average beer, glad I had a chance to try, but wouldn't care if I ever had this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 01:38:19 | More by brian44556
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep hazy burnt amber with a nice brownish tint, a huge billowing off white head faded albeit reluctantly to leave behind a ton of sticky lace puring down the sides of the glass.

The smell was odd, I had half expected a strong IPA and not a Strong ale, but that was no bother. Lots of hoppy tones, pine and citrus but the biggest players were by far caramel and a burnt sugary almost molasses like aroma.;l, also deppicted some earthy tree bark type aroma. The taste followed suit, earthy caramel tones with a definate hop presence and a sweetness that lay on the palate for a good long while. The feel was a little thin and slick, for the amount of flavor present I would have like to have a bit more thickness to it, but it was nice none the less. Alcohol was definatly not hiding and was a big presence here.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 10:37:36 | More by mikesgroove
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

2.42/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance-Copper, with an off white head with some alcohol legs. Head was about 1-1/2 fingers

Smell-Booze, I get alot booze and sweetness. Lots of sweet malts and sweet caramels. Mainly get some booze.

Taste-Once again, I'm getting a ton of booze, and i'm not enjoying it. Sweet and sticky. Some fruits coming through, but am just getting punched in the face with an unpleasant booziness.

Mouthfeel-Light to Medium bodied, feels kinda water down with too much carbonation.

Overall-I had one of these Saturday night, and hated it. I drank alot that night and didn't know if it was an accurate assumption. I was fortunate to get a single and it was an enormous dissapointment. I'm not going to let this beer change my view on Lagunitas, still a top 5 brewery, maybe Brown Shugga just needs some age.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 04:37:35 | More by SWMeyer4141
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beerprovedwright

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lots of head, this one. Lace is much and lots of cling, right down to the last sip. Head is about three fingers, color is a dark brown, a 21 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is rich and sweet, with aromas of brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, peach, and roasted malt. Taste is bold and sweet, with flavors of caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, grapefruit, and sweet roasted malt. Mouthfeel is full and chewy, smooth like heavy cream with just enough zing to make it interesting. Don't let the flavor fool you, the almost 10 percent alcohol by volume creeps up on you and away you go. This brown shugga' is calling for me to get some more. A good desert beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 18:22:03 | More by beerprovedwright
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NODAK

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells deeply sweet...the brown sugar and molasses are certainly noticeable. However, I get somewhat of a floral hoppiness in there as well, leading me to believe this won't be just a sugar bomb.

Pours an amber color with a fair sized, but somewhat loose head.

The taste doesn't surprise at all, with a high level of brown sugar sweetness come across right away in the body. However, a somewhat strong (nearly IPA level, really) bitterness comes across and cuts through the sweetness and even lingers a little while after the swallow, along with the sticky sweetness. As it warms, the alcohol does come out a bit but for the ABV it isn't bad at all.

It isn't all that complex or interesting, in my opinion. Basically a sugary beer with a fairly high hop character. It's different, I'll certainly give it that. At the end of the day though, I'm not sure I'd seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 03:36:27 | More by NODAK
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techfed87

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a good sized head, quick to settle down. Color is dark brown, clear. Smell is pretty sweet, kind of reminds me of a beer I had once...Raison D'Extra! That had that same kind of caked sugary quality to it. And from the bottles, I'd guess both use quite a bit of brown sugar in them.

First sip is a bit less carbonated than what I was expecting it to be. Big malt presence, quite sweet, and a great hop balance to keep this from diving too far into the sugar wagon. Mouthfeel is also pretty rewarding.

All in all, a pretty good beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 02:50:57 | More by techfed87
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Mosley1212

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my local store tonight, because they were selling singles of it. Have been wanting to try this for a long time. Poured from the bottle into my DFH Signature glass.

A--Nice, beautiful caramel color to this beer. Also had a slight off-white, cream head, but that disappeared quickly after the pour. Slight head remains throughout, but not much.

S--Wow! The name is accurate. It smells of sweet brown sugar, caramel, and raisins. Has a heavy malt smell to it also. Reason it got points deducted is because of how overly-sweet it smells. Really hoping that doesn't follow through into the taste.

T--Unfortunately, it follows the nose pretty accurately. Heavy sweetness just consumes the palate. But once the initial sweetness dies down, the aftertaste is amazing. The flavors of the brown sugar and raisins play off of each other beautifully. It tastes almost like a decadent dessert that has had a bit of liquor poured over it. Points deducted though because of the heavy sweetness upfront.

M--It feels good on the tongue. A tiny bit of carbonation. The sweetness is overwhelming at first, but there's a bit of bitterness that comes afterward that is pleasantly juxtaposed to the sweetness. I like it.

O--It's a good offering from a brewery I haven't dealt with a lot. It makes me want to try other beers form them. This strong ale, to me, tastes like a more mellow barleywine. I would love to try this aged to see if the overly sweet taste goes away with time.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 23:13:08 | More by Mosley1212
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match1112

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark amber with a 1 finger off white head. fairly good amount of lacing. smells of sugar, caramel malts, floral hops and alcohol. at first you get a big taste of sugar, almost too much, but as it flows across your tongue the hops let you know they are there and finally with a 9.99%abv you get the alcohol. not the brown i was looking for, but with everything going on i really like it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 01:07:59 | More by match1112
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,561 ratings.