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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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4,649 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,649
Reviews: 1,441
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 197
Gots: 665 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-13-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date: 01/31/2012
Type: 12oz. Bottle
Glass: Half Acre Tulip
Vintage: 2008, Personally Aged

Excited to see how this one has developed over the past 3 or so years in the cellar.

Pours a brown mahoghany in color w/ a 1/2 finger tan head that leaves light sticky lacing. Aromas of caramel, toffee, and slight dark fruits. The taste starts off w/ sweet caramel/toffee up front, transitioning into warm brown sugar and mild dark fruits, and finishes w/ mild hop bitterness. Medium bodied and lush w/ low levels of carbonation. Very easy to drink for the ABV.

Overall, this one had come along nicely! The hops have almost completely fallen off on the finish and a mild dark fruit characteristic has developed in the middle.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours light brown and white a slim white foam. Mild lacing.

S - Smells of... brown sugar. Really, the scent of carmelized sugar is there. Als some slight spicy notes.

T - Solid flsvor, sweet and robust with earthy components. A bit of belgain yaeast is felt on the back end.

M - Honestly not all that well balanced. Could be more subtle. Too much of an "in your face" beer that hits the tongue, and the palate, too heavy.

O - A bit disappointed, but only because I like other Lagunitas beers so much. Worth a try, but not a beer to seek out.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,649 ratings.