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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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4,848 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,848
Reviews: 1,485
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 208
Gots: 776 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep copper color with a good 1 finger head. The lace just screams sugar and sweetness..sticky lace all on the glass.
S: Smells of big pine up front with some sugary sweetness on the nose.
T: Very sweet and sticky on the palate right away... an IPA-like snappy crispness to boot. Can definitely taste the sugar in this one... wow.
M: Well carbonated indeed, the flavors really come out in this one.. citrus, even a peach like crisp bite to it.
O: Solid, the 9.99% will really sneak up on you though! A must try !

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of busterwhite
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark golden/amber color with a 2 finger head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma of pine, citrus and some sweetness.

Nice full flavor with citrus and pine up front followed by a good balanced sweetness. Finished with mix of bitter and sweet in the aftertaste.

Medium to full body, a little slick with good carbonation.

Overall this is a fantastic beer.

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

Opened up one of these babies after work, curious to try such a nuanced beer. The other employees told me about the botched barley-wine history, which made for a great story while enjoying this intriguing brew.

Why intriguing?

First off, the aroma. Sweet, deep, and good; it pulled me in.
The flavor was initially crisp and fresh like an ale ought to be, but with a distinct sweetness that only molasses cookies can have. As it flowed over the tongue, the beer was darkly delicious with a wicked yummy citrusy aftertaste.
It was a strong one, and left me a little dizzy (not eating + being a lightweight...) so that's awesome unless you're walking home late at night.
The sugar was great, even though I'm not into super sweet beers. This one was "drinkable" even though I hate that term (piss is technically "drinkable..."), smooth, and delicious, which is exactly what I expect from a Lagunitas brew.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,848 ratings.