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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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4,193 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,193
Reviews: 1,349
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 178
Gots: 413 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

This beer is a beauty. Deep copper with slowly rising bubbles underneath a thick foamy cream colored head.Thick lines of lacing remain. Cedar fills the nose -- earthy, woody, spicy cedar. Some brown sugar sweetness can be found. There is that trademark Lagunitas aroma in it. The palate is washed with dark brown sugar, cedar, cinnamon spiciness, and a spruce finish. It tastes like a Lagunitas beer, which is a good thing. The mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth.

Overall, I was impressed. Scary how easily drinkable this is for the high ABV. Great holiday beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.7/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

No need for any forensic details... It's all kinds of good on the tongue. Pours amazing. Drinks amazing and feels amazing. Good beer. Bottom line.

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.15/5  rDev +3%

The nose is filled with a huge caramel maltiness, Graham cracker, barley, pine, hops, grapefruit and citrus.

The flavor is very hop forward for a Strong Ale. This is a fresh beer so the hops stand out. I get a firm malt backbone against grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, cane sugar, brown sugar, lemon, tea leaves, honey, caramel malt and light toffee.

Lagunitas does it again!


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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,193 ratings.