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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,602 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,602
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 124
Gots: 212 | 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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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-24-2013 19:13:16 | More by DerekQXQX
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racer2k

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my favorite pint glass

A - Beer pours a dark down color which produces a thin off white head that dissolves very quickly leaving a small amount of lacing.

S - Plenty of brown sugar in the aroma hence the name. There are also hints of caramel, toffee and even an citrus like hop aroma on board in this sugary beer.

T - Tastes like a caramel chocolate candy bar with some finishing hops on the back end. Typically beers like this can be too sweet but I find this beer very well balanced and not too sweet which is a positive.

M - Moderate carbonation that is even a bit creamy. There is a bubbly slightly hopped finish to the beer on the back end.

D - A very drinkable beer but beware of the high 9.84% ABV on board which is very well hidden but will certainly catch up if you are not careful. Nice beer I like it!

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 13:26:01 | More by racer2k
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WonderfulSam

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great ale. Strong, complex, interesting, balanced, and overall tasty.

I did the right thing and drank the beer immediately after driving about 20 minutes home from my favorite beer store. This one seemed like a beer that needed to be enjoyed slightly warm. I poured this into a pint glass, getting slightly less than one finger of fairly bubbly tan head that managed to linger quite a while, and which left a moderate to small amount of lacing on the glass as I drank it down. It was a gorgeous beer to behold against the early evening sun. Clear, light copper. Like art, really.

The aroma was fruity, with a strong malt and maybe molasses character, with a somewhat surprising and subtle hint of hops. The flavor matched the aroma almost perfectly. Despite the (fantastically) high alcohol content, the flavor of alcohol on the beer was minimal, and what was there added a nice dimension to the flavor. The flavors were quite strong, but were so well put together that the beer was not overwhelming. It was moderately carbonated and balanced, resulting in a rich, almost sharp mouthfeel. But again, it was so well balanced that it was smooth drinking. And despite the (most wonderfully) high alcohol content, it was very easy to drink.

This is a great ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2007 03:55:01 | More by WonderfulSam
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2013 19:15:27 | More by prdstmnky
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hansenme

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-24-2012 19:43:10 | More by hansenme
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SMark

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into an Imperial pint glass at 52° from a 12 ounce bottle with some sort of coding but I am unsure if it is date related. There were approximately three fingers of head from the pour down the middle of the glass with slight lacing. The beer was reddish orange in color

There was a definite aroma of hops. Label says 51.1 IBU's.

The beer was surprisingly smooth with some bitterness from the hops followed by a nice sweet finish.

There was fullness in the mouth while holding this brew before swallowing.

This beer seemed to get sweeter as it warmed. It was very easy to drink and tremendously dangerous at 9.9% alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2008 14:31:08 | More by SMark
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seavercm

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-13-2013 13:48:56 | More by seavercm
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-23-2014 14:30:50 | More by Griffith
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-17-2011 18:20:59 | More by twowheelssoar
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ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-03-2013 06:02:02 | More by ipc2000
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Sinisterale

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-13-2014 03:36:22 | More by Sinisterale
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-10-2013 04:00:55 | More by whatname
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-19-2013 08:34:25 | More by dertyd
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-04-2012 17:53:07 | More by Oboogie
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therequiredformat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-14-2012 02:01:51 | More by therequiredformat
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-17-2014 03:53:05 | More by fthegiants
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fishkab

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-10-2013 22:03:01 | More by fishkab
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle that was sitting in the cellar for about 6 months. I was actually surprised by how much I liked this beer. I reminded me more of an old ale or barleywine for the rich malt and biting hops, but it's all good. This beer was tasty. The flavor has a mix of tart cherry, caramel, toffee, and raisins, all with a hint of molasses. The medium body was a little more drinkable than your average 10% American beer, and I wouldn't mind having another. Certainly one of my favorite Lagunitas beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 23:16:59 | More by tempest
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AnPiobaire

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-09-2012 02:27:00 | More by AnPiobaire
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-13-2012 05:08:04 | More by cliff1066
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bconsidine

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-20-2012 13:25:33 | More by bconsidine
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-31-2013 23:24:03 | More by DenverBigRed
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-31-2013 00:07:50 | More by woodchip
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-10-2011 05:59:40 | More by jheezee
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-06-2012 21:36:21 | More by tenacioustomato
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,602 ratings.