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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

3,647 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,647
Reviews: 1,296
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 132
Gots: 226 | 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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amstokesdb9

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-21-2013 02:03:50 | More by amstokesdb9
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Beldark

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-18-2013 01:37:35 | More by Beldark
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dmk91

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-29-2014 20:11:05 | More by dmk91
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance: Amber brown approach with a nice bulbous tan head leaves awesome sparatic lacing with each sip. Aroma: Vinous hops with caramel sugar slightly burn nose this beer is awesome, full malty approach to this old ale. Taste: Great amount of hops sugary with hops piney, earthy, citric tones this is a great old ale very nice brew can't be beat in my opinion. I want some of that Brown Sugga' baby, gives me sweet loving sweet sugary malt ridden flavor makes me want to have more of this brew. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied old ale from this brew I know what's coming my way complex flavors galore. Drinkability: Wow, how can you do this to common folk alot of flavor that most people aren't ready for however hallelejuah for this example of a kick ass old ale.

01-18-2004 00:13:39 | More by WVbeergeek
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-02-2013 01:18:31 | More by timontheroad
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mtpHokie

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-01-2014 01:47:05 | More by mtpHokie
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Had this on-tap at Thinking Man's in Atlanta.

Pours a clear dark amber color with a one-finger off-white head that quickly fades into a wispy layer of bubbles on top and a thin ring around the glass. Decent lacing.

Smells much hoppier than I'd anticipated. Lots of citrus aromas joined by a mild spicy sweetness.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Again, I wasn't expecting a whole lot of hops here but that's what I got. Large hits of grapefruit joined by sweet caramel malts and a small spice kick at the end. The flavor profile took some getting used to, but I liked it more near the end of the beer than I did in the beginning. I would never have guessed this was almost 10% ABV.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a good wet feel with good thickness and carbonation.

Drinkability is good. It's an interesting mash-up of styles that's easy to drink once you get used to it.

Overall this is a very interesting beer that's certainly worth a shot.

12-09-2008 22:46:31 | More by glid02
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bdk1417

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-02-2014 01:10:07 | More by bdk1417
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-13-2014 01:42:23 | More by cmwilliq
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-18-2013 02:58:45 | More by sgttibbs
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-26-2014 19:58:46 | More by JIMTRK16
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mattdbh

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-24-2012 22:14:44 | More by mattdbh
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ADMacIntosh

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-08-2012 02:23:18 | More by ADMacIntosh
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-25-2012 20:42:03 | More by acurtis
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-20-2012 23:00:20 | More by ltdantheman
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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%

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!

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

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

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%

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.

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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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-04-2014 22:34:56 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-17-2011 18:20:59 | More by twowheelssoar
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,647 ratings.