Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
Cold from a bottle to a glass
A - Cloudy reddish/brown sugar color, 1 finger of foam, 1 finger of a lacing ring around the glass. Great carbonation is present and shown through entire review
S - Citrus notes with pine mixed in, hop heavy at first
T - A big hop hello when first tried but mellows pretty quick, brown sugar taste and smooth but a little dry aftertaste due to the hops
M/D - I enjoyed this brew quite a bit, a brew I can drink throughout the night. I medium bodied brew that is sweet and smooth, but dry at the end, a good well rounded brew in my opinion. I will for sure have again. Another seasonal so stock up if you can find it.
12-21-2009 18:40:53 | More by FreshmanPour77
4/5 rDev -0.5%
appearance: Low, off white head that eventually becomes just a ring around the glass. The beer is a clear, medium amber in color.
smell: Nice, pleasing strong ale aroma. Smells of dried dark tree fruits (prunes), caramelized sugars, and a woody earthiness are found. Alcohol content well hidden. Slight banana bread aroma, which I associate with esters. Gentle, just right English type hop aroma. Malt-balanced.
mouthfeel: The carbonation is medium, and the body the same.
taste: Pretty good flavor, though not as much as the aroma. Muddy English hops with plenty of malt sweetness. Flavors of brown sugar high on the molasses, dark bread, and a lighter fruitiness. The hop bitterness is moderate, becoming evident after the swallow, and lingering long into the finish. Very little ethanol detectable.
drinkability: Tasty and easy to drink, considering the ABV
12 oz. bottle received in a trade with Zorro, and cellared for a few months
12.08.13 - party favor bottle, a nicely citrus hoppy, brown sugary strong ale, easy to drink, scores left intact
03-26-2006 00:51:19 | More by blackie
4/5 rDev -0.5%
12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. A new seasonal release to me from Lagunitas, I was unaware this beer had such a high abv. Expectations are moderately high based on the brewery and this beer's high ratings.
Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.
A - Pours a beautiful semi-clear brassy amber colored body with some sediment floating around. Just under two fingers of fluffy doughy beige head. Very nice head retention for such a high abv. Looks pretty damn nice for what it is.
S - Smell is pretty accurate to what I was expecting. Lots of fresh grapefruit hops, dusty bready malt, brown sugar, some red berry jam type smells, and some alcohol burn.
T - Taste is of bitter resinous grapefruit hops, some pine, hint of soapiness, some rye-esque spiciness, sticky brown sugar, and biscuit malts.
M - Feel ends sticky, sugary, resinous, bitter, and dry. A simple, fitting, classic Lagunitas style ending.
Overall, I'd say this is a fairly typical Lagunitas offering, not too much spectacular than any of their other highly hopped beers. This beer could probably also pass for either a DIPA or an American barleywine, but it's fine where it's at. Definitely a nice slow sipper of a beer, and I am glad I got this while I could. Recommended.
Lagunitas Brown Shugga' ---4/5.
11-16-2013 17:28:05 | More by mfnmbvp
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,642 ratings.