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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

3,642 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,642
Reviews: 1,296
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 130
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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hockeypuck

Maine

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-22-2013 01:03:49 | More by hockeypuck
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Dcbelkot

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-24-2014 20:23:10 | More by Dcbelkot
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Beermister

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2013 07:47:16 | More by Beermister
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-21-2013 00:20:40 | More by Dhamma73
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coopdog1000

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-01-2014 21:44:03 | More by coopdog1000
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Reviewed 12-17-09
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
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-10-2014 11:34:52 | More by campfirebrew
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-13-2013 01:57:31 | More by vrbulldog22
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Brettaqueen

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-23-2013 00:11:07 | More by Brettaqueen
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-19-2013 20:10:06 | More by mtbdonn
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OnryAndMean

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-29-2013 03:16:32 | More by OnryAndMean
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bkny27

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-18-2011 18:56:44 | More by bkny27
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blackie

California

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
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Absolut

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2013 02:37:02 | More by Absolut
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Big_Dave

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-12-2014 06:39:08 | More by Big_Dave
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wesside89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-16-2013 21:53:08 | More by wesside89
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DerrickW

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-03-2013 16:33:30 | More by DerrickW
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keenanite21

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-01-2013 21:58:48 | More by keenanite21
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1FatJ

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-22-2013 14:34:05 | More by 1FatJ
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PolloVagabundo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-03-2013 17:34:23 | More by PolloVagabundo
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2011 16:48:41 | More by richbrew
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CBlack85

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-02-2012 15:08:01 | More by CBlack85
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MsMae42

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-23-2013 14:26:19 | More by MsMae42
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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
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mcdsports

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-05-2013 03:23:39 | More by mcdsports
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,642 ratings.