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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

3,591 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,591
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 121
Gots: 211 | 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  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass, because that's all I had available at the time. Good creamy head, with decent lacing. Smells like brown sugar and molassesy with a hint of hops. Taste is sweet, a little hoppy bitterness, can pick up the alcohol, but is not overpowering, especially for a high ABV. Mouthfeel is about right for a strong ale. Descent carbonation. Not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle to pint glass

A: nice clear copper, a finger of cream colored head. Good lacing on the glass.

S: strong citrus hop aroma, slight alcohol.

T: sweet, fruity hops, warm in the back.

M: medium carbonation, alcohol is very present but not at all off putting.

O: big and hoppy. If you're into that, which I am, this is a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours honey gold with a decent sized head. I'm drinking this out of a Bulleit bourbon glass so we're talking about two inches of ale and an inch and a half of head. Looks pretty stellar. The nose is tangy, barely funky, with pine and candied fruit; while the flavor is sweet up front, with apricot and peach on the tongue, and then bitter in the throat. There's also a spice element to it, and I also get like Pez or Smarties candy in the nose mid-sip. For 9.99% abv, you sure wouldn't know it - I've had 7's and 8's that tasted boozier than this does. Bottle says that it's brewed with brown cane sugar, which, you know, from the name and all I was picturing a molasses-derived brown sugar, but the raw sugar makes more sense. I remember having this at a beer festival a few years ago and being duly corrected after asking for the "brown." "It's not a brown, it's an American strong ale." Indeed. Thumbs up.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,591 ratings.