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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

3,648 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,648
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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nick_asian

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-04-2013 08:51:10 | More by nick_asian
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

11-04-2013 05:10:49 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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2Xmd

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-04-2013 02:12:25 | More by 2Xmd
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a thick, solid, cream-colored 2 finger head from a turbulent pour. Good retention and awesome lacing. Liquid looks bright and clear, but it's actually extremely cloudy and translucent upon closer inspection. Brown ale with red highlights.

Pine hop notes through the nose, accented by molasses and, yes, brown sugar. Relatively subdued aroma for the big flavor.

Very sweet brew: caramelized sugar and molasses. It's quite hoppy, but that only manifests, flavor-wise, as some vinous pine notes. Develops nicely as it warms, without the sweetness becoming overpowering.

Lovely mouthfeel: silky and smooth. Almost no sting, but the beer is still lively and not at all syrupy. Slightly dry finish, with more alcohol presence as it dries.

You'd have no idea this beer clocked in at 10% ABV if you didn't read the bottle; it's unbelievably smooth. It works wonderfully as a night cap, or as a stronger brew during the day. Pairs well with food. It's a little strong as a lunch brew, but works excellently to relax after work.

This beer reminds me a lot - lot - of DFH Burton Baton (minus the oak). That's a very high compliment.

11-04-2013 01:44:31 | More by Roguer
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Wukk

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-04-2013 01:30:20 | More by Wukk
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TheCuriograph

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-03-2013 23:15:28 | More by TheCuriograph
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Tertullian007

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-03-2013 17:59:54 | More by Tertullian007
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DerrickW

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-03-2013 16:10:30 | More by Sarmartay
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vidguy17

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-03-2013 15:00:46 | More by vidguy17
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-03-2013 13:21:06 | More by In_Control_Mike
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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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jsf14

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-03-2013 03:43:04 | More by jsf14
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clay23

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-03-2013 02:16:49 | More by clay23
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lic217

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-03-2013 00:18:15 | More by lic217
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-02-2013 23:22:55 | More by DMB
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-02-2013 23:10:45 | More by MattGrimley
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-02-2013 19:52:52 | More by AOShabaz
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BigStein88

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-02-2013 12:32:32 | More by BigStein88
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Hopinista

Nevada

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-02-2013 11:32:09 | More by Hopinista
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bamarado

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-02-2013 06:25:01 | More by bamarado
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-02-2013 04:23:49 | More by bigbeerfan
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mcflypie

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

A: Rich copper in hue. Not much lacing.

S: Hop, sweetness, slight lime.

T: Big hoppy taste in general with a little sweetness in the beginning as well. Malt and brown sugar in the background.

M: A robustly hoppy feeling that lingers like a strong ale should.

O: A classic. More hoppy then brown, this strong ale delivers a wallop and will keep you warm on a cold eve.

11-02-2013 02:23:07 | More by mcflypie
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-02-2013 01:18:31 | More by timontheroad
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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-02-2013 01:11:58 | More by jhlosito75
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,648 ratings.