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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

3,709 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,709
Reviews: 1,298
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 147
Gots: 247 | 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%

harpus, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

acc88, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

BUNZILLA, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Hoganlaw, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

ejimhof, Sep 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

RussBeercier, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged for about a year under less than ideal conditions.

Appearance:
The beer pours a light tannish head that stays afterwards. The beer iteslf is a clear dark amber that is almost brown by the looks of it.

Smell:
A strong boozy and sweet malty smell. My nose picks up the scent from quite a distance. Some of the hop smell is there but it's slight.

Taste:
Sweet malt taste dominates the tongue but still has hints of hops with a hint of booze. The beer is also a little sugary but certainly more sweet.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation and heavy bodied but also smooth and a little sticky afterwards.

Overall:
A very good beer and one that I look forward to every year. Apparently, accidentally aging it makes it even better.

HattedClassic, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

jeremy_J, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

80x2HopHead, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Jame515, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Nice amber color, two fingers of thick off white head, great lacing.
S - Sweet malt, fresh peaches, floral hops.
T - Not as good as the aroma, a little bit of lush hoppy fruit flavor, definitely alcohol, full malt sweetness.
M - Sticky and cloyingly sweet, alcohol burn, mild bitterness.
O - Good beer for sure, the aroma is knock out good, but the taste is just too malt intense and the alcohol gets to you after a few sips of it warming up.

Omnium, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

JacobDike, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Stokes_, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

JuiceSpringsteen, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

mobilarz85, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

HRamz3, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

DMacQ, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

rph97, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

srpres, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Mantooth, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of brurevu
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From my tasting notes: The brew poured a deep amber with ample head that billowed quickly and lasted throughout. The aroma is sweet hops, that is a good hop scent with sweet toffee and malt all rolled into one. The first taste was a wow moment. The full on signature Lagunitas hop profile with loads of the sweet malt and toasted sugary goodness to make for a perfect beer. It is definitely unique to say the least and dangerously easy to drink.. Not quite an IPA and not quite a barley wine, but a great brew nonetheless. I love all of Lagunitas’ beers and this may be my favorite.

brurevu, Sep 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Sazz9, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

satjackman, Sep 05, 2013
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,709 ratings.