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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

3,596 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,596
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 122
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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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -25.4%

09-15-2013 08:38:23 | More by bernat1971
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Stokes_

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-14-2013 02:36:30 | More by Stokes_
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JuiceSpringsteen

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-13-2013 23:40:18 | More by JuiceSpringsteen
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mobilarz85

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

09-13-2013 16:40:29 | More by mobilarz85
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-12-2013 16:00:09 | More by HRamz3
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DMacQ

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-12-2013 15:59:20 | More by DMacQ
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rph97

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-12-2013 01:07:43 | More by rph97
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srpres

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-11-2013 00:09:00 | More by srpres
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-09-2013 18:10:47 | More by Mantooth
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brurevu

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 18:01:15 | More by brurevu
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Sazz9

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

09-05-2013 20:03:18 | More by Sazz9
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satjackman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-05-2013 19:57:04 | More by satjackman
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Aimo

California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

09-05-2013 04:39:24 | More by Aimo
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Organic_Sam

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-03-2013 16:24:53 | More by Organic_Sam
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C_S

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Johnny_V

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-01-2013 19:06:54 | More by Johnny_V
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TruePerception

California

3.19/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Lagunitas' Brown Shugga' Ale: 9.9% ABV; Appearance: medium amber, a finger of fluffy head, good retention and lacing; Smell: lots of pine; Taste/Mouthfeel: pine!, faint sweetness, decent/pretty good, long finish.

Poured into a pint glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 08:53:09 | More by TruePerception
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-01-2013 07:32:50 | More by RedneckBeerz
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

08-31-2013 08:09:44 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark amber/reddish brown color. Good sized tan head doesn't last too long but leaves good lace behind.
Smell is malt, hops, caramel, nuts and a whiff of sweetness perhaps from brown sugar. Pretty good balance, though a bit weak overall.
Taste is roasted malts, herbal/floral hops, alcohol, caramel, and nuts with a hint of sweetness. Again, the balance is fairly good.
Warming even at refrigerator temperature. Medium bodied, light effervescence all up front. Long lingering malt, herbal and nut aftertaste. Somewhat cloying finish. Not a bad beer, in fact, pretty good since it isn't all "west coast style" overly choppy. Glad I have more than 1.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 15:57:31 | More by PorterLambic
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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geuze_gone_wild

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-27-2013 23:26:27 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Smokezz

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

08-27-2013 21:52:58 | More by Smokezz
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,596 ratings.