Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
12oz bottle into a tall pint glass
A: Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head that fades to near nothing and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.
S: The nose makes me think this is a super sweet beer until I detect the hops. Lots of sugary sweetness, caramel, toffee, and citrusy hops. Really smells awesome.
T: The taste is where this brew shines. A sugar sweetness and toffee with a big grapefruit hops flavor on the finish. Not too bitter and not too sweet.
M: The feel is great as well...thick and creamy with good carbonation.
D: I could probably drink a few in a night but after that the big flavors here would be a bit much. The big ABV really makes this hard to drink too many though.
Pretty damn good and different...really tastes like an IPA with maple syrup.
02-01-2010 06:08:31 | More by GregSVT
4/5 rDev -0.5%
Appearance- amber with an orangy glow to it, the tiniest bit of carbonation to it. a light foamy head about one finger quickly goes away.
Smell- you guessed it, brown sugar, sweet smelling, also smelly of alcohol
Taste- sweet but not too sweet. it hits me right in the corner of my mouth below my ear. theres a nice subtle hop lingering
Mouthfeel- smooth on the tongue, perfect ammount of carbonation feels good
Drink- love the taste but the sweetness could be too much for me after a few. still an excellent beer
i first had this on cask at stoddards in boston and was one of the best beers ive ever had. the bottle lacks the original pint i had but still a great beer
01-14-2011 02:10:49 | More by Gushue3
3.84/5 rDev -4.5%
appearance: a deep ruby red. good clarity and a finger plus of a tannish white head that leaves a bit of a lacing on the sides. looks tasty but I was hoping for a little more brown.
Smell: slightly weak for such a big brew. hops, citrusy and apricoty. good sweetness.
Taste: opens up with a blast of hops. grapefruit and apricot. a brief moment of super sweetness shines through. toasty malts. the malts are quickly taken back over by a lingering hop bitterness
Mouthfeel: slightly creamy. huge hop bitterness lingers. some warmth thats good for a cold night.
Overall: huge battle of bitter and sweet. bitter wins out for now. its good but i want to revisit this one when it is not so fresh
11-05-2013 01:48:26 | More by SportsandJorts
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
A: Pours a dark brown color nice head with good lace down the glass.
S: Smells sweet. Smells like a fresh caramel roll.
T: Much the same as the smell. Very sweet but with some dark fruit in there.
M: Medium to full bodied, very sticky...goes down smooth.
D: This is a great winter sipper. I would buy this beer again for sure.
12-06-2010 02:59:39 | More by loren01
3.53/5 rDev -12.2%
pours a redish amber color with a two finger beige head that settled to a half inch tight bubbled head to the finish with lots of lacing. smell of brown shugga, slight citrus and floral aromas and alcohol. taste is very sweet sugar and toffee and some citrus maybe oranges on the back of the palate. mouthfeel is thick, syrupy and weak on carbonation. the 9.90 abv limits the drinkability but i would buy it again for a high test pick me up.
02-24-2007 22:42:45 | More by billybob
4/5 rDev -0.5%
Served from a 12oz. bottle acquired in a trade as generous extra from Bulkman (Thanks man!) into my Brooklyn snifter at the appropriate temperature (01/27/10).
A: Pours a hazy dark brown with a moderate off-white head that quickly dissipates leaving some patchy lacying
S: Brown sugar is certainly apparent along with a sweet caramel malt, toffee, and some faint citrus hops. Smells very sweet and sugary.
T: Brown sugar and caramel malt make up the bulk of the flavor profile with some citrus hops taking the back seat. A pleasant taste, but not terribly complex.
M: Medium-bodied with moderate and slight creamy carbonation and a hint of lingering bitterness on the way down. A little gritty as well.
D: The sweetness holds this one back for me, but the abv. is well hidden.
Overall this certainly and interesting offering from Lagunitas and one that should be tried by fans of the style with a sweet-tooth. Thanks again Chuck for throwing this one in the box! Recommended.
02-01-2010 16:33:16 | More by Lunch
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,649 ratings.