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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,551 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 3,551
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 117
Gots: 205 | FT: 14
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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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Monks Kettle. Nice looking pour into a goblet, a clear reddish brown, with a thin white head and delicate lacing that slides down the glass

Surprising hop-forward aroma. Perhaps its just too cold, but I'm not getting any of the sugar sweetness in the nose or in the mouth. I'm even wondering if the bartender has given me the wrong beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2012 05:42:34 | More by martyl1000
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Slynger

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown Shugga: a deep, clear, reddish orange with some small, dirty white bubbles that leave lasting lace.

The nose is sweet malty caramel, toffee, and brown sugar with fruity cherries and citrus, and earthy-spicy hops. Deliciously intriguing.

Full bodied with a lightly sharp, soft, and creamy-curvy carbonation. Flavors of sweet brown sugar and burnt toffee; fruity cherries and apricot citrusy hops. Grassy, spicy, earthy hops linger in the finish.

Wow! A really tasty and unique brew that I enjoyed way too quickly. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2008 03:27:38 | More by Slynger
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tpauer

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-23-2013 00:19:03 | More by tpauer
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kirkse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-21-2012 21:55:30 | More by kirkse
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-08-2012 04:54:29 | More by jeffthepony
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bundy462

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-14-2013 23:11:29 | More by bundy462
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-16-2012 19:35:35 | More by Nage37
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matty

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber colored beer with a slow fading huge head.Aroma is green apple and caramel.Taste is caramel,green apple and sugar cane.You don't feel the alcohol on your tongue and it goes down smoothly.Four of these and goodnight!I would buy again and recommend.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 12:39:48 | More by matty
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-17-2013 01:45:44 | More by Bdel34
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-24-2013 19:39:22 | More by BostonPhilly
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Roger85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-08-2014 04:23:22 | More by Roger85
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neckbeered

Montana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-12-2014 16:11:55 | More by neckbeered
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scootercrabb

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

12-08-2011 01:08:42 | More by scootercrabb
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep rich red colour, transparent with the smallest of white head.

The smell is sweet with a citrus hop smell.

The taste is sweet, there is brown sugar and a lot of citrus little hops.

The mouth feel is syrupy with medium carbonation.

This is strong, sweet and very tasty. Hides it's abv well.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 01:45:44 | More by Dave1999
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bh123

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-22-2012 08:56:57 | More by bh123
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-01-2012 20:27:25 | More by mmilyko
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into brand new Abbaye du Val-Dieu snifter

A: No real head, some active carbonation. Very clear brownish red coloring.

S: No wafting needed on this beer. I could smell it from a foot away. Malty sweet and some brown sugar notes. A little hops.

T: Strong sugary sweet. Some floral hops (that become more noticeable in a burp). Not bitter, but a soft burnt caramel taste. A good healthy boozy warmth.

M: Warm, a little creamy and some nice fizzyness

D: I could only imagine drinking 1 or 2 of these, but it would be good with a hearty meal.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 19:00:02 | More by mdwalsh
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-23-2013 15:30:49 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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tclipse

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-26-2014 00:58:24 | More by tclipse
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ali1987

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-30-2013 19:50:07 | More by ali1987
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kemoarps

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-27-2012 05:36:44 | More by kemoarps
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-28-2013 00:12:15 | More by Beerswag
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-09-2014 12:22:31 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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DoctorDog

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A- Deep ruby / amber, and quite clear. Pours with >1 finger of tan head, which fades fairly quickly to a thin island of bubbles.

S- Piney/citrusy hops are quite prominent upon pouring, and then fade out as the head dies...allowing the sugary sweet (brown sugar?) and caramel malty notes take over. Hints of dark fruit.

T- Unsurprisingly, this brew is quite sweet. A blend of fruity, caramel, sugar sweetness, countered by a sturdy citrusy bitterness,

M- Moderate to slightly low carbonation with a medium-full feel. Slightly syrupy.

D- Very good. An all around interesting and enjoyable brew that is an incredibly easy drinker for it's 9.99% ABV.

Future outlook: More please. Need to designate a few of these for cellaring as well...

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 05:38:35 | More by DoctorDog
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csmalley

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-07-2013 16:06:08 | More by csmalley
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,551 ratings.