Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev -3%
Appearance: Deep amber with a minimal, light-tan head.
Smell: Sweet quality, fruit juice with underlying hops.
Taste: powerful sweet character dominates. The hops peek through just enough to be interesting.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a syrupy quality. Leaves a sticky film on everything it touches.
Drinkability: Very flavorful and unique. It reminded me of a light Barley Wine.
12-26-2007 22:23:59 | More by SargeC
3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
A - Deep copper/brown, with 2 fingers of head and nice sticky lace left all over the glass
S - Sugar cane and alcohol! Lots of brown sugar and toasty malts.
T - Sweet as a M)($%*(^$%($#^%. Wow. Lots of sugar. Lots of alcohol.
M - Oily, medium bodied, and fairly high carbonation.
O - Good, but I can only drink about half of one of these and I am done. Too sweet and strong
11-04-2012 03:22:16 | More by BeerDawgs
4.63/5 rDev +15.2%
Crytsal-clear and a rich copper in color, with a mountainous off-white head and decent lacing. The aroma is quite appealing as the brown sugar sweetness blends almost imperceptibly with a blend of citric and lightly floral hops. Mild fusel alcohol aromas develop as the beer warms. The flavor begins malty with some light, fruity notes, followed by an almost granular sugary flavor and some mild alcohol warming. The finish is dominating by a biting hop presence, but one which stings only for a second and merges gracefully in to a very well-balanced sugary sweet and somewhat spicy aftertaste. Medium-full body and rather like a mild barley wine in character. A very well-crafted (even if accidentally!) and drinkable beer.
01-20-2003 17:55:12 | More by mzwolinski
4.23/5 rDev +5.2%
A: pours a nice looking reddish brown with a finger of off white head and good retention into a dogfish head snifter. nice lacing throughout the drink as well
S: smells of piney hops and citrus. not a lot of sweetness but a little bit of herbal hops as well
T: nice caramel and brown sugar sweetness up front with some slightly piney hops swallow brings a nice oily pine hop with some equally tasty residual sweetness
M: medium carb and a slightly heavy mouthfeel but not excessively viscous
O: pretty tasty beer. good flavors and some nice complexity. I like sucks a little more but this beer is pretty tasty. The hoppiness surprised me but it keeps the sweetness in check.
10-22-2012 04:14:04 | More by SHODriver
3.23/5 rDev -19.7%
12 Oz Bottle poured into pint glass
A: Pours a hazy copper brown with about one fingers worth of head... sticky lacing...
S: Wow !!! The name says it all.... Brown Shugga' .... with a mix of molasses, burnt malt and touch of hops. Very sweet smelling.
T: The sweet flavors hit you right up front... Brown sugar & molasses... there is some strong hops in the finish and the aftertaste has a lot of hops and burnt sugars in it...
M: Very thick and creamy almost velvet like...with sharpness at the end.
D: Not a session beer.... to sweet to drink of bunch of these and with the ABV close to 10... Wow.
This is my first beer from Lagunitas, it was very interesting. I'll be looking for more.
05-04-2009 02:40:32 | More by mralphabet
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
10-29-2012 05:42:34 | More by martyl1000
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,641 ratings.