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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

3,641 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,641
Reviews: 1,296
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 130
Gots: 226 | 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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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-20-2013 05:43:00 | More by KiMiRaiK
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MPSTARR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-26-2013 23:21:38 | More by MPSTARR
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-28-2013 06:35:01 | More by Denzo
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SargeC

Japan

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
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sammo

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-22-2012 20:39:58 | More by sammo
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seplo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-29-2012 20:53:18 | More by seplo
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ale207

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-18-2012 02:50:09 | More by ale207
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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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Envelopes

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-26-2012 14:44:56 | More by Envelopes
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-23-2014 02:50:15 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

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
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-22-2013 01:59:34 | More by Sturmthis
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mzwolinski

California

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
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SHODriver

Louisiana

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
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slim2043

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-30-2012 18:50:40 | More by slim2043
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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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moarmare

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-28-2013 12:56:02 | More by moarmare
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brbrocc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-18-2012 02:29:52 | More by brbrocc
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-19-2014 04:00:10 | More by KCBeerNerd
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zenwatts

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2012 17:32:02 | More by zenwatts
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mralphabet

Virginia

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
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Alpar

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.4%

07-16-2014 03:05:38 | More by Alpar
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

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
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-21-2013 19:18:30 | More by mikefuski17
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,641 ratings.