Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +10.7%
Been wanting this for about a year now, I like the "Sucks" so hopefully this one is freaking awesome if "sucks" was the substitute.
Bought from Spartan Spirits East Lansing for about 2.50 a bottle. Poured into a snifter
A&S: citrus hops (oranges grapefruits) also some pineyness with a touch of spiciness. Color is a ruby red and translucent. The head is foamy and pretty thick and almost a yellow tan color. Head dies a bit over time but nothing that dramatic.
T&M: Very bitter upfront which is pretty unusually considering that usually falls toward the back. The alcohol is not super present however there is the normal warming presence felt when the beer is very alcoholic (yet another interesting part of this beer). There is much more caramel present in this one then would be expected by the smell. Very smooth and dry finish with piney hops thrown in.
O: Very interesting. many elements about this beer are unusually however they still complement the style so I would say this beer is pretty darn good. Totally met if not exceeded my expectations.
11-02-2012 03:38:38 | More by minterro
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
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
3.78/5 rDev -6%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint.
A: Beautiful rosy amber with a nice head and a ridiculous amount of lacing.
S: Smell's like a sweet IPA. Candied fruits, alcohol and yeast.
T: Follows the smell: hops, brown sugar, and fermented fruit.
D: Drinkability is great! Its a big beer and there's no attempt to cover the nearly 10% ABV, but the alcohol has a refreshing warming feeling.
Overall: This a tasty beer and although its a bit unbalanced, its a must try. Its original and refreshing and a great autumn beer.
11-12-2010 04:30:49 | More by JohnnyChicago
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,651 ratings.