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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,677 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,677
Reviews: 1,297
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 142
Gots: 235 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mcdsports, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Sspeer1, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

mmilyko, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

SHODriver, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

ethanmc12, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

KCBeerNerd, Feb 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

jeffthepony, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of Bfarr
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brown shugga is a hazy red tinted amber with a thin head. A sweet malty aroma leads right into a sugar fest. A very sweet flavor is surprisingly offset by a fuzzy and lightly hoppy feel. It's highly carbonated so there's no syrupy mouthfeel.

I love this beer partially because I love a sweet beer from time to time. It's really easy to drink despite the ABV, which I think is a little more masked on-tap.

Bfarr, May 10, 2010
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

TicoCali, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Marco_Gtz, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

blabaer, May 07, 2014
Photo of mralphabet
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

mralphabet, May 04, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

xdtfx, Dec 06, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

BeerDawgs, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jminch, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

BeerMeBrah, Nov 16, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Brewing Company - Brown Shugga', poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours copper ruby amber with a good sized soapy head that retains quite well. Glorious lacing.

Smell - Hoppy, red malts, and some booze.

Taste - Hoppy citrus orange and resiny with a blast of hot booze.

Mouthfeel - Almost heavy bodied with medium carbonation. Hot and boozy. Drinkable and quite dangerous haha.

Overall - Solid brew, a kick in the face. Strong ale with a nice juicy hoppy blast. Recommend.

JMScowcroft, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Hypersomnia, Nov 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Alpar, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

twowheelssoar, Nov 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

unclekeith, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 20, 2013
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,677 ratings.