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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

3,648 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,648
Reviews: 1,296
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 132
Gots: 227 | 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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Sturmthis

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-05-2014 20:34:37 | More by TubaDan
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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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slim2043

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-30-2012 18:50:40 | More by slim2043
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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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Roger85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-08-2012 04:54:29 | More by jeffthepony
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.4%

08-24-2014 16:43:43 | More by Nichols33
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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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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

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
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larryarms847

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-21-2013 02:01:53 | More by larryarms847
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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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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-10-2013 05:06:52 | More by teamwiggum
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minterro

Colorado

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
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-28-2012 02:58:33 | More by jminch
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kemoarps

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-27-2012 05:36:44 | More by kemoarps
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-21-2012 22:56:20 | More by bluesplit63
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leroybrown10

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

07-16-2013 22:09:31 | More by leroybrown10
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3/5  rDev -25.4%

05-03-2014 22:24:00 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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kegger22

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -11.7%

Poured a hazy brown with a tiny head that rapidly faded to a skin. The aroma was citrus The taste was malty sweet with little citrus hop backbone. However, and I have rarely (never) described taste this way, Shugga' tasted flat and heavy. The feel was full bodied with little carbonation. Drinkability was good. It still wasn't bad, but the heavy/flat sensation did affect my opinion of the flavor.

11-07-2009 19:47:22 | More by kegger22
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-06-2012 00:49:16 | More by xdtfx
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,648 ratings.