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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

3,651 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,651
Reviews: 1,296
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 134
Gots: 231 | 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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Hopheadhiker

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-06-2014 03:30:46 | More by Hopheadhiker
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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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Roger85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-08-2014 04:23:22 | More by Roger85
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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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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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larryarms847

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-21-2013 02:01:53 | More by larryarms847
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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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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.4%

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.4%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-26-2014 03:10:51 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2013 02:21:42 | More by Hypersomnia
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-26-2013 22:57:40 | More by ScottP
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target88

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-14-2013 21:04:31 | More by target88
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,651 ratings.