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Brown Shugga' - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

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BA SCORE
90
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3,561 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 3,561
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 118
Gots: 209 | 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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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-02-2013 19:51:09 | More by Sonofalime
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-25-2012 01:36:46 | More by Peyton5410
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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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nitter

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-05-2013 01:09:01 | More by nitter
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-24-2012 13:58:43 | More by Mark5252
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-03-2013 13:21:06 | More by In_Control_Mike
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-21-2013 19:18:30 | More by mikefuski17
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Tawny colored, with a head retention that I found superior than in most Beers with this ABV.

Smell: Candi sugar, and those barley sugar lolipops I loved as a kid (sucre d'orge).

Taste: Beyond the obvious malt sweetness and alcohol prickliness, this Beer had a woody, green leaf mouthfeel, it left a acidic sensation that reminds me of an arugula and spinach salad. It canceled out most of the cloying sugars.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2005 22:28:18 | More by Goldorak
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-15-2013 14:40:47 | More by ROBSTARR
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a pretty, clear amber red and produced a two finger high white bubbly head. It dissipates fast into good lacing.
The smell is like with all Lagunitas, a full presence of hops. This one certainly has a good dose of sweetness to it
Tasting the beer, I feel maple syrup, brown sugar, caramel and honey flavors. This sweet start is quickly balanced by a earthy, pine hop character in the middle. The finish is a very balanced bittersweet combination of hop and malt.
Great winter beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 03:43:33 | More by Hopfenpeter
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themind

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-30-2013 22:53:51 | More by themind
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-01-2013 14:09:28 | More by bccrosley
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-14-2012 17:34:45 | More by Ncpogs
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-19-2013 16:05:10 | More by ChrisKayler
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Truh

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the neighbor come over to borrow some with this one on 12/29/2004. 16-oz. pour at the Sunset in a pint glass.

1/4-inch creamy, tight head at start. Brown hue, but light, verging on a copper tone with a touch of haze to the whole affair. Candy corn, raspberry jelly roll sweetness on nose with a determined alcohol hot tone. Woody, oak on mouth, with a covering of some fruity esters that consisted of orange, kiwi, and some tart lemon. Finishes with just a flavor of alcohol bite and a faint, mossy remainder.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2005 23:06:54 | More by Truh
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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Clear dark-amber beer, topped with a hearty, tan head. Retention was low.

S-Citrusy-orange hops with some resiny hops underneath. Hints of spices. There was a sweeter, perhaps malty aroma behind the hops, which also could have been attributable to the brown sugar.

T-Toasty and beefy (in size, not flavor) with a light brown sugar note. Bitterness is assertive and balancing with quite a bit of hop character, may be a sweetish resinous character and orange-iness. A slight alcohol flavor melds into the other flavors.

M-Medium body with a springy, bright medium carbonation. Some grainy feel materializes, from the thick hoppiness. A nice boozey feeling lingers in my mouth, no at all harsh.

D-Very drinkable, in its complexity and ease of consumption. This is an interesting beer with strong hop character and bitterness, balanced well by the smooth malt flavors, with a hint of something wild with the brown sugar mixed in.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 20:17:23 | More by CHSLBrew
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-06-2012 00:49:16 | More by xdtfx
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MrBoh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-09-2013 03:46:51 | More by MrBoh
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2013 19:15:27 | More by prdstmnky
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bconsidine

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-20-2012 13:25:33 | More by bconsidine
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-17-2013 02:47:31 | More by IanSpindler
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-09-2013 23:24:10 | More by gueuzedreg
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MrDave

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-23-2013 18:06:51 | More by MrDave
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moarmare

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: a clear light amber with a thin head and no lace.

S: fresh, spicy hops with a sweet malty background.

T: malt provides brown sugar, maple syrup and light molasses, a little bit of nutmeg, burnt toast, combines with a bitter, grassy bite of hops, topped off by a bitter, warming finish.

M: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, a great warm finish.

D: all around good beer, I could drink 100 of these. I'm not the biggest fan of sweet beers, but this one is firing with all six pistons: sweet and roasty malt, highly bitter and aromatic hops, syrupy body, alcohol heat, It's call "brown shugga" with good reason, but it has great balance. Not the most exciting beer out there but highly highly sessionable. Also it doesn't hurt that it's a great winter warmer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 01:51:00 | More by nickhiller
Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,561 ratings.