Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU 51.1

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,961
Reviews:
1,654
Ratings:
5,916
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
1,453
Trade:
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Photo of HellsRanger
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours a nice rich brown/bourbony color with minimal foam that leaves the show quickly, but yet nice show while it lasts.
The aroma is sweet in a sense of fruits and maybe some malt to it, but very pleasant with the ABV not really present.
As for the taste...it is wonderful to me, as the aroma shines thru and for me it comes thru as a smooth belgian all day...which is what I love about this brew. A perfect winter wonderland, and the ABV has yet to show its face...really not to the extent of 10% which is very pleasant to savor this brew.
The feel follows the taste... smooth, rich, and full of pleasant not in your face ABV, but does warm the belly nicely.
This is A-1 in my book for a winter time must try brew.

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Photo of Calarice
3.17/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Aroma is hoppy with a hint of citus. Tastes hop forward but subdued by the brown sugar. There's this little twang in beween the hops and malt flavor that I'm personally not digging. Mouth feel is a little bit syrupy. Warms the throat, High Abv is noticable. The second one is more enjoyable than the first.

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Photo of BrewMaven
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueTomorrow
3.51/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VolatileAgent7744
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DKGreen
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of qcghost
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beer64nut
4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buckeye55
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a bourbon brown color without much head.
Has a sweet kinda smell, which follows to the taste. Very smooth going down and through the aftertaste.
Just a hint of a punch to it, probably due to the high abv

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Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerrat
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CoasterGuy
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shenk87
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of penguinsgoboom
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice one finger head. Color is a nice darkish amber, like maple syrup

S: Hoppy and caramel. Some maltiness.

T: Sweetness definitely shines through. Hop forward with a good malt backbone. Top of my mouth is bitter while my tongue is sweet. Definitely a new sensation. Finishes with an interesting taste. Pine nuts?

O: Quality brew with an interesting twist. The name is well deserved. Alcohol is undetectable for a 10% beer. So smooth.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersampler6
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite a nice strong ale with some well-balanced malt and hoppy notes. Pours a honeyed caramel-amber color with a little bit of head and lingering lacing. Smells mainly of brown sugar, malt, caramel and a little trace of herbal hops. Taste follows the nose, in addition to some brown sugar, molasses and raisin. Almost reminded me of a stronger version of a barleywine. Smooth, mild, slightly thinner mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Higher ABV was fairly well-hidden.

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Photo of joehemphill1974
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CuddlyREDRUM
4.71/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Surprising the taste they got with such a monster ABV. Just delicious. Has a bit of a tang once it sits on your taste buds for about ten seconds, but nearly flawless.

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Photo of absolutchi
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tp1962
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased six pack on 1/09/19
Glad I did
Lagunitas has exceptional beer at an exceptional price point.
Tastes great

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Photo of RockHop
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bourbon hue without much head and dissipates quickly. Caramel brown sugar nose. Hits with hops first, then you get the caramel sweetness, then a bitter finish. Well-balanced but also not that complex. Pretty easy and tasty to drink for a strong ale. Could spend an evening with this.

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Photo of Azdirtmover
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Superb!

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Photo of nruhlig
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Junior
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,916 ratings