Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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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

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Added by kbub6f on 12-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,453
Reviews:
1,636
Ratings:
5,868
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
1,424
Trade:
13
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Photo of MMMMM-Beer
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rseanchardy
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Boozy but smooth just not much flavor. Good taste in back of throat but not on the front palate

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Photo of cardfan212
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a pint at Stub & Herbs in Minneapolis.

Look - Vibrant clear brown amber body with a lively long-lasting white head.

Smell - Weak notes of the titular brown sugar, sweet caramel malt, peanut butter. A very weak smell, but a pleasant one.

Taste - Short bread cookies is the flavor of the day here. Sweet, malty, and refreshing.

Feel - A medium chunky body with with a decently appropriate carbonation. A smooth drinker.

Overall - This is a malt lover's dream. Full of sweet bready flavors and incredibly drinkable, I almost wish it was weaker so I could drink more.

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

Copper filtered with little carbonation and 2 fingers of off white head.

Smells slightly of caramel, then dank, pot like hops.

Tastes slightly sweet of brown sugar, then of dank, west coast hops, catnip, green leaf, and a hint of bitterness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Really covers the alcohol.

Got at Walmart, and drinking for the first time in Redding, CA. Excellent brew.

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Photo of saymike32
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClintGoodman
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of clausthaler
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Try it but don't buy the full pack, get it as a single especially if you have not had barleywine type things. They are unique and Not for everybody. First off, this will f&*& you up, compared to other beers at a similar ABV this one would consistently put me to sleep for some reason after just one. It's really sweet but not particularly molasses-y; though that comes through, its not as carmelized as a darker beer. I was expecting big things but it was not something I will try again.

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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stout80mizer
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrWho
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First off I look at the other reviews and I think am I drinking the same beer as these other people? I am a novice reviewer and take what I say with a grain of salt. Cut to the brass tax, I liked this beer but it won't make my favorites list.
I was expecting a real sweet taste and I must be one of the oddballs out there because I didn't taste much sweetness at all.
I drank it straight from the bottle, did I mention that I am a novice? One person mentioned a slight grapefruit taste and I agree. Another person said you could never tell that this is a 10% beer I agree with that too, absolutely no alcohol burn. Brown Shugga' goes down real easy, I am a sipper, not a guzzler but if I was I might be tko'd. This beer has very little bitterness in my opinion. Try this beer you might like it, one thing I can't get over is how much my experience with this beer is different than others.

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Photo of DeerBeerFearDear
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very pleasant, strong smell right from the bat. Taste has after kick to it, makes your tongue a bit numb in all those flavor. Definitely has that rich smell and taste of sweetness in it. Strangely the resulting feel is a bit weak compared to its strong smell and flavor. But still enjoyable beer. Love the high alcohol volume.

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

Photo of drh88
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kaitjs7
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jt_thomas18
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kdouble
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of detroitpat
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsippel
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwiech
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of milehi
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,868 ratings