Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
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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:
#6,195
Reviews:
1,631
Ratings:
5,843
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
302
Gots:
1,409
Trade:
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Photo of bumchilly25
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatthehull
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From notes:

Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine glass from a 12oz bottles

A - a beautiful translucent, blood red copper, nearly tan two finger head and some serious sugar lacing/legs

S - lots of sugar (brown specifically), sweet hops, fresh baked bread (yeast), oaky, musky funk, slight peach/pineapple, citrus orange,

T - rich sugar, nice huge sweet and toasted/roasted malts, nice booze, chewy grains, fruity and earthy hops, terroir, bread yeast, floral, pine, some pineapple and peach,

M - full bodied, well balanced, nice complexity, medium acidity, medium carbonation and a huge sweet feom start to finish

D/O - this is one of my favorites. The fact that this ale happened by accident adds to the awesomeness of this ale. Hearty, balanced, refreshing and perfect for this time of year when the weather can't decide if it is season appropriate or not. If you aren't a fan if huge sugar, malt and hops, this one is not for you and on the other hand this one is for you in so many great ways.

Final thoughts - at nearly 10% abv and less than $10 a six pack, what more could you ask for from a brewery that has mastered the seasonal ale

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Photo of jbclib7285
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cjard
2.5/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured hazy copper color with a small head. Lacing retention was pretty good throughout. The smell was strong with grapefruit and brown sugar. Taste has an overpowering grapefruit taste that ruins any sorta sweetness the beer could've had. The feel is thick with a strong aftertaste.

This beer wasn't for me but is worth a try at least once.

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Photo of BLarson31
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweetbrew82
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kreg02
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DonnyX
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy dark copper color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both excellent. Sweet aroma. Brown sugar, hint of brandy, Belgian yeast. It is pleasant. Taste is very smooth. Brown sugar, slight brandy, maybe some caramel and a little bit of bitterness. Aftertaste is a little too bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Good beer but may be too sweet to drink much of it.

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Photo of GratefulFC
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper. Smell is hops. Not much else. Taste is hops, oranges up front. Caramel in behind. Balances nicely as it warms.

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Photo of Spaten454
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jbehlar
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of chiefz1
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim12321
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jbk81
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike_Benson
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

really well balanced strong ale. easy to drink, maybe too easy.

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Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenTN
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peaches13
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dukeandduke
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

5/17/18: $1.66 12 oz bottle from Binny's Niles, poured into a snifter. Generous tan thin head, copper color, generous carbonation. Wine and cinnamon sweet aroma. Aptly named sweet taste, malt, wine, rum. Thin texture, carbonation holds, smooth drinking. Overall good offering.

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Photo of jbeaudrie
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,843 ratings