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Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
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4.03/5
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5,736 Ratings
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:
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Added by kbub6f on 12-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,014
Reviews:
1,604
Ratings:
5,736
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
1,362
Trade:
13
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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1.12/5  rDev -72.2%

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1.4/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

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1.5/5  rDev -62.8%

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1.52/5  rDev -62.3%

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1.66/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Honestly this is one of the worst beers I have ever had. I bought a six pack two months ago, and I can't bring myself to drink anymore of it. I've tried to give this away to friends when they come over and so far 3 people have drank about half of it and dumped the rest. The brown sugar taste is way too over the top into the disgusting range.

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1.75/5  rDev -56.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.6%

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1.76/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

poured a dark amber with a good head.

Smelled like perfume, floral hops

tasted like sugar dissolved in lighter fluid and then sprayed with perfume

couldnt keep it in my mouth long enough to comment on mouthfeel

I couldnt drink this.. my second official drainpoor.

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1.79/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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1.79/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This has got to be one of the worst beers I've ever tasted. Cannot comprehend how this has such a high rating. All you can taste is nasty astringent hops and heavy alcohol. Tastes terrible and also brings on a killer headache. If you're looking for a winter beer like I was, stay away from this one!

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1.8/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

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1.87/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

bitter, nasty coffee flavor. I hate coffee. was told by the guy at the store it was sweet. I told him I didn't like bitter beer. But did have a good color and aroma. jut not to my taste.

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1.9/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

22 oz Brown bottle poured in a pint glass .
we have Ian Brown on the Hi-Fi with some golf on the TV . Bottle has dog on label and cap and it looks like " Pete " from Our Gang . Aroma is instant as cap is taken off . My sense of smell is not that good but I could smell this before cap was put down . I smell raisins , sugar , & molasses . Like treacle bread . My first gulp is pleasant and nice lacing present on glass . Slick mouthfeel and sweet on the end . Just not sweet enough ( which I already am but ..) . I like sweet but this was not my type . This brew is not what I was looking for .

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1.92/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Got this beer as a Christmas gift--not to say I didn't appreciate the gesture, but everything about it was wrong to me, it was entirely too strong, like the brewers had attempted to cram too many flavors into it. To me, it tasted a bit like old, flat Dr Pepper with Everclear and a bit of club soda. Would not recommend.

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1.98/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

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1.99/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,736 ratings
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