Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 12-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,302
Reviews:
1,627
Ratings:
5,817
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
303
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1,398
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,817 |  Reviews: 1,627
Photo of dawardster
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lorgeous
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pleasing maple brown. Not much of an aroma surprisingly. Nothing really to decipher to the nose. Tastes of red wine and hops. You could never tell that this is a 10% beer. Goes down almost like a lager.

= A good offering from Lagunitas. The aroma leaves a lot to be desired but the mouthfeel and taste make up for it.

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Photo of shrimply_pibbles
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WTFReport
1.75/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Good color
Too sweet
Bad lingering aftertaste

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Photo of YungAnejo
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a 6pack of 12s for $6.99 on sale at totalwine, that’s a good price and I knew they’d hold up well enough so screw it why not?

Normal pour into a brandy snifter produces a half inch of slightly off but otherwise white head, nice retention with a still frothy collar, deep amber body, decent lacing

Aroma is awkwardly light, I guess the age could have effected it but it’s not very old, I remember it being stronger before but it’s been months, literally can’t smell anything but a hint of booze so I gotta write it off as my nose being weird today..

Taste is slightly bitter hops the first few sips but really mellows out into a sweet barley-like malt, slightly dry with some biscuit notes

Feel is lowly carbonated, slightly thicker then other comparable strong ales, no alcohol burn

Overall it’s another solid offering from lagunitas, I think the aging brought it down from what I remember so drink fresh..

That being said it’s still not the most memorable I’ve had from them but definitely worth a try.

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

Photo of pirateclem
3.21/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Deep Carmel and super sticky sweet. Too sweet for me, too much sugar.

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Photo of bobstockwell
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spongebob2
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of maxmilan4
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of CaliBeerBear
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cizoc
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Salinesnake
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheAce
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dhannes
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of amsett10
2.5/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It looks real nice, but that's about it. Very hoppy and bitter. This is a once and done for me.

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Photo of drcaligari
2.91/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Surely a favorite to many, but not this guy. I found it deceptive, with hops and bitterness persisting more than a thick, sweet, brown sugar I expected.

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Photo of Bark0707
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samantha11
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of TheItalianStallion
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass. Stamped info on bottle '262 7 2 2301 0249'.
Slightly cloudy, deep amber colored body. Off white head settles to bubbly cap. Some strings of lacing.
Caramel malt and hops in the nose.
Sweeter taste malts, piney and citrus hops. Strong tastes throughout.
Medium mouth feel.
A strong, sweet tasting ale, quite well balanced with the malts and the hops. Alcohol burn is present.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,817 ratings