Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
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4.03/5
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5,797 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:
#3,158
Reviews:
1,624
Ratings:
5,797
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
302
Gots:
1,390
Trade:
13
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 5,797 |  Reviews: 1,624
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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Photo of TerryMills
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another good brew from lagunitas ..

Basically a cheaper sweeter version of arrogant bastards. Big malt and big hops, strong flavor beer..

I will buy again for sure.

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

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

I have never tried a Lagunitas that I liked and I picked this beer for my 200th review. That being said this is probably my favorite offering from them. Beer pours red with a white head. The smell is hop forward but the flavor is orange, lemon and other citrus. Nice and smooth overall not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of Capn1
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This may be the first I've had of this style. It's a good looking beer. The smell actually has a little hop to it among other unidentifiable to me things. There is no heat in the taste but there is a slight alcohol taste. This one is hard to describe. The first time I had it I thought I tasted strong brown sugar but this time it's my first beer of the night and I don't taste it. There is some bitter to the finish. Overall it's not bad and I would recommend trying it but I wouldn't buy it again.

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

Photo of whataschlitz
3.06/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a surprisingly hoppy beer. I thought it would be more malty but it is very bitter. Not a fan!

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WormGod
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brown Shugga pours a darker copper color, with a smaller, but long lasting, lacing head. Sweet malty aroma, with hints of earth. Flavor is bold, roasty, malty and earthy. Good body and feel. Overall, a solid, and easier drinker strong ale.

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

Photo of beetrain6
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: light brown, almost almonds looking
Smell: sweet
Taste: sweet, almost malt like

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

Photo of MilesRaymond
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TNPhillips
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of beeragent
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Clear copper pour. 3 fingers of fluffy white head leave crazy sticky lacing all over the glass. A little bit of yeast sediment.

S: Sweet caramel and brown sugar (no surprise) mixed with lagunitas hops.

T/F: Follows the nose. Sweet brown sugar and caramel malts. Well balanced by the hops... piney and citrus. Floral... sweet.. ABV not subtle. Medium bodied... sticky and carbonated. The finish is more brown sugar and hops.

O: A delicious strong ale. Super drinkable despite the noticeable ABV. A few of these would be super dangerous. Delicious beer.

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Photo of Jps715
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,797 ratings