Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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): 9.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,667
Reviews:
1,586
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
1,328
For Trade:
13
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Photo of macesq
3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RAFH
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of qchic
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heerboth
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kpowledge
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rbfurr3
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
3.51/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass

Appearance - 4.75/5
A beautiful red orange in color. Almost two fingers of slightly tan head, with great head retention and lacing. Clear, and tons of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 3.75/5
Moderate amount of sharp piney hops, with some herbal/floral notes as well. Can't smell any of the brown sugar which I was anticipating, which is disappointing.

Taste - 3.25/5
Mostly can taste mellow pine-citrus hops with some earthy and grapefruit flavors. Beer is slightly sweet, with a little bit of malt taste. Again, I could not detect any of the brown sugar flavor, so I was highly disappointed. The taste isn't bad, but it tastes more like an IPA or a pale ale.

Mouthfeel - 3.25/5
Medium-light in body, smooth, slightly creamy. Carbonation is on the lighter side.

Overall - 3.5/5
I was disappointed with this brew. With all of the talk about brown sugar and such, I thought this beer would be sweeter, and have a richer malty taste. Instead I got practically an IPA. It's not a terrible beer, but overall was not a fan of the flavor.

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Photo of Moonshae_D
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jburd19
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OntheLambic
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eulerthegrape
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KRG
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaktcc
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DougT
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwenzel019
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gabe89
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bearbeer
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Birmz
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KillerJigger
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was not what i was expecting. Maybe the smell was so awesome that the taste couldn't compete. Like smelling a flower and its awesome, yet eating it not so good. Hope that made sense. I'm definitely going to have another and review it once again. Was still very complex with tons of tastes that i loved. Had this on tap Saturday. And now im certain the bottles i had before were bad. Much better this time around.

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Photo of vonnerbeer
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmillsLA
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall it was good just had a slightly lighter body and heavier alcohol flavor than I expected.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 5,667 ratings.
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