Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

5,676 Ratings
Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by kbub6f on 12-13-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lagunitas Brown Shugga'

Just like I knew you would

Poured into pint glass

A: Caramel. Not as dark as other "barley wines" also has a beautiful red glow to it. (advertised as a barleywine but I know it's a strong ale)

S: Yummy, caramel, fruit punch, maple syrup ( Seriously . . . Am I the only one who keeps getting this fruit punch "thing" in beer lately ?

T: Yummy, same as nose. Much, much better as it warms too. Sweet candy in taste . . . I think this is a beer Grandma would bake or brew or whatever

M: Thick. Syrupy but in a good way

O: Maybe not as "big" as other barleywines (strong ale) but very drinkable. Well done Lagunitas

Last thought . . . Rumor has it that Sucks came about because Lagunitas messed up on a batch of Brown Shugga' . . . Is this true ?

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

appearance; amber that isn't clear nor opaque, some light bubbles. ridiculously thick head that rises very high and a good finger retains till the very end. the kind of head that a part of you always wants to see when you pour a beer.

smell; the aroma is a blend of caramel, hops and a bit of earthiness, with an alcoholic punch.

taste; ltrue to its name, burnt brown sugar is obvious, but smoothly joins together with a touch of earth and mildly bitter hops with a hint of spiciness. the alchohal is there but not overpowering at all.

mouthfeel; a bit creamy, medium carbonation, wet finish, full body.

overall; not as good as lil sumpin sumpin, hop stooped or sucks, but a pretty satisfying and unique as well as easy to drink and pallet able, will buy again.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 5,676 ratings.
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