Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

5,685 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: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque, dark ruby/copper with a half finger of frothy white head that dissipates quickly. A lot of sticky lacing. Nose is very hop forward with a mix of floral and pine hops. There are a lot of sweet, dark fruits mainly plum and cherry. A smooth balance of caramel and roasted malts. Mouth is very bitter and hoppy up front. A surprising amount of citrus is present with a strong grapefruit presence. That blends perfectly with the dark fruits. Very roasty with some booze, but it’s very well hidden.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- deep amber with some light sediment
Smell- very strong hop aroma with Caramel and sugar
Taste- sweet brown sugar flavor leads to a strong boozy and slightly bitter hop finish.
Mouthfeel - For such a high ABV this beer has a surprising mouthfeel. Strong carbonation, and a medium body, contribute to a clean finish.
Overall - This beer will defiantly be a regular for me every year, whenever I can find it.

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Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours cloudy reddish amber with a small white head. Smells of grassy and citrus hops with slight grain. Tastes of citrus and earthy hops with nice malt, sweet but not too sweet. Beer is full bodied with great bite and good level of carbonation, not overly boozy. Overall a very good beer.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 5,685 ratings.
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