Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by kbub6f on 12-13-2001

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

From my tasting notes: The brew poured a deep amber with ample head that billowed quickly and lasted throughout. The aroma is sweet hops, that is a good hop scent with sweet toffee and malt all rolled into one. The first taste was a wow moment. The full on signature Lagunitas hop profile with loads of the sweet malt and toasted sugary goodness to make for a perfect beer. It is definitely unique to say the least and dangerously easy to drink.. Not quite an IPA and not quite a barley wine, but a great brew nonetheless. I love all of Lagunitas’ beers and this may be my favorite.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Lagunitas' Brown Shugga' Ale: 9.9% ABV; Appearance: medium amber, a finger of fluffy head, good retention and lacing; Smell: lots of pine; Taste/Mouthfeel: pine!, faint sweetness, decent/pretty good, long finish.

Poured into a pint glass.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark amber/reddish brown color. Good sized tan head doesn't last too long but leaves good lace behind.
Smell is malt, hops, caramel, nuts and a whiff of sweetness perhaps from brown sugar. Pretty good balance, though a bit weak overall.
Taste is roasted malts, herbal/floral hops, alcohol, caramel, and nuts with a hint of sweetness. Again, the balance is fairly good.
Warming even at refrigerator temperature. Medium bodied, light effervescence all up front. Long lingering malt, herbal and nut aftertaste. Somewhat cloying finish. Not a bad beer, in fact, pretty good since it isn't all "west coast style" overly choppy. Glad I have more than 1.

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