Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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): 9.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 12-13-2001

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4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The odd thing here is that when I originally tasted this beer, December 2012, I didn't like it. I didn't see what all the fuss was about. Maybe cause I was expecting more of a "brown sugar" taste to the beer.

I cellared the remaining four bottles I had and on a whim, decided to open one about two weeks back. To my surprise, I found the taste phenomenal this time. The quintessential American barley wine, it tastes to me like Anchor Steam's Old Foghorn "should" taste. Really delicious and I really doubt the four months of cellaring made that much of a difference.

Sorry now that I didn't buy more and will certainly get more when it arrives again late this year.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: redish in color with nice lacing that lasts til it's gone
s: Sweet and raisiny, but you can smell the ABV
t: sweet, strong and a bit boozy. it gets better with every sip
m: extremly smooth, with only a minor sting
overall: this is an awesome beer that seems to be a bit different every year, but I look so forward to it's availability. Happy to see it back in 2012.
Peace out!

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.8% out of 100 with 5,690 ratings
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