Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

5,655 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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Bernardkowalski
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of my favorite beers!! honestly can go good with anything, but you are better off enjoying this beer by itself. it has so much too offer, such great combination between the yeast and malt's making this an outstanding brew. you can put this on my list of top beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of boudreaux
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of leaddog
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours copper with a finger width of white head.

Smell - Caramalts, piney hops, brown sugar, citrus.

Taste - Brown sugar takes the lead followed by caramalts and bitter hops. Touch of citrus. Finishes with a lingering, palatable bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with lots of nice prickly carbonation. A little stickiness.

Overall - An enjoyable American Strong by Lagunitas. The brown sugar flavour is innovative and provides a unique twist. Nice balance of hoppy bitterness, sweet brown sugar and malts.

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Photo of Thedrizzle
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of ackbarleywine
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Moose90
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A – Bright translucent amber with quite a bit of red as well. Forms a 1" solid head that leaves big sticky lacing.

S – Dark candied fruits, sweet malts, hops as well, and a little sweetness from the sugar.

T – Sweet malts, floral not too citrusy hops and good fruit notes. Hops come through on the finish and stick around.

M – Moderate carbonation is at a good level and helps to balance out the big sweet malt profile. This is a huge beer, but it is not overly cloying.

O – The malts in this one are nice, they bring balanced sweetness and are not sweaty and off-putting like some other beers. Absolutely unique brew here and the ABV ties the whole package together.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Sulvar
1.66/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Honestly this is one of the worst beers I have ever had. I bought a six pack two months ago, and I can't bring myself to drink anymore of it. I've tried to give this away to friends when they come over and so far 3 people have drank about half of it and dumped the rest. The brown sugar taste is way too over the top into the disgusting range.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 5,655 ratings.
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