Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
BA SCORE
84.8%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 5,690 ratings
Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,916
Reviews:
1,592
Ratings:
5,690
Liked:
4,823
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
11.17%
Alströms:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
302
Gots:
1,337
Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,690 |  Reviews: 1,592
Photo of Beerhemoth
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The look is a nice brown, with a nice foamy head. The taste is a bit sweet and it's hard to tell it is 9.80%. The feel is nicely smooth and overall it is a good beer. Usually If I'm going for a higher abv I'd prefer an imperial stout or IPA over an APA or anything barrel aged, but this is a solid APA.

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Photo of aurorabeerealis
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JenaMcIntyre
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
1.99/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap in a goblet. It was a nice hazel brown. Strong indeed - can taste the alcohol in this one, and hoppy like most Lagunitas beers. Medium thickness, very malty and delicious. Would like to find this one again someday.

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Photo of S-Taylor
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robemiller9
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tre1994
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmeehan
2.88/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I got almost nothing out of this beer when I drank it aside from a very hoppy flavor. It's pretty to look at, but in taste, I can't get anything other than hops. Bitter, strong, and not very smooth, I think this beer is mediocre at best.

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Photo of Mwt
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep clear ruby-hazel, with a large head. The aroma offers lots of sticky, piney hops, resin, cannabis, and caramel. The flavor i sweet and sticky with resinous pine, cedar, and caramel. The mouthfeel is rich and sticky with lots of carbonation. Overall this is a straightforward beer, but completely delicious. It is malt driven, but the hos also play a huge role, with all their cannabis and resin suggesting tones.

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Photo of mcpat1993
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlazz222
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a dark amber bordering on cola with a big white head.

Aroma is malty alcohol lotta biscuit to it.

Taste is a very strong hoppy barleywine. Similar to fresh Bigfoot.

Good, but I'd kinda like to see the hops integrated more thoroughly.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kathleenturin22
2.95/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L- a brownish amber, thin head vanishing swift, with nice, long lasting lacing.
S- fruity malt, Christmas spirit wafting on the west wind!
Taste- a complex yet cozy, wholesome affair, the label of this six pack states a 9.7%, which is well hidden, yet a big, big beer it is, it's potency lingers on the mouth's roof, while the holiday spice-tinged citrus and other fruits explode with each precious gulp, lol

Feel / Overall Too strong for causal drinking, a sipper indeed, warming like an Imperial, but not the 'burning down the throat' sensation, that several Lagunitas Imperial Stouts have provided me in the last couple of rainy ( rather pleasant) months ... after numerous (Imperial) Stouts, this is a refreshing, complex, well-balanced fruity, malty change of pace!

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Photo of Fee
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber holiday ale. Its a good strong ale with rich flavors. You can taste the malt presence in this beer, but the hops are there too. The flavors are noticeable in the smell and this is a smooth beer. Its good - but the malt might overwhelm a bit, so it's a sweet offering.

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Photo of Tjb14
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregStoner
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear reddish brown color. Couple finger tan head dissipates laving tons of sticky lacing and a thin residual head.

Smell has aromas of brown sugar, oily floral/grassy hops, sweet malts, and touch of fruit - notes of citrus.

Taste follows the nose with a strong sweetness up front giving way to a surprisingly bitter hoppy finish. Lots of orange peel, brown sugar, caramel and pine. Pretty sweet overall. Pleasant malty base comes through

Feel has mild carbonation. Thick sticky mouthfeel thats likely from the sweetness. Dry finish.

Overall its a pretty good beer- solid old ale.

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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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