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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Aggressive head on the pour, settles into a two finger cream white mix of mostly tiny bubbles, pleasant thin lacing, very slow to dissolve down to the liquid surface. Curiously penetrating nose, although most of the components are "sweet" in nature it drives up into your nostrils. Scents of molasses crisp, toffee, caramelized brown sugar, white grape, cherry and pear fruit cushion the nose, however, there's a formidable burst of grapefruit citrus, hay and grass as well, not a sugar bomb but any stretch. In the mouth it's medium-bodied with carbonation which fits the whole, more bitter or astringent feel here without being offputting. The butterscotch, honey, molasses coating mostly during the first few seconds before tangerine, white grapefruit and sourdough bread show up. Some banana alongside the grape, pear, apricot, cherry fruit, not that fruity overall. Gets smokier and more of a roasted chocolate dust edge near the finish. One of this beer's more intriguing aspects is the interplay between the innate sweetness and the other elements.

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

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A nice clear amber/ruby color with a small white head.

S- Hoppy, pine hops, touch of citrus hops, caramel malts, fruity, toasts malts, nice spices.

T- Malty and sweet, caramel malts, fruity, touch of cherries and citrus hops, some piney hops, a little spicy.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A solid beer worth picking up. Very tasty and to alcohol is well hidden. I will be pick some more up as soon as I can.

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

Body was a clear light amber color. Three quarter inch cream head faded rapidly. Good amount of carbonation meandering to the top. Sticky lacing clings in bunches.

Very nice combination of aromas. A sweet malt and a hops bitter share the nose. There is an aroma very similar but not exactly brown sugar in the scent. Floral hops finish strong.

Sweet flavors balance out a notable alcohol presence. Hops bitterness is also fairly aggressive on the back of the tongue. Nice strong flavors in a decent balance.

Average thickness with a decent burst of carbonation to move the flavors around the surface of the tongue.

Not the all time best, but a beer worth checking out. This is a great choice to wash down a cheeseburger. Another fine selection from the brewers in Petaluma. Worth the try.

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

Classic from Lagunitas.

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Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,808 ratings