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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
74 80 68 2 34 33
Brown Shugga' by Lagunitas Brewing Company
American Strong Ale
9.90 % ABV


 
Review by joe1510 on 05/12/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 2 7 15 3 7 2010
12oz Bottle
$7.99 6-Pack
Liquor World

I've been kind of anxious to try this beer just for the uniqueness of it. Poured with a dark mildly hazed copper body into my pint glass. 1+ finger slightly off white head on the pour that dropped to a solid cap of frothiness. Looks good and leaves moderate lacing that eventually falls back into the body.

I really don't pick up a whole lot in the scent. There is zero hops which I didn't expect anyway. There is a very solid doughiness along with the namesake brown sugar. The thing I'm surprised about is I'm picking up some white grape tartness in there as well. Not much but it's there. Interesting but nothing spectacular.

The flavor is fairly easy to describe. It's entirely like the aroma. There is a strong (in a good way) showing of bread dough and brown sugar. Lots of brown sugar. I'm getting the white grape tartness in the finish. Just a little though. Sweet but not too sweet to enjoy.

The mouthfeel is sticky but the body is medium. The stickiness can be expected considering what this beer is. Coats the mouth until the next sip, then that one coats.

It's an enjoyable and unique beer. The drinkability is good for the simple fact that it tastes good. The stickiness and sweetness holds me back from enjoying more than a couple at a time.

The alcohol is pretty solid in here but unnoticeable. I can feel my cheeks getting a little warm but nothing in the taste. I like the idea behind this beer and for a matter of fact I like this beer. It's a fun thing to try and something I don't really see other breweries trying.

Reviewed; 1/16/07

Price: $7.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/29/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 0
A - Pours a clean, dark copper colored body with slow moving bubbles rising to the surface. One inch, tan head is nice and fluffy.

S - Big, sweet brown sugar and bread dough. Fruity with citrusy hops.

T - Slightly bitter hoppiness of orange and grapefruit. Big, bold burst of brown sugar which works into caramel and a touch of toffee. Finishes sweet and slightly bitter with some roasted malt. Aftertaste of brown sugar.

M - Medium bodied. Smooth carbonation.

D - Nice and something a little different. You usually only taste this much sugar in some of the Belgian brews out there.

Served In: Pint Glass

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