Lagunitas Brown Shugga
- Overall 86/100
- Appearance 23/25
- Aroma 20/25
- Taste 22/25
- Finish 21/25
Brown Shugga is an American Strong Ale, and it is brewed by Lagunitas brewery located in Petaluma CA. This is a winter seasonal and it carries a hefty 9.9% ABV.
This beer pours out a nice caramel color with a big head that laces wonderfully on the glass, and has a great retention throughout. The aroma of this beer is very sweet as I found some caramel malts, some brown “shugga” and some floral hop tones. The taste of this beer is also rather sweet up front as the caramel malt, and “shugga” arrive first to the taste buds. This beer finishes up somewhat hoppy, and it has a nice warming alcohol finish to it, thanks to the 9.9% ABV.
Overall this beer has a great balance to it, and in my opinion is a very good winter warmer. I would suggest you get this one before it is too late, and you have to wait till next year.
In: Beer Reviews, Rating 80-89, Winter Seasonal's