Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Lagunitas Brown Shugga
I grabbed a bottle of Lagunitas Brown Shugga from Brass Rail in Campbelltown in a mixed six-pack. The beer pours a dark amber color with a small foamy off-white colored head. The aroma consists of maple syrup, brown sugar, and alcohol. The taste is very sweet at first and hits hard with molasses, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon. The beer dries out on the finish with an alcohol kick. The alcohol content is 9.84% ABV, which also punches the tongue in the after taste. All I can say about this beer is “Wow!” Although it is a very sweet brew, the alcohol and carbonation balance nice to provide a (surprisingly) smooth drinking beer.