Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lagunitas Brown Shugga'

Lagunitas brown poured a clear, reddish brown color with a thumb width, tan head. The aroma is malty with clean hops giving off an earthy, herby, almost spice like aroma. The body is smooth with a decent amount of carbonation. The first sip is malty and abrupt before moving right to a nice helping of hops on the backend. The hops here give off similiar flavors to the aroma without the huge bitterness overwhelming the chocolatey malt from the first sip. This transitions to a wonderful lingering, dry finish. The beer left some hanging lace on the glass.

Overall, a very nice beer. Brown Shugga is diverse and balanced, one of those beers that you just drink too quickly and end up looking at the bottom of your glass wishing you had more. The complimentary finish is really enjoyable, probably the best part of the beer.

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