Monday, November 1, 2010
Tonight I'm drinking (it's gone) Brown Shugga' brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California. I reviewed this just about a year ago while talking about The Kids In The Hall and their "head crusher" skit. I should probably do something about that picture not loading too, but I'm way too lazy now. Since I didn't bother to write the whole quote from around the bottle label last year for you, and since you are unlikely going to be able to read it from my photo... here you go...
"We believe this Special Ale is Something Unique. Feeding Brown Cane Sugar to otherwise Cultured Brewery Yeast is a'kin to feeding Raw Shark to your Gerbil. It is unlikely to ever occur in nature without Human Intervention. And it looks weird besides. But it has happened and now it's too Late."
A little fruit, a little citrus, a little sugar in my nose. Wow! A little different flavor profile. Right away, a powerful brown sugar infused booze hits the tongue. Hoppy, bitter with citrus orange and pine. And spicy too! Then some caramel balance. But it's not a blend. Rather this beer is sweet AND bitter at the same time. The 9.99% (yeah, I was thinking they could pull off 10% too) alcohol gives a sharp, yet welcome, burn and complements the spice well. I was thinking this is a barleywine or a brown sugar double IPA, but heck if I know my official styles. Solid. I really enjoyed this, as is typical with Lagunitas. Check it out! Oh, and this has 51.1 IBUs for you geeks.
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