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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red AleLagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,948 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1948
Reviews: 829
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%


Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.65% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
77 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2007)
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Foxman

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a slightly hazy reddish amber, almost copper. A finger of very light tan head dissembles promptly to a pointillistic surface film. The lacing is reminiscent of the Cyrillic alphabet.

In the aroma, malt is caramel, berry, and brown sugar sweet. The hops are strident, delivering a balance of pine and dry citrus. Creamy vanilla leads to a flex of alcohol.

Upon sipping, the malt is sweet, or tries valiantly to be, quickly caramel, briefly berry, and swiftly sugary, before the bittering onslaught of grapefruit and pine hops act the drying dynamo. A toffee malt presence revisits before a milder but fetching bitterness allows a bit more sweetness to linger. It's an energetic example of the style, extreme even maybe, and nicely enjoyable.

Medium bodied, there's a creamy presence that lays softly and slick, and it flows smoothly and deliberately.

Yes, I said extreme up there, and I don't think that's a dirty word. And especially when it's an anniversary brew, if it's well done, it's actually a plus. the balance is rather impressive, and despite a solid ABV it drinks smooth and swell, though one bomber is the likely limit. And so, to fall back on a cliche, I am lucky to have found Lucky 13.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2007 18:33:35 | More by Foxman
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Lagunitas Lucky 13

Mondo Lagunitas, Mondo

Poured into pint glass

A: Gorgeous red, like a red head in color

S: Not sure what I'm detecting here . . . Pleasant none the less

T: Very nice, yummy red ale. Reminds me of Hairy Eyeball but not as hoppy

M: Solid feel, Full bodied, prickly, good carbination

O: Not a wow beer for me but very yummy. This would be good in the fall and spring (might be a spring seasonal not sure though) Seen that this was a Lagunitas beer so I hadto try . . . Lagunitas has become a brewery that I have to try everything I see.

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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