Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kinsman:
4.18/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Crystal clear copper colored body with a semi sticky eggshell colored head. Aroma reveals a big hop aroma on top of a strong malty backbone. Citrusy hops combine with boat loads of caramel, candied sugar and malty sweetness with just a hint of alcohol in the background.
Taste is reminiscent of a hoppy barleywine with the hops and the malts arguing over who is going to stand out the most. Plenty of bitterness with some grapefruit flavors from the hops but I'd say the sweetness of the malt wins the battle. Brown sugar and caramel or toffee seems to stand out the most. 8.5% abv shows up with just a bit of a kick in the finish.
Mouthfeel is thick but not quite chewy and warming. Overall, I'm enjoying this barleywine, wait I mean strong ale, wait no... it's an imperial red. Ahh style semantics, it doesn't really matter in the end because this is one delicious beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2011 20:11:27 | More by Kinsman
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3.73/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- Dark rich copper in color. Slightly hazy. Creamy two finger off white head leaves moderate lacing.
S- Sour bready malt and yeast. Bitter dank hops behind that.
T- Huge malt and hop flavors melt together with a bitter and sour feel. There's alot going on and plenty of flavor to go around. The aftertaste is a muted version of the beginning. Slightly warming in the end.
M- Med to heavy bodied. Malty but this fades strangely to a more smooth feel towards the end.
O- Plenty of flavor, wonderful look and a decent feel. I don't feel I'm up to rate this brew fairly because its not in my wheelhouse. I'm not a fan of this style, although I can see how some may like it. Too much sour, malty mess. However it does improve with temperature. This one may need to be served a little warmer. Lagunitas consistently puts out brews that inspire me. Unfortunately this one is not one of my favorites. Such is life.
Edit- with no apparent date on the bottle and after reading other reviews, I think this must be a older beer. A complete break down on the hop flavor I experienced leads me to feel this way. I think I need to give this one another go to be sure.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 00:18:20 | More by Emnmarko
Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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