Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.08/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
GLASS: Kostritzer Mug
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Thanks to my friend Tommy for bringing this back from Houston for me.
Pours a medium-level amber color. Almost three-fingers of beige colored foam sits on top. Retention is very good and lacing is abundant and sticky.
There is a nice level of maltiness here. It is quickly overpowered by floral and citrus hop notes, though.
Definitely a nice malty base here. Hints of caramel and brown sugars. Mild touches of dates and a hint of figs. The hops are here, side-by-side, with the malts. Nice floral notes and hints of lemon, tangerine, grapefruit and pineapple.
It seems to me a bit more like a DIPA or IIPA than a red/amber ale, but it's quite well-balanced whatever it is.
Lower end of full-bodied. Light to medium level of carbonation. Very smooth, but not much in the way of creaminess.
Very balanced and quite drinkable. Too bad it's an anniversary release and not on their full-time brewing schedule.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2009 03:39:31 | More by coldmeat23
More User Reviews:
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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