Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by dwilson01:
4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
poured from a bomber into a pint glass, the body is a deep coppery haze of orange amber coloring. small amount of creamy foam head dissipates to a thin film that keeps well.
I get a bitter hop scent on the nose, mostly pine but also some citrus as well as some caramel sweetness.
The flavor is a great balance between the ipa and amber ale styles of beer. The hops come out in an earthy pine bitterness and this is blended exquisitely with amber ale spicing; cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, and coriander. These tastes are balanced perfectly with a sweet caramel and brown sugar sweetness from the malt.
The malt in this brew gives it a full body and hence, quite amazing mouthfeel. The heavy maltiness balances with the carbonation and spicing and is uplifted by the fresh hops.
I think the blending in the flavor and the balance in the mouthfeel make this brew extremely drinkable and therefore, a dangerous one at 8.3%. In my opinion not the best I have had of this style (the ipa/amber blend), but probably the most equal balance I have found which is pretty cool.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2010 06:23:37 | More by dwilson01
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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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