Lagunitas #10 (aka #9) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 127 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +7.2%
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Poured with a two-finger head with some lacing. Appearance was golden yellow and clear with very low carbonation. Aroma was very fruity and yeasty. Taste was very clean and sweet. Mouthfeel was somewhat thin. Very easy to put back and fairly drinkable.
08-18-2006 15:16:53 | More by rgrace99
3.58/5 rDev -4%
Poured a clear gold color with a frothy white head that subsided slowly.
The aroma was slightly spicy with a touch of citrus and a dry bready malt.
The flavor begins with a nice dry malt flavor accented by a fruityness from the yeast esters and it finishes dry with a lingering hop bitterness. A nice example of a saison though the malt bill could use some tweaking in my opinion.
Not a bad saison and it is nice to see a different example of the style.
08-13-2006 20:49:30 | More by RenoZymurgist
3.95/5 rDev +5.9%
Poured from a bomber (1pt 6oz) into a pint glass. Extremely clear and yellow, it looks like a pilsner. But the smell is more like light Belgian yeast and spice, a little bit floral too.
The flavor is hard to pin down, a little bit of wheat maybe. Actually kind of addictive after a few drinks. There's a sustained but barely detectable bitterness in the after-taste.
Overall not bad, thanks to Keith (UncleDerby) for talking me into trying it.
08-12-2006 20:50:56 | More by TurdFurgison
4.43/5 rDev +18.8%
On tap at the Harris Grill, in a pint glass.
Golden straw with a small white head by the time it came to the table.
Smells are dominated by the yeast with a phenolic and funky presence that's very refreshing. Fruit esthers are banana and lemon, lemon dominates as it warms.
Taste is more grainy, and it seems like there's a good bit of wheat on the grain bill, still slightly barnyardy and phenolic which is very nice here. Banana, lemon, clove and slight cinnamon come out, as well.
Mouthfeel is crisp and nice.
This is a great summer beer that I could put away all night.
08-12-2006 07:10:19 | More by veggiemafia
3.45/5 rDev -7.5%
Pours a muted golden/orange color with a thin light beige head atop. Spotty lacing through the whole glass. Banana and wheat aromas are present, along with a bit of citrus. Light body with a light yeast character. Banana and spice flavors show up here and there as well, but not with much authority. The finish is fruity and yeasty with a touch of hops lingering. Slightly above average all around.
08-11-2006 14:18:46 | More by Dogbrick
3.48/5 rDev -6.7%
This beer pours a clear orange gold with a very small head. Not impressive for a saison. The smell is light with only a hint of banana, clove, and lemon. Not bad,but just alittle light for me. The taste is thin with banana, clove, and a creamy wheat flavor that makes this beer surprisingly weak and disappointing. The m/f is light with the flavors mixing well,but thin. Not a bad beer, but it is flawed and I expected more from Lagunitas. Look elsewhere for a real Saison.
08-08-2006 05:38:18 | More by jmz62565
2.88/5 rDev -22.8%
A - Pineapple yellow with a touch of brown thrown in. Head is 2-3 fingers thick and receded within the first 5 minutes.
S - Almost non-existant, but there is a hint of diacetyl after the head disappears.
T - Plain.
M - Thin and, while I wouldn't classify it as watery, it lacks any of the fullness and heartiness that would suggest it's a craft.
Overall - Not impressed by this beer, which was really a shame since the other Lagunitas beers I've had have been truly enjoyable.
08-06-2006 21:39:57 | More by uvascotto
3.5/5 rDev -6.2%
22 oz Bomber from D's
A: Honey golden in color with a big, fizzy white head that dissipates slowly and remains as a ring and small island. Good lacing.
S: Complex scents of belgian yeast, candy, some cooked pineapple, and some musty earth. Also some citrus peel scents as well as some slight medicinal and biscuit notes.
T: A Saison-Tripel hybrid with the Saison flavors tipping the scales. Cooked pineapple, belgian yeast and candy and some citrus peel flavors. Some warming spice and some sweet cake flavors (pineapple upside down cake) and spiced cake flavors as well as some spiced fruit flavors (pear, etc.).
MF: Light medium with slightly filling carbonation.
Overall: A decent summer brew, but I don't think I could have more than one. It just doesn't give me that refreshing sensation. A good beer with nice flavors and complexity.
08-01-2006 23:33:58 | More by Illinick
4.15/5 rDev +11.3%
I've had a few of these over the past month and I keep coming back. I really do enjoy them so much. Pop open the cap and smells that remind you of a nice Belgian Trappist style ale. So does the intial taste. But this beer becomes so sweet in the end. It's this perfect mixture of bittersweet yeast taste that makes you want to keep it going down the gullet. The appearance isn't impressive, no sediment to be mentioned but that's usually the case with most lagunitas brews. I absolutely can't help but recommend trying to taste this beer. The mouthfeel is a bit flat and nothing too impressive, but this is definately a brew that has the drinkability of a million ages. Give it a shot if you can find it and help keep lagunitas on the map!
07-31-2006 16:42:33 | More by idResponse
3.5/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber. Left less than a one finger head that did not last long, and left a little bit of spotty lacing here and there. Body was a clear gold.
Smell - fruity esters, plums, apples, hint of bananas, and a slight diacetyl.
Taste - a little bit different from the smell. Fruity esters, plums, apples, slight bananas, and slight diacetyl are all there, but this is somewhat tart, like a beir-de-garde.
Mouthfeel - full, smooth, low carbonation, slight slickness, and semi-dry.
Drinkability - this is good, but not great. It does go down fairly well. I'd say it's somewhat sessionable, but not always.
07-30-2006 18:01:08 | More by ultralarry2006
3.53/5 rDev -5.4%
Tried this one the other night. I thought it was overall a pretty good beer, but definitely not one of my favorites, or a beer I would try again.
Tasted to me like a lighter Belgian style saison. Has a nice gold clear color to it. It was crisp, and light, but it had a banana like quality that I just couldn't get over. This might be something other people would really like, but I just didn't enjoy it.
07-29-2006 19:05:18 | More by flexabull
3.33/5 rDev -10.7%
A: A somewhat muted, medium golden color with a frizzy greyish white head. The body is very clean, very clear.
S: Floral, wet hay, bit metallic with some banana notes.
T: Begins with a little bit of banana with some copper tastes. Bitterness emerges early and blends with some honey, dough and cantelope. Floral sweetness hits the highs and finishes yeasty. Overall it has that consistent "Lagunitas" taste to it.
M: Medium body with a fizzy mouthfeel
D: Its drinkable but not overly impressed. Lagunitas never blows me away, nor am I ever significantly disappointed by their beers.
07-26-2006 03:10:33 | More by Westsidethreat
3.5/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured a medium reddish golden with an uneven head that quickly fades. The nose has a light floral hop smell with just a touch of sweetness. The taste is primarily a spicy, yeasty flavor to start and then dry with a Bohemian hop profile and finally a little sweet on the finish. The mouthfeel is a little thick for the style, but still relatively crisp. Pretty drinkable, but the variations from the style aren't really an improvement in my opinion.
07-23-2006 19:44:45 | More by Georgiabeer
3.63/5 rDev -2.7%
Pours rich clear golden color with a nice one finger white head.
Aroma is yeasty with spicy phenols, like a Belgian beer or German Hefeweisen.
Flavor is interesting, sweet and malty with slightly clove flavor, has a very crisp mouthfeel that feels more carbonated than it really is. Powdery malt finish.
An interesting beer to say the least, has a nice pale maltyness with a distinctive but not overly spicy yeast. I also realized this is under a Saison style which is kind of surprising to me but maybe it is just the closed style BA could find to what this beer actually is. I think it blurs the line, a lot. . .
07-20-2006 03:00:59 | More by kgotcher
3.88/5 rDev +4%
Into my piraat chalice this goes, glimmering a light, golden/copper. Topped by a one-finger cap, there is no noticeable carbonation, but it sure does look good. Smell is citrusy and sweet, with a floral and spicy hop presence and a touch of honey. Somewhat like honeysuckle....Taste is off-dry and biscuity, with a pungnet spiciness to it, and both pilsner and saison qualities. Mouthfeel is medium/thin with good carbonation and a just a hint of graininess. This summer offering is highly quaffable and a nice change of pace from all of the summer wheat offerings. Is it a benchmark as far as saisons go? No, but i enjoy it a lot anyways and could drink a couple of bombers easily, especially seeing as the alcohol is hardly perceptable.
07-18-2006 00:49:02 | More by unclederby
3.85/5 rDev +3.2%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into my .50 cent ikea glass. Visiting this lovely state of CA for the summer and havn't brought any quality glassware! A nice golden color, with almost no head or lacing.
The smell is sweet with some belgiumesque fruity tones to it with a hint of clove. This is not quite as enticing as some beers but it definitly makes me want to have a taste.
And the taste is a good one. The fruity scents I noticed in the smell definitly come through up front, but a clove flavor is dominant here. Don't get me wrong, it's not overpowering, but a nice balance to the fruity nose.
It has a nice fell to it, tight and crisp in the beginning, but it leaves an impression. More mouthy and full then I originally expected. not unpleasent though.
This is a nice and refreshing brew. I was pleasently surprised from my first pour and I am looking forward to the rest of the bottle. Not sure if I will buy this beer again, but it strikes me with a rare character that may warrent another tasting.
07-17-2006 07:38:38 | More by masterkush
3.78/5 rDev +1.3%
Reading the bottle, I'm not so sure what style I am supposed to be reviewing here, but I will do my best.
Pours a beautiful clear golden orange with only the smallest of heads which melts quickly to only faint lacing.
Aroma is belgium yeasts, soft fruits...oranges, tangerines, possibly pineapple...all of which is very, very faint.
Taste is Crisp light malt...extremely dry with a saison fruitiness to it. Slight peppery wheat finish.
Very dry aftertaste.
Very unusual brew....again, not quite sure what style to call it...rather just enjoy it for what it is....crisp, clean, bright, refreshing.
Very nice summer change.
07-15-2006 03:36:58 | More by IntriqKen
3.6/5 rDev -3.5%
Appears a light hazed golden tone with a large bubbled white head leaves fine specks of lacing as it dwindles. Aroma has a spiced up slightly acidic character along with pineapple and banana esters flowing along with a clean herbal hop note thrown in as well. Flavor is built upon a tangy wheat and Belgian yeast profile definitely brings a mild funk with fruity phenols standing out something for everyone I enjoy the tropical fruit notes myself...spiced light toasty bread notes with an herbal finish...nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied evenly carbonated slight syrupy texture could become cloying after more than one. Drinkability very tasty not characteristic of a great Saison, but a nice West Coast take on Belgian ale nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
07-12-2006 14:15:52 | More by WVbeergeek
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
Pours clear and golden with a medium white head, with no sediment (which the russian judge has taken a point for). The smell is slightly sharp, with perhaps a hint of cirtus, and earth tones. The taste is slighly complex, with earth tones and sweetness to start, a very slightly bitter middle, and clove and spice at the end. Mouthfeel is a little dry, but actually really well balanced. Overall, this beer leaves me feeling like it is somehow it's a fake. However, it's a really good fake. Good value, too.
07-09-2006 23:28:17 | More by zjungleist
3.65/5 rDev -2.1%
Poured from a bottle into a chalice.
A - #10 pours a yellowish brown with a small fluffy head that doesn't stick around for a long time.
S - spicy cinnamon, a bit of clove and some noble hops. Not very strong on any account, however.
T - Pretty good, but I would classify this as a Saison, or at least it isn't like any Saison I've ever had. The farmyness is subdued and it doesn't have the sour kick and is a little on the sweet side overall. I do like the taste though, so I'm not going to knock it. Starts with a yeasty spice, that paves into a noble hop (saaz, probably) and finishes fairly dry.
M - A little thin, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is when you combine it with very little carbonation.
D - Good. Nice summer beer.
07-07-2006 01:36:56 | More by SethB2
4.33/5 rDev +16.1%
Bomber into my Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Bright golden yellow body with a small amount of bubbles gurgling to the top. White foamy head dissipates rather quickly, then settles to stay floating slightly above the glass, leaving some pocked and wet lacing near the middle of the glass.
Smell: This is one interesting and hard-to-put-your-finger-on aroma. I get some diacetyl, caramel, citrus, lemon grass, slight mustiness and earthiness (without the highly phenolic nature of a good Belgian), some sweet apples and cherries, some sourness, some pungent alcohol has it warms, and of course some malt, but nothing too sweet and not overpowering, letting the other complexities really come out.
Taste: The diacetyl and fruit characteristics really come out at the forefront, backed in the middle by some granny smith apple skin, mild phenols, and some "where the hell did those come from?" bittering hops at the end, surprisingly jarring yet not unwelcomed in the least. They're strong yes, but I like them, and I'm afraid this would remain maybe a tad too light and sweet without the hop backbone if that didn't happen. As it warms some malt complexity seems to come out too with some plum and raisins. How is a beer this light and this complex at the same time?
Mouthfeel: Crisp, fairly light, and extremely refreshing, almost like a Kristal Weizen in a way if that makes any sense. Also light without being watery and with or without too much carbonation.
Drinkability: This is really 7.7%? This stuff seems like it would be in the 5% to me, but definitely not near 8%. A wonderful surprise from Lagunitas, and at around 4-5$ a bottle, if you can find it you should definitely at least try it. I'm really impressed by this original and very tasty brew.
06-24-2006 02:49:07 | More by asabreed
4.1/5 rDev +9.9%
(Served in an imperial pint glass)
A- This beer has a clear golden yellow body with a yellowish-white head and a strong carbonation.
S- This beer has a light perfume dry roasted corn and grain note with a light smell of bitter hops.
T- The pale malt has a slight sweetness with a faint bready bubblegum note. The finish is a nice soft bitter hop with flavors of grass that is enhanced by a dry finish.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a fizz texture in the finish.
D- It does have qualities of Belgian Wit yeast and dryness from APAs all blended into a good solid beer.
06-16-2006 18:12:56 | More by rhoadsrage
3.9/5 rDev +4.6%
Poured from 22 oz. bomber.
Yellow pour with a moderate white head that quickly disapates, leaving small amount of lacing on sides.
Clean aroma with no unexpected scents coming out. Grassy, citrusy follows into the taste.
Taste remains on tongue without clouding palate. Hops aren't well defined but they are there as a good balance to malt.
Mouthful is not heavy, but light and easy.
Drinkablity is very easy. Doesn't leave heavy feeling in mouth or in belly.
06-05-2006 00:37:53 | More by Dubbercody
3.75/5 rDev +0.5%
A - Golden yellow with a thin white head.
S - Lemon with a little bit of pepper and spice. Slight grassy aroma.
T - Somewhat sweet, yeasty bread flavor in the beginning. Then tart lemon finish.
M - Moderate and well carbonated. Crisp.
D - A nice summer refresher.
06-03-2006 22:46:08 | More by brewcrew76
3.23/5 rDev -13.4%
good tall head of fine white, clear yelloowish amber,
smell is sweet, like a lot of belgian beers, pleasent enough though.
Taste is a bit citrusy, light malty sweetness, not very hoppy. Smooth and refreshing, although too sweet for me to drink lots, wouldn't seek out but wouldn't turn it down.
(Amy liked it more than I do.)
05-28-2006 05:50:09 | More by henrysunset
Lagunitas #10 (aka #9) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.