Lucky 13.alt - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
3.85/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz bomber into a beer mug.
Note: This should NOT be reviewed as an altbier, as it is a "Blonde version” of Lucky 13. The ".alt" is is actually an obscure reference to alt.* newsgroups of the past.
Anyway, as a strong blonde ale this beer pours well, sporting a rustic copper-brass color and a well-retained cap of spittle-white head. Can't knock Lagunitas for consistency, although all their beers smell nearly the same in terms of hop profile. Mango fruit, pineapple, and banana in the nose with a drowned-out presence of pale malt.
Compared to regular Lucky 13, the .alt version is smoother and, well, blonde-r. Piny burst of tropical fruits tastes like every other Lagunitas beer, and the malts do their best to add a sweet, caramel-rich background. Mouthfeel is chewy and thick with a low carbonation level. Lucky 13.alt is more of the same from this Sonoma brewery--a hop-forward, fruity sweet, high ABV beer that you'd have a hard time picking out of their lineup.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2011 02:17:23 | More by wagenvolks
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Lucky 13.alt from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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