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Lucky 13.alt - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

851 Ratings
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Ratings: 851
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Blonde Ale

O.G. 1.085
76.92 IBU

(Beer added by: MADhombrewer on 06-23-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass

My wife gave me this as a Christmas stocking stuffer last year and I decided to cellar it based on some reviews I read at the time. I had planned on cellaring it for a year...it lasted 11 months.

A: Copper, 2" head with decent stamina
S: Honey, Bread Pudding, Citrus and Agave Nectar
T: Grapefruit, Sourdough Bread, Molasses and a lingering bitterness that breaks up the cloyingly sweetness
M: If you think it's thick after it's been freshly bottled, wait a year. Not terrible, but if reduced by half I'd imagine it'd be a nice alternative to syrup for your waffles.
O: I really enjoyed this, but am going to find a fresh bottle to allow myself an honest comparison. Being a chef, all I could think about while drinking it was using it to braise a pork belly. I like cheese toast.

Serving type: bottle

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Lucky 13.alt from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 851 ratings.