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Duce - Lucid Brewing

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucid Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: morimech on 02-22-2013

Lucid Duce is a full flavored, malt forward, red ale with robust caramel, vanilla, and biscuit flavor profiles. Duce, Italian for "duke", is a bold, powerful, ale for the winter season. Enjoy responsibly.
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 14
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Appearance : A beautiful fiery reddish orange glow, 70% transparency. The head is thick and stable, off-white, and resting at about 1 finger. It leaves tattoos of its once 2 fingered stature in the form of webby lacing on the glass.

Aroma : The imperial character sure comes out right away. Strong alcohol and smoked hop leaf, with sweetly roasted malts and hints of sweet potato/yam, caramel, clove, molasses, and oat.

Taste : Wow, this is hitting me in stages. I'm trying to process. Its actually really f'ing decent. A bite of dry malts up front, some oak, mixed with a potent hit of hop flower rolled in sugar... followed by large waves of caramel and candied yams, and ends with a slight smokiness and roasted dry flavor. Hops come back on the finish but less sweet. The smell combines with the taste to create an experience. Totally unique and totally bomb.

Mouthfeel : Creamy, medium bodied, appropriately carbonated, ends semi-dry.

Overall : If I could go back and clean the store out for the $6 I paid for this four pack on closeout - I would. A great tasting smoked red and exceeded my expectations.

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Duce from Lucid Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.