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Duce - Lucid Brewing

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85
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 1
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:
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.

(Beer added by: morimech on 02-22-2013)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%

Lucid Duce pours to a dark copper hue with a nice, creamy, yet solid head of foam that lasts a while and leaves good lacing. The nose on this beer is one of bread, light spice, and vanilla, and it’s quite enticing.

This beer has a flavor that follows its nose, but it’s more intense. Flavors of bread and biscuits are most evident, but there are other great flavors to savor as well, such as caramel, some woodiness, a touch of pine, and a dash of cherries and citrus. The beer has a certain whiskey component to it, too, due to the aging in oak barrels. There is just a touch of alcohol in the finish, but it gets out of the way quickly, allowing you to savor the other complex flavors.

Duce is the first beer I have sampled from Lucid Brewing and I like what I have experienced so far. They really seem to have balanced out the flavors in this beer and I love the complexity and oak aging. This beer is definitely one I will try again when I can and I can’t wait to try more from this brewery. Cheers!

03-19-2014 04:22:19 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

My first taste of this Minnesota brew.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

It pours a lovely dark amber with only a little foam. The center pour leaves only a single finger of head that quickly dissipates, leaving a little spotty lacing and a dusting on top of the beer.

The smell is quite nice, although a little weak to my nose. There is the sweet malt and a little yeasty bread note, a hint of vanilla, and a slight, underlying and rather pleasant funkiness.

The taste is wonderful and more than I expected from the smell. The malt is right up front with a roasted sweetness and some hints of caramel. I also caught some oak hits early on as well as some of that nice yeastiness that I really enjoy. Then the hops come forward, a little pine and a little peppery. It finishes with a nice lingering bitter note and a little boozy dryness.

Overall, a really nice beer. I'm looking forward to drinking this one again. I just noticed the bottle says "oak aged." That makes sense given some of the nice flavors in this. Good stuff.

02-07-2014 23:14:22 | More by SD-Alefan
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-01-2014 23:32:35 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-20-2014 02:29:41 | More by sgttibbs
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Cooper

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-01-2014 00:13:42 | More by Cooper
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MynamesRickJames

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-20-2014 16:15:04 | More by MynamesRickJames
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morimech

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

750ml bottle

Pours a clear red color with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down th glass.

For a label that claims is malt forward, I smell mostly hops. Citrus, pine, and herbal. Then I get the caramel from the malt. Not getting much of the oak in the aroma.

Nice caramel and bready flavor. The hops add nice complimentary flavor of citrus and pine. Mild oakiness and vanilla notes. Bitterness is low but enough to make this a nicely balanced beer. Finishes with just a touch of alcohol.

Lucid nailed the carbonation in this beer. So smooth and softly textured. Just wish the body was a little fuller.

The oak could of come out some more. Otherwise a very solid red ale bringing some good flavor.

02-22-2013 21:13:09 | More by morimech
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-19-2014 05:35:11 | More by jduprey007
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-08-2013 18:32:03 | More by bigbeers84
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-19-2013 04:15:18 | More by FreshmanPour77
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drop6301

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-17-2013 03:19:00 | More by drop6301
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-15-2014 04:13:06 | More by Cramerican
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-13-2014 04:57:50 | More by SadMachine
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

Appearance: It has a nice hazy copper/amber color to it. It has a nice thick tan head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet caramel, some toffee, light bready/toasty malts and faint herbal hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has caramel, toffee, some breadiness, toasty/buiscuity malts and light herbal hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by decent flavors and aromas.

06-12-2014 19:56:15 | More by SebD
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-14-2014 23:23:10 | More by Karibourgeois
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-16-2014 20:30:10 | More by curlybird
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-17-2014 11:29:49 | More by KeyWestGator
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-09-2014 01:24:32 | More by IPAchris
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Hop-Droppen-Roll

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

A: Thick, hazy dark bronzey-brown. My vision penetrates about halfway through the glass. Thick fluffy khaki head that recedes with little lacing to a patchy film.

S: True to imperial amber style - leather, wood (thanks probably to the oak aging), a hint of bourbon.

T: Cherries, wood, leather, classic amber fare. The oak barrel aging adds a nice dimension that I'm not terribly certain is all that common for ambers - are there many barrel aged ambers? I feel like Lucid took a smart risk and won big by barrel aging a beer that isn't a stout or barleywine. The resulting flavor dynamic is really unique, but very enjoyable.

I love it. You try it.

02-02-2014 01:20:27 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
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batt6343

Texas

3.8/5  rDev 0%

08-20-2014 01:33:50 | More by batt6343
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Steamer

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-30-2014 00:55:02 | More by Steamer
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-16-2013 16:21:03 | More by sparx1100
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

03-21-2014 16:37:38 | More by KarlHungus
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%

Pours an amber mahogany color with a soapy head and fair lace. Aroma is full of caramel, soft vanilla and faint buttery toffee. In the taste, caramel, buttery toffee and a small vanilla from the oak. The body is the best part, perfectly medium with solid carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, a pretty decent brew. Would have it again.

06-07-2014 20:21:34 | More by Stinkypuss
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Jerjo

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-26-2014 17:03:07 | More by Jerjo
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Duce from Lucid Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.