Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red AleLagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our 13th Anniversary Beer in was a Staff Favorite, So We Make it Each Year. BIG on the Amarillo Hops and Rich Dark Malts for a Round and Huge, Smoky Flavor.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,704
Reviews:
964
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
205
Gots:
440
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acforster2
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This red ale pours a dark russet color with a medium frothy off-white head. The smell is big on malts with a sweet bread quality, but there is a mild hoppy citrus undertone to it as well. The taste is big on malts also with sweet bread, nutty, brown sugar, and caramel flavors, but it is balanced by some pretty big hop flavors with citrus and some herbal notes. This leaves a mild lingering bitterness and a very light dryness in the finish, which also has a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. I was very surprised to find out that this is 77 ibu though, the malts are so big, that I would have guessed more like 40 - 50 ibu. There is also a little bit of an alcohol flavor, which I don’t mind at all, and is not surprising given that this is a very big red ale at 8.8% alcohol. The body is on the high end of medium. Is this a “hoppy red”? Perhaps, it’s certainly hoppier then the average, but I have had hoppier and it is quite well balanced. Is this a big, bold red? Without question, everything about this is bold: the flavors, the alcohol, and the body. It is indeed “Mondo large” and has the feel of being between a red ale and a barleywine. This is definitely a very interesting version of what I normally view as a pretty boring style. It is a must try for red ale fans.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance had an orange/amber/slightly brown colored body with a two finger white foamy head that rises a bit and then falls leaving a decent amount of clingy foamy lacing in its wake. The smell had a very caramel-forward, and a decent amount of breadiness, hopped just enough to keep the "hopheads" satisfied on this brew. The taste had caramel flavored hops - well balanced, holey moley, very well balanced, caramel aftertaste, no finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium, uh - maybe sessionable - perhaps. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me, becomes slightly creamy. Overall, this is a very flavorful beer well worthy of having more pours.

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DeeBreezy
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rootscipio
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stoopkidd
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NodakEric
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marklaker
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bradster
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pretty shiny copper with caramelized sheen. Piney gin alcohol smell. Pine-citrus taste with pleasantly fresh aftertaste.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Icedog
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Red with a touch of APA flare. What a punch the 17.6 proof delivers. The pallet is never guessing wtf just happened. This beer will pass for the barrel aged varieties of the Irish Reds. El Senior Lagunitas has the touch. An eleven year wait for this commemorative brew was right on time for me...Red is my favorite color; since wondering through the hills of Virginia; but Petaluma here I come...

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Photo of kevintaraross
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briancathy
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber. Thin, short, foamy, off white head that fades fast. Light lacing.

Smells caramel, citrus, pine and a hint of alcohol.

Tastes Caramel malt, light fruit and citrus peel. Followed by pepper and light pine. Finish is dry with citrus peel and a hint of smoke. Medium body and fizzy, smooth medium carbonation.

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Photo of GrantBrennan
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ob512316
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into glass.
Look: Amber, with a thin white head.
Smell: citrus, pine, and smoke.
Taste: Citrus and pine, then caramel and toffee, with a little smoke taste at the end.
Feel: medium, you can taste the alcohol.
Overall: tastes like a Lagunitas

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Photo of John1985
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MurphDog14
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 2,704 ratings.
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