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

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So happy to see the red back. I mean, blondes are great and all, but reds are just more my speed. Lucky 13 has a beautiful red pour with an incredible head. The aroma is typical dank Lagunitas, perhaps with some more caramel and spicy tones than others in the lineup. The taste is fantastic, a fantastic resinous, earthy, and piney hop integrates perfectly with a big caramel malt base. This is seriously a good, tasty beer, and much better than the .alt version.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Reddish-copper with nice sized head and light lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit and other tropical fruits with some caramel-like malts. Sweet, sticky and tart smelling.

Taste: Malty upfront with caramel and some sweet, dark fruits. Nice hoppy overtones of grapefruit, orange and pine. The finish is spicy and just somewhat bitter. Pretty balanced, but a little sticky sweet.

Feel: Smooth and creamy with a medium to full body. Moderate carbonation with a barely dry finish.

Overall: This is very similar to their Imperial Red Ale. In fact, I copied my review and changed a few words. However, I would say that this is a little bigger and sweeter, and ultimately not quite as good. But still very good.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz (Julian code 123 = bottled 5/3/2013) into a tulip. Pours a deep coppery amber w/ a big fluffy beige head, tons of sticky lace moderate carbonation.

Aroma is a blend of piney evergreen hops, spicy malt, and more than a hint of booze.

Taste is a blend of pale biscuity malt and heavier caramel malt, sharply bitter piney hops, and a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is fairly full-bodied and slick, a little coating and chewy.

Overall this is a pretty powerful beer with a solid malt backbone and I presume a relatively high gravity. Might be fun to get this in 6-packs, but one bomber is enough for me.

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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