Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red AleLucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale
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Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red AleLucky 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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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a tap into a pint glass, produced an off-white frothy 1" head that dissipated slowly leaving good head lacing. Carbonation was soft in a hazy amber body.

AROMA: A gentle, slightly sweet scent of moderate pineapple and mango with a bit of pine and citrus hoppiness offset by a note of caramel and a very slight bit of alcohol.

TASTE: An enticing sweet mango and pineapple with a bit of honey and caramel followed by the pine and citrus hops hit. Avery light hint of alcohol warmth. All in all, well matched and pleasurable without being overwhelming.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a medium body with a smooth texture, soft carbonation and good body lacing that dissipates slowly. The initial flavor is moderately sweet with a lightly sweet, bitter finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: This is definitely a winner but because of the high alcohol content, it's sipping beer, not a session beer as are many other amber ales. It's perhaps a little more hoppy than a typical amber ale but that is a positive distinguishing characteristic. The beer has a decent price to value tradeoff and I'd definitely buy it again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this one from a friend and I have to say I'm pretty excited about it.

A: Pours a light red with about half an inch head. Decent lacing

S: I get hints of caramel on a big nose. Smells absolutely great.

T: Bitterness of the hops up front with a transition into bits of citrus. Finishes up really malty. This is a great beer!

M: What an easy beer to drink. I rarely do bombers on my own but this is one I'll have no trouble putting down at all.

O: What an enjoyable beer. I really didn't see this one coming even with the ratings. I would love to have this one again for sure.

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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- lucky 13 pours a rip roaring golden orange with a mountain like head of foam that touches down with leaving traces of frosting up and down the sides of my glass

S- we got a malt bomb up in here! Massive caramel, mango, and some sweet sugars. Not my favorite characteristic of a brew but man this one is bursting with caramel malt

T- as I suspected, lucky 13 is a malty explosion of flavors. A downright ridiculous slap of caramel malt flavor with explosive orange and mango standing side by side. Even a little pineapple cuts in on the action. The flavor has a slight bitterness at the end off setting all the flavor. Even a little alcohol

M - closer to a full bodied brew than you would expect. The flavor is massive

O- first and foremost, I am not a malt bomb kinda dude, but this takes the cake on that concept. Massive flavor all over with a caramel malt taste that dominates. Lagunitas, you continue to be one of the best breweries out there!

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Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,726 ratings