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:
2,688
Reviews:
956
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
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204
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439
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 650mL bottle, poured this bad boy into a pint glass, didn't want to drink it from the bottle.

Appearance: Beautiful reddish color hinting towards brown, slightly darker than my normal take on a red ale. If I poured the beer carefully into the glass there was minimal red head but some lacing remained. Pour the leftover more direct to acquire some head, it produced about a half inch thick of gorgeous red foam but it dissipated quick.

Smell: After sampling a local microbrewery's version of red ale I was nervous to put my nose up to the glass. Once I did I knew I would be in for a good surprise. Initial notes send you in the direction of an IPA, floral, hoppy, citrusy, pronounced but mellow.

Taste: Was delighted to taste that particular flavor from red ale I've come to know, and not some weak attempt at a subjective flavoring. It begins with the hops and citrus, a little sweet, can't pinpoint just what though. It is bitter enough to let you know additional hops are present but not too bitter to kill your mouth. Alcohol content was present but barely noticeable and added a nice zip in the back ground. Pretty well rounded, smooth enough not to shock your senses but full of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Silky, light carbonation, easy to drink.

Overall: This red ale caught me by surprise, I basically picked it up off a friend's dare. I've had Lagunita's WTF before, while it was good this is a better offering in my opinion. I'm slightly partial to IPA/Red ales though. The price was decent for the size too, would definitely buy more if it was more known in my area.

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

The beer is a light amber color with moderate lacing around the glass. Head is just a thin wisp in the center of the liquid.

Aroma of candied orange peel, lots of caramelized sugars and citrus notes. Summit hops? Faint alcohol also.

Very nicely balanced flavors here. A blend of caramel, bready malt. Strong barley presence, almost grape-nuts like. Citrusy hops meld perfectly with the malt, and provide a strong bitterness to the finish. Alcohol is well-hidden but detectable.

Mouthfeel is enhanced by a good level of carbonation, allowing sweet and bitter flavors to flow across the palate without weighing the whole thing down. Finish is drier than expected for something like this, but still a bit sweet. Dangerously drinkable.

An excellent beer by Lagunitas, made better by the fact that I found it on draft and brought a growler home...

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served with a nice, foamy, frothy, off white head that settled out after a bit and plenty of lace. Color is a clear dark amber. Aroma is on the mild side, malt, hop, caramel. Flavor has a lot more going on - similar to nose, plus roast, nutmeats, toffee, leather. Body and carbonation are perfect for style. Finish is like flavor, tapers off nicely and stays true. Good drinking beer. Yessir.

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 2,688 ratings.
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