Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red AleLagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale
2,715 Ratings
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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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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2.08/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden-ruby color. 2 finger off white head recedes to a thin cap with relatively consistent rings of lacing.

S: Strong malt. Some pine, caramel. Very strong on the malty side. Faint hops are present but malt is overpowering.

M: Overwhelmingly heavy, thick and sticky. Medium body, ample carbonation.

O: Yuck. Total malt-bomb. No balance. I hadn't met a Lagunitas beer I didn't like. Until now.

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

A - It poured with a transparent amber hue and a thin white head, leaving great lacing on the glass as I drank it

S - Great citrusy hop presence backed by a sweet breadiness

T - The citrus profile is also present and upfront in the flavor. Sweet bready, caramel malt makes up the backbone of this brew.

M - Medium bodied, great carbonation, and fabulously drinkable.

O - This is definitely an enjoyable brew. It really blurs the lines between amber, red, and IPA. The alcohol is completely masked and I could see this being quite a dangerous brew if you had more than 1 on hand...

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.96/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tan and mostly clear with perhaps a tinge of orange. Head was about half a finger but lasted a long time, capping with a nice bit of foam, leaving good lacing. Many small fine bubbles rose from the bottom of my glass.

Smelled and tasted heavily malty with some pineyness and pungent citrus peel. The malt was almost syrupy and pungent. Some fruitiness, like fermenting fruits. It's a heavy malt bomb and rather odd, slightly offputting. Alcohol noticeable.

Body is medium and slick from sweetness, pungent malt aftertaste and some alcohol burn.

It's a bit overblown and not what I would expect from the listed style of amber/red ale. Not sure what to think here but I wouldn't go out of my way to have it again.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Copper tan/brown, orange, not much of a head and minimal lacing.

Smell - Sweet citrus hops, some rye, grapefruit, a little bready, yeasty sneaks in. Some added sugars, pine and some carmal malts.

Taste - More malty then the smell lead me to figure. Hops are pretty smooth and not overly bitter. SOme carmal malts, mixed with rye is a main flavor. Not real strong, or sweet, bready, grainy feel to each drink.

Mouthfeel - Its pretty smooth and easy for being such a big beer. No way id guess its near 9%. Tounge gets some hops, rye and malts, and a little sweetness. Palette is pretty well left intact, other then some hop bitterness. Aftertaste is really weak and quick to recover.

Overall - TAsty and real smooth, more so then i expected. Very well balanced and easy to enjoy. Slighty more hoppy then the average red ale, which aint a bad thing. Worth a drink for sure.

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4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from their bomber into my 12oz beer glass, here we go...

Appearance - Poured a good 2 fingers of off-white golden head, small and large bubbles. Color is a golden amber, completely clear.

Smell - Sweet grapefruit, ripe citrus, some musty spice, touch of dark toffee, touch of yeast and breadcrust.

Taste - Follows the nose. Starts with sweet toffee, ripe citrus fruits & coriander spice, quickly transitions to juicy grapefruit which becomes dried grapefruit peel, which becomes yeasty dry breadcrust, then nice dry hops and pine notes. The toffee malt backbone remains in the background throughout the entire sip. Great, prominent flavors here.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel, lower carb lends a smoothness that borderlines creamy. Starts out sweet and nearly juicy, slight carb crispness, then finishes on the dry side which absolutely beckons the next sip.

Overall - I am continually blown away by Lagunitas, and this is no exception. The 8.9% ABV is perfectly hidden. The progression of flavors is so nice. Nice complexity and full flavored. What a nice ale. Highly recommend, will definitely purchase this whenever it is available.

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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear and crisp amber vibrancy. Thick lacing, sticky lacing - sticks to the glass like it's meant to be there. Love how textured the look of it is. Loads of bubbles rising.

S- Very piney and citrusy. As I will soon find out, it smells a bit different than it looks. Not as strong of a smell as I'd guess.

T- The flavor of mild caramel really comes through on this one. I love the slight spicy behavior after it lingers in my mouth for a minute. A bit of oat upon swallowing, and a clearly defined aftertaste that leaves me hungering for more. They really hit it out of the park with this one.

M- A very full feeling... a very warming feeling. The taste aside, this is one beer that basks in its own essence for as long as it wants. I absolutely love it.

O- My favorite beer so far of 2011, and I've had a lot. One of my favorite releases from Lagunitas, and on taste alone, it's #1. It's not a perfect 5.0, as there is a tiny bit of coppery aftertaste when it leaves the mouth, but with an ABV of 8.9%, that's to be expected and shouldn't be held against it too much. Very nice release and would recommend this to anyone.

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3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very nice copper color and lacing as it goes down. The aroma was a precursor to the unexpected hoppiness. I am a hop head but the mega 'pine' hop flavor in this beer seemed unwelcome. I expected this to be better. I did like the splash of plum/fruit flavor in the middle, but I guess what I'm trying to say is that there's too much going on, in a bad way in this particular one. Very 'boozy.' I don't understand the reviewers who feel that it's balanced. This is my first Lagunitas offering, and I def. want to give them another try though.

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4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber into a pint glass

Ap- lighter than I expected, a golden amber color with a head that was about .5 inches. good lacing on the glass.

Ar- the red malts are present at first but then it finishes with a nice hoppy aroma.

T- just like the smell. It has that red taste up front but finishes nicely with a lot of hops, specifically pine. dont really taste much as far as citrus.

M- medium bodied with great carbonation for this style.

O- a very good beer. I actually like it a lot. Its got the best of both worlds, tastes like a red from the get but then transitions into a flavoer like an IPA. Good stuff Lagunitas!

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3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a light brownish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops and citrus. Taste is piney hops up front, some citrus and malts, considerable bitterness at the finish. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable brew.

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,715 ratings
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