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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.11/5
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2,718 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,900
Reviews:
967
Ratings:
2,718
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
440
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,718 |  Reviews: 967
Photo of stucat
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.57/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drstalker
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrumpy
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light copper color, clear, with a very thin head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and stone fruit, spice and orange. Flavor is smokey and sweet. Dry finish with some hops bitterness in the aftertaste. Still very smooth. I would love to drink this beer with some Southern BBQ.

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Photo of varian7
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Qbdoo
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschwamb
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Asics
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npachl
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jricharc
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklmcgrew
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

L: Pours a clear copper with a foamy 2-finger head with good retention and nice lacing.

S: Nice nose with floral hops, malt and caramel.

T/F: Nice malty/caramel flavor upfront, with a little bit of that dark fruit mixed in with some IPA-like bitterness at the end. Definitely on the IPA side of the red ale family. Medium-heavy body, with a creamy mouthfeel. You get a bit more bitterness as it warms up, along with noticing the alcohol bite.

O: Nice alternative to an IPA when you want a substantial beer, but without the citrusy IPA flavor.

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4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass. Had this after some light Gardening on a sunny day. Enjoyed with a bit of Dark Chocolate.

Nice smoke from the bottle.

Copper, thin head vanishing but quick. The lacing was Grand!

Malty caramel. Very nice Floral aroma.

Simple at first, subtle in time ... malty caramel foundation, from which spicy floral fruit doth spring. Well hidden at first is the booze, then, towards the first pint's end, a most tasty burn.

I strongly suggest a six pack, this tasty maze of a brew has a session destiny!

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3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More of a ginger because of its personality after you've had a couple.
But.
Lucky 13 leaves some amazing lacing. Good abiding head as well. This beer is Dr Pepper and Welch's Grape Soda duking it out with yeast, as far as the aromatics are concerned. A little bit of that comes through in the flavor, and the smokiness is more like a kiss. It's on the cherry side, and very fruity, and whatever actual smoked note really comes through towards the back end. Definite bit of salt, and slightly tabascoey flavor with some cracker and resin. Provides some burn with its 8.8% abv profile. i.e. Get some meat inside. Or, on top of some form of grain derived delivery device: and enjoy. Or, drink it.

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Photo of Ahypercube
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

6-Pack from Vons; first tried it last year. Not my favorite Lagunitas brew. I got it mostly for the high potency.

L: Into a wide goblet, it pours a dark burnt orange-copper color, vertical streams of tiny bubbles rise in swirling lines with a moderately gentle pour that summons two fingers of fine foam. The body is perfectly clear, with a frothy beige head that lingers as a film and leaves sticky lacing.

S: Those Amarillo hops are noticeable. Tropical esters of nectarine, passion fruit, guava, papaya, and orange rind cover a toasty, roasty oat bran backbone like jam, a little bit of molasses marries the two.

T: Danker than expected for an 8.8%, although the booze is well-hidden. Barleywine flavors of prune, plum, Roast coffee, and dark chocolate are prominent, with just a hint of guava and papaya and clear blood orange on the finish (the saving grace is that there is no grapefruit), not much other fruity flavors penetrate that thick malt profile.

F: Perfect consistency, not too thick, very smooth, and a little creamy, but there's a sour/bitter/salty flavor like soy-sauce that clings to the tongue a little too long.

O: Great brew, but a little too salty, and inappropriately roasty in my opinion.

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4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of princessbay710
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pour is dark bronze orange sunburst with minimal slightly sticky lacing and a quickly receding cm thick head. Smell is warm and Lagunita-y. The taste is surprisingly mild, smoky yet bitey, with a velvet texture. It's 8.8% is well hidden. This has probably been the only beer from Lagunitas that doesn't have that strange malty after taste for me.

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,718 ratings
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