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

Very good, solid beer. An enticing and eye catching bottle, the beer pours relatively thin and ephemeral head with stick bubbles. The smell of fairly sweet, with a distinctly fresh set of spicy. The taste is redolent a barely wine, although it's clearly not. The bottle describes it as " a mondo large red ale," and its appearance certainly matches. The brew is a bit spicy, a healthy bite on the mouth from the 8.3 percent alcohol, and one certainly gets a hint both in smell and taste of some hops. The aftertaste is remarkably sweet; perhaps a bit much for my personal pallet, but respectably done. You'll do well with this beer, its certainly well done, but anticipate a bit of the barley wine sweet taste.

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Wow, I could have this every morning for breakfast. It was like grapefruit juice only better because it's beer.

Poured this into a Sam Adams pint at an approx temp of 45

It poured a clear copper/amber color with an off white foamy head that never went away.

S: This was just a great smelling beer. It had a well defined hops aroma that was full of pine, citrus oil, and a touch of malty sweetness.

T: I was expecting a pine flavor; instead I got a sweet grapefruit. There was also a bit of dried apricot. The hops were in the forefront, and were lazily being supported by a malty sweetness - maybe raisin or something dark and sugary.

Good drinkability. The ABV was well masked and it had a pleasant aftertaste. The bitterness was on the mellow side.

Overall I thought this was a great beer, especially for the price. I would have liked a more malty presence but I would definitely have this one again.

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Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,721 ratings
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