Lagunitas #10 (aka #9) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas #10 (aka #9)Lagunitas #10 (aka #9)

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Bierman9 on 08-08-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from hoppymcgee so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of apples, Belgian yeast, light malts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts with sweet and tart fruit flavors of apples and citrus that are quickly followed by some spices and the breadiness of Belgian yeast. The malt character is thin but provides the beer with a nice refreshing quality. There's a decent hops presence that brings a nice balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, this is a nice lighter and refreshing Belgian-style beer with some good substance to it and is worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pour is a bit amber for me. not murk? clear. white head. consistent bubbles coming from the top. smell is not skunky. mild malt. american hopped but with a light pilsner. taste is pilsner and a light sweet of... something saison but falls short. as the beer gets warmer it disappates. malt characters some forward. i would even say too much. there is no farm in this bottle but a clean version of mildly belgian sweetened pilsner beer with a mild amber ale malt quality.

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Photo of magictrokini
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#10. I had this beer on a hot, humid day and it was great. Clear gold pour with a frothy white head. Spicy, fruity aroma, apples, clove, bubblegum. Spicy sweet, with a good malt flavor. Welcom fruitiness, as it was not enough to ruin the taste. I'd rather stick with an IPA in the same stiuation, but this will work just as good.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Single, 1 pint, 6 fl oz bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors on Chrystie Street in Manhattan for $3.70...
"Crispy Summer Ale" on the front logo sticker...
A hefty pour yielded a tawny, straw-colored, golden hue with a modest head that quickly receded and left hardly any lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Aroma was replete with spices, wheat, honey-dew melons, and green apples...
Tart, bittersweet flavor with hints of pears, green grapes, and canteloupe... Earthy flavor with nuances of candied sugars and honey...
Crisp, clean, clear mouthfeel along with a decent level of drinkability...
Certainly not your typical Saison, yet an interesting American selection nonetheles... All in all, not the best sample from Lagunitas...

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Photo of Slynger
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright orange with lemony hues. The large eggshell lid sticks for a bit before leaving some sticky lace.

The aroma is sweet and flowery. Clove makes an appearance and mild yeasty spiciness keeps it real.

Medium bodied and fairly creamy with fine carbonation. Floury sweetness mingles with a mellow wheaty backbone, while sweet lemony citrus and cream rounds the edges of the tongue. Mild yeasty spice in the finish quickly fades from the palate.

This is a quite mellow version of the style, but remains fairly tasty and drinkable. Still, I expect a bit more complexity from this fine brewery.

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Photo of deanhead
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a nice straw to golden in color, beady head with lots of little bubbles. Very clean looking beer.

Smell-Flowery nose, with a sweet smell, some hints of sweet candy.

Taste- Sweet, yet balanced with an incrediblt well balance malt backbone, some horseblanket here, definitely a subtle yeast taste.

Mouthfeel- Light to Medium bodied beer, again a very clean, crisp tasting beer, sweet yet almost dry finish.

Drinkability- This tastes like it crosses over between a Siason, Golden ale, and a Pils. Good combonation. Easy drinker, I could drink this anytime of the year.

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Photo of Kendo
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass. Body is clear, light golden. Lots of bubbles, but only a very small head. No lacing.

S: Smells like a wheat beer -- wheaty and slightly lemony with a touch of cloves and some other unidentifiable spice.

T: Also tastes like a wheat beer -- mainly wheat and some cloves. Finishes pretty crisp and lemony; reminds me of some pilsners in that respect.

M: It is fairly light in heft and smooth and creamy in feel.

D: Good.

Notes: I really thought that what I was drinking was closer to an American Wheat Ale than a Saison, which is admittedly not a style I'm very familiar with. Not a bad beer, but I don't think it's complicated, or heavy, enough to be considered a Saison. Seems to be much closer to a slightly heavy summer wheat ale (which is what I think the bottle advertises).

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Photo of Imstillthegman
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

#10 (aka #9) pours a golden yellow color. Don't blink, 'cuz you might miss the quick appearance of the white head. Lacing doesn't appear, however.

The nose consists of peppery spices, yeast, candied sugar, and just a hint of caramel. Smells good, but it's not anything outstanding.

The flavor follows those same lines. Spicy, peppery, yeast, and some fruity flavors that weren't present in the smell.

Thinner, crisp mouthfeel. Active carbonation keeps those bubbles popping. Good brew for a summer day.

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Photo of FightingEntropy
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Bottle from Binny's in Schaumburg, Illinois. Forgot about this one in the back of the cellar, so it's a year old at this point. Expected it to be sad, but it's actually pretty good.

A: Light golden ale that shimmers a bit in a pint glass. Light white head that disappears very quickly. Looks lighter than the smell and taste bears out.

S: Spicy and peppery nose that reaches up very nicely, in spite of the age on this beer. Didn't have it young, so don't know if it's mellowed or not, but it's pretty good now.

T: More spice and pepper, along with a fruity character that has some depth to it. Enjoyable.

M: A bit light but not watery in any way.

D: Easy and smooth. Bit of a bite in the front, and a nice mellow lingering of spice in the mouth that doesn't disappear as you pause between sips.

Overall: A pleasant surprise from a mistake to let a bottle sit longer than I would have normally. Aged well, or at least wasn't hurt by it all that much. Complex and good beer--maybe it would've have been better early, but I'm not going to now--this one was just fine.

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Photo of Vancer
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A golden yellow bubbly brew, head and lace will appear if aggressively poured.

Surprising Belgium yeast candy cane in the aroma, bubble gum and clove. This one’s reminding me more of a Belgium pale ale more than the label advertised “summer ale”.

Sweet, fruity and tangy in the quaff – like a summer hefe loaded with the Belgium yeast. Dry and crisp, this was an excellent beer to sit down with as the summer winds down.

Another fine Lagunitas offering.

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Photo of jdoncbus
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into tankard. Gold colored, good amount of carbonation, lacing that slides down, and small head. A lot of yeast on the nose, almost a sweet tart smell.

Nice wheat-yeast, grainy flavor that provides a sweet-crisp hit to the palette. Somewhat doughy, peppery after taste. Mouthfeel is quite light that leaves a small film of puckery wheat in the mouth.

A nice summer beer and easy to put down, I am not a big Saison fan but glad I picked this one up, a very nice offering. Could be a nice session brew, especially when its 95' and a nice ABV at 6.6%.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean deep yellow with a white head that doesn't hang around. It has the aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Malty and sweet with hints of caramel and a bit yeasty. Crisp and bubbly, it starts sweet then a clean end. Refreshing and good for summer, yet ballsy. Smooth and a bit higher in alcohol.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, not much sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is mostly malty, yeasty, spicy, light touch of caramel. The taste is malty, and yeasty for the most part, a touch of spices and caramel. This is a freshing brew though. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice saison from Lagunitas.

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Photo of Viggo
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at biegaman's super extravaganza spring Saison tasting! Biegaman cracked this one open.

Pours a clear golden/yellowish tinge, small white head, lace spots, thin collar around the glass, pretty average. Smell is sweet, caramel, citrus and floral, bready, pretty clean, but pretty subdued. Taste is similar, caramel, iron that seems to be in every Lagunitas, wheat, citrus and floral, kind of grainy, weird for a saison, but it works okay. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Not bad, pretty drinkable, thanks Jan!

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Photo of ArrogantB
4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, yellow, short white head that quickly subsides to a few bubbles listing on the surface. The smell is peppery and spicy, and maybe a little floral. The taste is also spicy with some lemon zest for good measure, very nice. The carbonation is a little prickly on my tongue and I like it. This is an excellent beer for a hot summer’s day. The drinkability is really good on this one. This would be an awesome candidate for a sixer. This is an excellent saison in my opinion.

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Photo of Duster72
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle of #10. Pours a clear vibrant golden color with an aggressive head that dies off rather quickly. Decent lacing. Aroma is bready fruity and spicy. Taste is very interesting. Sweet breads, cloves, spices, and oranges all swirl together with belgian yeast and hints of sugars. High carbonation, pleasantly light mouthfeel. Perfect summer seasonal, surprised by the low scores on this one. Maybe I got a fresher bottle? Highly recommended.

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Photo of PSUDREW
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

review while listening to "Kiss Me, I'm S#!tfaced"
just so you know...not that I am. but it is a good song

Pours a nice golden color. some head, and a good bit of lacing. very grassy nose.

Taste is very clean. a definate malt profile. the hops dominate the finish, but there is a nice sweet malty taste, with hints of honey. there is a very clean hop finish, which ties everything together nicely. Nice beer, easily drinkable. Although only found in bombers, this beer is definately worth it! good find!

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Photo of biegaman
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled as part of the first annual Summer Saison Tasting!
650ml bomber that held, for a short time anyhow, some level of good white head. A golden colour. The aroma is a pleasant blend of West Coast hops and biscuit malt; both elements very straightforward. The taste is of biscuits and the malts are well balanced. Nice hops, nice malts - simple and straightforward. This is a nice enough drink.
It is, however, a bit of a letdown considering it's labeled as a saison. Holds not even a suggestion of yeast or spice and is unmistakably like everything else they make. It's enjoyable enough, but I'd be much more accepting of it as an APA or even IPA. Not a favourite of the style, but all the same another Lagunitas offering I enjoyed.

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Photo of williamherbert
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear light golden color. Slight haze. Pillowy white head. Some small bubbles of carbonation. Looks light.

Very pleasant fruity wheat smell, but not a Belgian. Well a little Belgian. Some banana and orange but not sour-smellng. More fruity than wheaty.

Slightly sour taste but mostly pleasant orange ale. Corander and a hint of spice. Like a very very mild Belgian ale. Sour aftertaste, but mild.

Very light, but dry. A little bubbly. Medium body. It's a nice sour summery drink. Mild Belgian flavor. Sweet, but in a good way.

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Photo of grub
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

group tasting may 26/07 with biegaman, Viggo, Lexx, crwills, [email protected], [email protected], and me (grub). everybody threw something into the mix and we had a great lineup of beer. biegaman contributed this one, so thanks jan!

22oz bottle.

pours a nice amber colour, crystal clear, with a small dense white head. the head drops fairly quickly and leaves a bit of spotty lace.

aroma is nice. bit of lemony sourness. light funk. very fresh aroma. light cracker malt. just a hint of dms.

taste is nice. medium-low bitterness level. light cracker malt. nice fruity character. bit of lemon and grapefruit. bit of alcohol. not as nice as the aroma was.

mouthfeel is good. medium carbonation level and a nice medium body.

drinkability is good. fairly well balanced and nice.

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Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber $4.29

A-Beautiful, crystal-clear, brilliant gold body with dense creamy head. When held up to the light, the body gleams with facets of straw yellow and deep gold.

S-Nice earthy, straw aroma. A spicy Belgian yeast lies behind and adds a bit of fruitiness.

T-Tropical fruits and spices come up front with a candied ginger finish. The hops come and go but shine in the back of the throat. The yeast is balanced well against a soft bready malt.

M-The essential saison dryness is definately found in this example. The body is thin enough to make this beer a fast drinker but it is packed with flavors. The dryness hangs a little long on the tongue, but no a hinderance.

D-In a matter of about 3 minutes, I managed to drink half the bomber without hesitation. I enjoy warmer beer but this one should be drank cold. Lagunitas throws out another winner.

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Photo of stephendr
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

# 10 - 22oz. bottle- color of golden yellow , with a white head – full nose of yeast , spices , orange zest , and lemons – taste of orange zest , yeast , cloves , other spices , and mild bitterness - body is slightly acidic , and with high carbonation – aftertaste of orange , hops , and slight maltyness

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Photo of psinderson
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on-tap at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse.

Appearance: Cloudy light amber. Medium white head with some strength. Some lacing.

Smell: I detect plumb and raisons and other sweet malt.

Taste: Licorice, plumb and raison...quite complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium...lacks a good smoothness.

Drinkability: Complexity demands just one at a time for me.

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Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty scent that is accompanied by a slightly fruity/peppery yeast aroma. It's mild, but quite pleasant. The taste is good as well. It's a full bodied brew with a solid malt base and a wonderful finish. It has a light lemon zest and buttery quality. The mouthfeel is fine. It goes down easy with mild carbonation. This is a quality seasonal brew. It's got flavor and would be a fine session beer regardless of the season.

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Photo of lpayette
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Details- 22oz bomber, 29.5 IBUs, O.G. 1.076, No freshness date, but it was enjoyed sometime around december 2006.

Appearance- Poured into a tulip. Nice clear and golden color with white head. The head should probably be a bit more overwhelming. Respectable lacing.

Smell- Fruity (suggestions of apple) with notes of spices and perhaps even pumpkin. Sweet candi sugar. Subtle in its complexities, but not as complicated as many other saisons.

Taste- sweet malt flavors at first roll into a bitter orange peel quality. A bit of zesty lemon and also a bit floral.

Mouthfeel- Light and flavorful. Quite a bit of carbonation.

Drinkability- Not bad, but not outstanding either. A decent stab at the style.

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