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

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

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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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Reviews: 127 | Ratings: 133
Photo of uvascotto
2.86/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pineapple yellow with a touch of brown thrown in. Head is 2-3 fingers thick and receded within the first 5 minutes.

S - Almost non-existant, but there is a hint of diacetyl after the head disappears.

T - Plain.

M - Thin and, while I wouldn't classify it as watery, it lacks any of the fullness and heartiness that would suggest it's a craft.

Overall - Not impressed by this beer, which was really a shame since the other Lagunitas beers I've had have been truly enjoyable.

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Photo of Illinick
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz Bomber from D's
A: Honey golden in color with a big, fizzy white head that dissipates slowly and remains as a ring and small island. Good lacing.
S: Complex scents of belgian yeast, candy, some cooked pineapple, and some musty earth. Also some citrus peel scents as well as some slight medicinal and biscuit notes.
T: A Saison-Tripel hybrid with the Saison flavors tipping the scales. Cooked pineapple, belgian yeast and candy and some citrus peel flavors. Some warming spice and some sweet cake flavors (pineapple upside down cake) and spiced cake flavors as well as some spiced fruit flavors (pear, etc.).
MF: Light medium with slightly filling carbonation.
Overall: A decent summer brew, but I don't think I could have more than one. It just doesn't give me that refreshing sensation. A good beer with nice flavors and complexity.

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Photo of idResponse
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had a few of these over the past month and I keep coming back. I really do enjoy them so much. Pop open the cap and smells that remind you of a nice Belgian Trappist style ale. So does the intial taste. But this beer becomes so sweet in the end. It's this perfect mixture of bittersweet yeast taste that makes you want to keep it going down the gullet. The appearance isn't impressive, no sediment to be mentioned but that's usually the case with most lagunitas brews. I absolutely can't help but recommend trying to taste this beer. The mouthfeel is a bit flat and nothing too impressive, but this is definately a brew that has the drinkability of a million ages. Give it a shot if you can find it and help keep lagunitas on the map!

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Photo of ultralarry2006
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber. Left less than a one finger head that did not last long, and left a little bit of spotty lacing here and there. Body was a clear gold.

Smell - fruity esters, plums, apples, hint of bananas, and a slight diacetyl.

Taste - a little bit different from the smell. Fruity esters, plums, apples, slight bananas, and slight diacetyl are all there, but this is somewhat tart, like a beir-de-garde.

Mouthfeel - full, smooth, low carbonation, slight slickness, and semi-dry.

Drinkability - this is good, but not great. It does go down fairly well. I'd say it's somewhat sessionable, but not always.

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Photo of flexabull
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one the other night. I thought it was overall a pretty good beer, but definitely not one of my favorites, or a beer I would try again.

Tasted to me like a lighter Belgian style saison. Has a nice gold clear color to it. It was crisp, and light, but it had a banana like quality that I just couldn't get over. This might be something other people would really like, but I just didn't enjoy it.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A somewhat muted, medium golden color with a frizzy greyish white head. The body is very clean, very clear.

S: Floral, wet hay, bit metallic with some banana notes.

T: Begins with a little bit of banana with some copper tastes. Bitterness emerges early and blends with some honey, dough and cantelope. Floral sweetness hits the highs and finishes yeasty. Overall it has that consistent "Lagunitas" taste to it.

M: Medium body with a fizzy mouthfeel

D: Its drinkable but not overly impressed. Lagunitas never blows me away, nor am I ever significantly disappointed by their beers.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium reddish golden with an uneven head that quickly fades. The nose has a light floral hop smell with just a touch of sweetness. The taste is primarily a spicy, yeasty flavor to start and then dry with a Bohemian hop profile and finally a little sweet on the finish. The mouthfeel is a little thick for the style, but still relatively crisp. Pretty drinkable, but the variations from the style aren't really an improvement in my opinion.

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

Pours rich clear golden color with a nice one finger white head.

Aroma is yeasty with spicy phenols, like a Belgian beer or German Hefeweisen.

Flavor is interesting, sweet and malty with slightly clove flavor, has a very crisp mouthfeel that feels more carbonated than it really is. Powdery malt finish.

An interesting beer to say the least, has a nice pale maltyness with a distinctive but not overly spicy yeast. I also realized this is under a Saison style which is kind of surprising to me but maybe it is just the closed style BA could find to what this beer actually is. I think it blurs the line, a lot. . .

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Photo of unclederby
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into my piraat chalice this goes, glimmering a light, golden/copper. Topped by a one-finger cap, there is no noticeable carbonation, but it sure does look good. Smell is citrusy and sweet, with a floral and spicy hop presence and a touch of honey. Somewhat like honeysuckle....Taste is off-dry and biscuity, with a pungnet spiciness to it, and both pilsner and saison qualities. Mouthfeel is medium/thin with good carbonation and a just a hint of graininess. This summer offering is highly quaffable and a nice change of pace from all of the summer wheat offerings. Is it a benchmark as far as saisons go? No, but i enjoy it a lot anyways and could drink a couple of bombers easily, especially seeing as the alcohol is hardly perceptable.

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Photo of masterkush
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my .50 cent ikea glass. Visiting this lovely state of CA for the summer and havn't brought any quality glassware! A nice golden color, with almost no head or lacing.

The smell is sweet with some belgiumesque fruity tones to it with a hint of clove. This is not quite as enticing as some beers but it definitly makes me want to have a taste.

And the taste is a good one. The fruity scents I noticed in the smell definitly come through up front, but a clove flavor is dominant here. Don't get me wrong, it's not overpowering, but a nice balance to the fruity nose.

It has a nice fell to it, tight and crisp in the beginning, but it leaves an impression. More mouthy and full then I originally expected. not unpleasent though.

This is a nice and refreshing brew. I was pleasently surprised from my first pour and I am looking forward to the rest of the bottle. Not sure if I will buy this beer again, but it strikes me with a rare character that may warrent another tasting.

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Photo of IntriqKen
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Reading the bottle, I'm not so sure what style I am supposed to be reviewing here, but I will do my best.
Pours a beautiful clear golden orange with only the smallest of heads which melts quickly to only faint lacing.
Aroma is belgium yeasts, soft fruits...oranges, tangerines, possibly pineapple...all of which is very, very faint.
Taste is Crisp light malt...extremely dry with a saison fruitiness to it. Slight peppery wheat finish.
Very dry aftertaste.
Very unusual brew....again, not quite sure what style to call it...rather just enjoy it for what it is....crisp, clean, bright, refreshing.
Very nice summer change.

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

Appears a light hazed golden tone with a large bubbled white head leaves fine specks of lacing as it dwindles. Aroma has a spiced up slightly acidic character along with pineapple and banana esters flowing along with a clean herbal hop note thrown in as well. Flavor is built upon a tangy wheat and Belgian yeast profile definitely brings a mild funk with fruity phenols standing out something for everyone I enjoy the tropical fruit notes myself...spiced light toasty bread notes with an herbal finish...nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied evenly carbonated slight syrupy texture could become cloying after more than one. Drinkability very tasty not characteristic of a great Saison, but a nice West Coast take on Belgian ale nonetheless, I enjoyed it.

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Photo of zjungleist
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear and golden with a medium white head, with no sediment (which the russian judge has taken a point for). The smell is slightly sharp, with perhaps a hint of cirtus, and earth tones. The taste is slighly complex, with earth tones and sweetness to start, a very slightly bitter middle, and clove and spice at the end. Mouthfeel is a little dry, but actually really well balanced. Overall, this beer leaves me feeling like it is somehow it's a fake. However, it's a really good fake. Good value, too.

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Photo of SethB2
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a chalice.

A - #10 pours a yellowish brown with a small fluffy head that doesn't stick around for a long time.

S - spicy cinnamon, a bit of clove and some noble hops. Not very strong on any account, however.

T - Pretty good, but I would classify this as a Saison, or at least it isn't like any Saison I've ever had. The farmyness is subdued and it doesn't have the sour kick and is a little on the sweet side overall. I do like the taste though, so I'm not going to knock it. Starts with a yeasty spice, that paves into a noble hop (saaz, probably) and finishes fairly dry.

M - A little thin, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is when you combine it with very little carbonation.

D - Good. Nice summer beer.

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Photo of asabreed
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Bright golden yellow body with a small amount of bubbles gurgling to the top. White foamy head dissipates rather quickly, then settles to stay floating slightly above the glass, leaving some pocked and wet lacing near the middle of the glass.

Smell: This is one interesting and hard-to-put-your-finger-on aroma. I get some diacetyl, caramel, citrus, lemon grass, slight mustiness and earthiness (without the highly phenolic nature of a good Belgian), some sweet apples and cherries, some sourness, some pungent alcohol has it warms, and of course some malt, but nothing too sweet and not overpowering, letting the other complexities really come out.

Taste: The diacetyl and fruit characteristics really come out at the forefront, backed in the middle by some granny smith apple skin, mild phenols, and some "where the hell did those come from?" bittering hops at the end, surprisingly jarring yet not unwelcomed in the least. They're strong yes, but I like them, and I'm afraid this would remain maybe a tad too light and sweet without the hop backbone if that didn't happen. As it warms some malt complexity seems to come out too with some plum and raisins. How is a beer this light and this complex at the same time?

Mouthfeel: Crisp, fairly light, and extremely refreshing, almost like a Kristal Weizen in a way if that makes any sense. Also light without being watery and with or without too much carbonation.

Drinkability: This is really 7.7%? This stuff seems like it would be in the 5% to me, but definitely not near 8%. A wonderful surprise from Lagunitas, and at around 4-5$ a bottle, if you can find it you should definitely at least try it. I'm really impressed by this original and very tasty brew.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an imperial pint glass)

A- This beer has a clear golden yellow body with a yellowish-white head and a strong carbonation.

S- This beer has a light perfume dry roasted corn and grain note with a light smell of bitter hops.

T- The pale malt has a slight sweetness with a faint bready bubblegum note. The finish is a nice soft bitter hop with flavors of grass that is enhanced by a dry finish.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a fizz texture in the finish.

D- It does have qualities of Belgian Wit yeast and dryness from APAs all blended into a good solid beer.

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Photo of Dubbercody
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bomber.

Yellow pour with a moderate white head that quickly disapates, leaving small amount of lacing on sides.

Clean aroma with no unexpected scents coming out. Grassy, citrusy follows into the taste.

Taste remains on tongue without clouding palate. Hops aren't well defined but they are there as a good balance to malt.

Mouthful is not heavy, but light and easy.

Drinkablity is very easy. Doesn't leave heavy feeling in mouth or in belly.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden yellow with a thin white head.

S - Lemon with a little bit of pepper and spice. Slight grassy aroma.

T - Somewhat sweet, yeasty bread flavor in the beginning. Then tart lemon finish.

M - Moderate and well carbonated. Crisp.

D - A nice summer refresher.

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Photo of henrysunset
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

good tall head of fine white, clear yelloowish amber,

smell is sweet, like a lot of belgian beers, pleasent enough though.

Taste is a bit citrusy, light malty sweetness, not very hoppy. Smooth and refreshing, although too sweet for me to drink lots, wouldn't seek out but wouldn't turn it down.

(Amy liked it more than I do.)

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

Purchased at New Beer Distributors on Chrystie street.
An American take on a Belgian golden ale... not a bad effort at that.
In a tulip it pours a pretty golden color... mostly clear with some yeast floaties. Comes with an attractive white head; no where near Duvel proportions but if I saw someone pour this I'd be interested in what it was.The flavor profile is caught between that of a strong pale and and a strong dark ale... not quite dry and crisp, but not going into sweet and juicy. Mostly, there's a subdued malty sweetness without much in the way of stickyness. Honey sweetened lemon tea?
A bit of hops bite and bitterness to be found but ultimately the appearance of hops is short lived.
A saison? not really. Not my favorite flavor profile but the mildness doesnt make that a huge factor. The 7.7% is not detectable making this very sneaky.
An elegant example of the style, I feel. I wouldn't keep this as a foundation of my beer supply, but could easily see myself using this as a tool to introduce someone to better beer.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a three-finger white head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Nearly clear light amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is faint malt and hop, hint of lemon. Starts almost sweet but the hops are there, finish is clean. $4.99 for a 12 oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma. Label has the ABV at 5.9%

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Photo of arguemaniac
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly hazy but very golden color. Lemon, a touch of honey, and some clove in the overall sweet aroma. The flavor features great herbal spice profile: lemon zest, clove, and fruit flavors, along with a light caramel graininess and a pleasantly balancing piney hop bite. Light mouthfeel with tangy carbonation.

Light and refreshing, I had no problem going through a bomber of this one. Recommended.

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Photo of meathookjones
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden orange with a small white foamy head. The head drops quickly leaving not much lace. Sweet fruits some toasty doughy malt and very light hints of spice and yeast make up the aroma. Not bad just not to potent or interesting. More sweet fruit on the flavor, apples and pears mainly. Doughy and sweet malts. Little signs of spiciness make themselves known. Pretty crisp mouthfeel that works. Fairly drinkable stuff for what it is. Not quite what I would expect from a saison but still fairly tasty and refreshing in its own right.

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

Pours out a cloudy light gold with a thin white head that quickly fades, spritzy carbonation, and a little bit of lace.

Smell is funky yeast, but not overwhelmingly so considering the style, with a bit of a peach note, some grape, lemon, and orange.

Flavor is a big yeasty bite with some pepper on it, then a gradual drying following an initial earthy flavor. Mouthfeel is medium.

Overall: A decent American saison, but I've had a lot better from craft brewers in the states. Good hot-weather thirst quencher, but not super-fantastic.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip, this pup has been sitting in the back corner of the fridge for a while ( I need better RAM). My 22oz bottle says 5.9%abv. Light yellow color, clear, limited carbonation, decent lacing and ivory white head.

Yeast, earthy up front. Almost like I was digging in a sandbox earthy. Nice. Tasted spicey, with saucey malt tones and a medium dry finish....this is not a super bold beer by any stretch, light floral and easy drinking. Loved the smell....and this is another beer that my palate could learn to love but for now its above average for the style.

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