Lucky 13.alt | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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874 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Blonde Ale

O.G. 1.085
76.92 IBU

Added by MADhombrewer on 06-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
874
Reviews:
268
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 874 |  Reviews: 268
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of billab914
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Copper body with lively carbonation. Bone white head pours a finger high.

S - Unique nose. Light, sweet breadiness and water chestnuts.

T - Robust herbal hops open for a nice, soft malt center. Quick, fruity finish.

M - Smooth, medium/full to style.

O - A great brew with nice drinkability at 8.9%

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Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear copper amber with some small visible carbonation and a decent two finger high head of white fomay lace. The aroma was really packed with tons of bready malts. Cereal grains taking over as it warms up with a decent musty sort of smell.

\A quick clean taste that really did not have much of a follow though to it. It really kinda was dominated by the cereal grains and earthy bread like malts that drown out anything else that might have been trying to make a run at coming forward. Very smooth with a crisp clean finish. Not a ton of carbnation and the body itself was very light Very nice actually as there was nothing really holding you back from having multiples of this. Low abv and a very smooth flavor with a crisp finish

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Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours amber in color with a slightly off-white head.

S: A malt driven beer with lots of caramel and toffee. There's a nice hoppiness, too with some citrus and floral notes. A bit more malt in the form of bread. There's an almost candy sweetness and a bit of fruit.

T: Lots of toffee, brown sugar, and caramel malt character, which is nice. More sweetness from the candy/sugar, and some red fruits (grapes and berries?). Still some hop notes with mild citrus, and a mild bitterness.

M: The body is medium with a medium carbonation.

O: Lagunitas makes some fine ales, and this was one of them.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Stared at this one on the shelf long enough: time to buy and try. It pours a clear brass topped by a solid finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, caramel, honey, light maple syrup, and a decent amount of flaky biscuits. The taste brings in more of the same, with the grapefruit and newcoming pine taking center stage whilst the sweeter and breadier notes surrounding them closely, snugly. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda syrupy feel. Overall, a very pleasing beer with impeccable balance. Good times.

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Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color with a good sized fluffy white head that shows great retention and lace. Aromas of citrus and pine waft from the bottle the second it is opened. Sweet toffee and caramel malt backbone hold this one up quite well. Taste is citrus and pine up front, sweet caramel and burnt sugar pop in for a second somewhere in the middle. The hops take over the finish and dance for a second with a touch of ethanol. The malty sweetness is almost approaching maibock here but the hops are powerful enough to keep that in check. Medium body and level of carbonation. Resinous and sweet sticky mouthfeel. This is nice, I liked it. It's a bit different, but I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beautiful glowing amber golden body forms thick 3 fingers worth of head, slightly off white. Fine even lacing intricately left behind as the head dwindles, or after your first few sips. Aroma has an intense tropical fruit, pine, pineapple, mango, grapefruit blasts of hops, all sugar coated with a nice malt backbone peaking through with a kiss of alcohol reaching the nares. They make some big beautiful beers, this has a wallop of hop flavor well blended malt sweetness and soothing alcohol which all goes down extremely easily with each sip. There's up front sugar from the malts, a bit of warming alcohol, but then there's a well blended hop orchestra of mango, grapefruit citrus peel, pine cone, and straight up dirt as in earthiness. Really well blended flavors that don't become cloying by any means, extremely easy to drink for a beer this huge. Resinous but not too oily, slick just to lubricate yourself and your palate, even carbonation nothing cloying...damn good. Overall feelings, I love Lagunitas and this is proof that they need to build their Chicago plant sooner than already planned, it can't get any fresher or more affordable only 4.75 to 6 bucks at the highest in a beer store around my parts.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, copper amber with a dense foamy head. Great retention. Smells of citrus, bread, and pineapple. Great malt character; bready, biscuity. The hops are piny and fruity; there's an immense pineapple flavor here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, drinkable.

For the ABV this is scary drinkable. Bitter and sweet, the fruity hop character is a nice change of pace. The malt character adds fantastic balance. This is yet another awesome Lagunitas offering.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Really nice body color here. Crystal clear, and amber bronze and orange glowing. Rising carbonation of small pinhead size, and producing a nice big three finger off white fluffy head with lots of retention. Very inviting.

Nose is great. Toasty sweet caramel and brown sugar, clean smelling citrus hops, really nicely balanced with a big malt forward presence. Smells delicious.

Tasty toasty light rolling malts, with a thick sweetness. Not too syrupy but just a little. Finishes with a muted sweetness and a slow burried hop bitterness. Feel doesn't seem heavily carbonated but no complaints as the malt is nicely big but in control.

Taste wise it's solid and not mind blowing, but I love everything else about this beer they did a great job on this one.

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Photo of Billolick
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always happy to try a new one from Lagunitis. My growler was filled at the Green Growler Grocery in Croton on Hudson, NY.

Nice looking brew, clear, typical almond amber, early puffy off white head, then a fine bubble film and leaves nice webs and extensive fine sheets of lacing.

Fruity hop nose with malt sweetness in the rear.

Super flavorful and enjoyable ale, notes of melons, lime, honey, ginger, gin and fruity, hoppy goodness. Packing serious flavor and at almost 9% this is a heady brew, but I'm tasting no alcohol.

Well done and well worth a try. Seek out if this should become available in your general area.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of IPAchris
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear orange amber, half finger white head that slowly dissipated into a ring and nice lacing. Great aroma of herbal and piney hops, light malt and tropical fruit. Flavor is nice sweet and caramel malt, light fruit, brown sugar. Nice hop kick at the end. Very well integrated and balanced. I'm not sure this a traditional alt, but it tastes good.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is the #17 Altbier on the beeradvocate best of lists. Served in a tumbler.

Beer is yellow with a mild haze, lazy head, some lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is hoppier than expected, mildly pine.

Beer is light in body, dare I say thin, with a mild yeast presence, weak on the lead off, and a dry mildly bitter finish, pine hops on the middle. Decent, I enjoyed it and would have it again.

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Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Lucky 13.alt from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 874 ratings.
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