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Lucky 13.alt | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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.

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Ratings: 874 |  Reviews: 268
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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep dark intriguing brown with a frothy off white head
This beer smells of honey, malt, very hoppy nose that is balanced by a strong malt profile
very malty taste, there’s hints of honey, caramel and a lot of hops throughout and in the finish.It hides the alcohol pretty well
This is a nice change up to the regular Lagunitas line, it was a bit pricey. It doesn’t have Lagunitas regular explosive flavor but is still a bit heavy


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4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Quiet brew of orange color, very translucent, small head with wonderful lacing.

S - I don't pick up much, some nectar, some toasted wood

T - Caramel and even quite sweet upfront - even young tasting, great spicing in the middle - red pepper flakes - along with plantain sweetness. Welcomed bitter balance. Not smooth, but very drinkable

M - Hefty carbonation, heavy feel.

O - Bursts of sweet and spice, malt and hops. Wonderfully bold and hearty. Enjoyable, but a bit too sugary sweet and I reached my limit on sweetness halfway thru.

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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

aged a bottle for about 3 years or so. really helped.

all the sugars mellowed out completely leaving it with an almost woody flavor, which is awesome because my biggest complaint with it right of the shelf was that it was way to sweet and really hard to drink. still a bigger fan of the mondo red. but if you come across an old bottle its def worth grabbing and letting it sit a while.

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3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1pt. 6fl. oz. brown bottle

Lagunitas Lucky 13.alt [blond girl on label] poured a light auburn/amber color into my snifter. A 1-finger off-white bubbly head was produced and shortly shrunk to craggy lacing. The nose is malt based with some citrus and floral notes. The taste is slightly different compared to the nose and has dominant hop flavors of flowery grapefruit and orange along with mild notes of caramel malt. The mouth feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Lagunitas comes through again with a beer that is full flavored, hoppy and reasonably priced...way to go!

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Lucky 13.alt from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 874 ratings
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