Duce | North Loop Brew Co

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Loop Brew Co
Minnesota, United States
northloopbrew.co

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lucid Duce is a full flavored, malt forward, red ale with robust caramel, vanilla, and biscuit flavor profiles. Duce, Italian for "duke", is a bold, powerful, ale for the winter season. Enjoy responsibly.

Added by morimech on 02-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
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Photo of Mikexw
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigP83
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Chocolate and caramel. Smooth. Dangerous

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lucid Duce', the Imperial Red Ale. Oak Aged! 8% ABV. Brewed and bottled by Lucid Brewing, Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Appearance: clear, crimson colored, slim white head.

Aroma: Malt is raging, hops are quiet. A little fruity, a bit mineral-y, earthy, a trifle flinty. Just stopping short of sweet. Or maybe just a little over the line.

Taste: Mild and mellow in the mouth. Largely malty, just enough hops for balance. Full-bodied, at first, starting bold, and rounding out, ultimately. I wish it were bolder, still, though. Tasty stuff, though, but I keep wanting it to be bigger. As it is, it's a drinker, though strong. The oak-aging is adding some complexity, and tamping down some sweetness.

No gobbledygook. It is what it is.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Imperial Red Ale. Hmm.

Appearance : A beautiful fiery reddish orange glow, 70% transparency. The head is thick and stable, off-white, and resting at about 1 finger. It leaves tattoos of its once 2 fingered stature in the form of webby lacing on the glass.

Aroma : The imperial character sure comes out right away. Strong alcohol and smoked hop leaf, with sweetly roasted malts and hints of sweet potato/yam, caramel, clove, molasses, and oat.

Taste : Wow, this is hitting me in stages. I'm trying to process. Its actually really f'ing decent. A bite of dry malts up front, some oak, mixed with a potent hit of hop flower rolled in sugar... followed by large waves of caramel and candied yams, and ends with a slight smokiness and roasted dry flavor. Hops come back on the finish but less sweet. The smell combines with the taste to create an experience. Totally unique and totally bomb.

Mouthfeel : Creamy, medium bodied, appropriately carbonated, ends semi-dry.

Overall : If I could go back and clean the store out for the $6 I paid for this four pack on closeout - I would. A great tasting smoked red and exceeded my expectations.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose is fairly mild with some spice, vanilla, biscuit, caramel, dried fruit. It pours a brilliant deep reddish amber under a 2" finely bubbled foam cap from a bomber bottle. The 12 ounce bottles have slightly less head. Big biscuit flavors, fruit, vanilla, caramel, alcohol and a hint of fig. there is a very slight tannic astringency on the finish. The hops and alcohol flavors join together to temper the rich malt flavors. The body is big - just a shade under chewy. I prefer it out of the bomber bottles - the carbonation is softer. The 12 oz. bottles are crisper and have a little bit of a bite. The tap version is somewhere in between. Big and bold, yet fairly well balanced.

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3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BigAl18
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of QuadriderMX
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of batt6343
3.8/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Duce from North Loop Brew Co
3.8 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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