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Beer Profile

  • Brewery: Lagunitas Brewing Company
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  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • Style: American Amber / Red Ale
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  • Hops: Amarillo
  • ABV: 8.3%
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  • Preferred Glass: Pint
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  • PHM Grade: A

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale

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First let’s get the name right. Lagunitas is pronounced “LAH-GOO-KNEE-TUSS”. I hate mispronouncing beers but do it all the time. Say “LAH-GOO-KNEE-TUSS” with me. Now let’s turn to mondo. Mondo means huge right. Not a lot of Swedes know that. Well huge it is. This Lucky 13 is a wonderfully balanced mondo ale with huge hops and malts and a nice huge smokey flavor. I shared a bomber with a couple buddies and was disappointed that I couldn’t have the whole thing to myself after I tasted this brew. It pours a nice clear reddish-amber and displays a fluffy head that becomes lacy. You’ll smell the pine and citrus immediately and then some pineapple and sweetness. Just a subtle bitterness in the end that makes it memorable. Mouthfeel is comforting and lasting. Watch out for the ABV. At 8.3% and the refreshing, inviting flavor you’ll have to be careful if you know what I mean. Haven’t seen it in six packs but am hoping.

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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