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Lagunitas Lucky 13.alt

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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Blonde version of Lucky 13, released in 2011 and 2012.
From the first day of the first mash of the first recipe in the first brewhouse in the first space to this oasis 13 years on the road; We have worked hard to walk in the footsteps of our hero brewers- The Noble Brewer of the planetís only legal Steam Beer, and Oregonís Rebel Brewer from Newport. Thirteen years down the road, we have found our own voice as brewers but our admiration for the Great Ones has not dimmed one bit. If we walked well down the heroís path ourselves, perhaps we too have been an inspiration for others. Beer is a Bronze Age business and we feel honored to have left our footprints on itís path into history, at the same time leaving our flavors on your buds. Thanks for your trust over the years and we hope you enjoy this specialty breweed Hi-Gravity Auburn offering.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Got a 22oz. bomber for a fourth of July party. Couldnít wait to open it so I basically drank the thing at room temp. Didnít matter. Nose is full of fruit and bready malts, a smell that never gets old. Pours a nice golden color with perfect carbonation. The two finger head dies off rather quickly but leaves a shit load of lacing around the glass. I was in love with the first sip. Full of citrusy hops with a great malt bill supporting everything. Notes of pear, peaches, and mango? Fantastic brew from Lagunitas. My only qualm is that it almost mirrors the lil sumpin sumpin just with a higher gravity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
The aroma is full of bready and malty smells. The appearance is very clear and golden with some orange. The taste is similar to the aroma with the addition of some hops and malts to balance the flavor out. It is a good beer, however; I do find the bread flavor to be a bit too strong. It goes down smooth for 8.9%

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Tap. Pours clear orange with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), heavy hops (floral, citrus, fruity), and average esters (apple/pear)and with notes of alcohol and apricot. Flavor is hippy and bitter with supporting malt. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1961) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle. Clear bright orange pour with a quick tight foamy white head that dissipates to a thin film. Aroma is strong pine hops and sweetness. Taste is more strong bitter pine grapefruit hops and some caramel maltiness. Palate is medium and creamy with a fizzy chaulky dry finish. This is a strong ale? Where is the malt balance, more a IPA or close DIPA. Really like this at $4.99 a bottle. Maybe bigger rating if not labeled as a ASA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Iím not too sure about the difference between this beer and the original Lucky 13. This is a great beer. An impressive balance of malt and hops, Though i prefer a stronger hoppy flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3530) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2011
22 oz. bomber from Binnyís. Somewhat hazy golden pour with a minimal white head. Aroma of citrus hops, cotton candy, sweet pale malts, some apparent alcohol. Flavor is a hodgepodge of sweet and bitter. Some apparent grapefruit and orange, mild sweetness from the malts. Not much of a punch from the flavor though. Alcohol is pretty apparent. This seems to be a bit thin bodied, and almost slick on the palate. This is just another high gravity brew from Lagunitas that isnít bad but isnít great. The price is always right, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1765) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2011
$2.50 for a 22oz down in Medford. Red brown copper pour. Nose is malty, hints of plummy fruit, and a slight poke at citrus. Flavor is surprisingly pineapple, which I thought was great! Fairly sweet and malty, thicker body, honey, caramel, and not much of a hop note. Pretty wet beer. I really enjoyed it though! Stoked to see the Lagunitas guys getting weird!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Clear copper color. Nice bitterness followed by a nice subtle maltiness. The alcohol is well hidden. A very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
944play (359) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Clear gold, small white head and slight lace. Typical Lagunitas nose of berries, grass, and flamboyant citrus. Might as well be Maximus but for some drier, toastier notes and some stonefruity Amarillo. Thatís about it, really -- another flavorful gigantor Lagunitas ale offering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
This 2011 alternative version is an Imperial Blonde Ale, the guy from Binnyís told me. 22oz bottles pours a clear amberish gold with a 1 finger white head. Aroma is resinous, floral hops and a sweet honeyed caramel malt background. Taste is pure hops with a hint of honey. This bottle is freshy FRESH. Body is medium heavy with average carbonation and a dry finish. Good stuff, altough Iíve never had the original version of this.


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