Lagunitas: Lucky 13

Posted: May 27, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Since I have started this blog I have become a very big fan of different types of beers and a big fan of different breweries. One of the breweries that I have come to like a lot is Lagunitas Brewing Company. Recently I once again tried one of their beers and once again I was really impressed with what this beer had to offer.

The beer that I had tried this time was their Lucky 13. This beer was originally brewed back in 2006 in commemoration of their 13th anniversary. However, they decided to keep this beer around and it has became really popular with beer drinkers. Even though they have continued to produce this beer, back in 2010 they switched up the way they brew this beer. Before then this beer was brewed with darker malts, and since 2010 they have been brewing this beer with lighter malts in order to make it more favorable for the summer months.

So let’s take a look at this beer. It will pour to a reddish copper color and when you pour this beer you will have a piney tone it which comes from the hops in this beer. However, you will also notice a variety of other aromas as  well. Some of the ones that I noticed right away were caramel and a distinct sweet fruity smell. There were hints of grapefruit and pear that went along with the sweet smelling malts.

Then when you taste your first sip, you will get a variety of different tastes as well. You will definitely get the sweetness of the malts. Since they began using light malts I imagine that the beer would have been a tad bit sweeter before 2010. In combination of the sweetness such as the caramels from the malts is spiciness to this beer which I feel comes from that aromas and taste of pine in this beer.  You will get a bit of bitterness to go along with everything else in this beer, but it’s the perfect amount. 

Overall I would rate this beer as a great one. It is a really good red. As with all of the beers in this blog I recommend that you all try this beer.

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