Finally, the end to an insane week. Although my weekend is going to be a little busy, I’m so happy that it’s here. My cat is lying on the couch with his head on the pillow and his body under the blanket. He’s doing much better today, but he’s still a little loopy from the meds. I’ve found that it is not easy to give a cat meds, especially my cat. My sister and I are watching the Yankees game, which looks like it’s about to go into a rain delay. I love watching post season baseball. I can’t wait until tomorrow, because the Phils are playing. I’m really hoping they win. Anyways, this is a brew that I’ve had for awhile. I really enjoy a lot of Lagunitas brews, so I’m hoping that this is a good one.
Style: American Strong Ale
Trivia: According to beernews.org, “Also, it is not ‘Lucky 13 Alt’ but ‘Lucky 13.alt.’ Don’t let the label confuse you into thinking it is an Altbier; it is actually an obscure reference to alt.* newsgroups of the past. Maybe it should have been called alt.Lucky 13 in that case but that’s what it means.”
Random: Verlander didn’t look nearly as sharp as he has in previous starts. This could be a very good break for the Yankees.
This brew poured with a one finger, pure white head that left very little lacing on the glass. The body was a clear copper color with moderate visible carbonation. The nose had some caramel malt, grass and toffee to it. There was definitely a lot going on with this brew. The taste was a little bit harsher than the nose. I definitely got a bit of sweetness from the caramel malt, but also some hop bitterness and a bit of sweet fruit. The booze came out slightly at the finish with some warming at the back of the throat. The more that I sipped this beer, the more I got a hop bite from it. The body was moderate with moderate carbonation. I don’t know what I was expecting from this beer, but I’m not sure that it was this. With that being said, it was definitely a solid brew that I would have again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0