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RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Lukcy Basartd is a dry-hopped meeting-of-the-Bastards in a in-the-fermenter-blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale…with a perfect balance of the essence of OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale. All in all, one awesome Bastard.

Lukcy Basartd Ale will be released in November and should be available in many of the enlightened locations where the liquid Arrogance is typically found.

This is a ‘once only’ special release commemorating the 13 year anniversary of when Arrogant Bastard Ale was first released upon the unsuspecting public. That is, ‘once only’ unless we decide to make it again.

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Oepn yuor mnid. Use a craobwr if you msut. Snice 1997, Arorgnat Basartd Ale has denemdad taht tyrnianacl micredioty rleax its girp of opprobrium on our ciollectve couniescosnss. Few pessoss the ruiereqd isinght or detph of piversceptve to crdiet the Liuqid Arorgnace for initatgsing the rlveoituon in tsate taht it has. Hevweor, taht’s pfecertly fnie, as our hlurecaen erffots in thirstung the larlegy unlliwing wolrd farorwd rquereis no exrtneal vaditilaon. We ralieze it’s hmaun nautre to bleeive taht pregorss trowads getreanss is one’s own ieda.

The mree fcat taht yuo’re hdoinlg tihs bttloe in yuor hnad ianidctes taht yuo’re pyiang antteiton, wihch ideitammley stes you arpat form the msseas. It aslo mkaes you one Lukcy Basartd. Hewover, lcuk faovrs the blod... and the arorgnat. The trmiraivute of Arorgnat Basartd Ale, OEKAD Arorgnat Basartd Ale and Dbolue Basartd Ale are all in paly in this cvueé de Basartd you now hlod, and wihle it is idneed a Lukcy Basartd, lcuk had ntohing to do wtih it.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigBeer45 (1272) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from Champanes, this beer had a clear dark brown and red pour and gave a one to two finger cover, it left some spots of lacing on the glass, the nose had aromas of citrus and grass hops with dark malt notes of dark candy, horehound, faint coffee and vanilla, and some roasted malt, the flavors were citrus and spice hops, some roasted malt, very faint coffee, caramel, dark candy, brown sugar and molasses sweetness, some lemon and citrus notes that were probably from the hops, the finish had a hop bitterness, the mouth feel was light to medium, it was a little creamy and had average carbonation, I did not like the mix of the flavors in this beer, I think the hops and malt flavors did not go together well, I have had the Arrogant Bastard and Double Bastard, I liked those Stone beers but this drink was not to my liking.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (347) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a chestnut color with with an off white head......aroma of wood, sweet maltiness.......taste is oak, very smooth with a sweet finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Beautiful clear burgundy with a creamy beige head. Malt and hop aroma burst forth. Medium body. Good balance. Firm, fresh moderate bitterness, no harshness. Dry oaky, juicy citrus finish. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (585) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Very dry, hoppy, strong, bitter bite. Delicious and distinct. Good amount of citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2007) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle 22oz. Pours amber/red with low off-white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of fruits, malt, caramel, barley sugar, alcohol. Taste is of bitterness, nuts, caramel. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Quite hoppy. Balance not too shabby.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour, thick foamy tan head. Aroma is citrus, caramel, vanilla oak, nutty, light cocoa. Exactly what you would think a dry hopped bastard would be. Flavour is caramel, nutty, citrus hop, molasses, cocoa, vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle on the hotel patio, SD, from Liberty Station 14/11/14. Rich amber/chestnut brown with a decent light beige covering. Nose is sweet, candied fruit peel, orange peel, pine, toffee, toasted brown sugars. Taste comprises cantaloupe melon, pine needles, candied orange peel, light spice, bitter red grapefruit. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet licks and a touch of warming alcohol. Solid hoppy strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (586) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2014
Another fine brew from the folks at Stone. Alluring aroma is backed up by the perfectly balanced full bodied flavour. Only problem is that it is too strong to drink in the quantities one would want.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (2537) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2014
22 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Amber-brown and pretty clear appearance with lingering, fluffy tan head and thick lacing. Aroma of pine, resinous hops, caramel malts, citrus fruits, floral and earthy notes. Similar flavor, heavy to harsh hop bitterness with light malt sweetness. Medium body with ample carbonation and a bitter, dry finish. Scroll Past!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (211) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle, dark amber. Decent creamy head. Aroma of malt, spruce, citrus. Flavor is caramel, spruce, lemon, vanilla, citrus rind bitter. Finish is bitter hops dry. Palate is rich and smooth, carbonation adequate, perfect actually. Overall a juicy quality, with some sweetness, followed by a dry finish.


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