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RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   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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4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2200) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle. Had this for the first time exactly 1 year ago in Kalamazoo. Had never heard of it. Brought one back after visiting the Stone World Bistro in November. Then saw it locally in a liquor store. Medicinal aroma. Dark amber with floatillas. Dark chocolate malt and a nice hop finish. Really outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1030) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
bomber pour that I actually had after the bottle "best by date" - I didn’t expect such a short timeframe for a strong ale, but I guess the brewer doesn’t want the hops to fame too much...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Sweet Candi and citrus present on the nose. Caramel, citrus, oak and some resin. Great balance with typical stone hopiness. Nice beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2955) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Pours a murky copper with a white head of foam. Aroma is oaky and earthy hoppy bitterness. Tastes earthy and nearly sweet with a touch of bitterness lingering in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
On tap. Comes golden brown with a small tan head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and malt. Taste is pine, caramel malt, citrus, yeast, and some alcohol. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Amber golden color little head. Nose is pine some malt. Medium body good hop flavor throughout, bittering hops heavy pine, grapefruit. Dry easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2085) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma Is astringent with hops beyond belief. Some caramel. The taste is medium bitter of long duration. There is some caramel notes and light citrus.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhillyCraft (3166) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle. Stupid commercial description. Stupid spelling. Pours an amber brown with medium head that didn’t last. Notes of hop booze, heavy pine, toffee, malts, wood, and oranges. Lots of candy sugar in this. Med to heavy carbonation with medium body. Just too much for me

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1860) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Tasted on 1/31/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Midtown. Pours dark cola brown with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick and rocky lace. The nose is full of caramel malt and fading hops, with plenty of pine, citrus, and just a touch of brown sugar. The flavor is the same, quite malty, with the intensely bitter pine and citrus hops dominating the back of the palate. The body is full with average, but very smooth, carbonation and a very long caramel malt and piney resin hops finish. After a long while, I get a bit of a smokey and oaky note on the finish. Although I believe that this is past its prime (I tasted it on the "Enjoy By" date), it is still pretty vibrant and is definitely a Stone beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Hazy copper pour with a 1 finger, soapy, yellow cake head. Nice citrus and pine right up front in the nose, caramel, toffee, spicy hops, carmelized tree fruit, and a hint of earth. Flavor is dark caramel, twiggy wood notes, lots of pine, lots of citrus too, but the pine really takes it, yeasty, crusty bread, husky grain and some light booziness. Heavy body with a creamy, syrupy entry, light, but fairly sharp carbonation and dry, slightly astringent finish. Pretty tasty stuff, a little rough around the edges, but it seems to come together into a nice package.


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