Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 858   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bombers from Capone’s, Craft Ale, and Smith’s. Pours mahigany toward deep ruby/brown with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is huge spirits, fruity, cherry, hops, peaty oaky bourbon. Tastes oaky, spirity, with a huge resiny hop flavor, and finishing cherry cognacy flavors. Very complex, and a synergistic mix of the two bastards. Very very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHopster (1048) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2011
I actually did get lucky finding this due the short supply. More complex than its Bastard cousins. Deliciously addictive to sip. Loads of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Copper red/brown with forever latte head. Nose is sweet caramel malt and brown sugar. Sweet and malty. Taste is huge caramel bubble gum malt. Creamy goodness with sharp warming. Reminds me of the Lagunitas malt profile. And, as my moniker hints, that’s a good thing. Sharp oaky goodness in the back. Can I coin the phrase "Malt Monster"?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2761) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Not very appealing brownish color, but a good firm and creamy tan head sat atop it. Very nice spicy and citric hoppy nose, possibly a hint of oak or cocoa that comes through more in the flavor, along with rounded heavy malts. Medium mouthfeel, balanced if big finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - JAN 26, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Puros a rcih amebr wtih dencet szie off-whtie haed. Amroa of caarmel, gruieaprft, lgiht ciurts, pnie, and shligt oak. Tstae is inractite starintg off sglkiochny wodoy wtih a cmialng and stmooh bitetr and seewt coaoiimtbnn finihess wdooy and ntuty posbilsy baseuce of smoe yaset in the puor? Platae is ierdblciny smtooh and has a crietan sikly shonsteoms. Oevrlal vrey good but mabye a liltte hepyd up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, pine, hops, resin, light citrus, light wood, and slight caramel malt. Poured deep amber/orange in color with a large, creamy dense, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily bitter and light to medium sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, malt, light wood, slight caramel, and some brown sugar. Medium body. Slick, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Resin, hops, light wood, pine, malt, slight caramel finish is dry. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12938) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
A reddish copper ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a wonderful hop bomb with pink grapefruits, kiki, lichee, mentol and alcohol. In mouth, a smooth biscuitty malt with c-hops, citrus, menthol and warming alcohol, well balanced. On tap at Mr. Beery’s , Jan 3 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Tap. Rating #323. Dark reddish brown with a dirty white head. Big sweet spicy hops, caramel malts, really nice. Big hop flavor, but nicely balanced with more rich maltiness. Nice stuff. (1464)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle at rattle n hum. Vanilla and wood, some slight cinnamon. Dark brown sugar. Nice... Interesting creamy but astrigent ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bomber. Pours a nice orange mahogany with a dense stand of frothy beige head. The aroma is trademark Bastard. Piney chinook hops jump into my nose immediately, followed by a little bit of citrus and a good dose of woody toasted malts. This is pretty much exactly how I imagined this smelling. The flavor is very woody, between the piney hops, toasted malts, and actual oak. Then comes an interesting fruity sweetness that I wasn’t really expecting. Cantaloupe, strawberry, maybe a little bit of mango. Caramel, toast, and wood come in the finish, which is on the bitter side. That bitterness sticks around in the mouth for a while, though it doesn’t seem as harsh as any of the individual Bastards. Pretty good beer, but does not amount to the sum of its parts.

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