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RATINGS: 846   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1926) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Slightly off-white head on a orange-copper body. Lots of nice hoppiness in the aroma, but also comes with some caramel and oak. Piny hop aromas continue through into the taste with a good deal of woodiness from both the hops and the slight oak AB addition. Very dry aftertaste, and was glad to not pick up on too much caramel. Just enough for some solid balance. LIngering hop burn on the palate. Medium body with bubbly carbonation. Nice drinking, but having a hard time not liking the individual components more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2172) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of caramel malt, spicy hops, & pine; Flavor of sweet malt, rich spicy hops, citrus (notably grapefruit), and some caramel; Finish is bitter with some alcohol; Nicely balanced & complex; Overall, another version of Arrogant Bastard - quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1485) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
22 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH Signature Glass, the beer pours a hazy reddish/copper color with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mostly citrusy (grapefruit, orange peel) and pine hops, along with some caramel malt. Taste is citrusy and pine hops, caramel malt, and some vanilla and oak. Not surprisingly, there’s a nice lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and a bit slick with good carbonation. The smoothness of this brew helps make the drinkability good. I think it’s a good overall brew, definitely worth a try. With that being said, I like the other Bastards more than this one. It was still a cool idea to blend them anyway!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 I’m a big fan of all 3 Bastards thus was quite anxious to try this one. Full, inviting hop aroma Stone has come to be known by. I get hints of all 3 of the original beers but the oak aged definately stands out. Makes this quite smooth and dangerously drinkable at such a high ABV. A top notch brew - i’ve come to expect nothing less from Stone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Draft at Isaac’s. Pours a dark, almost opaque brown with a thick brow head. Nose is highly hopped with some boozy oak tones. Taste is really special. Initial bittering hops aren’t overpowering, but the flavoring hops give this beer a deep, complex bitterness. This is balanced out nicely by an oak finish complete with vanilla, booze, and dark wood. Finishes sticky on the tongue, leaving a hop flavor coating the tongue. Really a great blend of Stone’s series.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a ruby red with nice tan head. Nice hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and some vanilla hidden in there. The hoppy taste is actually quite subdued once you actually take a sip, with very little lingering bitterness. Almost a bit spicy on the tongue. Good mouthfeel, not watery at all. I’m impressed with this, although I knew I would be as I watched it pour out of the glass--the fire red color is truly impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rader58 (815) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Pours a cloudy burnt orange/amber. Aroma of citrus, tea, pine with hints of wood and earth. Flavor is citrus, pine, wood, resin. Very hop forward with a caramel, vanilla, wood coming through in the middle. The finish is bitter with a brown sugar and earthiness. A nice melding of flavors of all the bastards!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6524) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
They called me Smelsin, ..its funny because you smell .. . Pours a dark brown, medium foam .. . wow, what a beer to start the day.. . tons of fresh sap, bark, resin, molasses, and burnt toast with hop jam .. . a quality brew but meant for a nightcap, to much for 1pm .. . Had on tap @ the Gingerman, Jan 9th 2010 ..

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9900) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark maroon and hazy body with a 1.5 finger tan head. Strong dark malty nose with oak and a bit of a spruce-like smell. Deep and strong malty flavor with a spruce-like flavor with a noted creamy mouthfeel. There’s also vanilla and oak from the aged portion of the beer. The bitterness of the beer is fairly intense and of a floral, bush-like flavor. Finish is pretty strong from the deep maltiness, bitterness, a little harsh, and some alcohol. Not as good as any of the individual components in my mind.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2011
22 oz bottle. Had a lot of trouble finding this beer on rate beer... then I realized that the beer is actually not spelled the right way... Oh well. Pours a brownish copper color with a small light tan head. Smells of light citrus, a ton of hops, a bit of alcohol, and maybe some sweetness to it (could be the citrus?). Tastes fairly similar to the aroma, but man does this beer pack some punch it. It doesn’t even try to be smooth until the aftertaste, just a straight kick in the mouth. Very impressive nonetheless.


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