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RATINGS: 668   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle consumed the week it came to state. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head and okay head retention. Hoppy, grassy with pine and grapefruit tones. Soft and earthy. Strong grass y bitter warming. Citrus and fresh grapefruit rinds. Juicy with fresh cut grass notes. Great fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2010
pours ruby auburn color with off white frothy head. Aroma of dark cane syrup, citrus / resiny hops, grapefruit. Flavor of molasses, burnt sugar, resiny hops, apricot nectar, with a decidedly bitter finish. Thick, chewy mouth feel, full bodied. A pretty big beer, but not nuanced in the least. It was enjoyable, but I will probably not revisit. Not my favorite bastard.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Sampled on 12/13/2010. This American Strong Ale pours a medium amber brown color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is grapefruity, sweet, caramel with some wood. Medium to full bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are caramel and sweet, with a hint of oak. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy and them some more juicy grapefruit. Good carbonation. A nice balance of hops, malts and alcohol. This beer has a nice malt sweetness at the start with a fairly significant hop bite at the finish. The flavors tend to mellow and merge as it warms. Finishes sweet with some hops. Nice beer. I wonder how it will age. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumanBeing (19) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Excellent beer. Hoppy and big. On tap in a snifter. Loved the big hoppy taste. Bastard of a beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Draft @ Brass Tap. A deep amber color beer with a tall beige head. Nice nose, big on toasted malts, fat leafy green hops, and caramel notes. Medium to full body with a rich, smooth texture and good carbonation. Big resinous hop notes help give this one solid bitterness however the sweetness of the caramel notes to a lot to balance it out, the toasted malt background shines through as does a wood note. Solid bittersweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3235) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2010
22 oz bomber shared by jb. Pour is a hazed orange tan, with a smallish light tan head. Pretty, unfiltered look. Aroma is bright, bold hops, very dank and resinous. There is also a strong spice rye malt. As it warms, some tannic wood appears as well. Complex integrated nose. Taste is big resin hops initially, dank and earthy, followed by the wood, and the rough rye spices malt of the nose. Palate is medium bodied, very (pleasantly) abrasive in the mouth, and featuring a dry hop finish. The aftertaste has lingering wood tannins. Overall, fun beer, really aggressive. Thanks for bringing this one back and sharing it John.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1714) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Great concept. Lots of AB flavors running around all over the place, with hints of spicy vanilla and oak. Heavy malt, minor booze notable. Note tooooooo different from all those beers already, but tasty nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Mehhh. Dark and frothy appearance. I couldn’t really differentiate this much from a regular bastard. Same strong caramelly flavor and medium hoppiness. The dry hopping was hardly noticeable. Overall, dissapointing, but not a bad beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
22 oz bottle. Clear burgundy brown with a tannish head. Nose is pine, orange juice, toffee and gin. Been a long time since i’ve tried any of the Bastards. With the first sip i’m reminded of why they were an early favorite. Medium body with bright carb. Taste is orange peel, lemon cough drops and caramel. Kind of muddled hopwise but tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Poured a very dark cloudy orange. Aroma is very sweet on the caramelized malts with a good bit of oak. Taste is very heavy on citrus hops, with a very deep lingering bitterness. The oak creates a good bit of sourness on this ale, mixing in very nicely with the citrus. The mouthfeel is ridiculously good on this one. The carbonation is very soft as well with a medium-heavy ale.


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