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RATINGS: 727   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1555) - Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2010
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark murky yet ruby red with a beautiful white creamy head, the foam reminds me of a quality Belgian brew with the small bubbles only more creamy, the aroma is sweet citrusy hops with this fresh clean smell. The flavor is candy sugar followed by a burst of hops then finishes with a woody flavor, assuming wood tastes bitter. I love double bastard and oaked arrogant, but actually haven’t rated regular old arrogant bastard ale, can you believe that. I need to do a vertical of all the bastard line, that would be interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Nice beer. A good blend of the various bastards. Definitely worth a try if you are a fan of Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, or Double Bastard.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dyetube (1183) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2010
This beer pours a very deep amber almost black with a large tan head. The aromas are citrus, pine, dough, smoked malt. The mouthfeel is heavy with a stickiness and medium carbonation ending very dry and bitter with a little smoke. This was a great beer! One of the best beers I’ve had! Can’t wait to have another. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Beautiful red-brown with medium head. Aroma mostly hops with a bit of malt. Full body, alcohol not detectable. Flavor is pretty much hops with pine flavor, with some wood and malt. Mainly bitter, not much balance. Perhaps not the most distinguished member of the Bastard family but good nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1291) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Poured a amber brown color, frothy full head, lacing all over the glass. The only aroma I smell is hops and lots of them. Taste is heavy bitter. Palate is med to heavy bodied. Creamy and oily texture. Long bitter finish. You taste some malt still though. This hop overload. But still good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsmerig (1277) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
deep amber with an off-white head. Strong hop aroma Sweet Syrupy Start quickly transforms to intense hop bitterness. finish is extremely dry with plenty of residual bitterness. Hop Heads Rejoice! A little over the top for me. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2628) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2010
A full bodied, sweet orange, and intense drink. Pours a dark orange almost brown color. Nice big frothy tan head. Mostly pine aroma with a little bit of woodiness and faint citrus. Flavor is sweet and bitter at first with a nice caramel sweetness. A little extra texture comes through which I have to attribute to the oak ageing. Finish is nicely resiny sticky pine and a little bit of grapefruit. A no nonsense full bodied and hop aggressive double west coast IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a deep, dark amber/brown with a rich tan head. Aroma smacks you in the face with strong malt, piney hops, fruit esters and oak. Flavor is very much the same with some strong malty sweetness and nice aggressive bitterness at the end. Mouth feel is heavy body with high carbonation. Overall, it really packs a punch. Damn Good Shit!!!!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5380) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Dark amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, caramel, vanilla, and light roast. Taste of pine, tobacco, vanilla, caramel, citrus fruits, and grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
natejgood (397) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Pours a nice deep amber color with an orangish head that continues to build after pouring stops. This beer is relatively clear, but has a fair amount of sediment in it. Overwhelming aroma of rich malts, hops and pine. Bitter hops combine with slightly hoppy heavy malts for a powerful and complex flavor. The bitter hops overpower the other flavors somewhat, but this is still an enjoyable beer to drink.


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