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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Fairly dark orange/brown with nice 2 finger head. leaves good lacing. Smells of Hops, pine, citrus, orange, grapefruit hops and sweet brown sugar and caramel. nice balance. Taste is a great mix of the hops and malts. pine, citrus hops with carmalized and sweet sugar rich Malts. some alcohol presense. again, a nice balance. Medium plus body with mild to med carbonation, good hop bite and dry finish, sticky in the mouth and throat with a medium alcohol warmth. A nice surprise this one was! Great balance of the piney and citrus hops with the sweet caramels, sugar and malts. I’ll be going back for more!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark ruby brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt, earthy hop and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a solid bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pours a dark amber brownish color, nose is a little weak, mild notes of citrus and floral hops, hints of candy sugar and oak. Taste is quite nice, really fruity and juicy, surprisingly easy to drink, light in body with decent residual sweetness. The oak compliments without competing. I’m actually shocked that stone was able to put together two beers that are similar from the get go, and create a beer that is so unique.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2010
growler poured a dark plumb brown in color with a thin off white head. aroma has sticky hops, pine resins, some citrus, sweetness, and a nicely malted base. mouth feel is big and chewy. flavor gets some bitterness going, pine, medium sweetness, a bit of the oak bastard, and some alcohol on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thicksuds (408) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2010
A big fan of the original bastard, this version tastes very hopped up, but also very malty, has a bit of a sweetness and bitterness to it as well, the most hopped of the bastards I have had, not getting the oak quality in it, but overall still a solid beer from Stone, and a welcome twist on an old fav. Hints of a strong red ale as well. Good quality ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Deep red pour with a light yellowish tan head. Aroma of fresh pine, caramel, citrus rind, light fruits, biscuit malt and wood. Flavors are bright and bittersweet, lots of pine a citrus bitterness with a light caramel/tropical fruit sweetness, spicy woody notes throughout. Somewhat heavy body with a creamy sort of mouth feel, carbonation is delicate but definitely present. Starts fruity and lightly sweet, dry malt and a wallop of piney bitterness mid palate and heads towards a dry/spicy/woody/long bitter finish. Overall, a very satisfying ASA and thankfully not too sweet, a nice balance of the style and probably ties with oaked AB as my favorite of the Bastards

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2068) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 4, 2010
650ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a murky dark brown color with a medium beige head that has good retention and plenty of lacing. /the aroma is strong with that classic Stone aroma, perfume, citrus hops, leather and dark fruits. The flavor is hops forward with pine, citrus, pecans, thyme, leather, toffee and caramel. The palate is smooth, full and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes long and biter with a bit of caramel and vanilla making a comeback. overall: A very potent ale, very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Dark amber/brown pour with gooey off white head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar, resiny hops. Dark roasted malt with a nice resiiny bitter. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. nice growing bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2010
One of the better Stone beers I have had in a bit. This is the longest description of a beer I have ever seen. Pours dark copper with an off white head. Citrus hops and caramel malt in the flavor and aroma. Nice bitterness and a little boozy. Pine. Well done.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1493) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Aroma of citrus, pine hops with some fruit sweetness. Appearance is cola like with tan head. Flavor matches the nose, but with a big caramel malt backbone. Palate is creamy and lively. Very good.


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