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RATINGS: 851   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Date: 12/21/2010 Source:Other Resiny hop aroma over medium caramel. Cloudy amber brown with small white head. Intensely bitter resiny hop flavor over moderate sweetness. Medium body and mouth feel. Finish is medium to sweet. Intensely bitter and astringent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hollybeery (66) - Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark amber with off white head. Aromas are slight citrus, pine. Palate is full and fruitier than I imagined, dark stone fruits and maybe some fig...big roasty nuts and chocolate too. What a great beer, wish I had snagged more than one before they were gone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2011
22oz poured into a tulip glass. Aroma is floral and roasty malt. This smells more fruity than I imagined. The appearance is a typical dark reddish brown. with minimal tan head. The taste is less oaky than I imagined, but really tastes like a mellow AB, with hops and lingering bitterness. There is not real distinct property from the blended beers. I guess my complaint is that I love all three beers, but their uniqueness is lost in this brew. A good brew, but not better than any one of the three beers individually. Palate is medium to heavy body with light carbonation. Overall....not bad.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetmaxx (772) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Poured into a Arrogant Bastard 12oz. Glass from a 22oz. bottle. Color is a nice dark red/brown and very clear. Head is off white and lasts throughout the beer. Very mild hop aroma can be detected. The beer goes down smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation, and a medium full body feel. The flavor is high in bitterness and hops. I cannot detect any oak flavor like that of their Oaked Arrogant Bastard. This beer finishes very mellow. Overall a great beer that I hope to enjoy more during it’s limited engagement.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Bomber, as fresh as I could get it. Pours the familiar dark, dusky, clear rusty-red amber color. A tall, pretty head of beige-khaki foam leaves gobs of sticky, feathered wall lacing on the glass as it slowly settles to a modest, lasting, patchwork cap. On the nose, the dry hopping is immediately apparent, reaching up from the glass to infiltrate the nose with sticky pine resins, bright orange, and grapefruit at levels beyond that which I am accustomed to within any other variant of the Bastard series. Of course, there is an ample malt base of caramel and toasty toffee, along with rich bread at varying stages in the baking process. Fruits such as grilled plum and cooked dates also emerge, while the oak imparts a soft kiss of clean woodiness. Flavors largely follow suit, packing the hop wallop of a hefty Imperial Red, yet amply balanced by a lush blend of toasted toffee, caramelized plums, and various other grilled stone fruits. Pine and grapefruit linger on well after the swallow, bathing the tongue in bitter resins, distributed evenly by a big but relatively silky body that sports active, fine carbonation and a sticky-dry, slightly tacky finish. I’m trying my damnedest to hate this beer, but I can’t. It’s pretty solid, and I’m really digging the dripping, resinous hop profile over the caramelized fruit backdrop. Get it fresh, without a doubt, as this will be a shadow of its former self in a few short months.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Pours dark reddish brown with red highlights and a good sized beige head that fades to a nice ring. Aroma of big grapefruit and pine, orange juice, caramel, wood, brown sugar, cinnamon, and char. Flavors of caramel and brown sugar at first, followed by wood, dirt, big citrus and pine bitterness, ash, and tobacco. Finishes bitter as expected with pine, grapefruit, and burned toast winning out (while caramel sticks to the tongue for a while). Chewy mouthfeel, but it’s not too heavy, and the mouthfeel is nice and creamy with only small hints of heat. You don’t blend the Bastards and suddenly get a BAD beer...thus I like this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2011 Dark copper pour, small lacey off-white head. Big bastardy brown sugar and citrus and pine hop aroma. Slightly boozey tasting with more brown sugar, toffee, lots of resinous hops, moderate oakiness. Nice and biting, with a full mouthfeel. Not particularly distinct from the other Bastards, but very good nontheless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (970) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Stone brewery store ($5.75). Pours into Stone IRS snifter a deep dark garnet hue (red-purple-brown) with one finger of dark beige foam. Aroma is surprisingly fresh with hops (sharp citrus, sticky grapefruit) right off the bat...more so than regular AB or DB. Other aroma notes include tropical fruit, pine, cat piss, and a muted maltiness. The flavor also is big on some sharp hop tones (citrus, pine) but is excellently balanced with a lightly sweet but strong malt presence. Finishes with a slight lingering bitterness and absolutely concealed alcohol content. I am surprised by both the freshness and strength of the hops in this blend relative to its constituent Bastard cousins. Somehow the sum is greater than the parts. (265, 441)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5601) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
On tap. Poured a reddish-amber color with a medium sized head. Aroma was hoppy, crisp, oaked malts. This one was highly drinkable as it went down like it was a typical 5% ABV beer. Extremely smooth, creamy. Flavor was similar to the Oaked version, and probably the closest I could compare this one to.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2906) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2011
on tap at Armsby Abbey Worcester. Great aroma, Sweet. Hoppy, Caramel, pine, evergreen, oak, vanilla. Dark orangy brown color, Good head, faded to a ring, Good lace. Bitter sweet flavors. Medium body, Smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet bitter finish. Very tasty, great mix of the various bastards.


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