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RATINGS: 662   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
[3481-20101120] Tap. Super hoppy aroma has lots of citrus wood. Clear, dark red amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some thick lacing. Very citrus peel hops flavour has wood resin notes and an almost overwhelmingly hoppiness and long aftertaste. Bitter medium-full body. Too much at first but was nice to sample.
Overheard: "That’s a lovely, welcoming, embracive kick in the teeth."
(@ Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bomber. Pours a thick brown red, with a finger or so of white fluffy foam. Aroma all sticky pine resin. Taste is bitter hops and malt, with a smooth sweet character through the mid-palate, to a mild, creamy pine and roast nuts finish, with just a touch of caramel apples in the post palate. Excellent. So pleased to see Stone nail one like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1299) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
On tap at Malt and Vine. This beer was quite pungent. I didn’t get a lot of the oak as others did; however, it did have a very nice pine hop aroma that was quite pungent. Also, there was a nice subtle malt sweetness coming through. A little boozy on the nose, I believe this is from the Double Bastard, considering that is the strongest. A tad thinner than the Arrogant, because of the increase in the ABV, I think this runs a little "thin". Still, this has an excellent texture. I was told this is a fairly fresh keg, so hops weren’t a problem. This beer had a nice clean pine hop flavor. Nice lasting bitterness, and a slight boozy quality kicks in as well. Could do without the booze, but this is still pretty good. Not getting any oak as suggested -- maybe the hop flavor has to die down a bit before this happens. While I was trying this I was reminded of the 13th Anniversary, and then I read the description, and quite frankly, I don’t think the blending of all the beers was necessary, but it surely is interesting. Pretty good, but considering I’ve had all the elements that make up this beer, it’s nothing ground-breaking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
22oz bottle, i think it was $7? pretty good brew, not exceptional. drinkable, but memorable. see below rating/s.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (906) - Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours a brown color with deep reddish hues. Has a nice brown head that seems to last for awhile. Smells of some hops, sugar, and some flowers. Taste is more bitter than I was expecting. Still pretty tasty with a sugary taste before the bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2010
I wish I remembered who brought this, I will update the rating once I find out, but until then thank you! Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is hops, malt, oak, caramel. Flavor is much the same as the 3 bastards combined but with a bit of a fresh oily hop presence somewhat similar to hop stoopid. Really nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
22oz bottle purchased at Total Wine, Tustin This pours a beautiful dark amber/reddish color with an off-white frothy head. I really like the look of this beer. The flavor is a very nice balance of hops, malt, stickiness, smoothness, etc. It’s a really nicely crafted sipping beer. I’ll definitely stash away a few of these.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jethrodium (357) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a very dark amber with a small white head that leaves a large amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is oak, floral and spicy hops, and faint caramel. Initial taste is oak and some floral and citrus hops going onto spicy hops. Finish is malty, light caramel with good bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
On tap. Pours with a lasting tan head over a hazy brown-amber body. Good lace. Aroma are fruity, caramel, light oak and raisins. Flavors are hoppy, fruity (cantaloupe?), caramel and a bit of alcohol. Lively bubbles with a dry finish. Not as hoppy as the regular bastard, not as rich as the double.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Deep bold clear reddish-brown pour with a clingy light tan head and excellent lacing.  Huge intense piney and orangey hop aroma, along with caramel and roast.  Big hop flavor of orange, grapefruit, pine and resin.  Nice bitterness to this one.  To balance though, there’s sweet and slightly syrupy malt.  Caramel and roast.  Not too much sweetness.  Full bodied with slight thick syrupiness on the palate.  Soft carbonation and loads of lasting hop resins.  A really enjoyable beer overall, as good as any of its parts.


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