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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (919) - 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 (1536) - 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 (366) - 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 (7858) - 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 (3483) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Sampled in Boulder Colorado then got photo of me with Greg Koch! This did not wow me as much as the collaborative San Diego County beer did. But I will try again if I ever see it again. Hops are big as to be expected and the balance is struck with a good hit of malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2010 This is undoubtedly the greatest Basartd of them all. Perhaps the freshness of the beer can claim to be the reason for that opinion... But this is excellent. Exceedingly hop forward, yet without the abrasive and slightly astringent palate of the standard Bastard. This is, for me, what the Basartd ought to be.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (510) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Pours a dark amber with a nice thick head. Aroma is delicious with some smooth malt and hops. Taste is medium to full bodied with a nice smooth delicious palate, maybe a bit hot though. Delicious.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andyhwcinc (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
I had this on tap at Fountainhead in Chicago, IL. I actually went specifically to Fountainhead to try this seemingly rare brew, and I can’t say the juice was worth the squeeze. Appearance is a very dark ruby red with a creamy, prominent head. Aroma was rather faint, not too much other than a bit of skunky hops. Taste was honestly like a cough syrup. It’s very much an "earthy" brew, so much in the sense that it overwhelms the tastebuds to the point where it lingers in the back of your throat and you feel like you’ve been sick for a week. Very strange, so much that I almost didn’t finish the glass I ordered. I’m a huge Stone fan and disappointed by this one...maybe I’ll try it in bottle form to see if I get different results.


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