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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bomber from BevMo Carmel Mtn. Ranch: Deep rbuy coolr wtih a genuoers lihgt tan haed. Amroa is blod, mlaty, spciy and lhigt ctruis. Falovr srtats rcih and mlaty feollowd by a stmooh moellw berttniess that lneirgs in a lihgt, dry oagrne rnid btetir fnhiis. Flul bdoy is rcih nad stomoh wtih meordate carbaontion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2010
2010-11-19. Crisp dark red-brown body with a small creamy beige head and lace. 4+ Rich first sip is pleasantly bitter, resiny character in the middle, sweet caramel malt in the finish, lingering blend of hops and caramel in the finish is nice. Alcohol starts to show itself as it warms. 7+ Modest aroma is mild at first as its a bit chilled, sweet caramel malt, melange of hops as it warms up, light greenery. Modest resin and green hops as it goes on. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate. Pretty solid. A bit strong to be drinking pints of it, but it was quite good. Draft at The Blue Monk, Buffalo

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
12iz snifter at barley house, Algonquin... Pours a dark reddish caramel brown pour, mostly non-trasparent with a fluffy light beige head... Aroma is a mostly standard piney citrusy hop forwardness with, to a much lesser degree, a biscuity maltiness to goalong with it. I might be imagining it but there might be a trace if vanilla and oak on the backend but I may be reaching... Flavors are of citrus and herbal tea notes, an earthy bitterness through the middle, and finishes off with an oaky soft vanilla presence while still maintaining an adequate bitterness. Decent beer really, well made, without anything unique that really jumps out to grab you.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2010
draft @ Blue Monk, Buffalo. Mahoghany colored pour with fresh piney hops aroma. hops smell & taste very fresh.not as strong & agressive as I thought it would be.slightly astringent but somewhat balanced. Pretty good & I’m glad I got a keg

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Cherry red with a large, frothy and active off-white head with plenty of lace. Nose is green hops, solvent, vanilla, brown sugar, roast, light citrus. I like this a little bit more than I want to. I really don’t like any of the three bastards much anymore on their own, but somehow blended together with some fresh hops it tastes a bit more mellow and balanced. Astringency comes through in the finish as you drink a little more. Maybe I don’t like this much after all. I know I won’t be buying a bottle. thanks for hooking it up, taylor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3372) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Deep amber pour with off white head that dissipates to nothingness. Aroma of pine, herbal, and other generically bitter hops. A touch of vanilla and oak sweetness, light cherry cola syrup. Strong bitter flavor, dry, herbal and pine. Sweetness is subtle and kept in check by the strong hops. The bitterness is fairly generic though, which detracts from the overall flavor. It’s not bad, it’s just not impressive. Finishes with wet oak. Cola like carbonation. This beer feels like an Old Navy commercial.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2010
22oz bomber, fresh from grape & gourmet, poured into my double bastard glass. pours a gorgeous, clear copper with glints of ruby and a short, creamy, off-white head leaving tight rings of lace. aroma is awesome with huge, fresh, massively piney, resinous hops, orange peel, and light tropical notes backed by herbal spice, sweet caramel malts, and just a hint of oaked vanilla. flavor is fantastic as well with those trademark arrogant, aggressive, stone hops coming to the forefront with big pine resin, citrus peel, and wet grass balanced by a light sweetness of toffee-dipped cherries, peach syrup, and graham crackery malts with the slightest touch of nutty oak on the finish. palate is medium bodied and nicely carbonated with a smooth bitterness. unmistakably stone and maybe my favorite bottled version of the bastard.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (757) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2010
pours deep dark amber with a thin off white head and some lacing. aroma is dark malt, hops and overripe fruit. taste is hops, licorice, citrus, wood and cherries... but mostly hops... all against a dark malt background. finish has a subtle sweetness with almost red wine characteristics but ultimately the hops win.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Dark copper red with a creamy off white head. Good strong citrus hops and caramel aroma and taste with a decent bitter bite and a hoppy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1419) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham, NC. Copper colored pour with a creamy off-white head. Fresh hop aroma of pine with a bit of spiciness and Earth. The taste is incredible; big grapefruit rind, pine, spruce, and grass with an assertive malt backbone to provide sweetness and balance. Quite excellent.


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