Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 858   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle. Hazy copper with a moderate fluffy brown head. Aroma is strong spicy hops, caramel, sweet malt, citrus oils and grapefruit. Taste is more caramel, spicy hops, citrus fruit, grapefruit juice, sweet malt, soft alcohol and light pineapple. Very tasty! Body is medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Pleasant lingering bitterness as well. Ends with more citrus fruit, big caramel, sweet malt, grapefruit juice, light tropical fruit and big spicy hops. Yummy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6405) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle: The aroma has moderate caramel, tropical fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, and light pine. It pours a transparent brownish-orange with a two finger head with excellent retention and lots of sticky lacing...a very impressive looking beer. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel. There’s a nice tropical fruitiness and faint pineapple in the middle. The finish has some moderate grapefruit and lighter pine. Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and slightly sticky mouthfeel. To me it leans more toward Double than Arrogant Bastard with almost no signs of Oaked Bastard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bomber from the Andersons in Toledo. Amber-brown pour with a medium light tan head and sheets of lacing. Aroma is butterscotch and caramel malts, tea, grassy hops, and wood. Tastes are sweet malts and burnt sugars balanced by grapefruit hops. Apricot in there somewhere. Long burnt floral bitter aftertaste. Palate is knife and fork stuff - medium to full, but chewy. Good as expected, but would need all the variations side by side to pick a favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (888) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle: pours dark brown with a thin frothy tan head, aroma of floral hops, taste is extremely hoppy, some maltyness, maybe a bit of the oak as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Puors a naet and thcik abmer wtih na amora fo swtrabrry mlat, sewet rde wnie, adn sewet cakcrers tppoed wtih hpos. Aregesgvie mlat ifnsued wtih garperfiut adn oagrne jiuce. Tihck no teh pealate. Nto bda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle from lagunitasfan- thanks tim! Pours a clear copper with ruby red highlights and a small frothy tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine hops, tangerines, ight brandy, candied booze. Taste is oranges, sweet tangerines, light toffee, warming booze, hops cut the booze nicely. Actually like the interplay between the sharp booze and citrusy pine hops, with some tasty tangerine sweetness for good measure. Dry. Without the pungent hops, this would have been a lobsided with the booze and sweetness. Best fresh. Pretty good. Enjoyed this. Thanks tim.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
23-12-10: Brune-rougeatre, avec une mousse moyennement abondante et une effervescence normale. Puissants arômes d’houblon, avec des notes fruitées et boisés. Forte amertume du début a la fin. Puissant en bouche avec de belles notes de fruits rouge et noire. Finale longue et très amer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5648) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 24, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 This smells great. Lots of hops and some fruit. The flavor is hoppy and bitter too, but it just isn’t quite as good to my palate as the regular arrogant bastard or the double, which are cheaper too. Had again and liked equally, though a bit too sweet. 11/1/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Pours a dark amber to brown color with two fingers of frothy white head. Smell is of very strong pine hops (strength may be due to freshness, I don’t think I’ve ever had a Bastard/Basartd that had been on the shelves as short as this one). Oak is noticeable too, and is the first noticeable quality of the taste. Plenty of hop bitterness, and a bit of fruity sweetness too, maybe from raisin and plum. I might have guessed this was an IPA if I took a slip blindfolded. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy; beer has a medium body with moderate carbonation. I preferred each of this beer’s three components on their own, but definitely give this a try if you enjoyed the others. D: 3.5 decent, maybe too sweet. slow drinker but acceptable for abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper with an off-white head. Aroma is a heap of pine resin with citrus hops and some caramel poking through. Flavor is also led by resinous hops, with caramel and toasty malt flavors and a fairly strong bitterness. Maybe some oak and a bit of strawberry in there, too. Very nice.

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