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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
ruby brown color, aroma of pine/citrus hops, burnt caramel, toast, flavors of pine/citrus hops, burnt caramel, burnt toast, slight oak/vanilla, slight tropical fruits, booze, great blend of three great beers

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (667) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle: pours clear copper with wispy one finger khaki head. Head persists. Nose is real appealing. Spicy, herbal hops, vanilla and oak, tropical fruits and caramel malts. On the palate, relatively smooth for how much hop bitterness you would expect from the nose. Oak notes, pacific herbal hops, some caramel malt sweetness and then the spicy warming bitterness and drying on the finish. Great balance and addition of the Oaked makes this a great blend. I'll have another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
A pretty delicious ASA. Lovely, floral aroma. Big nose. The hops smell fresh. The beer is a lovely, auburn leather color with a white head that sticks. Pleasant lacing. Taste is on the sweet side, but not overbearing. Excellent malt/hops balance. Mouthfeel is smooth--this beer is highly drinkable. Some bitterness hangs around at the end. The beer has fun, fruity, almost tropical notes to it. Super glad I tried it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2012
The nose was the most outstanding part of this beer--it was just so complex, reflecting the obvious qualities of Arrogant Bastard, but also softened and deepened with vanilla and tropical fruit. The drinking wasn’t bad either, and mercifully it wasn’t a crass hop-monster there either. Warming, to be sure. Tremendous beer. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (155) - Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Strong citrus and hoppy aroma. Pours a deep golden brownish red with a thin white head. Citrus flavors followed by very strong hops. Surprisingly refreshing for a strong ale. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1577) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a deep amber color with a big frothy head that fades slowly and never completely goes away. Big lacing and webbing on the glass. Aroma is piney hops, oak barrel notes, and sweet caramel malt. Taste is very good. Piney and citrus hops stand out a bit but not too much. Very nice malty backbone with a great oak flavor too. The finish is very smooth, soft carbonation, lingering oak taste. As with all the bastards, this goes down way too easy for a stronger beer. This is a really good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
December 15, 2012 bottle shared by Brandon. Light brown pour with some head. Oak and piney hop in the aroma and taste. Dry bitter alcohol finish and the aftertaste was a little off.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle - thanks Brandon! Deep orange amber pour with a spotty head. Oak aroma, hoppy, and the booze comes out. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (973) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle, as pictured. Pours a nice dark brown with minimal head - tastes pretty similar to what you’d expect. A bit malty, sickly sweet but not overly so, nice hop character balance. Very well balanced beer for the style, IMO. Hops aren’t too distinct that you can really discern floral/pine/whatever notes, but the hops are there.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
docsteigs (500) - Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Aroma dominated by oak IMO with some pine resin hoppiness; taste is nice - smooth but with very strong bittering hop backbone; finish is warming and medium dry with oaky aftertaste


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