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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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SOCALBEERGUY (1) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2010 does not count
One of the greatest beers I have ever had the pleasure of trying. I can only hope that they will continue to brew this beer. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bombers from Capone’s, Craft Ale, and Smith’s. Pours mahigany toward deep ruby/brown with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is huge spirits, fruity, cherry, hops, peaty oaky bourbon. Tastes oaky, spirity, with a huge resiny hop flavor, and finishing cherry cognacy flavors. Very complex, and a synergistic mix of the two bastards. Very very good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2010
This beer pours a very deep amber almost black with a large tan head. The aromas are citrus, pine, dough, smoked malt. The mouthfeel is heavy with a stickiness and medium carbonation ending very dry and bitter with a little smoke. This was a great beer! One of the best beers I’ve had! Can’t wait to have another. Cheers!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Heathen (1470) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 25, 2011
THOUGHTS: Sampled in a Double Bastard glass, which was a Christmas gift from my wife. It was nothing earth-shattering, but was perfectly balanced and better than the sum of the three beers blended. A fine example of wine just happening and beer being crafted. It may have been high in IBUs, but the malt balances things so well that the hop flavors and not the hop bitterness is the star of the show. Hid alcohol fairly well. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark reddish, orangey amber with a small to average, creamy, golden beige or cream-colored head that left excellent lacing. The aroma was great, but slightly weak at ties. There was moderate to heavy molasses and caramel; heavy pine, grapefruit and orange hops; lighter resinous hops; apple, cherry, hints of wood, vanilla and light alcohol. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and rather bitter while the finish was rather sweet ad heavily bitter with a very long duration. There was brown sugar, caramel malt, pine hops, grapefruit hops, candied grapefruit, other citrus hops, vanilla, slight wood, a hint of smoke, resinous hops, cherry and slight grape. The heavier than medium body was oily yet creamy with fairly soft yet tingly carbonation and a slightly alcoholic and very dry finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Reddish copper color. Thick creamy head. Toasted caramel and citrus. Some wild fruits and a cookie like smell. A burst of flavor to start. Very intense blend. Malt and piney earthy hops. Lots and lots of hops.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (958) - Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours rich burnished copper with a large light beige head. Smells of bold hops, larger than life malts, and a touch of oak. Taste is bitter, grapefruit, and some caramel and toffee sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale finishes with a bitter tingle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 9.2% and there is no date. Appearance: From the pour I got a tall tan head on top of a deep crimson red body. The head is long lasting and makes lots of lacing on the glass. Smell: There are deep bitter herbal and resin like pine hop notes over a sweet lightly toasted and caramel like maltiness. Taste/Palate: The flavor has a deep hop character with resin like pine notes along with some herbal and bitter orange oily notes. This all sets up on a sweet brown sugary and toffee like malty backbone. It also has a very slight hint of earthy woody oak. This adds another nice layer of subtle complexity. The finish has a pleasant hop bitter linger that just hangs on long enough to be interesting and note over stay its welcome. On the palate the mouth feel is medium to full with a slightly oily yet sticky feel and the carbonation is soft but still active. Notes: To start with all the beers that were blended here are excellent on there own. Blended together they work well with each other and offer a new excellent and complex beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (903) - USA - FEB 23, 2011
Deep brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is hops with a slight smoked maltiness. Flavor is rich, strong hops without overwhelming. Very well balanced in the finish. A little astringent aftertaste but not at all in an unpleasant way. Really enjoyed this, like an Arrogant Bastard with the intensity turned down slightly.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeersaurusKen (7) - - MAY 26, 2011 does not count
Tokyo Beersaurus IKEBUKURO on tap. I tasted Lucky again!! That is perfect condition, smooth mouth feel and like some tropical fruits citrus piney apple pear cinnamon caramel flavor, but the smell of alcohol is little bit too strong. However,That one will grow up more because ageing is done in the future. And, my score might become perfect. And more, My wife is pregnant. I’m double lucky!! Cheers -Kan Pai-

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (2080) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Splendide arôme de fruits exotiques provenant d’un assemblage de houblons assez spectaculaire. L’éventail de saveurs provoquées par le houblon est impressionnante et avec le oak aged en suspens, on a une bière parfaite. Plus complexe qu’une impériale IPA, moins linéaire mais terriblement bien balancé.


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