RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 Alewith 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3000) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Brick red with a large tan head. Powerful citrus, roasty malts, and grapefruit in the aroma. Has an intense grapefruit, citrus flavor with a light amount of roasted malts and full caramel malt. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. Its a solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4872) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2011
22 ounce bottle - $6.99 at Bullocks Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clearish, amber-brown body with a goodly-sized, foaming, off-white head.

Smell: This Stone bastard saturnalia smells of sliced, oily citrus fruits, rigid Colorado Blue spruce planks, and a firm, unapologetic grassiness marked by sweet-scented, cooked sugar notes and a subtler hint of toasted malt.

Taste: Sweetish affront upfront with chewy toffee and moderately toasted barley enveloped in caramelized sugars. Staunchly grassy, with bold hoppy flavors of pithy grapefruit peelings, concentrated resins, shredded mint leaves, and segmented tangerines, producing acidic, raunchy hop-burps. Cutting, caustic bitterness. Small surge of yeastiness midway. Very faint trace of the Oaked variety. Warming, clear cut alcohol on the citrusy, earthy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: The bitterness and alcohol certainly keeps me at a slow, tenuous pace. A nice, bitter, one-bottle diversion to while away the hours being trapped under a blanket of rare Atlanta snow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
On tap at Small Bar in University Heights. Deep red hue with a medium sized vanilla-colored head. Aroma is crisp, pungent hops in front with the spicy malt underneath. Typical of the Bastard. Bitterness seems a bit stronger than the regular, but still balanced throughout. I couldnt pick up traces of the oaked version. For some reason I still find either of the two better in their own right. Good stuff, hope they keep making it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2011
22oz bomber from Archer liquors. Poured a ruby type color with not much head. Aroma of caramel, earth, fruit, alcohol and a bit of flowers. Strong earthy and fruity flavor. A bit of sugary sweetness. Not superb flavor but very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2174) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
Bomber from WInooski.
Appearance : Shiny deep amber with a small head.
Aroma : Awesome grapefruit and pine. Great white sugar wityh light overcooked caramel. Light wood. Quite complex.
Taste : Nice hop presence. Not as good as the nice. Notes of passion fruits. Finish is a bit woody with sugar and caramel. Carbonation is soft but fizzy. Quite bitter.
Overall : .Very nice beer. Awesome nose. Nice taste. Great complexity and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle: Pours a nice ruby mahogany color with a nice creamy head. The nose is fresh and full of sugars and chinooks. The flavor is nice and balanced, tons of malts and the rich sharp sugary notes of the caramel malts and the big aggressive chinook hop. Finishes balanced. Yum. Good blend, I like the enhanced flavor with the milder edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2011
22oz bottle. Dark pour. Malty barley-wine aroma with evergreen resiny hops. More hops in flavor with balanced hoppy but also malty and sweet finish (leaning more towards maltiness than expected). Overall, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bomber bottle and served in Bells snifter: Deep caramel hue with a fading frothy off-white head which left spotty lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, roast, bready malts and hint of vanilla and oak vapours. Plenty of grapefruit, pineapple, resiny and leafy hop vapours as well along with a dash of metallic and minerally esters. The taste is well balanced for the most part between the hop bitters and sweet malt base. Twangy and citric fruitiness, resiny hop flowers, caramel and toffee leading towards a slight oaky and vanilla finish. The mouth feel is not as aggressive as the normal Arrogant Bastard and leans more towards the Double Bastard and Oaked versions, lush and sticky with moderate alcohol, a slight metallic finish. Overall a solid American Strong Ale which showcases many of the strengths of the blended brews and a few of the weaknesses too. I would drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bomber. Dark amber with a thin-bodied appearance and a tiny white head. Nose is mostly spicy hops and some toast. Flavor hits hard up front with abrasive piney hops, then it quickly fades to a thin malt base body. After swallowing, Im hit hard with peppery hops that linger. Very sharply carbonated. Its unique, but I didnt love it and felt this hopping schedule needed a heartier malt backbone for better balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2348) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Deep cherry wood in color. Strong aroma of malt and spice. This is a strong one, with hints of dried fruit,malt, and alcohol, its in the tradition of Strongs ales. One to try and savor.

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