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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Label text:

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, tahts pfecertly fnie, as our hlurecaen erffots in thirstung the larlegy unlliwing wolrd farorwd rquereis no exrtneal vaditilaon. We ralieze its hmaun nautre to bleeive taht pregorss trowads getreanss is ones own ieda.

The mree fcat taht yuore hdoinlg tihs bttloe in yuor hnad ianidctes taht yuore 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 cvue de Basartd you now hlod, and wihle it is idneed a Lukcy Basartd, lcuk had ntohing to do wtih it.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Appearance was caramel deep amber gold with tannish creamy lasting 2 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas are rich sweet malts, candi sugars, spicey, mild floral citrus hops, hint of alcohol. Taste was sweet belgain candi, orange, lemon, pine, resin, spicey hops, Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with full-meduim body, then a rich lasting sweet hoppy warming glorious finish. Tap@ Aces & Ales.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (397) - Napa, Alabama, USA - FEB 12, 2017
22oz bottle: Deep amber or brown. Good head and lace. Big caramel, malty nose. This bottle has some age and the nose is pretty integrated. Very rich malty palate. Significant bitterness. very long and intense. Its dark. I cant see the oak. Theres a meal in every glass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1275) - Lincoln, California, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Strong hoppy aroma, woody, piney, and citrus. With bready and caramel hops. Pours a dark ruby color with small off white head. Strong alcohol flavor with piney hop, woody, bready malt. Full bodied medium co2, lingering woody hop. I prefer arrogant bastard. This is a bit much for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Burnt amber pour with tan head. Aroma is malty cut grass. Taste is roast malt, molasses and bitter grass. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (3670) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Nose of caramel, oak, dark fruit, esp. cherry, some alcohol fumes, and maybe something lightly phenolic. Light mahogany color, beige head, spotty lace. Flavors of caramel, oak, light citrus, dark fruit, very rugged hopping, burnt sugar, and seroious deep bittering in finish. Medium body. Very rich stuff. But at the same time a bit muddled. Seem stronger than 8.5%.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boydallen5 (1) - - JAN 15, 2017 does not count
Stone throws another beauty. Red awesome balanced glory. Appearance is so so. But the taste is perfect. Balanced malt and hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chadski (108) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Beautiful pour from a bottle. A bit of honey in the aroma. Flavor has initial brown sugar sweetness but balanced by a hoppy bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4434) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2017
Bottled. Pours clear mahagony with a small, lacing beige head. Aroma of toasted caramel, orange zest, wood and piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Ale. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1693) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2016
The brilliant, beautiful bastards at Stone never fail me with their Bastard releases. Lucky Bastard basically looks like everything else in the lineup - ruby red color and excellent retention of of the creamy tan-colored foam. Earthy hop aromatics and caramel malt on the nose. The taste showcases earthy, piney hops and faintly chocolaty malt. Theres quite a lot of bitterness coming from the hops, but its restrained by the fat malt. Stone proves, once again, that its good to be a bastard.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlong1965 (12) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
I think I may like this better than regular bastard. Nice fresh cone hop aroma. Clear dark red, nice real nice carbonation with off white head. Wonderful mouthfeel of hops and malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Giochaurand (492) - FINLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle from Kavu. Pours clear ruby red with some bubbles. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel. Flavour is malty and bitter, as if I would have put fresh hops in my mouth.


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