Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by donniecuffs:
4.58/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
At the Mohawk House in Sparta, NJ. Into a tulip, it poured cloudy amber, with red highlights when held up to the light, and two fingers of beige head; great retention and lacing. Very hoppy nose; dry, bitter, grassy/herbal, orange peel, and caramel apple. The taste began on a very herbal bitter note, then evolved to more caramel apple maltiness, and then finished on a dry peel note. Very little hint of the alcohol content. Smooth, creamy (with great head retention), and medium thickness, yet I found it easy to drink. Fantastic 13th anniversary tribute to a classic beer.
Serving type: on-tap
12-22-2010 04:04:17 | More by donniecuffs
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3.91/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
damn good, this takes the edges off some of the other bastards in a really great way. its got a deep dark red color, richer looking than the others, with a full inch of thick off white head. it smells only a little oaky, not too much of that one in the blend i dont imagine. a good mix of the sweet red malt and the burnt sugar complex of the other ones, i also dont get an obnoxious amount of alcohol which i kind of do in double bastard. this is more refined, more nuanced, more interesting, and certainly more enjoyable to drink than even the classic bastard in my opinion. the caramel desserty flavors without all the sugars is the great success of this beer, and the layers of grain are also beautiful. a really full bodied brew, a tough bomber to drink alone, if you want to stay coherent at least, and a great long aftertaste. filling but no more than necessary. a good food beer too, this worked well with fresh pheasant stew. dont know if they made this more than once or not, but i would try it again. thanks a lot to drlovemd87 for hooking it up.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2014 19:29:34 | More by StonedTrippin
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,319 ratings.