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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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93
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1,366 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,366
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 91
Gots: 180 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Anniversary blend of Arrogant Bastard to celebrate the 13 Year Anniversary of Arrogant Bastard.

Blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2010)
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jampics2

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Melt. Served in a pint glass.

A new bastard in town? One with all the brashness of Double Bastard, all the taste of Oak-aged Bastard and the intricate balance of the Arrogant Bastard? How is this possible - is this a mutant super bastard? The world will never know. The risk with trying to genetically engineer a hybrid is you never know when you're going to get the worst of all parts instead of the best. How did this turn out? Read on...

Lukcy Bastard is amber with touches of honey on the bottom. The beer is hazy but is not cloudy. There is a trickle of noticeable carbonation rising from the bottom. It's a nice looking beer, even if there's just a haze of head on top.

Oak is the first thing that jumps out, then some caramel malt. But, as soon as I notice any intricate details, grapefruit and grassy hops slam me over the head. This is anything but juicy; still, it has good hoppiness to it.

The oak I found in the nose was subdued in the taste, much to my chagrin. I'd like more of the oak aged bastard's wood and hops here. But there are some grassy, bitter hop flavors driving the taste here. Also, a touch of citrus - orange and grapefruit - come through in the palate but aren't prominent enough for me. All of these flavors are anchored by a sweet malt base that tastes a bit of burned sugar. The real bastard here is the ton of booze that ruins the end of every sip. Still, not a poorly crafted beer, just not blended to my specs.

Lukcy is medium bodied with some nice carbonation. The biggest problem with the mouthfeel (and, even to some extent the drinkability and taste) is the somewhat watery and boozy finish. To me, this experiment resulted in a new bastard without the best qualities of the other three.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2011 18:18:25 | More by jampics2
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Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,366 ratings.