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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,343 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,343
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 128
Gots: 417 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2010

Anniversary blend of Arrogant Bastard to celebrate the 13 Year Anniversary of Arrogant Bastard.

A dry-hopped blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale.
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Ratings: 2,343 | Reviews: 776
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2.97/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dissappointed. Like Stone beers in general. No Aroma. Bitter taste, which seemed to me unrelated to the hops.

Had it on draft as part of a flight.

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2.98/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lukcy Basartd

Served in New Belgium globe glass. 

A: Pours deep amber with head that rises and looks like deep-dish pizza dough. When it punches itself down, nice, intricate lacing is left sticking to the glass. The beer itself is clear but filled with sediment. Good effervescence. 

S: Toasted and caramel malts followed by what were once pungent tropical fruits. Intense instant tea aromas and a little earthiness are also present. 

T: Toasted and caramel malts and intense tea-like flavors hog spotlight. The fruity and hoppy notes are almost totally absent. Intense, monolithic bitterness butts in mid-palate and does not let go. Weedy, bitter finish. 

M: Medium-heavy body and medium carbonation. Sticky, yet drying. 

O:  I knew aging Lukcy Basartd would be a gamble, but I figured it was worth the risk. This beer was best fresh. Drink 'em if you got 'em. 

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.04/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer is over done and over rated. The mouth feel is best described as sticky and it leaves a sugar residue on the lips and pallet. If is not crisp as this style dictates

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3.12/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.15/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- Pardon the abbreviated review, this was sampled at a free Stone tasting. Special thanks to Big Z's in Huntington NY -

A - Medium maple syrup.

S - Dry, dusty, somewhat barny hop character. Touch of funk.

T - Dusty, earthy hop character. Nice malt.

M - Medium body.

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3.16/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On Tap @ Mcmenenins in da city of Philly...

In the glass lucky bastard looks reddish maroon brown with a light tan off cream looking head that left some spots on the glass. Good retention, looks like a bastard. Huge amounts of malt piled on top of a heaping of that signature stone hop bouquete. Oak is prominent as well and some scent of vanilla. Pungent, yet sort of muddled. Also Im not sure the yeast strain, but it totally kills this beer for me. In all the bastards I've had this yeast really detracts from what could be a killer set of beers, stone knows hops, the yeast should be re evaluated. Taste is the faulty (for me) yeast on top of a oaked bastard, double bastard and a arrogant one. Sorry I just cant get past the yeast on this one, nothing more to add except that the body is strong, above medium, not at all hot and kinda bitey from a hopping, carb is no problem but the drinkability is. Sorry

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3.18/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bottle from Fri., 01/02/2014 tasting (thanks, Erich and Sara!), unknown brewing/packaging dates, poured into a snifter glass, drank over ~30 minutes

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3.22/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

1/3/11, poured from bottle to NB tulip.
$7 for 22oz @ Huck's in Spokane, WA

A: Pours a burnt orange ale with single finger light tan head which dissipates quickly leaving non-confluent patches. Ale is a bit hazy, with sharp light shine, but little clarity on shapes. Moderate, sticky lacing.

S: Hops - standard Stone...Piney with apples, citrus, earth, and a shine of spice. malt background is unique in this blend: I smell seafoam (candy). Hints of oak and remains slightly alcoholic.

T: Bitter, malty, cream of tarter, alcohol, oaky astringency. Very, very distant marzipan on finish. Not too impressed here with this one.

M: Slick, fine carbonation in a medium to heavy body. Leaves my tongue a bit coated and creamy, which is a nice surprise and levels out the bitterness quite a bit.

D: This is a good beer. Not great, and not an anniversary caliber beer by any means. Good experiment, worth one try.

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Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,343 ratings.