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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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2,122 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,122
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 113
Gots: 347 | FT: 8
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just picked up a bomber of this and poured it into an oversized wine glass for a night cap. I think the Bastard line is just so-so, with Oaked being by far my favorite, but I'm hoping to get the best of all three.

Appearance: Deep rich, slightly translucent, which gives it tiger wood coloring. Very thick, yet foamy head that leaves some lacing.

Aroma: Hoppy off the bat, but more caramelly malts keep coming out as it warms. The oak is there too, which is great. Nothing to complex or intriguing, but it smells like a bastard.

Taste: Piney hops come out first, but there is a nice balance of the oaked and caramel/roasted malt that come out. There is a warming alcohol bite, especially while drinking the second glass. This profile it sharp and biting, but never overwhelms.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Easy drinking, but the robust flavor gets to be a bit much. A bomber is a perfect sized outing for this one. The mouthfeel is nice and medium bodied.

Overall: I think Lukcy does a good job of bringing out the best qualities of all the other three Bastard lines. It is hoppy and bitter like the flagship. The caramel malt brings a good, somewhat complex richness like Double. And the oaked qualities do a good job of tying it all together. Usually, I think Double is too rich, regular is not balanced, and oaked is only good for its oaky goodness. This one brings all their strengths together and helps hide all of their collective weaknesses.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours ruby amber with a cream colored foamy head. Some decent spotty lacing, good clarity.

Pine hop nose with some sweet and bitter malt aromas. Wanted a bit more here.

All hops and malt here. Big juicy piney hop flavor, balanced with some sweet fruit notes, some dark toasted bread. Flavor dissipates to long sticky hop bitter finish. You have some green herb, some wood, and a million little notes of sour, bitter and sweet in there. Complex and tasty. Alcohol very well hidden.

Fuller bodied and mouth coating.

Easy drinking. The subdued booze helps. Great beer, hands down.

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10/31/14. Cascading bubbles on the pour, almost like a stout it is very dense for this type of beer. Two fingers of cream colored, mottled, thick head, mahogany-colored and clear. Piney and woody aromas, with some grass and herbal notes. Toasted malt and caramel. The sweet malt hits the palate first, followed by a long, bitter finish (yes that's a good thing). Full-bodied and well-carbonated. This is a big beer!

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Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.