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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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Ratings: 1,375
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 94
Gots: 178 | 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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Photo of artruism


3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown Sugar nose with caramel color and nice head and lacing.

Tastes extremely sweet and light with slight pepperiness from the hops, It's light on carbonation and heavy on malts.

Very drinkable, but not the most AMAZING thing I've ever had, which is what I hear alot of people say about Stone. I thought this was simply a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 19:15:14 | More by artruism
Photo of Tifore


4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Melt Bar & Grilled. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Glass arrives to me filled with a beer the color of a orange root beer. Perhaps even carmel looking with a one finger tan head, that dissapates quickly and turns into a nice cap and leaves lots of lacing.

S - The beer smells of loads of hops, which Stone does very well. Loads of citrus tones, grapefruit, green apple, lemon, orange, pineapple even. Theres also lots of malt in the nose, loads of roasted and carmel malts. Sweet backbone. Perhaps some oak as well.

T - Taste has a huge burst of orange hops which is almost over whelming but lots of sweet and smooth malts come in and round out the beer. A very smooth beer overall, I was very suprised. No lingering booze at all. A really stellar beer.

M - Lots of carbonation keep this beer balanced and holds up to the big amounts of hops.

D - A great beer that I wish I could have more of in my own collection. The Melt keg has already blown and my one 22 is all that I have left. Go pick this up if you see it on the shelf. You won't be dissapointed.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2011 17:30:26 | More by Tifore
Photo of ArrogantBastage


4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a dimpled mug

A: Poured a deep caramel with a thick beige head which lingered for a while. The head receded to a thin ring and left a fair amount of lacing throughout the session.

S: Faint hint of oak mixed with caramel malt and a touch of alcohol. Hops are present as the beer warms and opens.

T: Matches the smell almost perfectly and with the malt and hops leading the way followed by oak. Nice hop bitterness and alcohol in the finish with the bitterness lingering for a while.

M: Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation detected.

D: Definitely one to sip and enjoy but possible to have a few in an evening. Great beer and one that I recommend to anyone that appreciates Arrogant Bastard.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 15:23:10 | More by ArrogantBastage
Photo of mjaskula

New York

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass. The beer is a dark reddish brown with a moderate tan head. The head thins to a ring and leaves a tiny bit of lacing.

The aroma is strong and full of floral and citrus hops. The flavor follows in line with the other bastard ales as expected, with strong hop bitterness and flavor and a mild malt sweetness for balance. The oak cones through nicely in the finish and the alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is dry and carbonation is lively. This is a nice blend of the better qualities of each beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 03:57:26 | More by mjaskula
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark, brown, some murkiness in there, definitely not the clarity you'd see like in a mass produced brown ale. Aroma, chinook hops, yes the wood is detectable in the nose.

Taste, pretty much as advertised, it rounds the double out, it doesn't come across as hoppy, the oak is still there so its getting rounded out even more. Really a good tasting grand cru. Will definitely set one of these down for a year or so and see how it ages, Stone makes this series very durable, sure, there might be some hoppy beers that are good when extremely fresh, but they are delicate. None of these beers are delicate, they all standout for what they are in this blend, and they all leave me a little excited to see what comes of them since I know the hop presence in this beer won't fall on its face in 4 weeks.

$8 a bomber, eh, not a great deal, but good enough I guess.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 02:14:40 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of nova009


3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter

A- pours a dark reddish brown, a one finger tan head appears and slowly dissipates down to a ring, head clings to the glass well and leaves some nice lacing

S- super hoppy smelling, citrus notes particularly grapefruit, malty, slight sweet caramel smell present as well

T- very very hoppy even more so than most stone brews, slightly woody, partially sweet with a small amount of caramel, finishes pretty bitter

M- medium body with a nice balance of carbonation, smooth and creamy

D- the hops are a little overwhelming in this one, i can drink this but it's not really something that i want drink a lot of, okay to drink once but i probably wouldn't pick up another one of these

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 02:03:06 | More by nova009
Photo of meatyard


4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, deep ruby with a 2-finger, fluffy, whitish head that lingers nicely.

The smell is sharp, citrus hops and some mellow alcohol.

The taste is citrus, rising up into the nose, some bitterness, oak, maybe a little vanilla and caramel malt.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Carbonation is right on the mark.

Drinkability: This is a good, easy drinking and complex beer. I like the melding of the beers, especially with the oak and hops working together. Definitely worth a try. I'm glad I picked this up.

Tihs is a ncliey bewerd/put tegoethr beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 01:51:18 | More by meatyard
Photo of flexabull


4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with a nice off white head.

Aromas are quite nice. Really resiny hop notes, hints of oak, and some dark stewed cherries.

Taste is very complex. Quite hoppy, resiny, candied citrus, and general earthiness. Malt flavors are toasty, grainy, and a little bit fruity. Finish is bitter, boozy, and oaky.

Mouthfeel is good. Nice carbonation, soft, and full.

Drinkability is also good. This is a powerhouse of flavors and super complex. Well done Stone, this is another winner.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 23:19:48 | More by flexabull
Photo of philbertk


4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone Brewing Company--Lukcy 13asartd Ale--A Slef TrBiute To 13 Yaers Of Arorgnace--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 8.50 ABV%. 85 IBU's? (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Dubbel. Thick pour. No sediment. Thick lacy lasting light tan head. Cloudy dark amber color. Aromatic earthy pine rich hop toasted mild dark fruit ester Belgian hint front. Creamy crusty thick roasted sweet smooth malty body. Clean dry hop spice warm EtOH end. Complex & delicious. Sampled 12/31/2010. Purchased for $7.99 at The Greenwood Market, Seattle on 12/1/2010 & PCC Fremont, Seattle on 12/30/2010.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 04:57:05 | More by philbertk
Photo of zhanson88


4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Lukcy Basartd pours out a dark ruby color with copper highlights. Two fingers of off-white head form which reduces down pretty slowly to decent lacing.

Smell: Lightly toasted malts, caramel, cherry-like fruits, and some oakiness make up the front end, with resinous hops on the back.

Taste: Caramel and toasted malts, along with a bit of rum-like flavor and oak. And, of course, piney resinous hops on the back end and finish.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Body is a bit less than medium, it's a bit lighter than I was expecting. It does drink pretty smoothly, however. It's a pretty drinkable beer, but in my opinion not quite as good as the original Arrogant Bastard.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 02:06:02 | More by zhanson88
Photo of alexgash


4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle.

Medium copper body with amber highlights. Clear, filtered seeming. Small pinkie finger of cottony, light beige head. Decent lacing up the sides of the tulip glass. Bastardly nose of singed caramel, rummy fruit, light oak, and, as expected, a healthy dose of piny, resinous hops.

Toasted caramel malts up front. Herbal, piny hop bitterness hits soon after and crescendos to the finish. Caramelized fruits and warming rummy notes sweeten the deal before the hops take over. Finish is bracingly bitter with minty, aspiriny hop bitterness. Some lingering caramel sweetness. Medium-full body with a nice creamy, slightly chewy feel. A very nice blend of some very good beers. Happy 13th bastards!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 23:27:38 | More by alexgash
Photo of allengarvin


4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a Chimay goblet, this is a somewhat hazy walnut-brown beer with a small but dense head. The nose features a lot of hops--very resiny--with toasted malt lingering under there, if you look for it. The flavor is excellent, a study in complex and interesting hopping. Quite bitter, with hop flavor tending toward a rich pine-sap taste, occasionally bringing up hints of citrus. Could it be made with spruce as well? I can't tell, but it's got a sprucy character at the finish. Malt is solid, with toasty caramel and hints of cocoa. But it keeps coming back to the hops. Finish is lingeringly hoppy.

Not at all a session beer, but this is a great sipping and savoring beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 21:13:28 | More by allengarvin
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

after a great session at gbx, moved onto barleys for some more fun. served cold in a pint glass.

pour was very nicely done i have to say with a deep caramel color and a soft tan head on top that really came through quite nicely i have to say. aroma is rich malts, lots of caramel, vanilla and touches of oak and light hops rounding it out. again nicely done. flavor was off the charts as i got most of the double in the flavor with huge malts but the light hops in the finish with a touch of oak an vanilla rouned it out nicely. seemed to have no heat to it an this went own with little effort.

overall a very solid offering here and glad i ha the chance to try it on tap!

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2010 15:17:51 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of largadeer


4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Rose and Crown.

Crimson hued, dark but fairly clear. The off-white head is small but lasting.

Deep caramel and pine aromas hit the nose first. There are subtleties of wafer cookie, peppermint and vanilla.

The palate is about what I'd expect from a blend of the 3 Bastards: deep caramel malts, a little sugar cookie, vanilla, astringent oak and abrasive, resiny hops. Medium bodied, pretty quaffable for what it is. A great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2010 07:13:37 | More by largadeer
Photo of mavbrew


4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Has a dark reddish color with some amber highlights. The light tan/khaki colored head is a solid 2 fingers thick and slowly dissipates leaving a nice lacing down the side of the glass.

S: The scent is very hoppy (citrus hops, floral hops), has sweet malt notes and some caramel.

T: The upfront taste is a blend of hops, as mentioned above, has some oak characteristics, a bit of sweet, caramel malt flavor is also present. The finish is dry and leaves a bitterness behind, much like the original.

M: Medium bodied with average carbonation, finish is smooth.

D: A nice blend of the three, some nice flavor and solid hops characteristics. The ABV is hardly noticeable and should be enjoyed slowly. Overall, this is a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 02:53:01 | More by mavbrew
Photo of lackenhauser


4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice, coppery/reddish color with a decent head on top. Big hop aroma-grapefruit like. Quite the assertive hop bitterness and flavor right up front. Some residual malt but hops are the name of the game here. Resiny and puckering mouthfeel. Some sticky sweetness in the finish. Very solid beer across the board.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 02:24:20 | More by lackenhauser
Photo of thagr81us

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured red-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a half finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, massive bitter hop, oak, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, oak, big bitter hop, and very slight citrus. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. This one was pretty well balanced as well for a hop friendly palate. I could see this one being too hoppy for a person new to really hoppy brews though. The blend of the brews actually turned out a lot nicer than I was expecting them to. This one is a definite must try even if you have to trade for it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2010 12:02:39 | More by thagr81us
Photo of stylinprofiylin


4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark amber color with a tan head. surprisingly clear. i thought the double bastard would cloud it a little. it looks quite pleasant.

S - fantastic sweet pleasant notes. this is where the arrogant bastard thrives. i can feel it beginning to engulf my palate through my nose.

T - a lot of taste notes from the oaked arrogant. only problem for me is the initial taste doesnt seem quite all there. but i love the piney bitterness. prolly from the double.

M - bitterness sticks but its quite pleasant. i love how long the oak stays, its quite the warm teddybear feeling.

D - surprisingly easy to drink but didnt get much of the double bastard in it.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 07:00:59 | More by stylinprofiylin
Photo of elgiacomo


4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, pretty fresh.

Pours clear reddish copper with a two finger light beige head that leaves some spiderwebs of lacing and holds a wispy cap and bubbly ring.

Aroma is grapefruit and citrus hops, some pine, good caramel malt, a hint of vanilla and oak, some apples and other fruits hiding underneath. Good strength.

Flavor starts with some resinous hops, citrus, some pine, serious caramel malt backbone, a little vanilla and oak, good bitterness with only mild sweetness.

Medium bodied, a bit sticky, oily, medium carbonation.

Pretty tasty stuff, glad I got a chance to try it. Really need to get around to trying some Double Bastard....

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 03:27:45 | More by elgiacomo
Photo of Lerxst


4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear and dark amber with substantial off white head that has good retention and leaves quite a bit of sticky lace.

S-Loads of piney and citrus hops with a slightly sweet malt backbone. Smells like its Bastard brothers had a party together.

T-Big blasts of pine, citrus hops. Nice bitter bite. Slightly sweet caramel malt in the middle and back. Not picking up any oakiness, but thats ok, this is good stuff.

M-Medium body. Slightly prickly carb bite with a bitter back end bite.

D-As with all the Bastards, I take it slow. But each sip is a palate pleaser which makes this very drinkable.

Another hit from Stone. I love the Bastard line and this one does not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 01:58:32 | More by Lerxst
Photo of Bierguy5


3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle, 8.5% abv. Pours a clear lighter chestnut color. Maybe a deep amber with some lighter edges. Thick beige head holds pretty well for a few minutes, then fades to a thin layer. Nice patches of surround the sides of the glass.

Hops seem to come to the forefront. Big juicy grapefruit and other citrus fruits, along with some sharp piney notes. Other ripe fruity notes like apricot come through. Toffee and caramel malty notes. A hint of aspirin.

Starts with a sturdy malt backbone, but quickly moves to hop bitterness and drying tannins. Flavor is not as juicy as the nose indicates. Bitterness is a bit more herbal. Finishes bone dry.

Medium body, with a good amount of carbonation. Some warming alcohol. I enjoyed the nose, but the dryness took away from things a bit.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 01:49:17 | More by Bierguy5
Photo of thebrood1987

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells like fresh cone hops with a sweet cherry grapefruit like smell that mixes in with the sweet malt. The taste hits you with sweet on the tip of your tongue and then a real long dry bitter finish from middle to end. I love hopped up west coast beers. You can always count on them to have that extremely fresh resinous green hop bitterness. It just tastes so fresh because of this. This would be extremely hoppy if it weren't for the sweet malt that combines with an oak like flavor that you can definitely pick up. The combination is fantastic. It really is an IPA without being an IPA but with more malts. This is an amazing beer and it combines 3 quality beers in one to get that flavor. The Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Aged Arrogant Bastard and the Double Bastard. I'm glad they came up with this idea because it adds for a really complex rich tasting beer that is very hoppy resinous and piney. It has a full body feel and since you can taste the raw hops with the sweet malt the alcohol hardly comes through for 8.5. What an amazing beer. Stone never fails when it comes to top notch quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 01:25:53 | More by thebrood1987
Photo of 100floods


3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich mahogany brow with a cream white head that does seem to want to stick around for long. It appears to be pretty cloudy, too. Hops Hops HOPS! Unfortunately I cant seem to smell much. This has the signs of the classic bastard flavor. The first sip, however, wasn't as strong as I would have expect. Rich hop flavor, earthy, chewy. Definitely a woody flavor from the oak aged portion. Notes of caramel as well. This beer starts with a very strong hop attack, very bitter, almost spicey, then kind of fizzles before you can get to the malt and some other hop flavors. That flavor kinda seems to pair up with some of the malt. There's a citrus-malt finish. The carbonation keeps things moving but seems a little too much, only because I like my strong ales with a little less carb. Perhaps it's a way to keep it from turning into a malt bomb, which actually, now that I think about it, saves the beer.. Overall a good beer to have tried. I don't think blending the three beers made a difference. I've had all the different versions of the Bastard, all which I like, all the flavors are familiar, which is nice, but blending it does bring anything new to the table.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 00:41:05 | More by 100floods
Photo of DrDemento456


4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Dark amber hues with a half inch of head in this pour.

S - Really oaky! I can also pick up grapefruit, toffee, caramel, and a nice malt sweetness. Smells awesome!

T - Wow that's pretty hoppy! Has a nice sweetness too of the caramel/toffee suggestion but surprisingly no ABV burn to speak of. Oaked finish rounds the hops and sweetness to a smooth Strong ale!

M - Drinks like a regular IPA but its almost the strength of a double!

D - Well it was 7.99 so affordable but I can't find it around here anymore. Still it makes me appreciate the fact that stone has some awesome yet affordable limited releases. Now I need to try the oaked bastard ale..

Final note: I loved this beer almost two times more than the double bastard. In a way the DB was way too malty! So smooth and so drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 23:59:00 | More by DrDemento456
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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark amber brown, with a finger of very light brown that laces the glass for a while.

S - Smells pretty much exactly as I expected. It smells like a perfect blend of the three beers it is. Sweet, but slightly oaky.

T - Delicious, but it lacks the certain sweetness and je ne sais quoi that Double Bastard has. A very solid beer, but I wish they had done something a little different with this beer, other than simply mixing the three.

M - Remains a little bit bitter on the tongue after swallowing, but not in a good way. I can certainly taste the Oaked long after the swallow.

D - This is a good drinkable beer, but it just makes me wish I was drinking a Double Bastard, honestly...

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 23:24:41 | More by gdrydenc
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,375 ratings.