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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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2,271 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,271
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 119
Gots: 385 | FT: 9
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Red amber that seemed to start hazy and clear up by the time I got to the bottom.

A- Pleasant sweetness with some alcohol standing right behind it. Light oakiness, caramel. Light hops, I aged this a bit.

T- Sweet with a complex bitter oak alcohol hit. Vanilla started coming through as the beer warmed.

M- Lighter side of heavy with moderate light carbonation. Seems very smooth and easy drinking, but at the same time quite thick.

D- This is a delicious beer and I had no idea what to expect. Not exactly sessionable, but a great beer to spend an evening on.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Clear medium amber with a medium sized off white head, the head fades slowly to a ring and leaves a bit of spotty lace on the glass.

S- A wash of hops notes, floral/grassy/pine, and a backbone of caramel malt. There is a hint of vanilla in the background along with a bit of oak.

T- Hoppy right away, tempered with some caramel malt and a woody oak quality. Complex and flavorful taste, with a dry finish and a final hop note to close things out.

M- A bit less than medium, and the same in carbonation. The finish is mostly clean with just a little bit of hop oil left on the palate.

O- A truly great beer, the idea of blending the bastard beers together to create something completely new is an outstanding thought. Be cautious though the 8.5% ABV with show you what a bastard it can be the next day.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 pint 6 ounce bottle
Served in a snifter

A - It is a deep copper color with some amber highlights. It is topped with a couple inches of tan head.

S - I notice some sweet caramel, toast, and some dark fruit. It is very reminiscent of a barleywine.

T - The taste has a lot more bitterness with some grapefruit being present. I am hard pressed to find the sweetness that the nose suggested.

M - Medium to full with moderate carbonation

O - This beer reminds me of a barleywine. I was surprised by the sweet smell, but the taste was more what I expected from Stone. I wish I would have had it fresh but still good.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somehow I missed that this was part of the "enjoy by" series (Bottle says "Enjoy by Jan 31, 2013" so take this with a grain of salt). Oh well.
22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Reddish amber color with a billowy, lingering one-finger head
S: Great malt/hop balance. A bit of toffee, a bit of resin
T: Complex, with notes of rye, toasted wheat, toffee, resin, citrus
M: Fairly full-bodied, a bit thick but complex & pleasant
O: This certainly doesn't seem at all old or off, but as good as it is it makes me want to try one out in date. Well done, Stone!

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,271 ratings.