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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,388 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,388
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 96
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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nUgZ

North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +16.3%

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark amber color with a 2 finger head and very nice lacing. Couldn't be any better.

S: Hops, sweet malts, bread, and more hops. Love it!

T: Lots of hops, malts, and the nutty flavors that all the Bastards have. Some vanilla and the oaked flavors shine through as it warms. The best aspects of all three beers involved. Perfectly balanced!

M: Medium to thick bodied with good carbonation. Very smooth.

O: This is about as good as it gets...a perfect Stone brew. Hides the alcohol well and is super easy to drink. The best Bastard yet!

11-16-2012 01:13:11 | More by nUgZ
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -1%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours brown with hints of ruby, I get a nice finger and a half of slightly tanned head that has excellent retention... Tons of nice lacing... Great looking beer.

S: hops, citrusy and piney hops, a touch of malt, not as sweet of an aroma as I expected, smells nice

T: much like the nose, pleanty of hop deliciousness,for the malts I get a bit of caramel and toffe and a light touch of oak... Very well balanced and delicious.

M: on the heavy side of moderate with a nice creamy carbonation that accents the hop bite and keeps this beer from being to syrupy... Nice lush mouthfeel with a dry bitter finish.

O: this is my favorite variation of arrogant bastard, when balanced together it is like they cancel each others negatives and strengthen the positives, a great blend of a great brew... Love it.

11-16-2012 00:32:55 | More by PeterIngemi
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nikbullet

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

11-15-2012 03:26:05 | More by nikbullet
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-15-2012 02:16:38 | More by GennyCreamAle
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oldedog

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-15-2012 00:38:01 | More by oldedog
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-14-2012 23:57:17 | More by Massbmx
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AlexM

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-14-2012 22:27:31 | More by AlexM
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gshak

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-14-2012 21:43:45 | More by gshak
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kbenson


4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-14-2012 19:56:03 | More by kbenson
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joecast

Australia

4.83/5  rDev +15.8%

No point going into too much detail. You know what this beer is about.

My favorite of the bastard beers. Has the best of its three components.
Aggressive hop character of AB,
Smooth maltiness of oaked,
And straight out brashness of double.

Seriously enjoyable. Having fun picking it apart and placing where all the nuances came from.

11-14-2012 04:21:46 | More by joecast
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Envelopes

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-14-2012 02:41:35 | More by Envelopes
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neophilus

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%

Dark amber pour, good off white head and lacing.

Pine-like hop aroma up front, dark malty bread scent fills in the spaces.

Hoppy but smooth at first sip. Heavy malt base and some detectable wood from the Oaked blend. Hop bitterness remains stiff throughout and balances the thick malty body. As it warms lingering taste of caramel and toffee and residual hints of oak.

Smooth mouthfeel carries the thick brew along quite nicely. Finishes a bit sticky but the hops dry out the aftertaste. Sip this one slowly lest the thick malt body overwhelm you.

11-13-2012 17:31:40 | More by neophilus
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kshizzle101

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Stone pint glass.

A - Dark reddish in color, a thick 2 inch head that lasts for awhile.

S - smells extremely hoppy, malts like biscuits. you can smell the booze on this one too.

T - like the smell, extremely hoppy. spicy malts and finishes with strong booze

M - heavy. Given the booze content here, I would have preferred 12 or 16oz of this rather than a 22. But i'll take it, because it's damn good.

Overall - An interesting blend from Stone. I love all three components that make up this blend so it's no shock I love this one as well.

11-13-2012 04:41:45 | More by kshizzle101
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-12-2012 20:11:39 | More by drewone
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brealbg

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-12-2012 18:39:55 | More by brealbg
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KevieJames

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-12-2012 18:10:25 | More by KevieJames
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YCantWeNotBeSober

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-12-2012 16:06:14 | More by YCantWeNotBeSober
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Vaultdweller27

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-12-2012 15:30:06 | More by Vaultdweller27
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-12-2012 15:23:33 | More by hiphopj5
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%

Lukcy Basartd
22oz, BBD 1/31/13
New Belgium globe

A: Pours a really pretty copper amber color. Almost clear. About a finger and a half of off white head. Very fluffy. Leaving sticky lacing immediately. Nicely carbonated.

S: Really awesome nose. Smells really fresh. Getting those fruity hop aromas, mango and citrus. But then those complex malts, caramel and toffee. And touches of wood and vanilla. Awesome.

T: Right on the tip of the tongue, you get that aggressive Stone hop bitterness. Strong flavors of pine mostly, but also some citrus hints. Also some grapefruit as it warms. bitter grapefruit. The. You get those sweet malt flavors. That caramel and slight vanilla toffee from the oak aging. It's actually pretty complex. Warming up brings out even more. Somewhat dry finish, leaving you wanting another sip. Best of the Bastards.

M: it's a big medium bodied. Very easy drinking.

11-12-2012 15:02:26 | More by inlimbo77
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JMayala


4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

The Lucky Bastard (Lukcy Basartd). I am employed by Total Wine & More in CA and this is an item I've been looking forward to tasting and reviewing.

Whether you buy into "The Bastard" beers' messages or not it is true that this beer is meant for a certain breed. Liking or disliking it doesn't prove if you have good taste in beer, it's a matter of if you like this style, because no other beer really tastes like a Stone Bastard.

A - The appearance is a crystal clear ruby/blood tinted dark ale color. Although appearance of a beer is one of my least important factors, this one looks outstanding.

S - The smell is not much different to the other three bastards...hoppy of course, with that slight but nice oak from the oaked arrogant. The difference comes in the malts, which dull the hops enough to make it more subtle than any of the other bastards.

T - Almost exactly as the smell. The malts that aren't as present in the other bastards make this blend the most balanced of the group. Gives the drink-ability of a lighter I.P.A. with the flavor of a true strong ale, without compromising either field.

M - Mouth-feel is smooth and silky for a strong ale. Not perfect but just about as good as it gets for a beer in this field.

Overall...
This beer is fantastic. Again, it isn't for everyone but for some like me it'll be exactly what you'd hoped for. Blending all the Stone "Bastard" family into one beer that gives you all the advantages of the 3 and remarkable balance is like a dream come true to me. If you are a Stone/Bastard fan, try one if you can.

11-12-2012 10:38:08 | More by JMayala
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sukwonee

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-12-2012 03:24:08 | More by sukwonee
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-12-2012 01:26:11 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-12-2012 00:56:23 | More by Horbar
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daledeee

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%

Wasn't sure what this was until I picked it up. A blend of different bastards.

Poured a very dark brown with a lighter head than others of the Bastard species.

Nose: Hops pretty much it(on the pine side)

Taste: As usual with Stone, very hoppy. This one has a nice malty balance to it but still has a very bitter finish and after taste. I can tell there is some oak aging in here.

Mouth feel is creamy and medium carbonation. Alcohol is pretty apparent, but not that high of ABV. For some reason, I like some of the other Bastards better.

11-11-2012 23:51:44 | More by daledeee
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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