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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

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2,343 Ratings

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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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Kind of smells like pineapple juice. Finishes really dry. Big sweet malt character balanced pretty well with the dry hop flavor.

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

Sampled on 2-26-11

Pours a deep red color, with a thin film of white head that clings to the sides as the level drops.

Smell is strong hops, very earthy, with a hint of oak at the very end. The malt is there, adding a deep sweetness and mellowing out the pungent hops.

Taste is very malty and sweet, with a great balance of hop and oak flavors. Surprisingly mellow, the sweetness ad bitterness complement each other nicely.

Mouthfeel is good, very thick and creamy, it accentuates the malty and oaky flavors.

Drinkability is also good, the balance of flavors really keeps the intensity and alcohol in check.

Overall, a beer that tastes exactly like the description on the bottle. Well worth trying.

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

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a chalice glass. This pours a dark ruby with a very full creamy and thick head leaving beautiful lacing behind on the glass. The aroma has a somewhat sweet Belgian candy character, citrus fruits like grapefruit and soft sweet caramel malts and a bit of chocolate in the nose as well. Mouthfeel is farily oily and coats the mouth well. There is some yeast/sediments floating within the body. The taste is complex with sweet chocolate and caramel malts. The pine and sweet citrus comes through nicely followed by a bitter and dry finish. A nice beer to commemorate Arrogant Bastard's 13th anniversary! Updated 11/21/14: quality has slipped a bit this year...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, dark amber color with one finger of diminishing mango-tinted foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass. Some sediment pools near the bottom of the glass.

S: Heavy sweet caramel, slightly estery, with some less assertive oak and earthy herbaceous hops. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins almost sweet, with aggressive caramel malt that matches the smell and equally intense oak that outdistances its smell by a mile. Dark citrus emerges toward the middle, mildly aromatic and toting some astringency (that may actually stem from scorched malt) along with it. Flavors also become more dry in the middle, but a little residual sweetness is retained until late in the finish. Bitterness in the finish is intense, with an earthy quality that keeps it from being offensive. Alcohol seems to rear its spirituous head at many places throughout, but is well-married to the other, more assertive flavors it coincides with.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, resinous and sticky on the palate but lacking the heft of the other qualities, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer is a pretty fair attempt at a big, oaky version of Arrogant Bastard but it has some rough edges, compared to the rare Oaked Double Bastard I love so much. The bitterness demands a little too much attention here, constraining its smoothness. Otherwise this anniversary blend of the Bastard has some appeal, and in predictable fashion it takes no prisoners.

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Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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