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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,113 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,113
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 112
Gots: 342 | 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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Photo of silentnoiz
3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One year old.

A - deep golden amber with nice lacing

S - nice malty oaky aromas

T - raisins maple sryup bitter in the middle on the back of the tongue with oak flavors

M - carbonation is fairly lively

O - decent brew fresh and aged for one year. Not bad not great

Photo of John_M
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a fairly dark amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty fragrent and perfumy, with an interesting combination of dry citrus and considerable sweet malt. The flavor profile seems to replicate the nose pretty closely, but I'm just not digging the blend of flavors. While there is considerable hoppy bitterness, I think this beer is ulimately dominated by its considerable sweet and roasty malt. Also, I get some noticeable heat in the finish, which I attribute to the beers all too noticeable alcohol content. Mouthfeel is at least medium bodied, and certainly the beer delivers plenty of flavor, but I'm just not happy with the combination of malty sweetness and obvious alcohol content. This beer is definitely a bit heavy and tiring on the palate, and I'm just glad I purchased only a sample size glass of it.

Am a bit fan of most Stone beers, but this one just isn't working for me.

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3.48/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of MisterClean
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tulip at the Shack in Sac.

A - Dark mahogany with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Lacing was beautiful and head had good retention. Very nice.

S/T - Toffee-like malts with initial and lasting woody-earthy hop bitterness. Aroma malts are faint to none. Would like to have had more aroma and flavor malts in the quaff.

M - Slightly malt dominated with a full-body. Carbonation was moderately low and the beer was slightly warming.

D - Would really have liked less bittering hops and a more complex maltiness. Increased age (2+ years) could provide some necessary oxidation and desired sherry notes. Overall not bad, but likely to skip next time.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint. Enjoy by Jan 31, 2013, so I just barely made it.

3.5 A: Clear copper amber color. Two and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is decent and a diffuse lattice of foamy lacing is left.

3.5 S: Surprisingly hoppy, this takes on a lot of the double bastard. Hop aroma is a mix of floral foremost with pine, herbal and earthy following behind. Caramel and toasty maltiness with notes of toffee and dark fruits - raisin and dates.

3.5 T: Taste is like the nose. Piney and floral hop flavor. Caramel, toffee, toastiness, and neutral malt maltiness. Dark fruits.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and quite smooth.

3.5 D: This is good, but nearly every thing Stone offers has been eclipsed hundreds of times since craft beer started going more mainstream and showing up everywhere.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Lolli1315
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Dark amber brown with little visibility though it. A little less than an inch of tan bubbly head as the foam can be seen sticking to the sides of the glass almost immediately.

S- Tons of hops in this one that cover up nearly everything else. Piney resiny hop smell quite distinct from the beginning to the end of the beer as caramel notes can be picked out behind it with some oak and vanilla smells as well. The end of the beer brings a noticeable alcohol smell, but the hops still reign supreme.

T- Once again the pine and resin from the hops come forward quite strong, maybe even more overwhelming than the smell. Tiny amounts of caramel come through with more distinct wood flavors but almost completely lost in the hops sensation. Around the middle of the beer the alcohol picks up and makes its presence known, almost challenging the hops. Alcohol and bitterness flow into the aftertaste. I think this is a little bit of an overdose here.

M- Prickly carbonation as you can almost feel the hops tearing away at your mouth. Medium to thick body as well.

D- Eh, seems to me this is little more to this beer than hops and alcohol. Where is the depth? Almost tired of seeing how much hops Stone can throw into a beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,113 ratings.