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Lukcy Basartd Ale | Arrogant Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arrogant Brewing
California, United States
arrogantbastard.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
First release: November 2010

Lukcy Basartd Ale was first released in November 2010 in celebration of the (lucky) 13th anniversary of Arrogant Bastard Ale. This powerfully complex beer is an amalgamation of three Bastards—Arrogant Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale and OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale—unceremoniously thrown together and then dry-hopped to excess. Those Worthy souls who possess the nerve to try it will be rewarded with a delicious assault on their taste buds.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2010

BEER STATS
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#1,391
Reviews:
781
Ratings:
2,472
pDev:
9.62%
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Photo of BrewMaven
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Taken randomly from my NC. haul.

Deep amber with a slightly tan, persistent head that leaves a good bit of lace/rings.

Dominant caramel on the nose.

Caramel dominates the flavor too along with a quite massive hop smash and a touch of bitterness on the back end.

Medium full mouthfeel with subline carbonation. Overall a highly enjoyable Strong Ale!

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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmmochowski
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strix
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep caramel color with a persistent head and nice lacing.

Sweet caramel the primary smell.

Caramel malt backed up by woody, earthy, roasted, and citric notes.

Medium solid mouthfeel.

This is my favorite of the bastard series. A bit stronger and more complex flavored than the original, but not overpoweringly so. Great stuff.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice dark brown color, with some very nice carbonation, with a nice small/quick/fizzy light tan head, which leaves a nice medium size island and some sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some very nice hoppyness, some licorice. The taste is very nice malty, very nice hop note, licorice notes. Medium body, with a very nice bitter/dry finish. ABV is hidden very well. Overall, a very nice brew. Glad that it is available to me.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rogerlb
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There are enough reviews of this that my addition may not add to much. Let me say I am a big fan of original AB, and less of a fan of Oaked AB, possibly because the barrel/ wood seems to step on what I find to be an enjoyable malt nutty taste. I also felt Double Bastard (the third addition to Lukcy Basartd) was too much of a good thing. Too boozy and bitter, like they needed a DIPA version of Arrogant.

Well this is a sloppy mix of the three, clocking in at 8.5%, keeps most of the original attributes, malt goodness with a tobacco/ IPA/ citrus aroma. (How does that work?) Flavor is subdued compared to what I expected, with heavy citrus notes in the beginning run out quickly by bitter malt and bourbon-y wood staves hitting the dry sticky finish.

Drinks like a full-bodied IPA, and had an alcohol astringency although it's not very boozy hot. The flavor and promise of too much lurks like a heavy blanket. Best of all three worlds, an almost nasty concoction for strong ale fans.

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Photo of crow
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 10/3/16, had 11/16/16.

Pours a ruby/medium amber, with a one and a half inch head and some soapy lacing. The smell is pine, citrus hops- grapefruit, for one, malt , yeast, toffee, oak. The taste starts out with grapefruit and pine, but becomes more malt forward as it warms. Caramel, more oak than the nose, a pretty strong bitterness throughout. Smooth, full bodied for the style, well carbonated.

Lots of oak, pretty well balanced between the hops and malt, although it leans to the malt, a treat like all of the Bastard beers. Can be yours at a great price for the quality, it's well worth a purchase.

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Photo of groleau
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Globe; 22oz bomber; BB 01/06/17

The first time I tried it (a few nights ago), I wasn't impressed. Now however, I AM impressed. Beautiful amber colored liquor and caramel colored head; great aroma: alcohol and hops! Creamy mouth-feel; nice flavor. This is a beer I could sip on all night long. I would be happy to drink this again.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.36/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TerryMills
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty nice beer ..

If you know what double bastard is this is just a hoppier version to me with some woody type notes..

Would buy again but rather just have plain double bastard to be honest..

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

Photo of OompaMentor
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft poured into snifter; nice mahogany color with small head; modest carbonation. Malts, toffee and slight earth tones to nose. Medium body - subtle citrus notes, hops and light bitterness on the palate. Others commented on tobacco and I can concur with that; very subtle. I really nice beer.

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Photo of Ri0
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 22oz bottle into tulip. Dark amber with 1.5 finger eggshell head. Fair retention and some webbed lacing. Earthy hops, brown sugar, toffee, burnt caramel, and a bit of tobacco. The hops are earthy with citrus notes. The malts come in with many different flavors of brown sugar, burnt caramel, toffee, and a little tobacco. The finish has some oak and a nice bitterness to it. Medium body with decent carbonation. Quite smooth with a barleywine like feel. Big and bold this beer has a nice bitter/sweet balance.

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Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mntlover
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep red walnut like color dark but clear with a smaller khaki head that falls to ringed scum and laces well.

Aroma is nice malty caramel sweetness, molasses, good dose of hop resin with fruity and light vanilla and tobacco hints to round it out. More malty then I would of guessed maybe because its a couple days past enjoy date, either way nose is nice.

Taste is like the nose good chewy sugary malt base, caramel free floating brown sugar or molasses like notes. Hops kick in pine resin some tobacco notes with light vanilla sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is only big medium with medium level carbonation.

Overall seems to blend well not overly strong, some alcohol notes as it warms but it blends well.

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

Photo of Ryan4120
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - deep amber/brown with medium to light brown head - decent head retention
S - malt, caramel, roasty with some dark dried fruits, booze - maybe some oak but I'm not smelling much
T - Malt, caramel, resin, molasses up front and a nice back end of hop bitterness and booze - the oak is slightly noticeable (i.e. a little smokiness throughout the taste) but I feel like it could be kicked up a notch to make it more prominent.
F - Full bodied with a moderate carbonation - creamy and smooth
O - A nice combination of the three - you get the malt and caramel from arrogant bastard and the amped up hop bitterness and booze from double with a slight smoky flavor from the oaked version of arrogant bastard. It's a nice compromise between arrogant and double but I still prefer the double as my favorite.

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4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jtransel
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Lukcy Basartd Ale from Arrogant Brewing
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,472 ratings
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