Pre-Prohibition Style Lager - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +32.2%
Well, many people may not be able to imbibe this wonderful beer on site, but if you have the time, I'd highly suggest taking a trip to the brewery for a tour. You'll get to try all of their beers, and possibly some of their very tasty vodka, as well.
Appearance- A delicious tawny amber. 1 finger off-white head that held its own for an average amount of time.
Aroma- Somewhat bready, with biscuit malt seemingly evident. Not sure what the grist is on this beer, but it must have some in there somewhere. Hard to pin the hop variety based soley on the aroma, but I'd say there are tettnanger and/or saaz from the smell of grass.
Taste- Very well balanced. A hint of toffee sweetness (crystal malt?) at the start, but as the beer moves over the tongue, a breadlike maltiness starts to edge forward, before mixing nicely with the hops. Not overly aggressive in the hops... a nice balance to the slight sweetness.
Mouthfeel- Very nice. Nice carbonation level, appropriate to the amber lager style.
Drinkability- I've since sat down with a six-pack... and it is extremely drinkable! A very nice session beer...
Overall, I'm very impressed for this first offering from this upstart brewery. A little history.... the brewery was started by the former brewmaster of Upstream brewery... a local brewpub. Zach, the head brewmaster here has his masters in brewing, and has hit the ball out of the park! VERY NICE ZACH! Can't wait to see what's next!
03-31-2010 19:08:27 | More by Icehouse57
4.08/5 rDev +24%
This beer is a medium amber with excellent clarity and an off-white head that settles to a quarter inch of foam on the top after a couple of minutes.
A very appealing grain, slightly sweet malt aroma is prominent with a moderately high citrus hop aroma that seems a bit spicy in the background. There was just a slight green apples aroma from the yeast for a couple of minutes.
The first sip has a big grainy, malty flavor balanced with a medium-high hop bitterness and medium-high citrus and pine hops flavors. The balance of malt sweetness and hops bitterness is tilted towards the bitter end with the bitterness lingering briefly into a dry finish.
This has a medium body and a medium-high level of carbonation with a pleasant creamy quality.
I really liked this beer it's like the lager equivalent to an American Pale Ale as far as hops flavor and bitterness just that it has a malty backbone and that clean lager yeast character to it. Beers like remind me that there is more to beer than ales and it's about time I tried my hand at brewing a lager.
06-29-2012 23:13:38 | More by MadScientist
4/5 rDev +21.6%
This beer is very flavorful and the yeast make for a great drink for a lager. Insanely easy to drink! Very yummy for a lager brewed with centennial hops. Highly carbonated and dances on the tongue.
I usually not a lager fan, but this one did a great job pleasing my need for refreshment on a hot day!
A very good lager!
07-14-2011 17:21:00 | More by mnbrewery
4/5 rDev +21.6%
On the tour at Lucky Bucket Brewing, a free pint came along with the tour. I'd had a bottle of the lager before with positive results, so tried a draft for comparison.
Tightly bubbled, thick, creamy head that lingers nicely as the effervescence builds the head from the bottom of the orange-amber lager. Bit dark for the stereotype of a lager, but, if I remember correctly, this is a pre-prohibition lager and fits a different style than the typical American macro-lager.
Clean malty nose with light spice, and, with a deep breathe, a hint of apple underneath. Smooth and full bodied, the spice, caramel and sweetness jump out on the tongue and linger--not typical lager characteristics, but a reason why I like this one. Refreshing on a hot day--a perfect reason to drink a lager.
08-31-2012 01:58:29 | More by FightingEntropy
3.95/5 rDev +20.1%
Appearance: light amber in color with a one inch head that slowly falls to a spotty surface covering.
Smell: light bread aroma with a hint of floral hops are the main aromatic components.
Taste: mild bready malt profile with some grass, apple sweetness, a hint of citrus, and a soft floral bitterness are most notable.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.
Overall: this is a nicely flavorful lager that is a serious session beer. This represents the style well.
12-31-2012 19:20:56 | More by Gavage
3.9/5 rDev +18.5%
This beer pours a cloudy golden color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes within seconds into almost no lacing. The aroma is of light caramel with hints of floral hops. For the style the aroma is rather strong. The taste is similar to the aroma, but fuller. It finishes clean with a mild pale malt taste that lingers for a few seconds then goes away. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a nice easy drinking beer. I could drink this again without complaints, but there are better beers in this style that I would choose first.
06-17-2011 20:13:43 | More by KarlHungus
3.88/5 rDev +17.9%
12 oz into a pint
A - Pours a very clear, light brown color. Little bubbling, appears lightly carbonated. Head formation is light, just a film of light white.
S - A light scent of grainy notes, lightly malty. Some caramel and toffee is present, lightly toasted.
T - Light malty note, 2-row light sweetness with some grainy caramel notes. Little hopping - little bitterness. Finishes with some caramel malt notes.
M - Lightly carbonated, little sting on the tongue. Finishes very clean, smooth. Clinging sweetness on the tongue.
D - Easy drinking. ABV is well within sessionability. Lightly filling at times. Malting is pretty assertive, leaving a sweet finish.
05-29-2010 03:48:27 | More by katan
3.83/5 rDev +16.4%
Poured into a Nebraska Cornhuskers pint glass. Pours a nice reddish/amber color with minimal head. Takes on all of the characteristics of a good lager. Mouthfeel is just right for this style. Hint of caramel in the taste with a malty finish. A quality lager indeed. This beer has become a staple around Omaha bars/restaurants, as well as popular events such as the College World Series. A good brew to enjoy year round.
01-04-2014 16:40:30 | More by CraftyHusker
3.8/5 rDev +15.5%
Clean and Yummy with hints of beer!
Pours a light orange amber...
Smells wonderful with a hint of walnuts...
The taste is almost there. It's just needs something. I was thinking this reminded me or Anchor Steam at first. Nope finishes way too clean. This is almost like a Buweiser or a Schlitz made with better ingredients. It just needs maybe one more IBU?
The mouthfeel sure reminds me of American macros. The creaminess but wait! Actual touch of hops in this one. I just got a taste of wet dog fur and almost coughed it up. Horse blanket?
I'm on number 2 and I really see myself finishing off the whole sixxer as it is my night off and I'm looking for something in this beer and I think this beer might be offering something else. I was expecting Anchor Steam but I keep going back to Bud.
Hmmm...I may need to try this again in a few months and review again possibly scrapping this one. The Hawaiian Luau pizza I had tonite should be going better with this than it is...
For some reason I really like this beer and my number scores I noted earlier before sitting down to type. A bit confused with the hop profile and body of this beer. I'm gonna let this review stand and come back to it later. Only fair...
02-10-2011 03:07:20 | More by CamuMahubah
3.8/5 rDev +15.5%
A- Thin head, no lacing. Amber body.
S- Malty and sweety with some biscuity notes.
T- Starts malty and semi sweet and transitions into a dry floral finish.
M- Could use a little more carbonation here. Overall, a bigger body, especially give the 4.5 % ABV.
O- Drinkable but not memorable.
02-09-2012 05:46:05 | More by Greggy
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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