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Pre-Prohibition Style Lager - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Pre-Prohibition Style LagerPre-Prohibition Style Lager

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pre-Prohibition style salutes a time when lagers had greater character and more distinct flavor, when beer wasn't full of the additives found in many of today's mainstream lagers. Lucky Bucket's version has a light, malty flavor that's easy on the palate. Filtered twice, the subtle maltiness nicely balances a floral hop. Dry-hopped with a fresh blend of aromatic West Coast hops, Lucky Bucket Lager is a great session beer with an ABV of 4.5% and 20 IBU's.

(Beer added by: kernel on 08-22-2009)
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Photo of mizzouguy


3.28/5  rDev -0.3%

Got a bottle from the beer of the month club. The beer pours golden in color with a little bit of haze. A head forms but retreats quickly. The smell doesn't strike me with much of anything. The taste is pretty good for a lager but for the most part it is kind of forgettable. It tastes like a pretty good lager. Not a bad thing I guess but if you are on this site you look for more. A step up from BMC but not aimed at the serious drinker.

05-14-2011 01:14:13 | More by mizzouguy
Photo of dugly2ugly


3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-08-2012 02:45:10 | More by dugly2ugly
Photo of gratefulbeerhead


3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-12-2014 19:06:42 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-02-2013 04:38:52 | More by creepinjeeper
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-28-2012 02:35:01 | More by rjpetrizzo
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-29-2013 16:37:41 | More by ZaxGhost
Photo of jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-31-2012 03:39:51 | More by jrohrbacher
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-09-2013 22:35:49 | More by erjbeer
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-13-2013 20:16:56 | More by Ristaccia
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-20-2012 01:17:45 | More by rapayn01
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South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-11-2013 00:37:21 | More by Pacioli1445
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-23-2013 16:28:50 | More by Tschnab
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-05-2013 00:53:27 | More by jzlyo
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-10-2014 03:30:21 | More by psweendogg
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-21-2014 17:44:40 | More by AlaskanYoung
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South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-14-2012 19:23:20 | More by Chucker17
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-02-2014 13:43:52 | More by StaveHooks
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-09-2014 04:46:14 | More by BearMittens
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-03-2014 01:47:53 | More by drbenderdo
Photo of kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a pale yellow with small head. Not too much lacing. The smell has a very faint grassy flavour, but very mellow. Taste was quite mellow as well. Carbonation level was pretty much on for the sytle. A pleasant enough beer, but I didn't find it a ton better than some macro lagers.

07-12-2010 19:46:45 | More by kwjd
Photo of TheCondor


3.19/5  rDev -3%

Picked this up on a swing through Nebraska recently. I have never seen this where I am from, which is not far from there. That could be a bad thing. Side poured with moderate vigor from the bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a nice amber or copper color with good transparency, a decent one finger head, some retention, and a bit of lacing. Looks like an amber ale.

Smell- Breads, yeast, grains, and biscuits, but none of the floral hop aroma as described on the label.

Taste - Plenty of malts are present, which is of little surprise given the nose. Again, it is hard to detect any hop character, which I am okay with. But if you put it on the label, it should probably be a little more pronounced.

Mouthfeel - Finishes malty, just like it starts. Relatively smooth. Nothing much to write home about, but not bad.

Overall - Just like the mouthfeel, this beer is not bad, but not good either. It elicited a collective "meh" from my palate. I was not expecting much, and it lived up to the low expectation I set for it. Don't go out of your way to drink it, but its worth a try one time.

08-04-2014 03:27:04 | More by TheCondor
Photo of suspect

New York

3.18/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a DFH shaped pint glass - gifted to me by my buddy Dan P.

A: Copper-gold in color, mostly clear with some cloudiness. Aggressive pour leads to a 1 finger head that disappears quickly. Lots of slippery lacing. Lots and lots of tiny bubbles race to the top.

S: Not a lot to this one...malt is definitely present as is some bready-grain but other than that...pretty thin in the nose.

T: Yikes, where to start. Well I guess the flavor follows the nose. It is relatively non existent. Some citrus from the hop is detectable but it's minimal. Mostly it's a very non-offending grainy mix. For the style it's a pretty average beer. Not too bad, but also not too good. Quite the dichotomy from the traditional lager in that it started to taste a little better as it got warmer.

M: Extremely light bodied, high carbonation, slightly sticky lingering mouth coating left me thirsty for more which is a good thing. Mouthfeel is probably the highlight of this beer.

O: Hmm...not great. But not terrible either. I wouldn't turn it down if it was given to me but I don't think I'd buy it unless my other options were BMC stuff.

05-07-2011 22:49:18 | More by suspect
Photo of onewetpaw


3.15/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Citrus and a light bread smell. Fruity notes are present that suggest a high fermentation temp to me.

A- Amber, clear. Interesting "steam" comes out of the bottle when you open it.

F- A little tartness hits you up front. Crisp flavors and perhaps a little mineral flavor. The malt is behind the scenes but still there. I don't taste the "adjunct" flavors others describe. Not sure what they are getting at. There's some citrus flavors present as well.

M- Average carbonation. Nice full body. Not at all thin like I think of with adjuncts.

O- A pleasant beer to drink a few of. Not really a great beer in my opinion, but a nice one to have and not think too much about. Tastes great, Less filling, but for real! This a go to easy drinking beer for me. It's regularly available at the local Whole Foods.

03-01-2012 00:54:45 | More by onewetpaw
Photo of gatornation


3.13/5  rDev -4.9%

from 12 oz bottle

A-pours a slight hazed golden color with a fast receding 1 finger head with very little lacing

S- is malts and bread a touch of caramel

T-malts and baked bread with a touch of citrus hops

M- low,medium carbonation with light tastes,crisp in the mouth

O- an average lager

06-23-2011 21:37:51 | More by gatornation
Photo of afinepilsner


3.13/5  rDev -4.9%

12oz brown bottle

Lucky Bucket Pre-Prohibition Style Lager was amber in color with good clarity. It had a beige head with decent retention. The smell was light malt with a little sweetness. The taste was lightly malty with a hint of sweetness upfront and some light hop flavor with a touch of bitterness coming through towards the finish. The mouthfeel was average with a light body and light carbonation. Drinkability was about average. It is a decent lager and worth a try.

11-06-2010 20:56:19 | More by afinepilsner
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.