Pre-Prohibition Style Lager - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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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
3.33/5 rDev +1.2%
Appearance: Poured into a pilsner glass. The beer is perfectly clear, golden in color typical lager. Pour produces a white head, about 1 inch that quickly fades to a ring around the glass and small white cap with no lacing.
Smell: Low aroma, but one can tell this is not some typical American macro lager as there is (fortunately) no aroma of grains/adjuncts. Unfortunately, I don't get much from the beer, a faint bready aroma and a little grassy hop scent.
Taste: Much like the scent, overall lacking in flavor (some light malts). Its nice that this is not a corny/rice macro lager (would have been easy to use corn here in Nebraska) but I am just not getting much. Maybe I am too used to big malty/hoppy beers and this is too subtle for me, but I just am not getting much from the beer.
Mouthfeel: Light in body and light in carbonation. Clean finish, nothing real wow here, but in line with the style.
Drinkability: Well, the beer is very drinkable, low ABV, sessionable (hence the 4 score). However, the beer is not overly exciting or memorable. I want to really like it, I just am not excited about it.
Picked this up because it is local; brewed in Nebraska. Interesting style choice for a small craft brewer, I guess they were trying to pull in BMC drinker, because there is not a lot here for most dedicated craft drinkers. Will I get it again? At the typical price I see it of $6.99, no. If it were cheaper, maybe if I'm in the mood to pound lagers.
03-26-2010 04:03:02 | More by BigRedN
3.35/5 rDev +1.8%
Lucky Bucket Lager pours a fat head that collapses pretty quickly into a disk of foam over a slightly cloudy yellow brew. Carbonation is slow but steady, the nose lager yeast funk and sour apple notes. Flavor is mild light barley malt, starting slightly tart with the tiniest bite of hebal hop off the back. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a bit of the hop and barley hull coming back in the aftertaste. Altogether a pretty unassuming brew, but as with beers like New Glarus Spotted Cow and August Schell's Nordeast, it is designed to be a step above the macro lagers- a gateway for the curious drinker used to beers brewed and marketed more as bulk commodities than as a hometown brew...
08-26-2011 07:23:32 | More by shadow1961
3.4/5 rDev +3.3%
A: Orange-amber and bubbly with a steady one-inch head; not a whole lot of lacing
S: Grainy--with a slight sour mash aroma; lots of just your basic grain/straw aroma; subtle citrus; fairly subtle and subdued overall but pleasant enough
T: A very pleasant grainy quality with just a touch of citrus hops on the finish; a touch sour too actually; nothing spectacular here but in the end it still is a nice session lager
F: Well carbonated and medium bodied; the beer even has a stickiness to it that works well
O: You know, this is a fine little lager; it is what it is but it's balanced and refreshing and sessionable
07-22-2011 13:18:56 | More by dbossman
3.4/5 rDev +3.3%
Came in my Beer of the Month April 2011 box (thanks to BA's ad-banner).
Interesting creative effort. I'm rating on their efforts in trying to recreate a historical beer style and not just on its American Pale Lager category.
Overall, not my favorite and not one that I'll see out but it's still a worthy one to experience.
A= light golden, modest white head with rimming.
S= banana or more like plantain; interesting variant on an American Lager, the scent of old-style hops (ie generic Domesticated American Hops), slightly musty malts, starch. Light caramel or cotton-candy notes after it sits for 5-10 minutes. Occasional wine-esque traits.
T= a little bitter-sour up-front, different, took a few sips to get used to it. Dry bitters, old-style hops (or possibly just stale hops), a bit of a zing from the modest carbonation plus hops bitters. Somewhat light on malt flavor.
M= slightly metallic and bitter-sour, a very slight brandy-effect on the tongue.
O= probably fine for table beer or for a social event, I think the sourness might catch up with me after a few, though.
04-12-2011 22:25:23 | More by therica
3.43/5 rDev +4.3%
A pre-prohibition style lager (NO ADJUNCTS), 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass 4.5% ABV
A - Golden, though more orange than a standard lager. Head disappeared almost immediately.
S - Slightly malty aroma.
T - Malty, just slightly hoppy and bitter. Slightly crisp. Fairly clean finish, not much aftertaste (especially compared to any Macro)
M - Medium carbonation, with medium body.
D - very drinkable, could easily have many of these at once. A good first effort from a local Nebraska brewer.
08-23-2009 23:51:12 | More by cbaird2
3.43/5 rDev +4.3%
Appearance: Striking dark gold with an inch of tan foam that receeds quickly. Leaves no lacing. +4 for that rich golden color even without lacing.
Smell: Faintly sour, malty.
Taste: Heavy on the malt, but not overly sweet. Slight hops come through toward end. Finishes dry and somewhat crisp. Easy to drink.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, decently carbonated. Crisp.
Overall: On my fourth bottle of the six pack. Perfectly drinkable and Lucky Bucket did a fair job recreating the old lager style, it certainly has the taste. But it never was that good to begin with, was it?
07-21-2011 23:43:51 | More by JackieTH
3.43/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours an orange/ amber color with a one finger off white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to give a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was heavy of grain and bread. It has a big biscuit and dark wheat bread smell. Mixed with these aromas are notes of light caramel and some floral and earthy hop.
Taste – The taste begins big of a biscuit and caramel sweet flavor. As it advances some flavors of wheat and earthy hop meet the tongue. These flavors overall create a smooth taste and take the flavor to the end where they are met with a very light floral and pine hop which when combine with the caramel and biscuit take the taste to the end where they leave a nice slightly bitter flavor to linger on the tongue..
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a slightly higher then average carbonation level. The higher carbonation makes for a good refreshing beer.
Overall – A easy drinking fairly nice flavor profile makes for a decent session beer. Not bad, but nothing to go out of your way for.
08-06-2012 01:43:56 | More by Darkmagus82
3.48/5 rDev +5.8%
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Style: American Pale Lager
ABV: 4.50 %
LOOK: Deep golden straw color with a fine clarity and carbonation rising briskly to the surface. A bit dark to be considered pale, this lager sits beneath a white head leaving wisps of lace.
SMELL: Bread, caramel, grains and floral hops are all there up front. Typical lager aromas suggesting hops and some sweetness.
TASTE: A well balanced beer, with sweet caramelized grains upfront and a sturdy leafy bitterness as well. Faint citrus, brown sugar and herbal elements. Finishes clean and bready with an even finish.
FEEL: Medium bodied, yet crisp, clean and refreshing. Well carbonated brew.
OVERALL: A solid, serviceable lager from Lucky Bucket. Drinks easily with mellow and agreeable flavor. A perfect companion for a hearty meal, this would go great with a loaded burger and fries.
07-30-2012 00:05:59 | More by Stinkypuss
3.49/5 rDev +6.1%
A - Pours a deep copper with a one-finger white head head. The head dissapates quickly leaving some light sticky lacing.
S - Faint aromas of bread, yeast, and biscuity malt.
T - Taste has a lot of caramel sweetness and bready malt. There is a light hop bitterness in the finish.
M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel.
O - This is an average beer. Nothing to complex, but enjoyable nonetheless.
08-24-2014 03:03:22 | More by TreyIsWilson
3.5/5 rDev +6.4%
Clear bodied, but there is a haze. Small white head. Darker gold. Pale malt nose, biscuity. Taste is nice pale malt, light hop, fairly malty for the style. Maybe a hint of fruit. Light mouth, kinda dry. I guess a bit more malt would make it a bit better, but its certainly not bad at all. A nice summer sipper.
04-17-2011 03:18:47 | More by Tballz420
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.