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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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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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avisong

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

07-29-2012 18:43:37 | More by avisong
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +21.2%

07-14-2012 04:30:38 | More by ssjkyle
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Jman_01

Iowa

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-13-2012 20:59:22 | More by Jman_01
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beerbrains

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -39.4%

07-13-2012 03:23:01 | More by beerbrains
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dseiters

Nevada

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-08-2012 22:22:18 | More by dseiters
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chodinheaven

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really pretty beer, clear amber-orange in color with a slight chill haze and a decent amount of bubbles steaming from the bottom to feed the thin white cap of a head. Nice malt base to the nose, toasty caramel and biscuit tones with a sweeter floral hop aroma mingling in. Touch of citrus for a nice balanced nose that is surprisingly aromatic.

The taste is very much like the nose with a toasty biscuit and caramel malt base that goes well with the smooth lager mouthfeel. Light to medium body that makes this very easy to drink. Lightly fruity, not citrusy so much as apricotesque I suppose. There is a slight touch of bitterness in the back that balances out the fruitiness, the hops being floral with just the slightest touch of pine.

Overall, just an easy drinking lager that tastes pretty good and smells even better. For what it is, this beer does just fine as an easy to drink refresher.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 06:32:45 | More by chodinheaven
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MadScientist

New York

4.08/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 23:13:38 | More by MadScientist
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Buggies

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-29-2012 01:37:34 | More by Buggies
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rjpetrizzo


3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-28-2012 02:35:01 | More by rjpetrizzo
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +21.2%

05-18-2012 05:08:49 | More by MarkyMOD
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A finger's worth of perfectly level crisp off-white colored head... Minimal retention gies way to an enticing veil of lace ind slight collar... Lots of medium sized carbonation bubbles, half of which cling to the sides of the glass and the other half of which rise at a very rapid pace... The color is a darker than expected mix of bronze and copper...

S - Bread crust... Cereal grains... Fresh biscuits... Perhaps some corn notes... Some slightly sweet fruit notes... Very little if any hop presence...

T - Starts as expected with lots of bready malts... Biscuit... Grain... Bread crust... The finish is unexpectedly sweet and even a bit tart... In an American Pale Lager, those are desired flavors...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Briskly carbonated... A bit sleek... Rather one dimensional...

D - An honest, but uninspired attempt... Not something I would drink again nor recommend... Even at the highly accessible 4.5% ABV, I'm not sure this one is worth seeking out... The slightly odd flavor is a killer for me...

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 01:50:00 | More by philbe311
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Twal

Colorado

3/5  rDev -9.1%

03-27-2012 01:52:36 | More by Twal
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TeamD

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

03-22-2012 23:51:52 | More by TeamD
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RDW

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-04-2012 03:57:07 | More by RDW
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onewetpaw

Tennessee

3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 00:54:45 | More by onewetpaw
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djcira

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.1%

02-19-2012 16:51:53 | More by djcira
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -9.1%

02-15-2012 04:32:36 | More by Cramerican
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vencad

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -9.1%

02-15-2012 02:35:22 | More by vencad
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Sercrui

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -9.1%

02-11-2012 04:37:30 | More by Sercrui
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Greggy

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 05:46:05 | More by Greggy
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-08-2012 03:50:42 | More by LJWalker
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khargro2

Georgia

1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

02-03-2012 04:25:00 | More by khargro2
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FredCat

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-28-2012 15:09:59 | More by FredCat
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mynie

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was gonna start this review out by saying naw, naw no way, this ain't no APL, it's obvious an adjunct. But the bottle says it's 100% malt, so I dunno.

See, it smells and tastes a lot like corn. Very pleasantly, but still adjuncty. The malt is pale and simplistic. The hops are a little earthy, a little citrusy. And then this corniness just hangs over everything, inexplicable. It's a tangy grain taste. I usually associate it with corn. Kind of like lemongrass, but usually that means corn.

So, hmph. Guess I'll just go with my gut here:

This tastes nice. It's crisp and simple, but it's not quite like anything I've ever had before. It's sweet but not agressively so. Not particularly well balanced, but that's par for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 05:24:35 | More by mynie
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-13-2012 19:13:11 | More by imperialking
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.