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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: 150
Reviews: 59
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 MarkyMOD


4/5  rDev +21.6%

05-18-2012 05:08:49 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of imperialking


3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-13-2012 19:13:11 | More by imperialking
Photo of Stinkypuss


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
Photo of mynie


3.68/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

01-23-2012 05:24:35 | More by mynie
Photo of KarlHungus


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
Photo of Darkmagus82


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
Photo of AgentMunky


3.63/5  rDev +10.3%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass.

A: Little to no head, nice effevescence, clear but hazy orange-gold.

S: Lager yeast, slightly skunky, slightly fruity, touch of hops.

T/M: Actually quite pleasant. Lemon-tart and crisp with green apples, earthy hops, and lightly dry hops and/or yeast. Crisp and drinkable.

O: I don't generally like lagers, but this one gets my seal of approval. Consumable, interesting, and goes great with food.

12-25-2012 01:33:40 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of KevMo84


2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

06-01-2014 17:54:21 | More by KevMo84
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-04-2013 18:06:01 | More by jheezee
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 philbe311


2.93/5  rDev -10.9%

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...

05-16-2012 01:50:00 | More by philbe311
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-19-2013 03:18:16 | More by Rayek
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

05-23-2013 16:50:18 | More by MinorThreat
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 Herky21


3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-02-2013 12:47:29 | More by Herky21
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

03-25-2013 07:06:12 | More by bigbeers84
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

07-29-2012 18:43:37 | More by avisong
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-05-2013 00:53:27 | More by jzlyo
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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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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-31-2012 03:39:51 | More by jrohrbacher
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New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +7.3%

I got this as part of a BOTMC. I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a SA perfect pint glass. The pour is pale yellow with a moderate white head. The aroma is non descript, hay, grass, sweet. Taste like a typicla lager, light and easy drinking. A decent all around lager.

05-09-2011 02:17:15 | More by bonkers
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1.25/5  rDev -62%

02-03-2012 04:25:00 | More by khargro2
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-08-2012 03:50:42 | More by LJWalker
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5/5  rDev +52%

11-28-2011 04:33:28 | More by JMBSH
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-02-2014 13:43:52 | More by StaveHooks
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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