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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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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 58
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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vencad

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -8.8%

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

Nebraska

3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A decent lager made locally.... so bonus points for that, haha. Slight aromas of malt, a white head, and a medium golden color. Mouthfeel is light which makes this beer an easy drinker. A pretty straight forward lager. Clean, crisp, and somewhat dry finish. Nothing special, but nothing to complain about.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 19:52:34 | More by xuptygm
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TeamD

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 01:14:13 | More by mizzouguy
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MNAle

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -24%

08-20-2012 23:37:34 | More by MNAle
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keethrax

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear and bubbly, lots of carbonation.

S: Initial herbal aroma followed by malty undertones.

T: Grains and malt. Some citrusy hops, but not a lot. Just a hint of bitterness, but again, not a lot. Bright and easy drinking.

M: medium body, lots of fizz.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 22:28:21 | More by keethrax
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troymiller1984

South Dakota

5/5  rDev +52%

01-03-2012 04:50:04 | More by troymiller1984
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Icehouse57

Iowa

4.35/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2010 19:08:27 | More by Icehouse57
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Fairwin

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-10-2012 18:09:18 | More by Fairwin
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kevincleary


3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-07-2012 20:59:42 | More by kevincleary
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tastybeers

Nebraska

1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

12-20-2011 14:32:04 | More by tastybeers
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TonyV


3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-24-2013 18:14:49 | More by TonyV
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psweendogg

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-10-2014 03:30:21 | More by psweendogg
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DantooineBBQ

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +21.6%

05-05-2013 14:44:13 | More by DantooineBBQ
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mnbrewery

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 17:21:00 | More by mnbrewery
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HopHead1982

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +14%

07-04-2014 16:13:22 | More by HopHead1982
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Sercrui

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -8.8%

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

Nebraska

3.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 16:40:30 | More by CraftyHusker
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FredCat

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-28-2012 15:09:59 | More by FredCat
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cbaird2

Nebraska

3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 23:51:12 | More by cbaird2
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brewduck

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found a familiar flavor after opening this beer. What was it? It has a distinctly rich flavor compared to your average pilsner. The color is dark, and the aroma a bit salty. (I have to note, I had half this six pack here and there at rest stops around Texas and Kansas, warm).

It hit me on the 2nd bottle that this is basically an altbier. It has that kind of sharp worcestershire taste and the same color as an altbier. If you like that style - this is a good one!

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 19:37:37 | More by brewduck
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ZaxGhost

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-29-2013 16:37:41 | More by ZaxGhost
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BearMittens

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-09-2014 04:46:14 | More by BearMittens
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Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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