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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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philbe311

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -10.9%
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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Rayek

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-19-2013 03:18:16 | More by Rayek
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +21.6%

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

Minnesota

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

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

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 21:37:51 | More by gatornation
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Herky21

Iowa

3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-02-2013 12:47:29 | More by Herky21
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -8.8%

03-25-2013 07:06:12 | More by bigbeers84
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avisong

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 02:17:15 | More by bonkers
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-31-2012 03:39:51 | More by jrohrbacher
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khargro2

Kentucky

1.25/5  rDev -62%

02-03-2012 04:25:00 | More by khargro2
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-14-2012 19:23:20 | More by Chucker17
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JMBSH

Colorado

5/5  rDev +52%

11-28-2011 04:33:28 | More by JMBSH
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-02-2014 13:43:52 | More by StaveHooks
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katan

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a very clear, light brown color. Little bubbling, appears lightly carbonated. Head formation is light, just a film of light white.

S - A light scent of grainy notes, lightly malty. Some caramel and toffee is present, lightly toasted.

T - Light malty note, 2-row light sweetness with some grainy caramel notes. Little hopping - little bitterness. Finishes with some caramel malt notes.

M - Lightly carbonated, little sting on the tongue. Finishes very clean, smooth. Clinging sweetness on the tongue.

D - Easy drinking. ABV is well within sessionability. Lightly filling at times. Malting is pretty assertive, leaving a sweet finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 03:48:27 | More by katan
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +21.6%

02-10-2013 14:53:35 | More by rorjets
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-12-2013 22:59:02 | More by Eric908
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rangerred

Tennessee

2.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium copper with a one finger white head. Fairly good head retention and lacing with the head hanging around for awhile.

Aroma of cooked vegetables and some corn. There is really a lot of DMS here and I'm not sure if it is intended or not. Some caramel and grassy hops are buried in the background.

The flavor thankfully has less in the way of DMS but does bring along an odd, sour tartness that really detracts from the flavor. Some toffee and bready malt along with hay in the background but again I feel like there are too many off-flavors up front. Pretty watery mouthfeel but that is not out of line with a beer that is only 4.5%

Overall, I'm not really impressed. If this was cleaned up a little it could really shine.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 00:38:36 | More by rangerred
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pre-Prohibition lager pours a golden color with a dissipating head. There wasn't any aroma from this beer. The taste had crisp malt undertones, with a strong overly sweet fruity, almost apple like taste. Hard to drink, and way to sweet. Overall its a very sweet and fruity like lager.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 03:14:56 | More by vette2006c5r
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-04-2013 23:43:57 | More by stampfler07
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-12-2014 19:06:42 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +14%

04-04-2013 04:27:38 | More by OregonGrown7
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -8.8%

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

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Fugazme for some fine local Nebraskan brews.
Cystal clear pale golden colored. Large fluffy white head quickly recedes to a thin white film on top of the beer.
Lot's of pale malt in the aroma. Fresh baked biscuits. Faint hint of a spicy hop and fruitiness.
Flavorful for the style. Lot's of pale malt. Biscut flavored. Fruit--green apple. Hint of Juicy Fruit gum.
Light bodied and crisp in the mouthfeel. Very clean finish. Mouthfeel is made for sessioning.
Very drinkable. One to keep stocked in your fridge in the summer. Would be a good beer to have in cans.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2009 03:48:52 | More by wcudwight
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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