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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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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.38%
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 philbe311
2.93/5  rDev -10.7%

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...

philbe311, May 16, 2012
Photo of Rayek
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Rayek, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of MinorThreat
4/5  rDev +22%

MinorThreat, May 23, 2013
Photo of Herky21
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Herky21, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of gatornation
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%

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

gatornation, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of bigbeers84
3/5  rDev -8.5%

bigbeers84, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of avisong
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

avisong, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jzlyo, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of khargro2
1.25/5  rDev -61.9%

khargro2, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Chucker17, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jrohrbacher, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of bonkers
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

bonkers, May 09, 2011
Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

LJWalker, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of JMBSH
5/5  rDev +52.4%

JMBSH, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of StaveHooks
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

StaveHooks, May 02, 2014
Photo of katan
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%

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.

katan, May 29, 2010
Photo of rorjets
4/5  rDev +22%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of rangerred
2.99/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

rangerred, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

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.

vette2006c5r, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Eric908, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

gratefulbeerhead, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

stampfler07, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of OregonGrown7
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

OregonGrown7, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Cramerican
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Cramerican, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of wcudwight
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

wcudwight, Nov 06, 2009
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.