Pre-Prohibition Style Lager - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +21.6%
On the tour at Lucky Bucket Brewing, a free pint came along with the tour. I'd had a bottle of the lager before with positive results, so tried a draft for comparison.
Tightly bubbled, thick, creamy head that lingers nicely as the effervescence builds the head from the bottom of the orange-amber lager. Bit dark for the stereotype of a lager, but, if I remember correctly, this is a pre-prohibition lager and fits a different style than the typical American macro-lager.
Clean malty nose with light spice, and, with a deep breathe, a hint of apple underneath. Smooth and full bodied, the spice, caramel and sweetness jump out on the tongue and linger--not typical lager characteristics, but a reason why I like this one. Refreshing on a hot day--a perfect reason to drink a lager.
08-31-2012 01:58:29 | More by FightingEntropy
3.63/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
07-03-2012 06:32:45 | More by chodinheaven
3.18/5 rDev -3.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a DFH shaped pint glass - gifted to me by my buddy Dan P.
A: Copper-gold in color, mostly clear with some cloudiness. Aggressive pour leads to a 1 finger head that disappears quickly. Lots of slippery lacing. Lots and lots of tiny bubbles race to the top.
S: Not a lot to this one...malt is definitely present as is some bready-grain but other than that...pretty thin in the nose.
T: Yikes, where to start. Well I guess the flavor follows the nose. It is relatively non existent. Some citrus from the hop is detectable but it's minimal. Mostly it's a very non-offending grainy mix. For the style it's a pretty average beer. Not too bad, but also not too good. Quite the dichotomy from the traditional lager in that it started to taste a little better as it got warmer.
M: Extremely light bodied, high carbonation, slightly sticky lingering mouth coating left me thirsty for more which is a good thing. Mouthfeel is probably the highlight of this beer.
O: Hmm...not great. But not terrible either. I wouldn't turn it down if it was given to me but I don't think I'd buy it unless my other options were BMC stuff.
05-07-2011 22:49:18 | More by suspect
3.6/5 rDev +9.4%
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance-Gold in color and brilliantly clear. Medium, nearly white head with decent retention.
Aroma-Herbal/spicy and slightly noble hop profile with a bready/Pils malt base, and slight grain notes. Touch of skunk fades quickly. Lightly sweet and fresh smelling.
Flavor-Bready Pils malt and saltine cracker with a faint herbal hop note and a light crack of hop bitterness in the finish. Relatively clean but not that crisp in the finish.
Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate, soft carbonation. I wish the finish were a bit crisper-it would make for a more refreshing beverage.
Quite solid for an American Lager-a decent example of a fancy lawn mower beer if you will. I just wish that it finished a little bit crisper-as it is, it feels just a little flabby.
09-09-2011 05:09:22 | More by plfahey
3.53/5 rDev +7.3%
I suppose something good CAN come out of Nebraska. It's a pretty light copper color with light carbonation. The aroma kinda light with hops and a touch of floral. The taste is a bit light also, with some citrus, flowers, and honey. The finish is a bit tart but lessens when the glass warms up. This isn't too bad for a lager, definitely better than many of the style I've had.
01-16-2011 00:45:50 | More by DesMoinesMike
3.19/5 rDev -3%
Picked this up on a swing through Nebraska recently. I have never seen this where I am from, which is not far from there. That could be a bad thing. Side poured with moderate vigor from the bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.
Appearance - Pours a nice amber or copper color with good transparency, a decent one finger head, some retention, and a bit of lacing. Looks like an amber ale.
Smell- Breads, yeast, grains, and biscuits, but none of the floral hop aroma as described on the label.
Taste - Plenty of malts are present, which is of little surprise given the nose. Again, it is hard to detect any hop character, which I am okay with. But if you put it on the label, it should probably be a little more pronounced.
Mouthfeel - Finishes malty, just like it starts. Relatively smooth. Nothing much to write home about, but not bad.
Overall - Just like the mouthfeel, this beer is not bad, but not good either. It elicited a collective "meh" from my palate. I was not expecting much, and it lived up to the low expectation I set for it. Don't go out of your way to drink it, but its worth a try one time.
08-04-2014 03:27:04 | More by TheCondor
2.93/5 rDev -10.9%
Poured into a 12oz Tumbler Pint Glass
Appearance - Hazy Yellow and Dark Golden color. Pours a finger head that quickly disappears, along with some of the heavy carbonation.
Smell - Smells like sweet/sugary bread and yeast, with some cereal grains and a slight corny smell, but not too offensive.
Taste - Sour & Bitter yeasty taste along with cereal grains, malts and a slight hoppy aftertaste and. Nothing too impressive but nothing too bad either
Mouthfeel - It's light on carbonation and body. It's pretty smooth and it's a beer that's fairly easy to drink.
Overall - It's nothing special in terms of flavor, but at the same time, it serves its purpose as a beer and gets the job done as a light, easy to drink beer; albeit a very average beer
11-21-2011 02:04:04 | More by NuclearDolphin
2.15/5 rDev -34.7%
12 oz (screw cap) bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: This stuff reminds me of ginger ale or n/a sparkling wine. Pale golden color. Huge and copious carbonation bubbles. Head fizzes up and disappears almost immediately. No lace. The color hue is the only reason this stuff doesn't get a 1 on appearance.
S: Champagne grapiness. Apple sauce, lemonade, yuzu.
T: Sour. This has a strange sweetness that seems to try to balance the sour pear cider-like flavor. This is not good.
M: Overly carbonated, chalky, crisp. Some puckering because of the sourness.
D: Never again. No way pre-prohibition beer was like this. If it were, no one would've been fighting for repeal. Gross.
12-13-2011 17:23:17 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
3/5 rDev -8.8%
bottle into a pint glass. honey colored, kind of thin looking with lots of bubbles. not much white head and almost no lace
smells like honey and hops and a little bready
taste is hops, sweet, malt, hops and sweet again.
a bit thin in the mouth, feels more like a soda than a beer.
overall, pretty average, but not bad
09-05-2012 01:10:32 | More by searsclone
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.