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Pre-Prohibition Style Lager - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: kernel on 08-22-2009

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.
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Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 62
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2.98/5  rDev -9.4%
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...

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3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up at Beertopia, Omaha.

Lucky Bucket Lager is a bright amber with a fizzy eggshell head. Lots of bubbles raced to the top.

Interesting aroma spews from this one. I couldn't help but wonder if that egg smell was coming from the beer of the fridge.... yea, that's the beer. Different aroma than I was expecting, but it wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Aside from that, pilsner-like diacetyls, wheat, and a dash of noble hop aroma and tartness helped comprise of a more conventional nose.

The flavor was somewhat tart off the bat, sour green apple especially. In the mouth, and on the way down, it faded into a very bready finish. Ah, and there's that egg taste again.

The body is light....er, carbonation is quite crisp at the start and leaves a slight tingle through the finish. I say this is an average beer, because I wasn't the fondest of the flavor. If the flavor hits the spot for someone else, it may be very enjoyable.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.