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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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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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 rangerred
2.99/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Photo of Jman_01
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of climax
3/5  rDev -9.1%
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 -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of searsclone
3/5  rDev -9.1%
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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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.