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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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afinepilsner

Iowa

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

12oz brown bottle

Lucky Bucket Pre-Prohibition Style Lager was amber in color with good clarity. It had a beige head with decent retention. The smell was light malt with a little sweetness. The taste was lightly malty with a hint of sweetness upfront and some light hop flavor with a touch of bitterness coming through towards the finish. The mouthfeel was average with a light body and light carbonation. Drinkability was about average. It is a decent lager and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 20:56:19 | More by afinepilsner
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xuptygm

Nebraska

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

A decent lager made locally.... so bonus points for that, haha. Slight aromas of malt, a white head, and a medium golden color. Mouthfeel is light which makes this beer an easy drinker. A pretty straight forward lager. Clean, crisp, and somewhat dry finish. Nothing special, but nothing to complain about.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 19:52:34 | More by xuptygm
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onewetpaw

Tennessee

3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Citrus and a light bread smell. Fruity notes are present that suggest a high fermentation temp to me.

A- Amber, clear. Interesting "steam" comes out of the bottle when you open it.

F- A little tartness hits you up front. Crisp flavors and perhaps a little mineral flavor. The malt is behind the scenes but still there. I don't taste the "adjunct" flavors others describe. Not sure what they are getting at. There's some citrus flavors present as well.

M- Average carbonation. Nice full body. Not at all thin like I think of with adjuncts.

O- A pleasant beer to drink a few of. Not really a great beer in my opinion, but a nice one to have and not think too much about. Tastes great, Less filling, but for real! This a go to easy drinking beer for me. It's regularly available at the local Whole Foods.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 00:54:45 | More by onewetpaw
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suspect

New York

3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 22:49:18 | More by suspect
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow with small head. Not too much lacing. The smell has a very faint grassy flavour, but very mellow. Taste was quite mellow as well. Carbonation level was pretty much on for the sytle. A pleasant enough beer, but I didn't find it a ton better than some macro lagers.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2010 19:46:45 | More by kwjd
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-08-2012 02:45:10 | More by dugly2ugly
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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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creepinjeeper

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-02-2013 04:38:52 | More by creepinjeeper
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rjpetrizzo


3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-28-2012 02:35:01 | More by rjpetrizzo
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ZaxGhost

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-29-2013 16:37:41 | More by ZaxGhost
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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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erjbeer

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-09-2013 22:35:49 | More by erjbeer
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-13-2013 20:16:56 | More by Ristaccia
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rapayn01

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-20-2012 01:17:45 | More by rapayn01
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-11-2013 00:37:21 | More by Pacioli1445
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Tschnab

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-23-2013 16:28:50 | More by Tschnab
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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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psweendogg

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-10-2014 03:30:21 | More by psweendogg
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-21-2014 17:44:40 | More by AlaskanYoung
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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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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-09-2014 04:46:14 | More by BearMittens
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-03-2014 01:47:53 | More by drbenderdo
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mizzouguy

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a bottle from the beer of the month club. The beer pours golden in color with a little bit of haze. A head forms but retreats quickly. The smell doesn't strike me with much of anything. The taste is pretty good for a lager but for the most part it is kind of forgettable. It tastes like a pretty good lager. Not a bad thing I guess but if you are on this site you look for more. A step up from BMC but not aimed at the serious drinker.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 01:14:13 | More by mizzouguy
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BigRedN

Nebraska

3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a pilsner glass. The beer is perfectly clear, golden in color typical lager. Pour produces a white head, about 1 inch that quickly fades to a ring around the glass and small white cap with no lacing.

Smell: Low aroma, but one can tell this is not some typical American macro lager as there is (fortunately) no aroma of grains/adjuncts. Unfortunately, I don't get much from the beer, a faint bready aroma and a little grassy hop scent.

Taste: Much like the scent, overall lacking in flavor (some light malts). Its nice that this is not a corny/rice macro lager (would have been easy to use corn here in Nebraska) but I am just not getting much. Maybe I am too used to big malty/hoppy beers and this is too subtle for me, but I just am not getting much from the beer.

Mouthfeel: Light in body and light in carbonation. Clean finish, nothing real wow here, but in line with the style.

Drinkability: Well, the beer is very drinkable, low ABV, sessionable (hence the 4 score). However, the beer is not overly exciting or memorable. I want to really like it, I just am not excited about it.

Picked this up because it is local; brewed in Nebraska. Interesting style choice for a small craft brewer, I guess they were trying to pull in BMC drinker, because there is not a lot here for most dedicated craft drinkers. Will I get it again? At the typical price I see it of $6.99, no. If it were cheaper, maybe if I'm in the mood to pound lagers.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 04:03:02 | More by BigRedN
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.