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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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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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 TheCondor
3.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

TheCondor, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of target88
3/5  rDev -8.8%

target88, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

gratefulbeerhead, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of psweendogg
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

psweendogg, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of BearMittens
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BearMittens, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of HopHead1982
3.75/5  rDev +14%

HopHead1982, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of APB
3/5  rDev -8.8%

APB, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

KevMo84, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of AlaskanYoung
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

AlaskanYoung, May 21, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -8.8%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
Photo of StaveHooks
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

StaveHooks, May 02, 2014
Photo of Miami66
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Miami66, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of bigolwilly
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

bigolwilly, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of CraftyHusker
3.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Nebraska Cornhuskers pint glass. Pours a nice reddish/amber color with minimal head. Takes on all of the characteristics of a good lager. Mouthfeel is just right for this style. Hint of caramel in the taste with a malty finish. A quality lager indeed. This beer has become a staple around Omaha bars/restaurants, as well as popular events such as the College World Series. A good brew to enjoy year round.

CraftyHusker, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of drbenderdo
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

drbenderdo, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of Theogre83
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -8.8%

ygtbsm94, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -8.8%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of DemoniChris
2.59/5  rDev -21.3%

DemoniChris, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

better than the scores indicate here. an amber lager in color, with a little more depth and sweetness than most. clear copper color, short lived half inch of white head. a nose of English pale and caramel malt, slightly out of place, and of course bready fresh lager yeast. the flavor is the same, equal parts yeast and grain, im missing hops here. well structured through a clean, but big and semisweet finish. more body than the standard lager, but also a bit heavier in a bad way, filling, not sessionable as it should be. carbonation is fine, and even with a moderate metallic aftertaste, I still enjoyed this beer, sorft of a fall lager with a little more heft than the standard issue. nothing world class here, but a fine local beer from lucky bucket if you are an eastern Nebraska resident or visitor.

StonedTrippin, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of ohyayitstrey
3.75/5  rDev +14%

ohyayitstrey, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of erjbeer
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

erjbeer, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of creepinjeeper
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

creepinjeeper, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
2.25/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 Fatdenny
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Fatdenny, Jul 25, 2013
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.