Pre-Prohibition Style Lager - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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3.43/5 rDev +4.3%
Appearance: Striking dark gold with an inch of tan foam that receeds quickly. Leaves no lacing. +4 for that rich golden color even without lacing.
Smell: Faintly sour, malty.
Taste: Heavy on the malt, but not overly sweet. Slight hops come through toward end. Finishes dry and somewhat crisp. Easy to drink.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, decently carbonated. Crisp.
Overall: On my fourth bottle of the six pack. Perfectly drinkable and Lucky Bucket did a fair job recreating the old lager style, it certainly has the taste. But it never was that good to begin with, was it?
07-21-2011 23:43:51 | More by JackieTH
3.1/5 rDev -5.8%
The beer is a dark amber color with just a wisp of foam. The aroma is caramel malt with a few off-fruity notes lingering in the shadow. This continues onto the palate where the sweetness goes awry midway through conjuring up unpleasant thoughts. The off flavors are strangely sour. These aspects are not so objectionable to make it undrinkable, but they are noticeable. The beer finishes with a whimper. Whether pre-prohibition or post-prohibition, the beer is not historic.
09-15-2011 23:06:51 | More by BeardedBoffin
2.58/5 rDev -21.6%
Smells somewhat tart...has a citric and even grape-like presence on the nose. Different.
Taste here is a sour body for the most part. It's very different, to be honest. It doesn't approach the tartness of say, a berliner, but it's very noticeable. A good dose of grain shows up on the finish along with a smattering of hops. The real star of the beer though and its defining characteristic is the tartness.
Definitely not my favorite beer, and though it's quite drinkable, the dominating sourness just isn't my bag.
05-25-2011 00:41:09 | More by NODAK
2.7/5 rDev -17.9%
I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a light amber color and poured a fair head. The beer smelled terrible like it was sour or something. Whew!. The taste was not sour but it was dry and hoppy and I did not like it at all so I will not be buying this one again.
01-02-2013 19:47:28 | More by Minkybut
4.08/5 rDev +24%
This beer is a medium amber with excellent clarity and an off-white head that settles to a quarter inch of foam on the top after a couple of minutes.
A very appealing grain, slightly sweet malt aroma is prominent with a moderately high citrus hop aroma that seems a bit spicy in the background. There was just a slight green apples aroma from the yeast for a couple of minutes.
The first sip has a big grainy, malty flavor balanced with a medium-high hop bitterness and medium-high citrus and pine hops flavors. The balance of malt sweetness and hops bitterness is tilted towards the bitter end with the bitterness lingering briefly into a dry finish.
This has a medium body and a medium-high level of carbonation with a pleasant creamy quality.
I really liked this beer it's like the lager equivalent to an American Pale Ale as far as hops flavor and bitterness just that it has a malty backbone and that clean lager yeast character to it. Beers like remind me that there is more to beer than ales and it's about time I tried my hand at brewing a lager.
06-29-2012 23:13:38 | More by MadScientist
3.35/5 rDev +1.8%
Lucky Bucket Lager pours a fat head that collapses pretty quickly into a disk of foam over a slightly cloudy yellow brew. Carbonation is slow but steady, the nose lager yeast funk and sour apple notes. Flavor is mild light barley malt, starting slightly tart with the tiniest bite of hebal hop off the back. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a bit of the hop and barley hull coming back in the aftertaste. Altogether a pretty unassuming brew, but as with beers like New Glarus Spotted Cow and August Schell's Nordeast, it is designed to be a step above the macro lagers- a gateway for the curious drinker used to beers brewed and marketed more as bulk commodities than as a hometown brew...
08-26-2011 07:23:32 | More by shadow1961
3.8/5 rDev +15.5%
A- Thin head, no lacing. Amber body.
S- Malty and sweety with some biscuity notes.
T- Starts malty and semi sweet and transitions into a dry floral finish.
M- Could use a little more carbonation here. Overall, a bigger body, especially give the 4.5 % ABV.
O- Drinkable but not memorable.
02-09-2012 05:46:05 | More by Greggy
3/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
10-12-2010 00:17:09 | More by climax
3.73/5 rDev +13.4%
A - light copper color, very clear, small head retained in a light lacing
S - malty sweet, no perceptible hop
T - malt at first with a modest earthy hop flavor on the finish, which is fairly dry considering the aroma and initial malt taste
M - medium body, moderately high carbonation
D - This is a decent session beer and a nice gateway to craft brews. There are no off flavors, but there's not much to this beer. I would recommend this to a friend that isn't into craft beer, but not to a veteran.
05-07-2010 00:56:16 | More by scoobybrew
3.13/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
11-06-2010 20:56:19 | More by afinepilsner
3.33/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
03-26-2010 04:03:02 | More by BigRedN
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.