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Oktoberfest - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 46
Avg: 3.53
pDev: 43.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Hullabaloo2 on 10-01-2009

When Bavarian Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese tied the knot in 1810, the couple invited about a hundred thousand of their closest friends to celebrate on Munich's front lawn and the world's largest annual festival was born. Lucky Bucket salutes this fine tradition with an authentic Oktoberfest lager for the fall season. Using only the finest German malt and hops, we've created a beer with a wonderful malty flavor, full body, and crisp finish that would make Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese proud. Prost!
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1.93/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A-Deep burnt orange color..minimal head..

S-Not much....smells sour and infected...

T-Odd...tart almost... not what I expected....some toasted caramel...not my idea of an ofest flavor...definitely tart on the finish

M-Medium bodied...a bit sourish on the finish..

O-Not impressed....seems slightly infected...not drain pour but by far the worst ofest I have had this year. Maybe the non infected batches are better but unfortunately this one is not very good and I am very disappointed to have purchased a six-pack that is off like this...very rarely does this happen with all the micros I have had....can't find any bottle dating...I'm assuming it is this years version and not one that has been sitting in a warehouse for a year but who knows...then again it doesn't taste "old or stale" ...more infected...slightly but enough to wreck it..

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Photo of DanGreco
3.6/5  rDev +2%

Photo of RDW
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DantooineBBQ
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MtnBiker
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The last guy probably got a bad bottle. So take it for what it worth. This was a decent, not solid, but decent brew. . All I can say is this beer is not outstanding, but I wouldn't turn down drinking 2 or 3 of them wth a buddy if he had a six pack. Not bad but not good. Definitely one to try if you got it.

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Photo of dbossman
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark, reddish amber hue with a huge bubbly, foamy head; lacing is not there and this is a pretty murky looking lager

S: Grainy and somewhat herbaly and sour; musty and metallic; something smells a bit strange here; and there is way too much malt for an Oktoberfest--at least it smells that way

T: Yep, it's really malty and grainy; something medicinal on the finish; some burnt malts, toffee as well in the finish that make it somewhat pleasant

F: Pretty thin--even for a lager

O: A pretty average Oktoberfest; not bad and refreshing but subdued, simple, and too malty

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

Photo of Elicoleman
1.75/5  rDev -50.4%

Photo of Hullabaloo2
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma - Toasty malt, but not caramel. Very clean aroma.

Appearance - Nice orange color. Completely clear. Off white head that dissipated to only a ring around the edge of the glass.

Taste - Brief malt sweetness. Somewhat toasty, but again, no caramel. Little to no hop flavor or bitterness. Balanced toward malt but still dry. Very clean.

Mouth Feel - Medium body. Creamy. Clean and dry finish. Good carbonation.

Overall Impression - Good beer with a somewhat complex malt character. Very clean beer. A solid Oktoberfest. Definitely drinkable, but nothing to rave about.

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Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The fairly light aroma includes toasted malt, rye bread, raisin; becomes a little nutty and chocolatey after a couple minutes. The head, which is reluctant to form, is off-white; the body is very clear and deep orange-brown in color. The flavor includes lightly toasted malt, chocolate, nuts, considerable spicy and mildly bitter hops, and plenty of tasty malt in the finish. The feel is somewhat light and fairly crisp but with weak carbonation.

A bit thin in body and overall rather straightforward, seems like an ordinary lager with more toasted malt. Very drinkable and not bad at all but overall so-so.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Dshiznit321
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.24/5  rDev +20.1%

Thought I'd give this a spin. It's a cold night out, unusual for September. I guess that means fall's approaching, eh?

Serving style : 12 oz stubbie poured into glass for appearance

Appearance (3.25) : Almost a ruby/copper colored body, about 50/50 transparency and opaqueness, with a thin, quickly diminishing sudsy head. Leaves about one ring of lacing around the glass.

Smell (4.25) : Definitely gourd. For sure. I know what those smell like being in South Dakota during harvest season. They nailed the pumpkin smell. It's almost fishy, and pumpkins don't always smell the greatest, so kudos. Very very light nutmeg, perhaps some hazelnut, and muted cinnamon. Green, almost dead grass. I really like how they nailed autumn in the nose. It's not the most extravagant smelling beer, but then again, fall has its "smells".

Taste (4.5) : Yes. Heavy nutmeg and pumpkin flesh. This is a robust beer and quite possibly the best Oktoberfest i've had yet. Some raw pumpkin seed, a little coriander. Again, the muted cinnamon comes at the end. And when I say muted, I say that it's barely there but compliments everything else. Taste of robust gourd and pumpkin left on the finish. This is done right.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Some prickly carbonation but not too distracting. The body is creamy and smooth, and the finish is reminiscent of dry crisp air and fresh pumpkin. I guess the finish is dry and crisp.

Overall (4.24) : I've never had Lucky Bucket, and I wasn't expecting much, but this Oktoberfest blew me away. So many Pumpkin beers have too many spices, too little pumpkin, clashing flavors, artificial injections...etc etc. This is just a good, straight gourd beer. If you like pumpkin in your pumpkin beer, look no further. This one's a good shot.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of kevincleary
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of dakotaben
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of erjbeer
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Oktoberfest from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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