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Oktoberfest - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 21.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: Hullabaloo2 on 10-01-2009)
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5/5  rDev +44.5%

chris200, Oct 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

beerdhabelly, Oct 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Arodnum1, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.18/5  rDev +20.8%

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 (4.18) : 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.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Yotus
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just released in the Omaha market this past week in bottle form.

Appearance is spot-on for an O-Fest, deep burnt-orange to light copper.

The label says they used German malts, and it shows. Wonderful, bready malt elegance that typifies the style in both aroma and taste. Hops are here strictly for balance, and are also noble in origin.

The taste is all malt, with a slight burnt candy finish from what I suspect is CaraMunich malt. Very pleasant to drink, and a cut above their regular offerings.

At 5.5% ABV, you can have a liter or two. In fact, if I were at a Fest, I just might stay with this one the whole night. Good job, guys.

Yotus, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Cramerican, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

kevincleary, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

j-rod18, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Sampled this evening on 9/1/14. From the Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. about 15 miles from the house in La Vista, Nebraska. Contains 5.5% alcohol. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner flute glass.

Pours a pretty dark copper-amber in color with a very thin off-white head that doesn't last long. Some spotty 'ring lacing' was seen when sipped. The aroma is of of German malts with the hint of some caramel malts as well. Pretty much the same for the taste with a hint of burnt brown sugar in there also. No bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Medium bodied and perfect carbonation. This is another good Oktoberfest brew. :)

BeerWithMike, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Chucker17, Oct 14, 2012
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3.77/5  rDev +9%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

MN_Beerticker, Oct 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

sansho, Sep 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Eric908, Sep 15, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev +4%

DanGreco, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Hullabaloo2
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Hullabaloo2, Oct 01, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

DantooineBBQ, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

dakotaben, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

BearMittens, Jul 09, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -2.9%

Dshiznit321, Aug 21, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

MtnBiker, Jan 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

ygtbsm94, Oct 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

vheissu15, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

erjbeer, Sep 28, 2013
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Oktoberfest from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.