Oktoberfest - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Oktoberfest
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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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Photo of 2Cents
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a pretty good American version of the style; not the best beer in the world, but quite drinkable.

Photo of fipoceilz7
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of mkh895
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of ironstag
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.24/5  rDev +22.2%

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.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +15.3%

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. :)

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1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

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3.6/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.36/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.77/5  rDev +8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of 701beer
3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of MNBeer1017
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of dbossman
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
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

Photo of j-rod18
4/5  rDev +15.3%

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Oktoberfest from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.