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Oktoberfest - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 21.39%
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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

mkh895, Saturday at 09:25 PM
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3.6/5  rDev +4%

ironstag, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.24/5  rDev +22.5%

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.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 11, 2014
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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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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +4%

DanGreco, Aug 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

vheissu15, Aug 24, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -2.9%

Dshiznit321, Aug 21, 2014
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3.77/5  rDev +9%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

BearMittens, Jul 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

APB, Jul 01, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

atlbravsrno1, May 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Jabartheljr, Oct 31, 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%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

701beer, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

erjbeer, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

dakotaben, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Eric908, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

DantooineBBQ, May 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35%

MNBeer1017, Mar 30, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
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

dbossman, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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

kevincleary, Nov 07, 2012
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Oktoberfest from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.