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Heartland Wheat - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Heartland WheatHeartland Wheat

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbossman on 06-04-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

MasterBigBear, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

DrCDPriest, Feb 03, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +19.4%

Heartland Wheat pours a hazyish straw color, with a small lacing head. Their is a wheat like aroma, with hints of citrus. The taste has a nice easy wheat grain taste, with a nice lemon note, and just a small bit of hoppy bitterness. So easy to drink, and very full flavors. Overall one of the better wheat beers I have had.

vette2006c5r, Jul 05, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +16.9%

Had this one a few times before since it is just made 15 miles from the house! Last sampled on 10/28/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a straw-yellow in color with a very thin white head. Leaves some spotty lacing when sipped. The aroma is of course mostly wheat grain with a hint of citrus. The taste is of wheat right up front with a sweet light corn flavor. Very easy to drink with the right amount of carbonation. Well balanced and a great wheat beer that is made locally.

BeerWithMike, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

dseiters, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of MikeyD
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%

Pours a smooth golden color, two fingers wide head at the top, poured into a wheat beer glass. Smells strongly of wheat and citrus. More lemony smell than any other wheat beer I've had. Mouthfeel is pretty light, feels like a wheat beer. Tasting of lots of lemon, just like the smell. Goes down smooth, you can definitely taste the wheat behind the citrus. Lemon aftertaste, but not sour. My favorite wheat beer.

MikeyD, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy yellow/golden color with a two finger white head. The head fades in a moderate amount of time to leave a lighter amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of wheat bread and lemon citrus. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter notes of a grassy smell as well as a light yeasty smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a good grainy wheat flavor. It is relatively on the more sweet side. Flavors of a light lemon citrus hop flavor accompany the wheat in the start. As the flavor advances, some bitter flavors intensify while the beer dries out a bit. In the end some flavors of yeast and pepper combined with the rest to leave a crisp wheat flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the lighter to medium side with the carbonation level being very average.

Overall – The beer had a great wheat flavor and was quite easy to drink. Quite grainy but very nice overall.

Darkmagus82, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of chodinheaven
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%

Hazy yellow beer with nice hints of amber and a sea-foamy shock white head on top. Nice retentive sheet on top. Fresh and citrusy on the nose, big notes of wheat that combine with the citrus to make for a nice nose. Even something a little funky in there, a hint of that farmhousey yeast that goes with Belgian wheat beers. Not bad.

Nice and soft body from the wheat that lets the flavors come out pretty nicely. Pleasant notes of citrus and wheat with a touch of toasty bread notes from the barley. The citrus comes in on the back side, partly from the very mild bitterness from the hops. These hops seem to have imparted more of their flavor than the bitterness, giving out a nice lemony citrus in the back end that brings the beer around into a big refreshing circle. A hint of that yeast comes through, imparting a slight bit of funk to the citrus and wheat flavors. It is a welcome taste. Great with the smooth mouthfeel and easy going nature. Clean and crisp mouthfeel that puts a bow on it.

Nice little hints of complexities with this beer, but it is better enjoyed as an easy going sipper on a hot summer day that you could drink while barbecuing.

chodinheaven, Jun 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

SD-Alefan, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

LJWalker, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

MN_Beerticker, Jul 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Fatdenny, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

manlytomb, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

ZaxGhost, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Rayek, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Chucker17, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of BakerMoore
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%

Upon opening there is one finger white head maybe less than a finger. It laces a bit and the head does not retain that well. The color is a straw gold. Bubbles sporadically rise to the top but there is no consistency in the carbonation by appearance.

Smells of grain to a certain extent and amounts of wheat here and there. Malts here and there. The smell is not incredibly aromatic but its at least there.

The taste makes up for the appearance and smell. The taste is much more strongly of wheat than anticipated. Some grain and a little malt comes in thereafter. It has a nice wheat-y bitterish taste that is pleasing.

This beer has a good amount of carbonation maybe a bit much. Its slick and not too sticky which is good. Overall is goes well with the taste.

Overall, I have tasted wheat beers that have been much better in all aspects that are aromatic and have strong tastes which I look for. However, it presents a lighter wheat beer for those who aren't into the strength of most.

BakerMoore, Jul 27, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev +2.9%

JosefBerger, Aug 27, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Pale, cloudy yellow hue with a huge frothy head; lacing is good

S: Grainy with a big dose of citrus; lemon rind, lemon, pepper, coriander, very grassy and grainy--this smells pretty good though maybe a touch one dimensional

T: Simple but tasty; quite grainy; lots of the wheat along with grass but also lots of lemon and lemon rind--really pretty refreshing

F: Well carbonated; medium body; a touch thin on the back end

O: This is a summer session beer; really drinkable; it's simple and I"m not always a huge fan of the style but this is pretty good nonetheless

dbossman, Jun 04, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev +1.4%

Heartland wheat pours a clear golden-yellow color with minimal foam. The aroma is a mixture of wheat and malt with some sourness peaking through. Not sure what the source of the sourness is, but it is a little too much. This continues on the palate where citric acidity is balances some light malt. The body is wheat all the way. I would prefer a little less sourness, but overall a drinkable summer brew for a hot summer day.

BeardedBoffin, Aug 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

csmartin6, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

nitter, Aug 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Buggies, Jun 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

kevincleary, Nov 07, 2012
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Heartland Wheat from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.