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Heartland Wheat - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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81
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

kevincleary, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Chucker17, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 30, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is a bit unconventional, and my first nebraska brew! pours a moderately hazy pale pale straw color with a jovial white head. smells very lemony, rind and juice, almost from concentrate smell. also nice fresh wheat malt that imparts a nice bready aroma, and a clever yeast with a touch of spice. the flavor is very lemon forward, tart and crisp, perfect for summer. the yeast ties it all together in a fruity flavorful ribbon, and it totally works. super easy drinking with a light body and intense carbonation. i was impressed with this and will have to visit the brewery next time through. solid summer drink.

StonedTrippin, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev 0%

nitter, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of mdcrouser
2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy gold, just a finger of dying white head on mine.

A previous description of old pretzels is apt for the nose - like those that may have been at the bar for a few weeks.

Led by a predominant yeasty sourness, do we really need to go further? The wheat is there, but comes through dry, like have to separate the grain from the chaff with your tongue - this isn't fun.

The taste being as it is, the carbonation doesn't matter much, though it overly pops the tongue.

Parched in the desert? This is ok. Otherwise? Look elsewhere.

mdcrouser, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
3/5  rDev -14.3%

dugly2ugly, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 BakerMoore
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of mothman
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

mothman, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of ecmoon3
3/5  rDev -14.3%

ecmoon3, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of searsclone
2.73/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

poured from a bottle into a goblet

clear straw color before the bottle swirl, which caused it to be a little opaque, but the yeast never settled

smells like sour pretzels and funky bread

taste is mostly sour and a bit bready -- as a general rule, I don't add fruit to my beer, but I think a lemon might add some sweetness that this beer needs

the mouthfeel is really good. crisp and clean with a dry finish, which makes it easy drinking

overall, it tastes very sour to me and overall seems very average. I wouldn't go out of my way for this one

searsclone, Jul 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

pisomojado8, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of ssjkyle
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of beerbrains
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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

MN_Beerticker, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of dseiters
4/5  rDev +14.3%

dseiters, Jul 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

McTavern, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My coworker is signed to a beer of the month club and was kind enough to share this with me.
This pour hazy yellow with a rock white head.

There is a crispy kind of sharpness with soft wheat and citrus hops aroma at first in the with moderat sulfar note that diminishes after a couple of minutes.

Moderate wheat flavor with a moderate hop bitterness both lasting into the crisp finish. There is a medium-low citrus hops flavor in there as well

This has a medium light body with a medium-high level of carbonation.

This is an easy to drink refreshing beer. It's too bad the nose is off for the first couple of minutes but the flavor is just fine.

MadScientist, Jul 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Buggies, Jun 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

rjpetrizzo, Jun 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

csmartin6, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of chodinheaven
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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
Photo of RDW
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

RDW, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of dbossman
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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Heartland Wheat from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.