Pre-Prohibition Style Lager
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Nebraska, United States
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #71
Ranked #29,648
3.3 | pDev: 16.36%
Aug 19, 2021
Aug 22, 2009
Pre-Prohibition Style LagerPre-Prohibition Style Lager
Notes: Pre-Prohibition style salutes a time when lagers had greater character and more distinct flavor, when beer wasn't full of the additives found in many of today's mainstream lagers. Lucky Bucket's version has a light, malty flavor that's easy on the palate. Filtered twice, the subtle maltiness nicely balances a floral hop. Dry-hopped with a fresh blend of aromatic West Coast hops, Lucky Bucket Lager is a great session beer with an ABV of 4.5% and 20 IBU's.
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Ratings by NStLincoln:
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Reviewed by NStLincoln from Nebraska

3.65/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hooray for local beers! Lucky Bucket hails from Omaha. It's the newest craft brewer in the state.

Lucky Bucket Pre-Prohibition pours like a typical lager, a light gold with a hint more orange than the average domestic. The head is white and short-lived.

On the nose I get biscuits, coriander, and, I'm not going to lie, the smell of dirty diapers about 30 feet away. Also some sweet tarts.

This beer hits me a bit like a wheat beer. I get a touch of oranges and an amazing amount of crispness, bordering on acidity, that is very refreshing and appealing. Again, the biscuity malt is present.

Lucky Bucket is a very drinkable beer. Goes down easy and is very refreshing. Probably something I'd prefer in the summer, but I'm impressed in December, too.
Dec 02, 2009
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.5 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Aug 19, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Jul 23, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Pours from the bottle a clear amber, light half-inch eggshell head, little lacing. Nose is light toffee and caramel, noble hops, slight metallic notes. Taste follows - light toast and brown bread, sweeter malts, toffee; as it warms, there's some minerality as well. Mouthfeel is very soft and smooth. A solid sessionable, malt-forward beer.
Jun 20, 2021
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.01/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep orange color with a slight red/amber hue. Nearly no head. SRM of 15-16. (3.75)

Aroma: Smooth and malty aromas of nuts and caramel.

Flavor: Smooth and malty flavors. Lots of pecan, nutella, sweet corn, and caramel. Smooth and delicious. No hops. No bitterness. Minimal yeast, mostly malts.

Feel: Medium-bodied. Low carbonation. Smooth on the palate.

Compared to CAstle Danger's Castle Cream Ale 2/5/21: Pours a slightly darker color. Stronger aromas. More nuts and caramel. Stronger malt profile.

Overall: My first Pre-Prohibition style lager. This one was surprisingly impressive. Nice strong malty aromas/flavors. It has nuts & caramel. Flavors similar to a brown ale, but lighter and dry. Quite delicious, and packed full of malty flavor for 4.0% ABV.
(Final Rating: 4.01)
Feb 06, 2021
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
One of the more unique beers I've had in a while...

My second offering from the sixer I brought back from Nebraska, this one is from La Vista. Great dark copperish coloration with thin foam, the smell and taste are oakey to me. I have no other way of describing it. The oak taste interestingly enough is better than the smell, all of it wrapped in a light and crisp mouthfeel. As unique as this was, it was strange - not terribly strange, but not the kind you want to overly laud, either.
Aug 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

3.36/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
It’s really nothing special. It’s just a grainy slightly sweet lager. It pours with no head, has a very neutral sweet malt aroma and very straight forward grainy sweet taste with maybe a bit of lemon. It’s passable for what it is, I would compare this to a Dos Equis amber. I’d drink it over a bud, And it’s go well with tacos. Wouldn’t seek it out though.
Feb 26, 2020
Rated: 3.27 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Jan 07, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
From the bottle, it pours a nice amber with virtually no head. No lacing. Nose is bready with a touch of caramel. Taste is pretty much the same. Pleasant and agreeable.
Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by Lord_Thom from Nebraska

Jan 01, 2019
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle, which says 4.0% abv on it. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, bready malts. Taste is the same, very mild, on the bland side. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.
Nov 16, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 23, 2018
Rated: 2.8 by sethcroisant from Nebraska

Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Nov 09, 2017
Rated: 3.12 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 21, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by Cristoph from Nebraska

May 24, 2017
Rated: 3 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

May 21, 2017
Rated: 3.46 by TrojanRB from Texas

May 06, 2017
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Reviewed by Try-em-all from Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Cloudy orange to dark gold head, light head with some residual carbonation after the pour. Bread and caramel in the snoot, nothing exciting game here on this one, not a very good beer at all. Glad I bought it as a single. Pass on this one.
Apr 20, 2017
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy medium orange/amber/light copper color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, toasted biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. A bit fruity/yeasty, but not overwhelming. Flavors of cracker, toasted biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, toasted biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Fairly clean on lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a nice lager. All around nice robustness and balance of bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink. Feels a bit more like a Vienna lager. Nice clean malty flavor, with just enough hops to balanced the sweetness. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Apr 01, 2017
Rated: 2.77 by Donkster46 from Washington

Mar 03, 2017
Rated: 3.27 by BlunderfulGuy from Nebraska

Feb 26, 2017
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

2.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear amber color with less than one-finger off-white head that immediately dissipated until a ring of small bubbles remained around the rim of glass, lighter than average carbonation, no lacing.

SMELL: caramel and bread.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel then a dank, earthy note, not much else.

PALATE: lighter than average carbonation, medium body.

OVERALL: I won't sugarcoat this, not a good beer, just a flat, malty mess, that caramel/dank thing just did not work for me, I will avoid this beer and warn everyone I know to pass on this one.
Dec 23, 2016
Rated: 3.18 by jaydoc from Kansas

Nov 18, 2016
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Reviewed by BrownAleBollocks from Kansas

3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a sparkling light amber color with a one finger off white head that disappates quickly. Aroma is cracker and biscuit malt, caramel and toffee sweetness, with floral notes. Taste follows with cracker, biscuit, caramel, toffee, and light floral tones with an underlying corn flavor that isn't bad. Mouthfeel is thin, but light and clean with just a little after taste that sticks around. Overall, this is a nice, clean, crisp lager that definitely has more character than an AAL, and could be an easy drinker on a warm day.
Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by AleHunter805 from California

Aug 07, 2016
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Rated by kw_pip from Vermont

3.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Inoffensive. Flavourful malt. Bad finish.
Jun 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Redrover from Wisconsin

3.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz brown bottle poured into a pint glass, the beer is a dark gold with a fluffy off-white head. It has decent lacing.

The aroma is of grains a bit of floral hops.

The taste seems about right for what they are aiming for. It is slightly sweet with some cracker like malts and there is a bit of spice and floral hops to add some balance. Mid-glass the beer takes on a toastier note that is a little like Blue Point toasted Lager.

The mouth is medium and seems right for the beer.

I had this one with some Chinese food and it was a good match. All-in-all a tasty lager.
May 02, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by Brobin from Nebraska

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by cyclone from Florida

Mar 28, 2016
Rated: 3.21 by EdgarGerik from Venezuela

Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by mabalacat from Nebraska

Jan 06, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Sampled back on 12/31/15 but had this a couple times before a few years back. Comes in a 12-ounce bottle that is brewed down the road. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "LUCKY BUCKET" 16 ounce handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a deep amber in color with close to a 3-finger foamy off-white head. A decent amount of sticky lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of roasted malts for the most part. Bit more going on with the taste with some grains, yeast and spice also in the mix. Some bitterness is found for the finish but it is still a decent brew. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall it is OK.
Jan 05, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by Mgcarney from Nebraska

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 3.41 by kguyty from Missouri

Dec 11, 2015
Rated: 3 by shirtless_mike from Indiana

Nov 26, 2015
Rated: 2.37 by corywalston from North Dakota

Nov 24, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by Myboymi from Kansas

Oct 29, 2015
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Rated by drpimento from Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Not a bad beer with a lot of qualities, but none that seem hoppy per se. Appearance, body, & aroma are all ok, but nothing to write home about.
Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 3.38 by holder1422 from South Dakota

Sep 07, 2015
Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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