Pre-Prohibition Style Lager | Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Nebraska, United States
luckybucketbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by kernel on 08-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
204
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
40
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of Cristoph
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TrojanRB
3.46/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Try-em-all
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of Donkster46
2.77/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HoppyBastard
2.84/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Photo of AleHunter805
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kw_pip
3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Inoffensive. Flavourful malt. Bad finish.

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Photo of Redrover
3.67/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of Brobin
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclone
3.93/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mabalacat
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of Mgcarney
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kguyty
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shirtless_mike
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of corywalston
2.37/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Myboymi
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drpimento
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of holder1422
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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