Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Pre-Prohibition Style Lager | Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Pre-Prohibition Style LagerPre-Prohibition Style Lager
BA SCORE
3.29/5
Okay
207 Ratings
Pre-Prohibition Style LagerPre-Prohibition Style Lager
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
Ranking:
#43,347
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
207
pDev:
16.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
41
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of HoppyBastard
2.84/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

 672 characters

Photo of jaydoc
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

 531 characters

Photo of AleHunter805
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kw_pip
3.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Inoffensive. Flavourful malt. Bad finish.

41 characters

Photo of Redrover
3.67/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

 585 characters

Photo of Brobin
3.24/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclone
3.93/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.21/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mabalacat
3.24/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.27/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

 642 characters

Photo of Mgcarney
3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kguyty
3.41/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shirtless_mike
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of corywalston
2.37/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Myboymi
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drpimento
3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

143 characters

Photo of holder1422
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Lovin-RAT
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
2.77/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Joe_recker
3.98/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BikingDutchman
3.37/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SinjaminBentek
3.31/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FFATS
3.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 207 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.