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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
Ranking:
#43,096
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
207
pDev:
16.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
41
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of NiceTaps
3.52/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle in a pub glass.

Dark amber-copper color with a thin dirty-white colored head. Bright, clean and clear body. Modest bubbles, spotty lacing.

Roasty malt aroma with a touch of warm alcohol. Grass and grain.

Liquid fruit bread flavor, literally. The hops offer enough floral flavor to balance the strong bread.

Firm, not fizzy or thin. Some lager mineral note with a mild hop finish.

Pretty good for the style. The 20ibu help it along.

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Photo of mnbrewery
3.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of skinnycox
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BayernMunchen3113
2.87/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Goes down fairly smooth - Was expecting a little bite to it just because of the name. Decent beer but was hoping for great considering it is brewed in my backyard. In my opinion nothing to truly write home about though. Smells interesting when first opened, kind of biscuity. Fairly light tasting, no spice or bite.

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Photo of mochoa402
3.64/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrRei
3.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

It is a clean beer but I'm not sure how much is it within lager style.

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Photo of smccann
3.41/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckr1451
1.7/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Very "flat" tasting. Just not my thing

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Photo of Beer187
3.41/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBrewo
3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

We pop a bottle, pouring into our shiny new Boulevard Nutcracker pint glass. It offers a crystal clear golden brown coloring, with a quick half finger head of crispy tan bubbles. This is more of a film than a head, but leaves spotted lacing once the beer begins to descend. No haze or sediment is found whatsoever, and carbonation appears to be light and deliberate. The aroma speaks highly of chemical-rich lemon cleaner, heavy adjuncty grain of white flour and brown rice, marshmallow sugars, ice, gingerbread warmth, fried egg metallics, Styrofoam, oily breadiness, apricots and fermented strawberries, burnt caramel malts, nickel metallics, and raw sunflower seeds and peanuts. The taste shows a bit more candor with flowing pale, crystal, and metallic adjuncty malts, bitter floral and grassy hops, bitter diacetyls and acetylaldehyde twinge, baked corn husk, raw plastics, white wax, apple sauce sugars, toasty caramel sugars, lemon zest, and uncooked pasta starchiness. The body is lightly medium but bready, and the carbonation is high and tight. The mouth is mildly coated, but quickly fades to a clean, tannic dryness. Otherwise, the mucosa feels cool and cleaned. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back easily.

Overall, this is a fresh brewery for us. They certainly advertise this brewing company across Omaha locally enough, but we are kinda happy we got a sampling chance on this visit. We had just finished “pint night” actually at a local beer bar, and were coming back to the hotel to finish out our night in the room. In passing the snack area of the hotel lobby we came across a beer cooler, and obviously happily selected any local beverages that required rating, including this one. This, as we expected from the description, was a simple lager. It had a nice drinking face to it, but the flavor just wasn’t there in full force. To retract, the flavor and nose were there in simplicity, but didn’t make you want to drink many more of these. Perhaps if you’re going after a non-exclusively craft audience then it’s okay, but you’re not going to sway any IPA or stout seekers with this one. The job is done, and one can move on from there.

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Photo of PretzelCity
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paulwrf
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of SC_Beer_Drinker
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Sir_Illo
3.96/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.09/5  rDev +24.3%

Picked this one up for a future trade, so I thought I'd do a review on it. I've been really impressed with lucky bucket in the past.

Serving style : Stubbie bottle poured into Miller Lite 16 oz glass.

Appearance (3.75) : A hard, center-focused pour yields a stable 2 finger head with tightly knit bubbles. The body is honey-copper colored and sits at about 30% opacity. Lacing can be seen leaving rings and webs as the diminutive head recedes.

Aroma (4) : Lovely malt and barley, with some distant hops. It hits all the right platforms. Wheat, barley, with a distant cry of grapefruit hop. Just enough to be enticing but not overwhelming in a lager of this stature. I like it already. Bouquet is soft to medium strength.

Taste (4.25) : Eye-popping good... wow. The malt and hop come together absolutely perfect, with a duo punch of flavor right to the palate. This is better than "okay". A freaking 76 overall? This beer deserves much better.

More subjectively... your tongue is hit first with a buzz of exciting carbonation, and then wheat and malt character comes in, with a backbone of fruity hop. If I was going to brew a lager, especially a pre-prohibition type lager, this is how I would do it. Right here.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Creamy, smooth, with just the right dash of zip. It ends with a barley dryness that is pleasurable.

Overall (4.09) : Can Lucky Bucket do no wrong? I'm starting to believe it. I'm still amazed these guys have such "mediocre" ratings overall... I've been drinking beer for awhile and their brews are some of the best I've had - period. This is most certainly the best pre-pro lager I've had, by a mile. You owe it to yourself to check this out.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of bmoraymond
4.49/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Dshiznit321
3.32/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of mwar
1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.49/5  rDev +6.1%

A - Pours a deep copper with a one-finger white head head. The head dissapates quickly leaving some light sticky lacing.

S - Faint aromas of bread, yeast, and biscuity malt.

T - Taste has a lot of caramel sweetness and bready malt. There is a light hop bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel.

O - This is an average beer. Nothing to complex, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of LukeGude
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of TheCondor
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked this up on a swing through Nebraska recently. I have never seen this where I am from, which is not far from there. That could be a bad thing. Side poured with moderate vigor from the bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a nice amber or copper color with good transparency, a decent one finger head, some retention, and a bit of lacing. Looks like an amber ale.

Smell- Breads, yeast, grains, and biscuits, but none of the floral hop aroma as described on the label.

Taste - Plenty of malts are present, which is of little surprise given the nose. Again, it is hard to detect any hop character, which I am okay with. But if you put it on the label, it should probably be a little more pronounced.

Mouthfeel - Finishes malty, just like it starts. Relatively smooth. Nothing much to write home about, but not bad.

Overall - Just like the mouthfeel, this beer is not bad, but not good either. It elicited a collective "meh" from my palate. I was not expecting much, and it lived up to the low expectation I set for it. Don't go out of your way to drink it, but its worth a try one time.

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