Pre-Prohibition Style Lager | Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
204
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
40
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.09/5  rDev +22.8%

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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3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.49/5  rDev +34.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.32/5  rDev -0.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -55%

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3.49/5  rDev +4.8%

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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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
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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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Nebraska Cornhuskers pint glass. Pours a nice reddish/amber color with minimal head. Takes on all of the characteristics of a good lager. Mouthfeel is just right for this style. Hint of caramel in the taste with a malty finish. A quality lager indeed. This beer has become a staple around Omaha bars/restaurants, as well as popular events such as the College World Series. A good brew to enjoy year round.

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Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
3.33 out of 5 based on 204 ratings.
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