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:
#42,184
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
208
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
40
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 69
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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Photo of beerbrains
2/5  rDev -39.2%

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.

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Photo of Rdc67
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of MNAle
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Buggies
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of ohyayitstrey
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
2.9/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a 12oz Tumbler Pint Glass

Appearance - Hazy Yellow and Dark Golden color. Pours a finger head that quickly disappears, along with some of the heavy carbonation.

Smell - Smells like sweet/sugary bread and yeast, with some cereal grains and a slight corny smell, but not too offensive.

Taste - Sour & Bitter yeasty taste along with cereal grains, malts and a slight hoppy aftertaste and. Nothing too impressive but nothing too bad either

Mouthfeel - It's light on carbonation and body. It's pretty smooth and it's a beer that's fairly easy to drink.

Overall - It's nothing special in terms of flavor, but at the same time, it serves its purpose as a beer and gets the job done as a light, easy to drink beer; albeit a very average beer

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Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
2.17/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz (screw cap) bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: This stuff reminds me of ginger ale or n/a sparkling wine. Pale golden color. Huge and copious carbonation bubbles. Head fizzes up and disappears almost immediately. No lace. The color hue is the only reason this stuff doesn't get a 1 on appearance.

S: Champagne grapiness. Apple sauce, lemonade, yuzu.

T: Sour. This has a strange sweetness that seems to try to balance the sour pear cider-like flavor. This is not good.

M: Overly carbonated, chalky, crisp. Some puckering because of the sourness.

D: Never again. No way pre-prohibition beer was like this. If it were, no one would've been fighting for repeal. Gross.

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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.

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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 Try-em-all
2.5/5  rDev -24%
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 sethcroisant
2.8/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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

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

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1/5  rDev -69.6%

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

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4.49/5  rDev +36.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Pre-Prohibition Style Lager from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 208 ratings