Heartland Wheat | Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dbossman on 06-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
11.76%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is a bit unconventional, and my first nebraska brew! pours a moderately hazy pale pale straw color with a jovial white head. smells very lemony, rind and juice, almost from concentrate smell. also nice fresh wheat malt that imparts a nice bready aroma, and a clever yeast with a touch of spice. the flavor is very lemon forward, tart and crisp, perfect for summer. the yeast ties it all together in a fruity flavorful ribbon, and it totally works. super easy drinking with a light body and intense carbonation. i was impressed with this and will have to visit the brewery next time through. solid summer drink.

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance is mostly clear somewhat hazy, but still steady streams of carbonation are seen rising and feeding a one finger white foamy head that dies within a minute, some nice decent slightly foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass. The smell has wheat up front, slightly sweet maltiness, light corn The taste is mainly sweet through the wheat and corn, slightly bready, definite bready aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium, comes across fairly sessionable. Carbonation was on par for the style and good for me. Overall, pretty good wheat ale that I could have again.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy yellow/golden color with a two finger white head. The head fades in a moderate amount of time to leave a lighter amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of wheat bread and lemon citrus. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter notes of a grassy smell as well as a light yeasty smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a good grainy wheat flavor. It is relatively on the more sweet side. Flavors of a light lemon citrus hop flavor accompany the wheat in the start. As the flavor advances, some bitter flavors intensify while the beer dries out a bit. In the end some flavors of yeast and pepper combined with the rest to leave a crisp wheat flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the lighter to medium side with the carbonation level being very average.

Overall – The beer had a great wheat flavor and was quite easy to drink. Quite grainy but very nice overall.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%

Entry No. 2 of Craft Beer Expo. I was pleasantly surprised by this offering. Notes are from my rating scale and manual I carried with me while I was there. There's not much to this description as I was chatting it up with some girls at the tasting table. What I've jotted is all I got.

Serving style : 6 oz taster glass

Appearance (3.75) : Hazy orange glow. Around 70% opacity.

Aroma (3.5) : Strong wheat and orange fruit. Bouquet, while simple, is medium to strong.

Flavor (4) : Pleasantly hoppy, lots of malt too. Barley, orange rind, pine, and a lightly woody character.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Light bodied, creamy, wet, ending semi-dry.

Overall (3.81) : "Good wheat character with a hop bite, refreshing and sessionable." Would Buy - Yes; Would Try Again - Yes.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Heartland Wheat pours a hazyish straw color, with a small lacing head. Their is a wheat like aroma, with hints of citrus. The taste has a nice easy wheat grain taste, with a nice lemon note, and just a small bit of hoppy bitterness. So easy to drink, and very full flavors. Overall one of the better wheat beers I have had.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden straw colored body hosts a quick fading off white head that stands at a half inch. Nose has notes of honey comb, lemon pulp and fresh cut clean straw. This beer hits the tongue with a bang of lemon zest and big bold wheat. This is a clean and refreshing wheat beer while also being nicely flavorful. It carries a simple level of complexity that makes it a well rounded and overall exceptional basic wheat beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one a few times before since it is just made 15 miles from the house! Last sampled on 10/28/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a straw-yellow in color with a very thin white head. Leaves some spotty lacing when sipped. The aroma is of course mostly wheat grain with a hint of citrus. The taste is of wheat right up front with a sweet light corn flavor. Very easy to drink with the right amount of carbonation. Well balanced and a great wheat beer that is made locally.

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of RDW
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Eric908
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Bear1964
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of nuebs
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Heartland Wheat from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
3.57 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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