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

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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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Heartland wheat pours a clear golden-yellow color with minimal foam. The aroma is a mixture of wheat and malt with some sourness peaking through. Not sure what the source of the sourness is, but it is a little too much. This continues on the palate where citric acidity is balances some light malt. The body is wheat all the way. I would prefer a little less sourness, but overall a drinkable summer brew for a hot summer day.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mdcrouser
2.63/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy gold, just a finger of dying white head on mine.

A previous description of old pretzels is apt for the nose - like those that may have been at the bar for a few weeks.

Led by a predominant yeasty sourness, do we really need to go further? The wheat is there, but comes through dry, like have to separate the grain from the chaff with your tongue - this isn't fun.

The taste being as it is, the carbonation doesn't matter much, though it overly pops the tongue.

Parched in the desert? This is ok. Otherwise? Look elsewhere.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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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3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Upon opening there is one finger white head maybe less than a finger. It laces a bit and the head does not retain that well. The color is a straw gold. Bubbles sporadically rise to the top but there is no consistency in the carbonation by appearance.

Smells of grain to a certain extent and amounts of wheat here and there. Malts here and there. The smell is not incredibly aromatic but its at least there.

The taste makes up for the appearance and smell. The taste is much more strongly of wheat than anticipated. Some grain and a little malt comes in thereafter. It has a nice wheat-y bitterish taste that is pleasing.

This beer has a good amount of carbonation maybe a bit much. Its slick and not too sticky which is good. Overall is goes well with the taste.

Overall, I have tasted wheat beers that have been much better in all aspects that are aromatic and have strong tastes which I look for. However, it presents a lighter wheat beer for those who aren't into the strength of most.

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