Bunker Brewing Co.

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Bunker Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Ranked #168
Ranked #20,023
3.78 | pDev: 9.26%
Sep 24, 2023
Apr 23, 2015
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Reviewed by StephenisDunks

3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look reminds me of apple cider or carmel on a candy apple. Very solid in the viewing department.

Smell resembles sweet grains, toffee and carmel candies. Makes me think of visiting an apple orchard and eating a carmal apple.

Taste mostly follows the nose with lots of sweetness but more of a note of apple skin and cider, especially in the aftertase.

Feel is a bit heavy bodied and slightly sticky.

Overall: This is a sold and very drinkable beer, especially for those with a sweet tooth. It's a great beer to think about the summer ending with.
Sep 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Mikecap42 from Maine

4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a nice deep amber color. Head is white and foamy.

S: Hints of bread and toast are in the aroma. You also get a floral smell from the noble hops.

T: This is very good. The beer has a nice malt forward flavor where you get honey, caramel and toffee in the taste. The hops provide a clean finish.

MF: This is a medium body beer as most marzens are.

O: Great take on the style. I will be happy to drink this by the liter.
Feb 01, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by Budlum from Maryland

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a rich amber from the can with 2.5" head, maybe a touch of haze, minimal lacing. Nose is a good mix of noble hop, light baking spice, red apple, and light brown sugar. Taste definitely leans in on the sweet end with lots of apple and honey notes; the sweetness lacks much depth or roast to it and is really reminiscent of Copper Legend in that respect. Not much in the way of bitterness, and the thick and viscous mouthfeel only increase its sweeter qualities. Overall, this one plays too sweet for me, but definitely seek it out if you prefer a treacly American Märzen.
Oct 16, 2021
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From a 16 fl. oz. can dated 08/11/21. Sampled Oct 16, 2021.

Amber-mahogany pour with a modest, fading off-white colored head.

Loads of caramel and toffee malts greet the nose first thing but there is a subtle cherry or raisin character hovering in the background.

Light to medium mouthfeel.

The taste is sweet and malt and just what I hope for in the style. Still there is that raisin sensation. But I could chug a few of these back to back.
Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Sellen from Connecticut

Sep 27, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Sep 26, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Sep 06, 2021
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
One-finger thick head on the initial pour. It settles to a thin layer of fine bubbles. Minimal lacing in the form of minor spots. The liquid is similar to bright copper. It is also clear.

Semisweet caramel nose with a touch of corn. Not overly sweet, but I also pick up some toffee notes.

Smooth mouthfeel with a lower carbonation level. The flavor is less sweet than the smell--the toasted crystal malt is the predominant taste. The swallow has a dry caramel touch, leaving a shorter malty sweetness.
Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pint can - mid-September date - poured into a Spiegelau at 40°F.

Pours a fairly foggy deep amber hue, bordering on copper, topped by a large finger of foamy off-white head that recedes to a film, cap, and dense collar. Visible effervescence.

Nose: Malty, toasty, bready, and grainy. It's a really nice base. It isn't heavily caramel or toffee-forward, and it doesn't come across heavy or sweet. Lots of brightness, with some lemon zest, pear, and apple, and just a touch of spicy, herbal, and grassy hop notes. As it warms, it becomes quite toasty and bold, with big baking spice notes.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with some spicy, herbal, floral hop notes that lead into some big toasty malt notes. Dark bread, toast, and even a hint of burned sugar. It still isn't malty with caramel or toffee notes, and remains fairly dry. Some light lemon, and shimmery lager notes, which then shifts into an interesting hoppy note that starts off nice and herbal, spicy and floral, but then takes on this odd sort of aspartame/saccharine artificial sweetener flavour. It eventually fades back into a lightly resinous finish, with a whisper of pumpkin pie spice in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel/Body: Medium-light to medium in body - it's definitely on the slightly full side for a Märzen. Still fairly fluid. Effervescence is decent, but it dissipates faster than I'd like. There's some pretty noticeable hop cling in the finish. Semi-dry.

Overalll: Not a bad Märzen. Fridge-cold, it was pretty nice, but as soon as it starts to open and warm, it takes on that very odd stevia note, and it loses a lot of its brightness. All-in-all, it's a perfectly good beer, but it doesn't match the truly great Märzens out there. Would drink it if it was the only Märzen, but likely wouldn't seek it out. Solid.
Oct 13, 2020
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Rated by rlcraig73 from Maine

4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
One if the best Marzen style beers I've had.
Nov 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can into chalice. Dated 8/29/18.
Cloudy copper look. Nose is clean malty. Taste is malty balanced with caramel notes. Feel is fairly light. Overall a good marzen with nice flavor. Would drink again.
Sep 30, 2018
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
canned 9/27/17
Pours a light fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, some lacing, mostly clear bright amber reddish colour

Nose sweet candy malts, toasted reddish malt, caramel, sweet syrup, fruity lager, little hop

Taste more sweet candy malts, toasted reddish malt, caramel, toffee, candy syrup, mild fruity notes, hint grassy herbal hop, mild dry slight sticky finish, fruity lager and caramel syruplingering

Mouth is med bod, fluffy carb, bit syrupy

Overall a mess, typical crappy American style marzen that misses on Almost all fronts
Nov 23, 2017
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice amber color. A small white head with a little bit of lace.
Aroma of caramel and bread.
Very pleasant caramel taste. Some toasted bread.
Light-bodied and sweet.
Good beer.
Oct 16, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by hockeypuck from Maine

Oct 08, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 20, 2016
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Reviewed by illpass78 from Maine

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pint on draft at Sonny's Portland. Watching the Indians get closer to a World Series while some kind of terrifying Halloween thing goes on around me.

Appearance: Clear brown/amber with minimal head.

Aroma: Caramel, cut grass, toast, brown bread.

Taste: Follows nose. Pleasant. A little booze kick.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side of typical for the style.

Overall: Solid straight-up marzen. Flavorful and appealing.
Oct 30, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by benbazi from California

May 24, 2016
Rated: 3 by Kinger86 from Maine

Dec 13, 2015
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