Bunker Brewing Co.

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Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #260
Ranked #32,113
3.74 | pDev: 9.89%
Bunker Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev 0%
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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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
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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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
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
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illpass78 from Maine

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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
Bunktoberfest from Bunker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 13 ratings