Eat The Sun
Bunker Brewing Co.

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Bunker Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Rye Beer
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3.93 | pDev: 4.83%
Apr 19, 2019
May 16, 2015
Pale Ale hopped with a new German variety called Mandarina Bavaria which imparts a rich peachy aroma and flavor. Joe Watts’ original recipe.
Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 3.92 by SimplyBeer1026 from Maine

Apr 19, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2017
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had from a keg purchased at the Bier Cellar in Portland.

The brewery lists this beer as:
Pale Ale hopped with a new German variety called Mandarina Bavaria which imparts a rich peachy aroma and flavor. Joe Watts’ original recipe.

This seems very different than the description of most of the previous reviews. Perhaps the beer changed at some point and this is back to the original recipe.

The beer has a little haze, golden with a slight amber tint. Thick small bubbled creamy foam head that lasts for a long time.

Aroma is citrus and spicy European hops.

Flavor is crisp, moderate bitterness and a nice light spicy earth hop flavor. Some citrus zest and a hint of sweet citrus juice.

Moderate carb, soft, lighter side of medium body.

If this is a new recipe or back to the original, I think they got it right. This was very nice for warm weather, refreshing, and unique.
Aug 22, 2017
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Reviewed by digboy from New Hampshire

3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Had on tap at the brewery but pouring now from a 32 oz growler bottled mid-February.

Pours a murky orange-brown haze - not the most appealing color. Very turbid on the pour, half-finger dense foam head with nice retention.

Aroma is mild with pepper and crackerish notes. The rye comes through in the taste, though not strongly, along with peppery tones and a slight hint of lemon. There is a little sweetness to the malt that breaks the rye sharpness. I find the taste pleasant only because I'm not a fan of overly rye-tasting, well, ryes. Bitter is moderate at most. It has a clean, dry finish that fades into a peppery aftertaste.

Overall I kind of like this beer. It apparently was retired between the time I bought the growler and my drinking it now. I would drink this over many other beers but I'm ok with it going away so long as they do some more experimentation.
Mar 08, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by ChipChaight from New York

Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by garyloveman from Massachusetts

Jun 22, 2016
Rated: 3.89 by DinoBlueShoes from Maine

Sep 18, 2015
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Reviewed by Jonny41 from Maine

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On draft at fog bar/
orange hue like a great ipa not typical of rye
nice slight bitter little peppery at the finish not alot of rye going on
nice sipping beer but tasted like a pale with a little spice
will drink again most likely, and another good beer by bunker, but kinda missed the rye mark.
May 17, 2015
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Reviewed by illpass78 from Maine

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pint on draft in proprietary glassware (I'd call it a becker) at Flatbread in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a one-and-a-half finger white head that shows good retention. Some spotty lacing on glass.

Aroma: Smells of rye, wheat and lemon. Some prickly hops, too.

Taste: Lemons are up front, and some spice and rye are very present. Pretty hoppy. Seems on the cusp of a rye IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied; pretty robust for the style.

Overall: Nice offering from Bunker. Good companion for pizza on a Friday night.
May 16, 2015
Eat The Sun from Bunker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 9 ratings