Bunker / Interboro - Happy Village
Bunker Brewing Co.

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American Adjunct Lager
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3.99 | pDev: 6.52%
Bunker Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Bunker / Interboro - Happy VillageBunker / Interboro - Happy Village
Notes: We liked Happy Village so much we did a 2nd round, a tavern style lager brewed with Interboro Spirits and Ales and a conceptual assist from Pipeworks Brewing Company.
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4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice and drinkable beer. Has a slight taste you'd usually associate with german beers or Munich-style lagers. Wish this was a beer I could get regularly.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Happy New CANned Collab Beer Sunday (Week 770) as I try to get out from under the backlog here at Chez Woody. It is a real boon for The CANQuest (tm), but I have pretty much stopped buying more beer for the meantime.

From the CAN: "Premium Tavern Style Lager".

I feel lucky to have found a CAN of this seCANd iteration! After this, I will have reviewed & rated both of them for The CANQuest (tm). I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It certainly wanted to foam up, forming two-plus fingers of foamy, soapy, rocky, bone-white head with good retention, leaving a load of lacing in its wake. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity. Nose did not smell of adjuncts, but instead had a biscuity maltiness. Mmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste was quite pleasant, very biscuity & malty with just a kiss of the hops. I really think that this has been misidentified as an AAL. If I really had to take a stab, I would guess it to be a German Pilsner. The taste was very clean, crisp, semi-dry & very refreshing. Finish remained semi-dry & I was quite pleased by it. It is the kind of thing that begs to go into the beach-bound Summer cooler, IMHO. YMMV.

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3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The lightly hazed light yellow colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1” fluffy white head that slowly recedes to a cap and then an irregularly shaped thin island of foam and a small ring around the glass while leaving a nice web of lacing, some rings of foam and a sheet of foam on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates a couple of arches and some small irregular legs and patches of lacing.

The aromas include some grains, malt and some light grassy, herbal hops.

The flavors are pretty much what is expected from the nose with the grains and malt nicely intertwingled and backed up by both a bit of sweetness and some light grassy, herbal bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and slightly crisp from the moderate, finely bubbled and persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the very light grainy sweetness begins to slide away and to leave the light bitterness of the grassy, herbal hops close out the fairly long dry ending.

Overall this is a nicely done Adjunct lager where the grains and malt show but are well integrated. There is touch of sweetness and enough hops to give the overall flavor profile a light hoppy character and some light bitterness. I’m finding this drinkable and something I could have again.

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3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge after it died down.
S: Moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—corn and rice seem to stand out in particular—along with notes of grassy hops.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of corn and rice along with notes of grassy hops. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: You can definitely get the adjuncts in the smell and taste of this beer but there's a decent amount of hops to help balance things out, with mask out any sweetness from the malts and even contribute a light amount of bitterness. It really stands out among other beers in the style.

Serving type: can

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Bunker / Interboro - Happy Village from Bunker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 6 ratings