Bunker Buster
Veteran Beer Company

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Style:
Rye Beer
ABV:
7.6%
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3.9 | pDev: 0%
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From:
Veteran Beer Company
 
Illinois, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/16/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Pours really thick looking with a slowly cascading head from the rye. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, spicy rye, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of grapefruit, orange zest, chocolate, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/rye malts and light-moderate citrus/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, spicy rye, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of grapefruit, orange zest, chocolate, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/grassy/roast bitterness and rye spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, spicy rye, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate/citrus herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/rye malts and light-moderate citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness and rye spiciness balance; with zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.6%. Overall this is a delicious American brown/rye ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/rye malts and light-moderate citrus/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/spicy finish. Very rich and complex malts, with solid citrusy/earthy cascade/columbus hop presence. Was hoping for more hops overall, but this is spot on for a maltier brown ale. Definitely a lot of rye malts; but very smooth and not overly spicy on rye flavors. A very enjoyable offering.

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Bunker Buster from Veteran Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1 ratings