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Livery Bungtown Export Lager

Livery Bungtown Export Lager
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“Bungtown” is the slang term bestowed on Benton Harbor during the heyday of the lumber trade when wooden kegs were built and shipped from here. We are proud of this bit of history, so my Export lager is in honor of that period in time. More body and flavor than a Pilsener, this golden beer also has a bit more hop character.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Lightly sweet nose with a touch of honey and light citrus. The taste is fairly dry and lightly bitter with some biscuits malt and a bit of dirty yeast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
On tap at the Livery in Benton Harbor, MI. They listed this one as a German dortmunder. There was nothing super special about this offering, but it was well made and drinkable with some fairly mild flavors. Poured with a copper-orange medium to light appearing body, and a standard white, carbonated head. Light melon fruit and toast are the main players in the nose. Also, light caramel and garden herbs. Medium bodied for the style, malty up front with more hop balance through the finish. Some interesting notes of hone, herbs, melon fruit, minor caramel, and mixed lager grains. Overall, a decent enough beer to start the day.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very clean and clear golden color with a decent enough white head and a bit of lacing on the glass. The nose brings some very light grain and a bit of sweetened bread. The flavor is no different. Way too much sweetness for the style, creating a body that is far too big. Really need to mash this lower or attenuate further. Lots of sweet malt with some faint noble hops. Body is, again, to full. Not crisp as it should be. Not a fan. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-06-2011

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilligoose (3223) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
tap at brewery. pours orange amber, leaves some fancy lacework. doughy, dry melon and grass. tasty. sessionable. earthy, some light caramel sweetnewss. as it warms, an herbal, melon, earthy beer with a touch of toffee sweetness. good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet grainy malt. Flavor is also grainy with corny, cardboard malt. Not very flavorful, meh. 5/4/5/3/12 [2.9/5]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Pours a nice amber hue, medium haze, with decent white head that moves to a film and clings to the sides. Aromas are very light, slight sweetness, near nonexistent. Initial is malty, lightly hoppy with a more earthy feel, a bit sweet in the finish with faint citrus. A nice sessionable beer with faint bitterness on the backend.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1239) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2009
A dark gold pour with a white head and good lacing on the glass, aroma of light bread, malt, and faint hops, flavor of light bread, malt, small citrus on the tongue, has a medium bite at the finish, some malt sweetness but ends dry, nice mouth feel, a very good drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Amber hue lager emitting a light biscuit malt sweetness and a moderate floral hop note. Flavors follow, with sweet biscuit/caramel/toffee and floral hop highlights. Very nicely brewed!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Light brown with some tan head. Lots of nutty character. Clean bitterness. Medium body. Best beer on for this visit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Anniversary Trip 2007

5/17/2007: Hazy pale amber color with a thing off-white crown and decent lacing. Average lager aroma. Bready malt with some mild, slightly spicy hops for balance in the flavor. Medium body with a smooth, soft palate. A good lager, but nothing over the top...

Draught sample (5.25% ABV) at The Livery in Benton Harbor, Michigan.


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