Cemetery Gates
Burial Beer Co.

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Belgian IPA
Ranked #83
Ranked #17,810
3.96 | pDev: 8.08%
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
Notes: Collaboration with Pisgah Brewing Company
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 27 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a large tulip glass a clear brass color with a large fluffy white crown that settles very slowly,a great look.Spiced yeasty phenols and medicinal hops stand out most in the nose to me,some overripe pineapple and mango comes thru as it sits more.Peppery spice upfront on the palate with a bit of toasted grain,a good shot of tropical fruits hit and go into the finish.Once I got past the yeast/spice upfront I really have come to like this beer.

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oberon from North Carolina, Aug 31, 2015
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4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to dogdoc for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Russian River tulip glass.

A: Hazy burnished gold with some orange highlights, a one-finger white head with average retention, and low visible carbonation.

S: Huge orange aroma with juicy tropical fruit, papaya, guava and pineapple. Citrus pith and biscuit malts in the background.

T: Follows the nose. Tropical (guava and pineapple) and citrus fruits (tangerine), Belgian yeastiness (apple and light clove), the sum of which remains only moderately bitter. Biscuity malt backbone present but clearly plays second fiddle, with all the fruit flavors happening. Stays lightly bitter with the fruity flavors that last into the hang.

M: Medium body, good carbonation sensation (more than it appeared), and alcohol fairly well-hidden.

O: I found this to be pretty enjoyable. This is a style with a definite ceiling for me personally, but I thought the flavors really worked together well here. My one suggestion might be to have it just a touch more bitter to balance some of the sweet flavors. But tasty as it is. Nice first beer to have from these guys.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, copper coloring, with a clingy, foamy, off-white head. Nose of Belgian spice, baked bread, berry sweetness, and roasted notes. Flavors are fruit forward, with a berry sweetness, Belgian funk, coriander, nutmeg, and all-spice. Light, crisp body, with a spiced blend and semisweet aftertaste. The finish is light and effervesced. Decent.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of bubbly surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Immediate notes of white pepper and other spices (rosemary?) with a unique Belgian yeast scent. Also somewhat soily.

T- The yeast and hops come on equally strong; the hops with their moderate bitterness and the yeast with its mild sweetness. Great duality. Slight bubble gum note. The spices also play their part to bring a vibrance to the flavor profile. Alcohol is decently hidden. Fruity aftertaste.

M- Sharp with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Very solid Belgian IPA by two very solid breweries that's a bit more complex than other examples of the style.

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Immortale25 from North Carolina, Aug 01, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really like the earthy spiciness mixed with the citrus and tropical elements on the nose of this beer. Some haze to it, nice mouthfeel with complex textures. Taste has a bit more biscuit to it than smell, but good

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REVZEB from Illinois, Jul 25, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: About 1 finger of white head. dissipated quickly but had good lacing and a nice permanent collar. The beer is a cloudy orange color.

S: very floral! slight citrus, but the main smell i get is perfume, and strong floral scents (almost like eucalyptus) , almost no alcohol smell.

T: similar to the smell, citrus (orange) and floral. some hops, but not much. in fact, for an IPA it is very tame on the bitter/hops end. Not much alcohol taste at all.

M: great mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. Medium to slightly light body. Perfect for a summer afternoon.

O: i would definitely recommend this to a fan of Belgian IPAs or Belgian Pale Ales. Doesn't deliver the same hop kick that a lot of other IPAs deliver, but in my opinion that is one of the positive things about this beer.

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chuckbeaster from North Carolina, Jul 21, 2014
Cemetery Gates from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 27 ratings