Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
3.84 | pDev: 9.38%
Dec 02, 2019
Dec 23, 2014
Very Good
Notes: Used for centuries on the farm as a tool to cut through bales of hay, this saw has a decidedly demonic figure. Inspired by Burial’s future as a farmhouse brewery, this Belgian farmhouse ale is deceivingly complex. pale, wheat and Belgian crystal malts are combined to forge a wonderfully well-rounded beer, while wide bodied slow fermentation of our house saison yeast imparts plum and clove flavors.
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4.28 by taigor from New York on Dec 02, 2019
3.91 by clake from Vermont on Jul 20, 2018
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3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, tawny-looking, darkish golden-amber body with a slim, off-white head.

Smell: Spicy, lightly sweet-smelling holidaytime fruit cake aroma.

Taste: Tangy, sourish, tart-tasting culmination of orchard fruits, sticky raisins, peppery spices, candy-glazed wheat, clove-flavored bubblegum, cinnamon and 'nanas. Spicy aided by a staunch carbonic bite. Convoluted flavor all the way through the tingy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It's okay. Feels much more akin to a dunkelweizen.

Jul 14, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pathman from Ohio

7/5/18 can @ Asheville home

Jul 06, 2018
4.14 by TheGent from New Jersey on Jun 23, 2018
3.97 by rangerred from Tennessee on Jun 16, 2018
4.01 by SFNC from North Carolina on Jun 05, 2018
3.54 by VeganUndead from Virginia on May 28, 2018
3.94 by seanhug from Ohio on May 17, 2018
3.78 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Feb 25, 2017
4.06 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jul 08, 2016
4.16 by Cooper_E from North Carolina on Jul 02, 2016
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3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by mntlover from Tennessee

Pours lighter golden orange little dull, not amber but not as light as many saisons. Off white finger size head stays around for while for smaller head.

Aroma is wheat, light horse blanket and some tart lemon like citrus on first pour but mellows to more subdued fruit and clove.

Taste is like the nose wheat notes , light horse blanket and light tartness that is not quite lemon. Finish is lingering light horse blanket, wheat notes, lingering earth notes and clove.

Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation kind of mellow and little heavier then most saisons which is fine.

Overall not bad pretty descent brew, little heavier and bigger then most of the style. But not quite the funk or man this is a kick ass saison.

Apr 26, 2016
3.59 by DontTellMom from North Carolina on Mar 31, 2016
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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Pourharddrinkslow from South Carolina

Appearance - not quite the color of an amber ale, but definitely much darker than a traditional saison. Beautiful head and lacing.

Smell - Malty, yeasty, slightly sour smell (weird) and mild fruit; banana, fig, pineapple.

Taste - Malty (slightly sweet malts) with a strong banana/clove presence. Little bit of sourness on the end that leaves you with a tart, malty after taste.

Feel - Heavy, low carbonation... goes down smoothly.

Overall - Totally different style than most saisons, but I don't know if i'm rushing to try another "amber saison" after this one.

Mar 14, 2016
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3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by chinchill from South Carolina

16 oz can into a stemmed glass.

Amber body with a weak head.

Flavor & Aroma: Minimal funk for style and a generous malt load that appears upon tasting.
Moderately tart.

Mar 06, 2016
3.5 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Mar 02, 2016
4.06 by BEER88 from Washington on Mar 01, 2016
4 by Mantooth from North Carolina on Feb 09, 2016
3.32 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Jan 30, 2016
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3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

Poured from a can dated Dec 18 into a D'Achouffe tulip. The pour is somewhat cloudy, light amber in color, and sports about a finger of rocky white foam with average retention. Interesting nose on this one. No hops, but definitely some fruity esters. I get sweet notes of bananas, pears, some peaches, a bit of clove, and some pineapple.

Medium-light body and a sweet, pleasant flavor. Plenty of malty sweetness combined with a nice fruity character makes for a pleasing combination. Low acidity. Very little hop presence here - just enough to provide some balance. The finish is not dry, but slightly sweet and herbal (cloves?). The herbal character lingers the longest. If somebody gave me this beer as part of a blind tasting, I would swear that it was a dunkelweizen or a weizenbock.

Overall, a nice beer, but I'm not sure what the brewer was trying to accomplish here. If they were trying to nail the style description, they misfired quite badly. If they were toying with the style and trying to create something that may draw more fans to this style, then they may have something. This beer is pleasant, easy to drink, and could accompany many meals.

Jan 08, 2016
3.69 by kell50 from North Carolina on Dec 31, 2015
3.74 by SourAddict from Wisconsin on Dec 31, 2015
4.29 by Pflan40 from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2015
3.33 by Bieniek30 from New York on Dec 10, 2015
4 by AngusOg from North Carolina on Nov 30, 2015
4.06 by WynnO from Florida on Nov 26, 2015
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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by joe1510 from Illinois

16oz Can

This here Asheville beverage comes my way courtesy of Wilson. Thanks, dude! Haysaw is labeled as an amber saison and it's certainly more amber than your typical saison. The color leans toward harvest orange, especially when backlit. The foam is dirty white, almost khaki, with a staying power to rival some of the best in the game. Sticky and dense. It's a good looking saison.

The nose has quite a bit going on but is well rounded overall. A touch of earthy wheat underlies crystal maltiness. There's a spiciness to the nose that's pretty unique, clove is present but it's very soft and nowhere near overpowering. Mild bubblegum esters rise to the surface. A driizle of caramel adds some sugar and there is some indistinguishable fruitiness. Unique, interesting.

The flavor profile runs a little more spicy, but again, well rounded. Soft clove and white pepper kick it off while the unspecific fruit runs through the middle, all esters. The bubblegum is faint and I can't tell if its yeast driven or crystal malt driven with help from the yeast, I'm guessing the latter. The malt profile is snappier and crisper than the nose led me to believe. The caramel is gone and there's a little wheaty twang. I'm enjoying this guy.

The carbonation is alive and zippy. It's on the higher side of the spectrum but never becoming overly aggressive, instead it awakens the tastebuds. The finish eventually dries up enough to leave you needing another drink. An easy beer to put away, Haysaw is.

This is a fine beer from the folks at Burial. It's flavorful and well rounded with enough unique esters and malts to keep things interesting. It doesn't hurt that it's available in 4-packs either. I'd have this in the fridge if available in my area. Thanks, Wil!

Nov 11, 2015
3.95 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Nov 10, 2015
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4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BeerDawgs from Georgia

A 16oz can with a canned date of 8.24.15. Also note it says 6.2%.

L - Bronze with no clarity, 2 fingers of head, and lace left all over the top of the brew and glass all the way down

S - Belgian yeast strain and spices, bananas

T - Spicy and belgian funk dominates. Very tasty and hidden ABV. Moderately sweet. Easy to drink a lot of these.

F - Medium carbonation and well balanced. Dry finish

O - An excellent Saison. Tasty and easy to drink

Nov 08, 2015
3.17 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Oct 08, 2015
4.25 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina on Oct 05, 2015
3.99 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Sep 29, 2015
3.69 by jak from North Carolina on Sep 20, 2015
4 by baklo from North Carolina on Sep 16, 2015
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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Immortale25 from North Carolina

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. Bottom of can says 08/24/2015.

A- Pours a dark 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 mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Lots of fruity esters from the saison yeast with a sturdy malt backing. Notes of banana, bubble gum and spice.

T- Big yeast smack right from the get-go. Very drinkable but with lots of that same banana/bubble gum character found in the aroma. Man, they really let the yeast take hold of this one. More spice notes.

M- Somewhat sharp from the yeast with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the

O- A super vibrant saison that goes down so easily. Not really anything new or special about it, just well-made and smooth.

Sep 07, 2015
3.75 by oline73 from Maryland on Sep 05, 2015
3.31 by brewduder from North Carolina on Aug 31, 2015
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4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by FriedSlug from North Carolina

Pours a nice copper color. Smells yeasty, malty, like figs and cloves and slightly like candied pineapple. Tastes sweet from the malt with the clove and pineapple flavors appearing in the middle along with a nice yeasty flavor. The finish is spicy and slightly hoppy. Really a nice drinking beer that I will seek out again.

Aug 29, 2015
3.96 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina on Aug 28, 2015
Haysaw from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 53 ratings