Blade & Sheath
Burial Beer Co.

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From:
Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #422
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,062
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 6.23%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 31, 2022
Added:
May 03, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  17
SCORE
89
Very Good
Blade & SheathBlade & Sheath
Notes: An American Farmhouse Ale, Blade and Sheath is brewed with a rustic malt bill of flaked oats and wheat and intensely hopped.
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Rated: 4 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Jun 22, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Purchased as a single can from The Blue Door for $3.00. Poured into a tulip glass.

L - Hazy yellow, with a two-finger sticky pale-white head. Lacing is excellent.
S - Clove, coriander, passion fruit, and earth. Fruity. Citron zest.
T - Matches nose, with the addition of a few notes: wheat, banana, and allspice. Orange peel. Slight ethanol towards the rather dry finish. Well-balanced.
F - Medium-full body, with almost nitro-like carbonation. A bit oily.
O - Fantastic. An absolute mid-day treat. Will purchase again.
May 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by Boone757 from Virginia

May 27, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is an excellent saison in the tradition of Saison Du Pont. It was an excellent compliment to the cheese board my wife and I enjoyed at the Looking Glass Creamery.

Poured from a can into a shaker pint. Hazy bright yellow color with fluffy white initial head and excellent curtain lacing. Wonderful fruity and yeast smell and taste. Nice rye spice with lemon, orange and candied lemon rind. Very nice beer!
Jul 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a hazy golden color, some transparency, but with a white cap after the moderate head fades. The lacing is small bubble, and leaves lines of bubbles across the grass.

S - Big nose of banana and spice, with a barnyard bit of funk beneath.

T - The banana carries forward, bread maltiness, pungent yeasty funk, and a sour and bitter bite in the finish.

M - The pour is moderately carbonated, moderate weight, and a dry close.

O - A solid Saison that brings some Hefe aspects with the banana notes. Tasty.
May 11, 2021
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: It pours golden with slight haze and a white head. Head retention is good.

Smell: It has a strong spicy aroma with citrus, dough, and some earthen elements. There are some peppery elements with low grape.

Taste: It has orange and grape flavors with plenty of spice and dough. There are some earthly elements and pepper.

Feel: It has a medium light body with a dry aftertaste.

Overall, it's got plenty of flavor and aromas with the classic dry finish.
May 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can 03/08/21, a clear golden orange with minimal head. Minimal head...sadness. Aroma of yeast, spices, maybe some banana. Taste is right in line, very Belgian-esq, doughy rounded finish. Carbonation medium, feel is a touch sharp as is expected with the style. Overall, worth a go.
May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a 12 oz can from the Blue Door Bottleshop in Hendersonville 4-5-21 for $2.50. Indistinguishable can date; consumed 4-16-21.

Beer poured a deep gold-orange with a smallish head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is pilsner malts forward with a small nuance of saison yeast phenols hay.

Taste is malt forward sweetness balanced by a nice dry hop. There is an ever so slight touch of hay and barnyard but not much influence in the after taste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and just kind of there. Expecting more lightness around it.

Overall the base saison nose and taste are pretty well done but kind of lacks the phenolic flavor impartation in most i have had in this style.
Apr 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.2 by rangerred from Tennessee

Nov 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Aug 30, 2020
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can courtesy of BellsRinger. 1 month old.
Inscribed “welcome relapse”. Wtf? Alcoholism is not a joke.
L: mostly clear golden with a slight haze, with a very fluffy head and lacing.
S: earthy, bananas, clove, floral. Perhaps a bit of horsey barnyard notes.
T: banana/clove, earthy, little spicy on the finish. Slightly sweet.
F: full with dry finish.
Overall: solid saison. Not crazy but checks all the boxes. Always appreciate a saison.
Aug 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jul 22, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Golden filtered with 3 fingers of white head.

Smells of phenols, coriander and lemon.

The taste follows the nose.

Light body with moderate carbonation.

Drinking it in Redding July 19th, 2020.
Jul 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

May 11, 2020
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a light clear golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has stone fruit, citrus zest and white peppercorn hints
The taste follows the nose with a nice stone fruit, citrus zest and white peppercorn flavor
A light bodied very well carbonated beer
A good easy drinking slightly spicy Saison
May 10, 2020
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Really spicy aroma and the taste is a really nice blend of the Belgian yeasty notes, hops and a really pronounced grain bill. I think they blended this beer very well. At only 6% it actually feels heavier with such robust flavors and body. Highly recommend.
Aug 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Aug 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by sd123 from Georgia

Jul 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by Spenceto9 from North Carolina

Jul 25, 2019
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Reviewed by JackRWatkins from Georgia

3.24/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours up a pale yellow with a white, one-finger, watery, soapy head mild lacing.
S: Very green, some mango and stonefruit and a touch of graininess (might be some diacetyl happening here, but I'm not an expert so no penalty for that).
T: Immediately quite fruity, and a little tart, with an estery quality blending in nicely with the rest of the elements at play, a floral character is present as well, also a touch of lime
M: this beer suffers for being smooth, not nearly dry enough and undercarbonated.
O: It's fine, not for me but it's fine, it's a fucking godsend to see someone making a saison that's not just a sour by another name.
May 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by papabeer from Florida

Apr 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

Apr 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.97 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Oct 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

Jul 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 07, 2018
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Reviewed by BB1313 from Ohio

3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Canned on 5/5/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden with lots of bubbles swirling and racing upwards; fluffy eggshell white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are nice, but subtle. Some banana and bubblegum leading the way. Yeast and malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. It's clean, crisp and refreshing. More banana and bubblegum. Some lemon in the mix. Subtle hints of black pepper. Yeast and malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's smooth and easy to drink.

This is a pretty solid saison. It's basically a classic and traditional example of the style. It's not a hopped up version. It's enjoyable and fun to drink.
Jun 13, 2018
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Reviewed by hopalongcassidy2 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
For a Saison in a can, this is quite nice. It is a bit hoppy for a saison (more so than Hennepin or Saison Dupont), slightly sour and with a bit of a spicy finish. It doesn't have the depth of character to deserve a "5", but definitely hits a lot of the right notes. And they fact the that it comes in 12 oz cans at a reasonable price is a plus.
Jun 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by prototypic from Ohio

May 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by Mattpodos from North Carolina

May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by Gregf51 from Ohio

Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Dec 03, 2017
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Reviewed by wedge from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
PKGD 09/26/17

Hazy pale gold with a frothy milky white head that sticks pretty well. Peppery floral aromas over doughy yeast...hay, citrus peels, pear, and faint bubblegum. Hoppy Belgian flavors: peppery yeast, grass, melon, lime, and flowers. Crisp medium body with fluffy carbonation. Really enjoyable.
Nov 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by Khaack from New York

Oct 28, 2017
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a relatively clear pale to medium yellow in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy + biscuit malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. There are moderate aromas of herbal + grassy + earthy hops and a light to moderate amount of slightly peppery saison yeast.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of grainy, wheat, and biscuit malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by just shy of moderate flavors of slightly peppery saison yeast. Finally there is a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of herbal + grassy + earthy hops which contribute a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: A really well constructed farmhouse ale with a rustic malt bill and very pleasant hoppy flavors that match well with the malts + yeast. Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and one that I would be happy to drink again.
Sep 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by Yancey82 from Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by petermethot from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.67 by johma79 from Georgia

Aug 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by seanchai from Virginia

Jul 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jul 22, 2017
Blade & Sheath from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 84 ratings