Shadowclock Pilsner
Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Pilsner - German
Ranked #81
Ranked #15,906
3.9 | pDev: 7.95%
Apr 18, 2022
Jul 19, 2015
Very Good
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Notes: Time. Its story is often lost in the depiction of its result. Basking in the rays of the sun, the clock casts a new shadow and ushers in refreshing new life. What was once here has cured, transformed and grown fuller. And the story of its emergence is paved with untold patience. The Pilsner is the almighty gift of time. Never filtered, the presence of hops provide an aroma suggestive of wildflower, honey and lemon. Keep your palate clean, revel in your beverage.
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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Pours clear golden loveliness. White head, extensive lacing.

S - Sharp funkiness, a bit of honey and grass, spiciness.

T - Brisk and bright, lemon and grassy hop notes, a cracker malt middle, and dry herbal bitterness in the finish.

M - Strong carbonation, light weight, a touch of building resin on the finish.

O - This is a pretty pushy Pils. Not bad, but a little rough around the edges.

Apr 18, 2022
3.25 by loch8534 from Illinois on Sep 19, 2021
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3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by DuaneL from Delaware

This is not a true Pilsner in any way shape or form; has fruity aftertaste, and a very unpleasant fizz. Burial should bury this one!

Apr 06, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - I never give high ratings on pilsner looks but this looks fantastic. Bright golden very slight haze with a big white lasting head
Smell - straw fields, slight sweetness
Taste - nice easy going grainy with a slight citrus and sweetness to it.
Feel - medium light body and carb
Overall - really nice pils

Mar 29, 2021
3.96 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Mar 06, 2021
3.92 by MGibbons from Maryland on Feb 10, 2021
3.93 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina on Aug 21, 2020
3.94 by loganburgh from Michigan on Jul 22, 2020
3.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 07, 2020
3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jun 22, 2020
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by patre_tim from Thailand

Straw filtered with lovely carbonation, and 3 fingers of white head.

Smells of straw, hay, and open fields.

Taste follows the nose.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Got this at Wholefoods in Asheville, drinking on the mountain with family near Canton, June 20, 2020.

Jun 21, 2020
3.8 by jburlew from Pennsylvania on Jun 09, 2020
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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by nick_perry from North Carolina

Golden yellow color, foamy white head, with a lot of rising bubbles. Light and smooth mouthfeel. Faint floral notes. Hint of corn. Pretty mellow, though, not a lot to it. I'm just not getting the honey and lemon that others are getting.

Jun 02, 2020
4 by hoosier222002 from Illinois on May 19, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a light clear golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has wildflower, honey and lemon hints
The taste follows the nose with a pleasant wildflower, honey and lemon flavor
A light bodied very well carbonated beer
A good Pilsner

May 17, 2020
3.66 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Mar 21, 2020
3.94 by addiwilliams from Virginia on Jan 29, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at Tapped a local tap house, on tap poured into a a Duvel glass
Appears clear, golden, white head dropped quickly, nice lacing.
Smells floral, lightly bready.
Taste follows the nose, clean dry finish Mouth feel is medium- for the style.
Overall a solid Pilsner.

Jan 16, 2020
4.01 by BGCoon from Connecticut on Nov 30, 2019
4.01 by probert from New York on Nov 16, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is a little hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that left a wide collar around the edge of the glass and a patch of bubbles on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wildflower honey are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of wildflower honey. Neither sweetness nor bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked the smell and taste of the wildflower honey in this lager

Serving type: can

Nov 14, 2019
3.8 by mig100 from Texas on Oct 18, 2019
3.71 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Sep 22, 2019
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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by bubseymour from Maryland

Kinda disappointed as I bought this at one of the most reputable bottle shops in Wilmington NC and date on bottom said March 2019. So I need to reserve judgement on this beer some, but flavors seem a little off and probably due to the age. Still very drinkable but just a little off tasting for a pilsner.

Aug 08, 2019
4.25 by lebriarjr from North Carolina on Aug 04, 2019
3.92 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 18, 2019
4.04 by alexworsnip from North Carolina on Jul 14, 2019
4 by Samnem from Georgia on Jun 30, 2019
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3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by drtth from Pennsylvania

The unfiltered lightly hazy amber colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” dense fluffy white head that slowly recedes to a cap and then to an irregular island of foam on the surface while leaving a web of lacing and rings of foam on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates two arches and lots of small patches and legs of lacing.

The aromas include some crackery malt, some corn and some floral, herbal, and grassy hops with a bit of lemon.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the crackery malt and some corn backed up with floral, herbal, spicy, lemony and grassy hops. The crackery malt and corn bring some honey-like malt sweetness that is a bit more forward but in a reasonably nice balance with the light hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied clean and slightly crisp with moderate persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the honey-like crackery malt and corn sweetness begin to fade, as do some of the hop flavors. The light herbal, grassy and slightly spicy hop bitterness persist for fairly long time in the semi-dry ending in the back of the palate.

Overall this beer is a darker golden color than expected but is both a drinkable and reasonably enjoyable beer that I could easily have more than one in an evening. The balance of character and the hops is reasonably nice and enhanced by the clean finish. However I disagree that is fits best in the German Pilsner style given the corn. Also it seems a bit more like a Bohemian Pilsner based on it’s color.

Jun 02, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by JimKal from North Carolina

L: Pours a cloudy yellow with a nice head that leaves some nice lacing on the drink down.
S: My standard rating on aroma. I never pick up the fine notes that so many can find.
T: For me this is where this beer shines. I first had it on tap at the Burial location in Raleigh and sought it out when I got back to Greensboro. On my third purchase of the 16 oz. cans in 4 packs.
F: Very good mouthfeel for a lager.
O: This has become my warm weather go to. Everything else is staying in the fridge.

May 17, 2019
3.74 by markallmon from Tennessee on Mar 31, 2019
3.79 by TheBrewsky from California on Mar 17, 2019
3.67 by cambabeer from New York on Mar 16, 2019
3.75 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York on Mar 13, 2019
3.65 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Mar 03, 2019
3.57 by Jbavi360 from New York on Feb 21, 2019
3.77 by grapeshops from California on Feb 12, 2019
3.79 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina on Jan 04, 2019
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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gajo74 from New York

Pours a pale and clear golden straw color with a modest head that quickly dissipates. A wispy thin lacing throughout.
Aroma opens up earthy with notes of hay, grass and toasted malts. Bready sweetness develops, as does tones of citrusy lemon and floral hops.
Toasted malt taste with a dry palate. There is a bright lightly lemony hops quality throughout that adds a light tartness that slightly predominates. The bitterness is low, however, there are flavors of grassy hops and a peppery spice in the middle palate.
Medium bodied, rather full for a Pils. Crisp and clean with strong carbonation and mineral water quality. The finish is dry and lightly chalky.
Decent Pilsner overall.

Oct 22, 2018
4.23 by jvillefan from California on Oct 21, 2018
Shadowclock Pilsner from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 128 ratings