Shadowclock Pilsner
Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #112
Ranked #16,261
3.9 | pDev: 7.69%
Thursday at 05:31 PM
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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Rated: 3.72 by jakecattleco from California

Thursday at 05:31 PM
Rated: 3.83 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

May 14, 2023
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at forest camp. White head, lace. Slightly cloudy straw yellow.

Grassy, zesty, hoppy. Crisp, clean, fairly bitter. Biscuit and bready. Crackers.

Smooth and clean. A bit grainy finish. Nice pils.
May 05, 2023
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Golden hued body, clear; fairly dense and lively carbonation; initial thick head, white and sudsy, quickly dissipating to a patchy, sticky glob of foam atop the beer with spidery fingers of suds decorating the interior glass. Very nice aroma of fruit and floral notes; pear and peach; honeydew melon. Light malt base flavor with a moderate hop bitterness; lightly toasted cereal grain; dull, earthy esters. Medium-heavy body; smooth and velvety; a bit sticky; slightly dry.

The beer seems a bit rich and robust for a pilsner yet has some decent enough taste.

Pouring temperature: 50 °F; canning info: 16 MAR 2023 YOUR NOT TRIPPING THAT IS AN EMU
Source: Tavour
May 03, 2023
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Reviewed by bellce0 from Georgia

4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I'm not at the necessary aficionado status to do justice to a detailed review. Instead, I'll simply say this beer exceeded my expectations for fantastic drinkability. I was in the mood for a pilsner and grabbed this from the singles cooler. Burial Beer Co. was new to me and I hoped for the best. Poured from a 12 ounce can, I appreciated the expected golden color, but fell in love with a much less bitter taste than I often associate with pilsners. This could account for why some other reviewers suggest placing the beer in another category. Regardless of what you want to call it, I'll search out for more in the coming summer months.
Apr 20, 2023
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Served at Burial in Asheville.

Crystal clear gold with healthy foamy white head. Aroma is subdued and flavor is mostly slightly nutty Pilsner malt with hop bitterness and a light lemony touch. Feel is good with light body and moderate carbonation and dry finish. Not bad but I don’t really prefer the nutty malt profile.
Apr 03, 2023
Rated: 4.32 by RBorsato from Virginia

Mar 11, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 27, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by DOCRW from Washington

Jul 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can poured into a pint

Pours clear golden with a one finger foamy white head that has good retention. Smells of Pilsner malt, crackers, honey and light floral hops. Tastes of toasted grains, spicy floral hops and a slightly honey sweetness. Light body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish
Jun 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.25 by loch8534 from Illinois

Sep 19, 2021
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Rated by DuaneL from Delaware

3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.96 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Mar 06, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by MGibbons from Maryland

Feb 10, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Aug 21, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 07, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jun 22, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.8 by jburlew from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2020
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Reviewed by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4 by hoosier222002 from Illinois

May 19, 2020
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.66 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Mar 21, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by addiwilliams from Virginia

Jan 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.01 by BGCoon from Connecticut

Nov 30, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by probert from New York

Nov 16, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.8 by mig100 from Texas

Oct 18, 2019
Rated: 3.71 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Sep 22, 2019
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.25 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by alexworsnip from North Carolina

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 4 by Samnem from Georgia

Jun 30, 2019
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Reviewed by drtth from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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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