Bloodtusk Lager
Burial Beer Co.

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Style:
Lager - Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #30
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,207
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 7.23%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
31
From:
Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: The simple tools of our own souls set the pace of the deadly battle for purity. Made from a decoction of 100% pilsner. Hopped with Tettnanger, Saaz, Crystal and Mandarina hops and then spunded in the fermenter to produce natural carbonation. A truly classic, cellar lager.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 31 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent fairly clear gold with 3 fingers of pillowy pearl colored head. Hazes a bit as the can empties, stellar head retention & lacing

S: Wet cereal notes, perfumy hops & doughyness

T: Grassyness, pears, plenty of dryness up front. Rich doughyness with a little bit of peppery yeast twang, sweet bready notes as well as this warms. Finishes with a little peppery & grassy hop bite, doughyness & pears

MF: Medium body, subtle carbonation

Well done, easy drinking, nice take on the style

Dec 09, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color—just a little too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left lots of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of yeast are present in the nose along with notes of bready malts and hints of grassy hops.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of yeast and bready malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beers seems a little maltier and a little less yeastier compared to others in the style but still makes for a good kellerbier.

Serving type: can

Nov 23, 2018
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice bready, buiscuity aroma. Taste is doughy with a nice balance hop crispness and mild bitterness in finish to balance. Very soft and slick mouthfeel. Quite the exceptional beer for this style. Very much enjoyed. Great session beer as well.

Oct 30, 2018
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Apellonious from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, sept 17, 2018, poured into a tulip glass. A pale golden yellow with a one finger head that moves to a thin lace quickly. Aroma is heavy zest and toasted grains. Flavor is right in line, some grassiness and pale malts. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation medium high. Solid offering from Burial, a zesty Keller, a nice lighter alternative.

Oct 27, 2018
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear, light gold with a big foamy white head. Nice bands of lacing left on the glass. The nose is bready, grainy, lemony, grassy with some peppery notes. Tastes grainy sweet with bread yeast and a peppery finish. Decent bitterness and a lighter body.

Apr 28, 2018
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 ounce can, no date, just a bright blue smudge. Poured into tulip.
Pours a medium dull and dark yellow. White 1” head. The nose is lemon, dough and corn. Oh yeah, taste follows much of the nose. Dough, soft wheat, lemon with a slight corn finish. Floral and traditional hops. Medium slick mouthfeel makes for easy drinking.

Apr 26, 2018
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium to dark straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint to moderate pale golden yellow + honey colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready + biscuit + cereal grain malts with a light amount of sweetness and light to moderate aromas of grassy + spicy/peppery hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of bready + biscuit + cereal grain malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. Light flavors of lager yeast. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of grassy + spicy/peppery hops which impart a slightly heavier than light amount of bitterness which slowly fades away.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and quite enjoyable + refreshing.

Jan 21, 2018
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TheCuriograph from New York

3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Turbid appearance. Bright wheatfield aroma with a crispy bittering hop accent. Taste has a pleasantly sour overtone, but the body is pure cereal and a bit of grapefruit on the back end. Totally refreshing!

Jan 07, 2018
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wedge from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy yellow orange with a thick frothy white head that leaves some chunky lacing on the glass. Clean biscuit and floral/grassy hop aromas. Flavors of cereal-like malts, peppery grass, and a little lager yeast. Light bodied, smooth, and pretty crisp. A nice, simple lager.

Dec 25, 2017
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A dreadful jumble of a packaging date on the underside of the can, I can make out the 17 indicating the year, though.

Appearance: Pours a soft, straw-colored body with a smallish, white head.

Smell: A lightly sweetish, lightly grainy maltiness rounded with spicy hops, a touch of yeastiness and a hint of sulphur.

Taste: A lightly grainy, cereal sweetness with a minute breadiness. Spicy zip of gently peppery hops with an edge of orangy citrus. Amply bitter, though there is one final kiss of sweetness precluding the drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-soft carbonation.

Overall: Nice lil' beer. After this entire time of trying to make heads or tails of their labels, I did not at all recognize this beer to be part of their line-up until further inspecting the can.

Dec 22, 2017
Bloodtusk Lager from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 31 ratings