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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #59
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,628
Avg:
4 | pDev: 14%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
33
From:
Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  0
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: A humble offering. The tax paid for our sins. For among the catacombs of our prized memoirs, we shall uncover the prestige of elegance through the veil of simplicity. Made with a decoction of 100% German Pilsner malt to maximize the capability of this remarkable grain. Hopped extensively in our whirlpool with Grungeist, Saaz and Hallertau Blanc. A beautiful complexion of culinary compliment. Your repeatable drinkable, dream-fulfiller.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 33 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Aug 23, 2021
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Way too aggressive pour produces and almost see through light golden brew with a big rocky top head, looks nice for this style. I can’t say I’m in love with the nose but it’s pretty big and bready with a touch of that saz nose. Ok, although not mineral or spicy like some pils can be, this flavor is pretty between sweet bready malts and slight hop bitter to make a tasty brew. Crisp yet slightly creamy and thinner with a good amount of carbonation, this beer is decent.

May 13, 2021
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear golden body, pouring with a huge pillowy head. Lots of lacing, a wispy cap.

S - Bright hop nose, grassy and spice, and a typical pilsner note of funk.

T - A nice open of grassy hops, a lemon note, and honey malt sweetness. The finish is subtly bitter.

M - Brisk carbonation with light weight, and quick clean finish.

O - A very well built American version of a traditional pilsner.

May 02, 2021
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beergoot from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale yellow body; dense carbonation with lively, small bubble carbonation; incredible dense and billowy white head, long lasting; rings and patches of foam stick to the glass. Beautiful aroma; mild grain notes with hops exuding sweet grass and soft, fruity esters. Incredibly balanced taste; light toasted malt with a moderate hop bitterness; very clean. Light to moderate mouthfeel; crisp; very gentle grain warmth.

This beer is one beautiful mo-fo. It nails the German pilsner style. Its initial simplicity manages to reveal deeper levels of complexity and depth as it opens up, delivering a wondrous drinking experience.

Apr 14, 2021
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metter98 from New York

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of green grapes and bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of white grapes with underlying notes of bready malts and grassy hops. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The aromas and flavors of green grapes in this pilsner are interesting and remind me of a Kölsch.

Serving type: can

Apr 04, 2021
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mntlover from Tennessee

4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light chill hazed yellow color with a fluffy thumb sized white head, leaves some nice lace.

Aroma is bready light herbal, lemon citrus and grass notes.

Nice bready malt base the carbonation brings the herbal/grassy notes to the front they dance on the tongue for a while the finish is herbal with hints of lemon citrus. Nice, favorable and clean pretty nice pilsner.

Mouthfeel is lighter with lightly peppy carbonation.

Overall a enjoyable light pilsner.

Mar 22, 2021
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours clear yellow with a white head. Head retention is very good.

Smell: It has aromas of sweet grain and bread with some spice. There is a very low herbal element to it as well.

Taste: The grainy sweetness is definitely the main flavor with a bit of breadiness and cracker in the background. It has some spice and herbal flavors in the background.

Feel: It has a medium light body with a bitter sweet finish.

Overall, I like the maltiness and different flavors that are produced from the malt.

Dec 29, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh Can from from BellsRinger.
Look: light Clear coppery yellow. Slight chill haze. Fluffy white head. Soapy lacing.
Smell: French bread, herbal/floral hops.
Taste: Bread, honey, minimal herbal grassy bitterness.
Feel: slick and dry.
Overall: Very nice and pleasant. Very solid for style, would recommend.

Aug 12, 2020
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just1cho from California

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

*Poured into a Teku glass from a 16oz can*

This beer poured a clear light orange, looking like a typical German Pilsner with a fluffy finger-thick white colored head. The head had a relatively low retention to it, and left a lacing around my glass when it disappeared. I typically really enjoy the look of Pilsners and Lagers, but the lack of head and the average look of the beer didn't do much to differentiate itself from others that I've had.

Notes of bread and biscuits filled the front of my nose, giving me that classic Pilsner aroma that I love. The hops in this beer were more prominent in the back-end, giving me a slight citrusy aroma reminiscent of a light spritz of lemon. Notes of diacetyl was slightly perceived in the back-end, but it wasn't a very strong characteristic.

The taste followed the nose, giving me nice notes of bread/biscuits throughout with a bit of lemon in the back-end. A honey-like sweetness appeared towards the middle, something I didn't really get in the aroma. German Pilsners that I've had aren't too complex, so I appreciated the added notes of sweetness and citrus that I got on the taste.

Clean tasting and dry from start to finish, this medium-bodied and highly carbonated brew was incredibly easy to drink and very crush-able. Safe to say, I finished this beer pretty quickly.

Aug 03, 2020
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Apellonious from North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into a slender pint glass. A hazy gold, with a three finger fluffy white head that remains for the majority of the drink. Smell of grains and flowery and spicy hops. The taste is mild. Bread and some of that aforementioned flowery spice. Medium low level of carbonation, on the creamy side for a Pilsner. Overall, I’d drink it again, especially in the summer months. .

Aug 01, 2020
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oberon from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a becker a dull slightly hazed light golden with a nicely formed half finger bone white head.A light smattering of citrus and toasted malts,lighter but decent enough aromas.Fuller bodied for the style and size wich is nice,cereal grain with an underlying fruitiness,a good shot of spicy hops really hits nicely in the finish.Alot of good stuff packed in the unfiltered pils,well made.

Jul 21, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat clear golden body with a billowing white head. Cracker and grainy malts carry the nose, slight floral accents. Taste mirrors this, very grainy, old world bread, and slight cereal, with some floral and grassy hops in the finish. Feel is bready, bright but heavy, and chewy, not the most crisp. Feels like the finish being more muddled holds it back

Jun 07, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz canned (looks like) 30 MAR 2020. Opened 4-25-20.
1" white head, decent retention down to 1/4"...strong currents of carbonation race up to keep the head afloat.
Golden straw color pilsner with a slight chill haze.
Patchy, thick lacing on the back wall.
Malt dough, pilsner cracker, grassy and herbal hops...dried grass/hay.
Sweet malt initially followed by a perfumed hop spice. Simple and well put together.
Light body, medium high carbonation. Soft mouthfeel and a slightly off dry finish with a light hop bitterness.
Refreshing and drinkability is high.
Very Good.

Apr 26, 2020
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a handful of small to medium sized patches of thin film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the 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 biscuit + bready + cereal grain malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. Light aromas of grassy + stone fruit/apricot + floral hops. Very light aromas of lager yeast.

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

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with very well hidden alcohol and a crisp + refreshing mouthfeel. Very enjoyable and does a great job of highlighting the pilsner malt along with the German hops. I could easily have a few of these. Great job.

Apr 19, 2020
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wedge from North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can stamped 30MAR2020

Pours a clear yellow gold with a lovely thick frothy head on top. Fresh grass, apricot, cereal grain, and biscuit aromas. Light floral hops, increasing citrus, crackers, bread crust, and clean lager yeast. Light bodied, slick feel, with a pretty crisp finish. Good - keep the lagers coming!

Apr 12, 2020
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 33 ratings