Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Czech Dark Lager
Ranked #27
Ranked #9,355
4.1 | pDev: 5.85%
Jan 28, 2024
Jan 31, 2021
Collaboration with Fair State Brewing Cooperative

Sometimes the deepest thought emanates from being around those things that just simply are. They need no introduction, no fancy nomenclatures. They are an invitation to go beyond that which persists within view. A righteous gift of introspection. A dark lager inspired by Northern brewing traditions, using German barley and hopped mildly with Bohemian hops. A collaboration from way afar with our friends at Fair State Brewing Cooperative.
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Rated by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 12, 2021
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.87 by jak from North Carolina

Jan 28, 2024
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 16 oz can from The Blue Door Bottleshop in Hendersonville 12-8-22 for $4.75. Canned 11-19-22; consumed 6-20-23. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured dark brown with a near perfect beautiful off white head.

Nose is very nice, full of light roasted malts that resemble pumpernickel bread.

Taste is very nice as well as the very light malt base gives notes of pumbernickel bread. Hopping is spot on leaving a nice roasty finish with the slightest trace of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light yet creamy and very smooth.

Overall an excellent dark mild!
Jun 20, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had on tap. Pitch black pour with a large tan head, spotted lacing. Smell and taste are both led by roasted malt with lightly charred earth. Taste the malts bring some smooth chocolate, nose not as much but has more of an earthy hop note. Feel is smooth and malty the whole sip, full yet not heavy
Feb 09, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Dec 02, 2022
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Rated by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Purchased part of a 4 pack from the brewery. Pours a dark amber. Dark bread smell . Very good dark lager!
Nov 25, 2022
Rated: 4.73 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Mar 14, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - The poor was black and color with an off-white had topping the glass.

Smell - Dry and bitter chocolate notes accompany less sweet dark malts.

Taste - Chocolate notes and Char are at the front. The lager yeast smooth is the profile. Hop bitterness was also noted. The bitterness lingered to the finish.

Mouthfeel - Little carbonation allowed for the smooth finish. It was almost creamy.

Overall - This is a great example of the style. Though it might be a touch to bitter.
Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 3.86 by clm9 from North Carolina

Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
16 oz. can. Deep brown. Smells of nutty, toasty, and lightly sweet malts with a bit of spicy hop. Tastes of dark toasted bread, a little chocolate, and light caramel sweetness. Hints of coffee. Cut by a bit of spicy and earthy hop bitterness. Medium light and extremely drinkable. I really enjoy it. I wouldn't be able to tell you it's definitively Czech in profile, but whatever, I like it.
Apr 06, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Apr 06, 2021
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours dark brown with a tan head. Head retention is medium.

Smell: It has aromas of bread crusts and cola with a low level of nuts. There are also low levels of coffee.

Taste: The flavors are led by the malts featuring coffee, roast, and very low plums. The roast has a bit of a bite to it. There are very low levels of spicy hops as well.

Feel: It has a medium light body with medium bitterness in the finish.

Overall, the sharpness of the roast throws it off a bit for me but it is relatively easy drinking.
Apr 02, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look - pretty darn dark slightly red mostly brown clear with a really nice slightly tan head with nice rimming and sticky lacing
Smell - sweet grainy bready
Taste - very slight roasty sweet grainy bready taste with a very very slight bitterness
Feel - medium body and carbonation and smooth, really nice for this beer
Mar 30, 2021
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours an opaque yet still clear extremely dark cola brown approaching jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint ruby red + garnet red colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film covering approximately 40% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly roasted + bready malts with a minimal amount of grainy sweetness. Slightly heavier than light aromas of grassy + herbal hops. Light aromas of lager yeast.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of slightly roasted + bready malts with a minimal amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of lager yeast. Finally there is a light flavor of grassy + herbal hops. There is a light amount of roasty bitterness which lingers slightly before fading away leaving a relatively clean finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with a hint of dryness and a relatively clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a light crisp clean mouthfeel. Enjoyable with nice roasty flavors - I guess this is the Czech take on a German Schwarzbier.
Mar 25, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by ODF from Georgia

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Mar 08, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by baklo from North Carolina

Feb 01, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by MGibbons from Maryland

Feb 01, 2021
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 18 ratings