Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Munich Dunkel
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4.06 | pDev: 3.69%
Feb 25, 2023
Mar 08, 2022
Notes: You must have noticed. The dispersion between what you knew and what you sought out. A rift so minor. A realization so simple. Because some things are exactly what you knew them to be. Nothing is new. In the end everything is dark. A take on German-styled Dunkel, a lager near and dear to the hearts of our entire team at Burial. This take was stewarded by brewer Jaemin Riley with the help of our killer Forestry Camp brewing gang. Made with German pilsner, teetered up with some toasted Munich Malt, and a dab of roasted malt for color. We hopped gently with German-born Hallertau and Saaz hops before spunding fermentation for natural carbonation and aging many weeks in our horizontal lagering tanks. A delicate array of caramel grains, pourover coffee, and honey-drizzled toast.
Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 4.25 by baklo from North Carolina

Feb 25, 2023
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours an opaque yet still clear very dark chestnut brown approaching jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark amber + dark chocolate brown + dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy light tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering approximately 70% of the surface of the beer with the remainder of the surface covered by a mottled very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted + toasted + chocolate + caramel malts with very light amounts of caramel sweetness. Light aromas of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of roasted + toasted + chocolate + caramel malts with very light amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of earthy hops. Light to moderate amounts of roasty bitterness that linger through the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with a light amount of dryness in the finish. Relatively clean.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly light crisp and slightly dry mouthfeel. Very enjoyable and definitely a beer that I could have over and over again. Very nice combination and complexity of malt flavors and aromas without getting sweet or heavy in mouthfeel. This one is definitely right on the border between a Munich Dunkel Lager and a Schwartzbier - some elements from each of the styles and sort of hard to put into a box (style-wise) here on BeerAdvocate.
May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the Casual Pint Rivergate, served in a pint glass

The beer pours a clear dark brown color (nearly black) with a moderate foamy white head that slowly recedes leaving behind little to no lacing

The nose is bready with a fair amount of coffee and chocolate, and to a lesser degree caramel and toffee. There is also a bit of roasted malt character.

Like the nose, the taste is bready, with bits coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a fairly pronounced roasty character. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a very nice beer. It almost seems a little dark and roasty for the style, teetering on the verge of Schwarzbier territory. I really quite enjoyed the beer
Mar 24, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Mar 17, 2022
Fade from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4 ratings