Burial Beer Co. The Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison

Burial Beer Co. The Keeper’s Veil, 5.5% ABV, a honey Saison is another selection from Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. This saison is brewed with fresh honey, Carolina grown 6-row barley and wheat, laid upon a bed of flowers. The Keeper’s Veil pours a light orange color with a quick moving one finger white head with nothing left behind but the sweet aroma of floral honey with some light funky notes that take you into a sweet floral honey flavor with funky tart notes that fade into the back of the mouth with a semi-sweet floral finish and a light sweet funky aftertaste with a light to medium funky mouthfeel. Too much floral notes on this and it does not really go well with the honey sweetness I give Burial Beer Co. The Keeper’s Veil a C at best. I don’t think I could have more that one pint of this and one pint was more that enough. It was to flowery for my liking and if that’s you kind of beer that Burial Beer Co. The Keeper’s Veil is the beer for you, and not so much for me. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Throwback Thursday: Great Lakes Brewing Dortmunder Gold

I really enjoy finding, searching, and hunting new beer to try. So a few weeks ago my father found a website BrewPublik (www.BrewPublik.com) that hand delivers beer that they have chosen for you based on what your go to beer is. They are local in Charlotte, NC and deliver your beer in a handmade wooden crate with their company logo branded on the side with a folder of tasting notes and information on each beer. One of the beers that I received is Great Lakes Dortmounder Gold, 5.8% ABV. Great Lakes Brewing is in Cleveland Ohio. This style is named after the town in Germany where the style originates. Dortmunder Gold is brewed in accordance with the Bavarian Purity Low of 1516. This law simply states that beer must be brewed with barley, hops, yeast, and water. Which this beer is and meets that law. Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold has won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival. But I couldn’t find when it won. Dortmunder Gold pours a nice bright orange/copper color with a two finger white head that sticks around long enough to notice its there before fading into very thin lacing. I found decent amounts of light streaming through the glass with nice carbonation bubbles racing up towards the white head. The aroma is similar is to a lager and a pilsner. It’s a slight mix of the two I think. The taste at first is crisp then becomes a tiny bit malty and towards the end, there is a bit of bitter flavor that isn’t so ‘in your face’. I found the bitter flavor to be a bit light. The mouthfeel is light to somewhat medium. Dortmunder Gold finishes with a little crisp bitterness but less bitter than before. I thought Dortmunder Gold was going to taste different from the way it actually did. Dortmunder Gold is a B. The small amount of bitterness towards the end was not what I was expecting and really brought down the overall flavor a bit. But Dortmunder Gold isn’t a bad beer; it was somewhat enjoyable, just not as I hoping it would be. Yes, I see how it won its gold medal and I understand it too. I probably wouldn’t have Dortmunder Gold right away but I might down the road. So go out and try Great Lake Brewing Co. Dortmunder Gold and see what you think. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!