Burial Beer Ritual Anonymity Pilsner

Ritual Anonymity Pilsner, 5.2% ABV, is from Burial Beer in Asheville, North Carolina. Ritual Anonymity made with Epiphany Craft Malt, barley, and oats. Double-dry hopped with Galaxy and Kohatu hops. Burial Beer said that this Pilsner is hoppy. Ritual Anonymity pours a light yellow with a bright white three finger head. It gives off hoppy lemon notes with a bit of a grassy note. It smells like a pale ale is mating with a pilsner. The flavor is similar to the way it smells of a nice hoppy lemon grassy flavor with a touch of faint sweetness that you might find in a traditional pilsner beer, a nice hoppy flavor. Ritual Anonymity has a light mouthfeel. It comes to a pilsner sweet and hoppy finish with a light hop pilsner aftertaste with a very faint lemon note. Burial Beer Ritual Anonymity Pilsner is a good beer. It is a nice take on a Pilsner beer that I found to be refreshing and tasty. I give Ritual Anonymity an A. I recommend you try this beer. This beer not overly hoppy nor bitter. It has the right amount of both. I would most definitely have Burial Beer Ritual Anonymity again! Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Throwback Thursday: Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils

Originally posted on August 4th, 2013.

My favorite beer style is hefeweizen or wheat beer. The best come from Germany and does this one, but this First Wallerstein Weissbierpils 5.10% ABV, it is not your typical Weiss beer, it is a hybrid. This is a combination of wheat and a pilsner. Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils is a Total Wine and More brewery direct product. Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils pours a hazy yellow/gold color with a big thick white three finger head that makes great lacing. There is not a lot of light streaming through the glass, but there are tons of great carbonation bubbles. The aroma is slightly sweet with a little citrus and a big banana scents. This beer has similar aromas to a regular German Weiss beer but just a little lighter. The taste is of light banana and even lighter citrus flavors. There is not a real heavy wheat flavor like you would get on regular Weiss or Hefe’s, it does have a lighter wheat taste. The mouthfeel is medium. Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils finishes nice a semi-sweet with a nice banana-like aftertaste that sticks for a little while after each wonderful sip. I like this so I am giving this A+.  This is a lighter version of a great German Hefeweizen. Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils is not overly done and too heavy to drink a lot of, and that is why I think it is good. IU would highly recommend that you try this one. So go and try Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils and see what you think of this hybrid style beer. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Burial Beer & Modern Times Beer Celestial Altar

Here is a collaboration Burial Beer & Modern Times Beer Celestial Altar IPA, 7.3% ABV brewed with rye malt, double dry-hopped with Galaxy, hand selected Cashmere, Citra, and Cashmeres Cryo. Modern Times Beer is over on the west coast, San Diego, California. Celestial Altar pours a hazy brown hued yellow with a one and half slowly fading white head. The nose of Celestial Altar is with nice aromas of tropical fruits, citrus orange and grapefruit with a bitterness, some nice light sweet notes. Taste is tropical and sweet with orange and bitter grapefruit citrus with a creaminess, medium thick mouthfeel that finish bitter and hoppy with nice lighter tropical notes and has a bittersweet orange, grapefruit tropical aftertaste. Burial Beer & Modern Times Beer Celestial Altar isn’t bad getting a high B+. I found the balance of tropical sweet fruits and bitter citrus fruits to be tasty delicious. Burial Beer & Modern Times Beer Celestial Altar is a beer that I would recommend if you are into hazy IPA like this. I would go fr this again but the mouth feel was a little thicker than I would have like for this style of IPA, but it was good otherwise Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

New Anthem Beer Project Poets and Fools Pilsner


New Anthem Beer Project Poets and Fools Pilsner 5.2% ABV is brewed in Wilmington, North Carolina with Hallertauer Hops, and Pilsen Malt. Poets and Fools pours a yellow color clean with a two and a half finger pillowy white steady head with nice lacing left behind with a nice crisp, faint hoppy aroma with bready notes as well. Taste is crisp with very faint grape and some nice light bready hop notes that come to a clean, slightly dry-ish finish with a light hop pilsner aftertaste that does not linger for more than three seconds with a light mouthfeel. New Anthem Beer Project Poets and Fools Pilsner is a tasty Pilsner that is clean crisp and refreshing with a nice flavor profile, and I give this beer an A+. Now with the world of craft beer being overfilled with sours and IPAs, it’s nice to have a nice Pilsner like this one that I highly recommend trying, I really enjoy it. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!  

Throwback Thursday: Luther Reformations Bier Pilsner


Germany is probably one of the great countries for good beer, and could possibly be the oldest too. Germans are the originators of some beers styles, so it is good to go back and try some of these original German styles.  One style that has origins not in German but in the town of Pilsen Czech Republic where the style is named after, but then came to Germany where it grew in popularity and the Germans crafted and brewed their own versions of Pilsner. Now we have Czech and German Pilsner. Most American Pilsners are decedents of the German Pilsner. For my birthday I received a rather interesting pint of German Pilsner, Luther Reformations Bier, 4.9% ABV, brewed by Neunspringe Worbis in Wobis Germany. Reformations Bier pours a bright golden color with a two-finger bright thick white head the slowly fades into bright thick whiffs of nice lacing. I found a great amount of light coming through the glass and a big heard of carbonation bubbles. The aroma has a nice light cracker and big buttery biscuit scent about it, and you can feel a light bubble on your nose. Reformations have a nice crisp buttery taste upfront followed by a slight biscuit and faint cracker. But as this beer warms a bit of a spice note comes through. It is sort of a spicy character like an herb. But the entire bottle is in German so I don’t know what it is. I am guessing it. The spicy herd is less present at cooler temperatures but still slightly there. The mouthfeel is light to medium and has a nice crisp but lightly spiced finish, with a nice aftertaste if spiced herbs and a faint buttery biscuit note. I liked Luther Reformations Bier and would recommend this to anyone, and if and when you find it please let me know where. I’d say Luther Reformations Bier Pilsner is a B+. The spiced herbs really add an interesting touch to a German Pilsner and make for a good Pilsner. So go out and try Luther Reformations Bier Pilsner and see what you think. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!  

Hopfly Brewing Company Bocce Backspin IPA


Hopfly Brewing company Bocce Backspin IPA, 7.0% ABV is a Rocky Mount North Carolina Brewed IPA part of Hopflys Adventure Series. Bocce Backspin IPA is double dry-hopped with Citra, Azacca, and HBC 58C hops. Bocce Backspin IPA pours a somewhat thick, for an IPA, yellow cloudy color with a two and quarter white head. Aroma is tropical with juicy tropical fruit bitter notes that takes you for your first sip. Which has a nice juicy tropical fruit like mango with nice citrus orange bitterness that comes on a bit strong but in a pleasant way with a nice juicy tropical finish and a nice bitter orange and tropical fruit aftertaste with a bit lingering bitterness with a full mouthfeel. The lingering bitterness after each sip was just a tiny negative note for Hopfly Brewing company Bocce Backspin IPA but it was pretty good, getting an A-. I like the combination of tropical fruit flavors with a nice orange flavor. I think that this a good beer for you to try if you like bitter tropical IPAs. Please stay safe and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Resident Culture Brewing Radical Empathy Pilsner


Resident Culture Brewing Radical Empathy Pilsner, 4.8% brewed right here in Charlotte, North Carolina is a German Pilsner hopped with Hallertau, Mittlefruh, Blanc & Tettnang. All directly sourced from Seitz Farm in Hallertau Germany This beer has been Krausened – a process that uses actively fermenting lager to condition the finished lager, helping to achieve really nice head retention with great tiny bubbles. Radical Empathy pours a yellow color with a three and a half head of white that slowly fades into decent lacing and gives off a weird but real faint metallic noted aroma with a nice biscuity bready bitter hopped aroma as well. Taste is biscuity, bready with a nice hoppy bitterness that is light and with a good crispness that finishes with a little hoppy bitter biscuit and continues into the aftertaste with alight mouthfeel I like the hop flavor profile on Resident Culture Brewing Radical Empathy Pilsner and  I think its a C+ not so bad but I would have like to have more traditional German Pilsner and a little less hoppy flavors on this which weren’t that bad but they kind of clashed with the pilsner. I would have this again sort of soon, but don’t rush out for this, but also don’t miss it either. Please stay safe and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!       

Throwback Thursday: Samuel Smith Old Brewery Pure Brewed Organic Lager

Originally posted July 7th, 2013 


When it comes to craft beer the word Lager is looked on as a bad or dirty word. That can be so done to BMC (Bud Miller Coors) for brewing such bad or weak tasting beers. But I don’t think that lager is such a foul word. I have had some great lagers and this Samuel Smith Pure Brewed Organic Lager, 5.0% ABV, is what a BMC/lager beer should taste like. Samuel Smith an English brewery has some of the best beers in the world. This lager is no different. Samuel Smith Lager pours a bright golden color with a pure white foamy head that says for a nice while and makes very nice lacing. There are tons of light streaming through the glass with tons of little carbonation bubbles. This is a beautiful look lager beer. The aroma on this English lager is bready from the malted barley used. I also found a cracker-like scent among the bready aroma. The taste is not far off from the nice aroma; I found it bready upfront and a little teeny sweetness toward the end. The flavors on this lager are crisp, sharp, light, and refreshing. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing and has a clean crisp bready like finish. The after taste is a tad bit sweeter than the start but fades out rather quick. I think this is Samuel Smith Pure Brewed Organic Lager is how a BMC should taste. Forget adding SO much water to the darn lager. This Samuel Smith beer is getting A+ from me. This is an excellently brewed lager and a great example of how lager is supposed to be. I have yet to have a bad Samuel Smith beer! All of the beers that they brew are just as excellent as the last. This Organic Lager is something I would have over and over again, and it’s good that it is 5.0% ABV. I highly recommend trying this lager, so go and see how great this beer is! Cheers Please enjoy responsibly!

Burial Beer Contrition Pilsner


Pilsner beers are often overlooked in the craft beer world because they remind people of the large maco breweries, Budweiser, Mill-Coors, Pabst, etc… But Pilsner can actually be quite tasty if brewed well. Burial Beer Contrition Pilsner, 4.8% ABV brewed with Grungeiest, Hallertau, Blanc, and Saaz hops, with one-hundred percent German Pilsner malts in Asheville, North Carolina. This Pilsner is hopped extensively in their whirlpool, whirlpooling is a common method used in commercial breweries to separate hop pellets and trub from wort after the wort boil. Then the wort is allowed to stand for an additional 20 minutes or so to allow the hops and trub to form a compact trub/hop pile in the center of the vessel. Contrition pours a golden color with a steady fading two-finger head that gives off a nice bready biscuit sweet aroma. Taste does follow the nose with a biscuit bready sweet flavor with a slight spice note on the middle of the tongue that carries into the finish of sweet bread/biscuits with a very faint hop tingle on the back of the throat and comes to a nice semi-sweet linger aftertaste with a light refreshing mouthfeel that you can enjoy again and again and again. Burial Beer Contrition Pilsner is quite tasty and much better than any macro brew pilsner, I say Contrition Pilsner is an A. It has a well-balanced flavor that does not overpower your tastebuds nor is strong in any way. It could be a bit crisper but it was good anyway and yes you should try Burial Beer Contrition Pilsner. Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Wooden Robot Brewery Pilmatic American Pilsner


Wooden Robot Brewery Pilmatic American Pilsner 5% ABV purchased from Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop is brewed locally here in Charlotte with Crystal Hops and aged in stainless tanks. Crystal Hops are woodsy, green floral, and fruity with herbal notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. Pilmatic pours Yellow clean/clear color with a three-finger creamy whipped bright white head that is super slow to fade, but when it fades a bit the head leaves behind thick lacing behind and gives your sense of smell a semi-sweet biscuity bread aroma with a crisp light hoppy note. Then you are ready to take a sip and your taste buds are greeted with a nice crisp biscuity flavor with a semi-sweet bread note come to you on the middle of the tongue with a faint hop note toward the rear of you tongue culminating to a nice refreshing crisp hoppy biscuit finish that turns to an aftertaste that is slightly hoppy crisp, refreshing with the faintest hint of a sweetness that light just long enough then is gone all with a light mouthfeel. Wooden Robot Brewery Pilmatic American Pilsner is a wonderful beer an A+ beer, a beer that is very crushable, sessionable, and you can have a whole four-pack of these and love every pint. I could not tell you anything but good things about this beer, that I highly recommend! Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!