Review: Burial Beer Hellstar | Craft Beer & Brewing
Burial Beer Hellstar
86 out of 100

Style: Dark Lager

ABV: 5.0 IBU: 25

86/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Burial Beer Hellstar

What the brewers say

“Hellstar is a dark lager. Someone told you that all black beer is heavy. Well that’s just stupid. Oh, we’re as heavy as the chains of hell. But this beer ain’t. Open your heart to evil. Sip on the depths of our black souls.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Roasted malt, slight biscuit, bread, quite complex. Subtle noble-hops aromas. As it opens up, there’s medium burnt, heavy roast, and coffee.”

Flavor: “Roasted malt, caramel, biscuit, bread. Clean noble-hops flavors. Slightly complex malty sweet balances the hops. Clean and palate-cleansing. The light hand with bittering hops is good because the roast malt provides complementary bitterness. Light caramel in the aftertaste.”

Overall: “It lacks a bit in body relative to others in the style. It’s like eating Cracklin’ Oat Bran with watered-down coffee instead of milk. Wonderful roasted, yet sweet, malt complexity. Finishes so clean and easy, it’s hard not to go back for another sip.”

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