DC Brau / Bluejacket Embers of the Deceased
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
We have been long-anticipating our first collaboration with DCís 1st production brewery in 55 years, DC Brau, and we are psyched to announce that the Bluejacket/ DC Brau brew will be poured for the very 1st time during the 4th annual DC Beer Week! This is our take on a long-forgotten style, Grodziskie-Gratzer, a low abv, smoked wheat ale with a strong hop presence...dutifully called Embers of the Deceased, or--in German if you like--"Asche des Verstrobenen"!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2012
draft. Cloudy apple juice body, medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, light smoke, lemon. Taste is medium sweet, bread, light lemon, smoke. Light body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Growler from the brewery, 08/26/2012. Golden orange pour, light haze, sudsy lacing. Aroma mildly smoky, wheat, light orange hop character. Taste of light citrus, biscuity malts, soft hoppy finish, hint of smoke left over. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Tap at PPD. Mega 16oz mug pour. Pours full haze straw. Webby white lace. Nose is mild smoked malt, oily bacon, lemon peel, orange pulp. Taste begins with sharp citric acid, minerals, lemonade moving to thick as hell buttery biscuit on the verge of diacetyl bomb. Finish is clean and herbal hoppy. Has that faux diacetyl richness and mega biscuit character. Smoked character is evident and very soft. Very good. Best bluejacket experiment thus far. +1 for good session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso -- Dupont. Lightly tart with a heavy wheat base and a bit of background smoke. Very dry and quite easy to drink. Prickly carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Had this at the source, DC Brau. Poured a cloudy yellow color, medium sized white head. Aroma was a bit funky, with some sweetness and citrus lemon notes to it. Flavor had some bread in it and some citrus there. For being a smoked beer, I didnít get a whole lot of smoke!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Cask. Cloudy yellow color, huge fluffy white large bubble head, solid lacing. Aroma of dusty lemons, light funk. Taste is lemon soda, white bread. Tasty.

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