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DC Brau / Oliverís Burial at Sea

DC Brau / Oliverís Burial at Sea
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Burial at Sea is a collaborative project between head brewerís Jeff Hancock of DC Brau and Stephen Jones of Oliver Ales in Baltimore, MD. Mild ales are traditionally referred to as "session ales" known for their low alcohol content which is around 3.2 - 4.0%. Despite their low alcohol content, Milds are just as flavorful as beers with a higher ABV. In crafting this beer we used only the finest maltís and hopís from England. Burial at Sea starts with a great malty nose boasting aromas of milk chocolate and biscuity sweetness. The beer has a medium mouthfeel that drinks with a soft, mineral smoothness and just enough hops to counter the chewy malt character. Fermented with a clean American yeast that lets the oats, barley and hops dominate and take center stage. With DC Brau we decided to brew a red mild, 7bbls at Oliverís, 30bbls at DC Brau using the same recipe and yeast (Wye yeast 1056 American Ale yeast) for both. The only significant difference other than batch size is that Oliverís was fermented in open vessels and DC Brauís in closed vessels. This makes a side by side tasting of both cask and draft from each brewery an interesting prospect indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarf (23) - Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Just about as perfect a specimen of an English Bitter mild ale as you can find, especially if you can get it cask conditioned and hand-pulled. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Had on tap. Arrived in a pint glass with a slighty hazy, brown body and a thin head. Fruity aroma with some raspberries and toasted malt. A little bit of bread. There is a metallic note in the taste along with berries and caramel. Some toast is present along with a definite tartness. There is plenty of sweetness which gets to be a little too much at times and hurts the drinkability factor. Overall, I wasnít really impressed with this beer. Too sweet and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2683) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at Adega Wine Cellar and Cafe in Silver Spring, MD. Slightly hazy, translucent reddish amber brown with medium-size, creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of grain, biscuits and a little sweet roasted malt. Mild taste of grain, biscuits and sweet slightly bread malt nicely balanced by a modicum of hops bitterness. Medium/light body and light carbonation with a silky, foamy mouthfeel. An excellent mild and a wonderfully flavorful session beer. I am impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
On tap at Pratt. Pours a hazed amber ruby brown with a thin beige head. Soft malt, a touch nutty, sweet crackery malt. A touch metallic, malt and toast. Sweet malty, very easy drinking. Nice body, smooth and malty. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (39077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
From cask at Churckey, version had French oak in the cask. Pours hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity, toasted malty and light breadish malty. Flat malty, light fruity and caramelish. Dry, no sweetness. Why cask condition beers that wasnít meant to be cask? Flat and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. 5300th rating! Pours a dark hazy brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, herbal hops and a tart note. The taste is bitter hops, caramel and toasted malts. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Cask. Clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, earthy/pine, some malt. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some but, earthy/pine, light raisin. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Nice grainy aroma, roasted barley and very light hops. Biscuit and light caramel. Mainly, it smells like mash. Dark golden amber with mild haze, with thin off-white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts a bit sweet with raw malt/grist notes, light floral hop bitterness. Finish is medium bitter with light sweet nutty notes. Decent mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4934) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Regional Food and Drink, DC tap ($6.50): Pours a murky light brown color with a similar head. Aroma is mostly malty, but in a very good way. Body of the beer is the real upside. It has a really soft mouth feel, so the beer goes down very easily; however, there is nothing lacking in the taste of this beer either. Really nice full malty flavour throughout with a kiss of hops. A very well crafted brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19889) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Cask handpull. Variegated golden brown color, small white head, delicate lacing. Aroma of spiced and peppery butterscotch. Taste is similar with subtle lemon. Nice.

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