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 DC’s 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"!

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MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2012
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. Clear, straw-yellow with small off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma if bread, roasted malt, biscuit malt, lemon, horse blanket and light smoke. Taste of bread, spice, wet straw and light smoke. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. A fine mildly smoked beer. Not robust enough to hold its own against a burger and catsup, but fine on its own. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Nickls (2617) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap. Light clearish orange yellow with a white head. Some citrus, fatty smoked meat that’s fairly light, some grains in the aroma as well. Not overwhelmingly smoky, some burnt toast, and a slight sweetness. Lighter body. Strange brew.

climberbob (497) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Draft. Golden yellow, nice subtle smokey aroma. Taste is almost like a smoked heffeweizen. I am not a hop fan and did not think it was particularly hoppy. Nice beer, but not what I was expecting when I ordered it.

blipp (9929) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Light smoky malts up front, followed by some weird herbal and lemony notes, a light sweetness, and a very wheaty finish. An odd one, comes close to being really good, but not quite.

RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
On tap @ brewery. Poured a cloudy golden with a small tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma of smoke, floral notes, and citrus zest. Taste is wheat, citrus, and smoke. Very drinkable, but limited complexity.

nimbleprop (8949) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Sampled at DC Brau. Pours a hazy, straw color with some thin white head. Nose is mild, lightly smokey, a little malty, dried leaves, a little dried orange peel. Flavor is vitamin C tablets, buttered biscuit, buttered popcorn jelly beans, light creamed corn, some mild smoke. Wasn’t impressed.

jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Location/Date:Draft at Comet Ping Pong on Friday, September 7th.

Appearance: Pours a yellow cloud.
Aroma: Aroma is of faint smoke, wheat malt.
Taste: Wheat, faint citrus, hint of smoke.
Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: I see from the description that this is a style that hasn’t been made in awhile. It’s an interesting combination, and it’s solid but not amazing.

Japalo (1887) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2012
[email protected] Small head. Thin yellow haze. Smokey citrus aromas. Dry Watery taste. Short finish. Very delicious.

haukur (2124) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - SEP 7, 2012
interesting brew, loads of smoke and a tad sour. Blends well, huge palate considering how low this is. Very impressing

bytemesis (9516) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy golden yellow with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is subdued smoke and ash along with notes of malt and wheat. Flavor is lightly sweet with smoke and wheat notes, plus a faint touch of citrus. No real bitterness. Impressive complexity for a 3.7% beer.

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