Oliver / DC Brau - Burial At Sea | Oliver Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Oliver Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Burial at Sea is a collaborative project between head brewer's 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 they used only the finest malt's and hop's 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.

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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Welcome to the opening salvo in/of New Nitro (N2) CAN Mother's Day Beer Sunday (Week 742)!I have been meaning to make these a part of The CANQuest (tm) for some time & today seemed apropos.

From the N2 CAN: "Celebrate American Mild Month - MildMonth.com"; "Pay Your Respects"; "This ruby mild is made in collaboration with our friends at DC Brau. Brewed from a grist of Maris Otter, dark crystal and black malts with flaked oats, gently bittered with Challenger and finished with Fuggle and East Kent Golding whole leaf hops. Then open fermented using Ringwood Ale yeast. Oliver Brewing Company has been proudly brewing craft beer in Baltimore, MD since 1993."; "How to Pour 1) No need for a hard shake, gently rotate once or twice. 2) Turn over and pour hard into your glass. 3) Watch it settle and enjoy."

I followed their dircections, beginning with a gentle rotation, after which, I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN an aggro Glug into the awaiting glass. The cascading action gave 'way to a LOT of foaming & as such, I had to back down & off. I allowed it to do its settling thing, eventually winding up with just over two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, light-tan head with good retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity and ruby highlights. Nose was as they described: malty, with a milk chocolatiness & a biscuit quality. Mmm. Mouthfeel had the creamy softness that comes with an N2 pour. The problem with N2 pours, which is why I generally eschew them, it that the tradeoff for increased mouthfeel is a reduction in taste. 8=( It was tasty enough, but the chocolaty biscuitiness was lost in the mix. I could still taste their qualities, but nowhere near like on the nose. Finish was semi-dry, about the way that I like the style to be. It was quaffable, but I would like to try it again in a regular CO2 CAN. I CANsider these serving styles to be a novelty & this was no exception.

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Oliver / DC Brau - Burial At Sea from Oliver Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1 ratings