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Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

481 Ratings
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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 19
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-06-2011

Our first ever collaborative beer has all the familiar flavors of the season, but done with Epic style. To a base of strong, roasty, and chocolaty porter, we add 200 pounds of real pumpkin per batch, five spices and whole Madagascar vanilla beans. As you pour this deeply ruby brown beer, you’re greeted by the aroma of fresh cut squash,followed by rich chocolate. The flavor starts sweet with marshmallow,vanilla, and some pumpkin pie, then yields to a coffee roast and darkchocolate dryness. This beer is a great introduction for curious drinkers and a special holiday treat for fans of the style.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Milk chocolate, nutmeg and cinnamon aromas. Some sweet malty notes. I get a subtle roastiness to the aroma as it warms, followed by some vanilla.

Appearance: Deep black in color with ruby highlights when held up to light. Dark tan head with fine and persistent bubbles.

Flavor: Initially this tastes a bit firm and astringent, but then it fades off to a sweeter coffee and cream later in the taste. The nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla arrive as an afterthought on the back of the tongue. The body is medium, but actually feels lighter than expected with the high alcohol. A somewhat bitter and off-dry finish.

Overall: Not a bad beer. This had better balance than many of the pumpkin beers I've had so far. I think the darker malts add complexity, and play well with the spices. Not a lot of actual pumpkin character comes through though. Just like most of the prior examples this has an astringent note--I'm starting to wonder if that is from the spices or from pumpkin itself...

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Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.