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Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Company

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460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 20
Gots: 51 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-06-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mccallisters_dali, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Smarty_Pints, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Eastside151, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rated to style.

Amazing head retention on top of a dark, dark, brown body. Head is fluffy cream color with loose bubbles.

Lots of spice, but not syrupy, sugary, or over done. Toasty, roasty, malty, milky chocolate. A bit too much on the roastyness.

Whoa. Hands down the best pumpkin brew I've had in quite some time. Carbonation is medium and well placed. Bitterness is great too, heavy and nearly unsettling. No sweetness. Dry due to spice, allspice, light use of cinnamon, cardamon...

Rated to style. A nice brew, very well done for a spice (pumpkin) brew. Recommended for the connoisseur of fine pumpkin ales.

chugalug06, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

SocalKicks, Sep 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Hoptoudrop, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

KevinGordon, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Rollzroyce21, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of zhanson88
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ.

Appearance: Pours a fairly dark brown color with lots of ruby highlights. Head is light khaki in color. The head retention and lacing are just okay. Overall, a little light in color for an 8% ABV porter. Still fine though.

Smell: Initially smells a little roasty along with some milk chocolate sweetness, but overall the predominant smell is of pumpkin spice. Very interesting yet appealing.

Taste: Some light roasted malts along with milk chocolate, as well as some biscuity malt character up front. Plentiful pumpkin spice hits middle and back. Initially I was in love with this beer. However, after having a couple pints of it, one thing that I noted that had not initially is how dry it is. Like, too dry for a porter. Still, I enjoyed it quite a lot.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Very good mouthfeel. Overall, besides the aforementioned dryness, this was an excellent pumpkin beer. I enjoy a good pumpkin beer when fall rolls around, but most of them end up being misses for me. This however was one of the better and more creative efforts I have tried.

zhanson88, Sep 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

deereless, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

ohiobeer29, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

JimmyFlatRock, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

LambicKing, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Camjmorton, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

GRG1313, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Eighty, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

AC-Mivsek, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Kerrie, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

stuart3368, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Rihup, Aug 22, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%

rkarimi, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Drs3, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of ChrisKayler
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium Globe.

Appearance: With an average pour, 3/4''' of caramel colored, soapy, creamy head was produced. This head diminished rather quickly. Color of the beer is darkkkk red-brown, only able to be seen around the edges. Lacing was quite good for a darker beer.

Smell: Mild dark chocolate is prominent, with hints of bread, a general nuttiness, and toffee. Pumpkin is subtle but present in the background along with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Taste: Taste is sweet malt, followed by subtle vanilla and pumpkin, as well as cinnamon and nutmeg, followed by an extremely long subtle chocolate flavor. Alcohol is present but well hidden for the ABV. Spices contribute, but not too much. Pumpkin and other sweeter flavors become more prominent as the beer warms, but the chocolate is always present no matter the temperature. Flavor duration is long, with heavy sweetness and light sour/bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Body is medium, with soft to average carbonation, and a sweet, but dry finish. Alcohol warming is also noticeable.

Overall: Amazing beer. Quite complex, a nice change from the usual pumpkin beer suspects. My favorite pumpkin beer to date. It's almost like a flavorful pumpkin ale, with less spice, and then chocolate undertones added.

ChrisKayler, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Beardcore, Aug 20, 2013
Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.