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Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

487 Ratings
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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 21
Gots: 53 | 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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Ratings: 487 | Reviews: 141
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Busy looking orange label that I probably wouldn't have realized was a pumpkin ale had I not read the fine print. Says it is a pumpkin porter, though, which sounded intriguing. Pours basically black with a thin off white head. Looks good! Cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolaty notes on the nose, maybe a hint of vanilla, which comes through more in the flavor. Didn't get a lot of pumpkin flavor from this though. Certainly get chocolate, vanilla and spice. I think it would be more accurately described as a "spiced vanilla porter with hints of pumpkin", but I didn't think this was an "epic" pumpkin ale or anything, actually kind of suprised by the higher ratings. But what do I know? Anyway, recommend for someone who likes vanilla porters. Not for me.

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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.

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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.

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Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.