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Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Company

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Fermentation Without RepresentationFermentation Without Representation

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BA SCORE
86
very good

352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 20
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
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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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-21-2013 16:25:10 | More by oline73
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Souleman

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-16-2013 17:19:53 | More by Souleman
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

12-05-2013 15:17:42 | More by NonicPanic
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-01-2013 21:17:09 | More by GrindFatherBob
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-30-2013 18:49:25 | More by MarkJBurch
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-30-2013 03:31:08 | More by bigred89
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ZombieJester

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-29-2013 17:22:31 | More by ZombieJester
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ILikeGoodCider

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-27-2013 03:54:42 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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Vermonthiker

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-26-2013 11:48:10 | More by Vermonthiker
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-25-2013 01:08:18 | More by XmnwildX12
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CTJman

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.7%

11-24-2013 20:15:49 | More by CTJman
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-22-2013 18:08:45 | More by pourmeadrink
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-17-2013 20:03:45 | More by eawolff99
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schaffer9252

New York

4.75/5  rDev +24%

11-16-2013 16:53:42 | More by schaffer9252
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +7%

DATE TASTED: October 26, 2013... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: offering PSU some comeback inspiration... APPEARANCE: jet black body; oatmeal-thick brown head; lacing is uneven but thick as well... AROMA: crisp, candied flavor; toasted nut and oat undergird thee spiciness that is as much holiday as mischief night...PALATE: slightly warming, medium-bodied and drinkable--the IMPERIAL aspect is so subtle one quickly/nervously sips...TASTE: pumpkin, apple, peat and an odd funk of medicinal/plastic bottle vodka that takes the rating down a click--still big and old...OVERALL: of the handful of fall bombers I bought, this dares to blend the fall and winter seasons, and it does so deftly; a powerful punch of alcohol by the bottle's end only endears the drink more...more the Galloping Hessian than the Great Pumpkin, in terms of its substance and strength...

11-16-2013 03:55:53 | More by dacrza1
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Jackofallbrews

Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev -9.7%

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...

11-15-2013 19:57:16 | More by Jackofallbrews
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bwarren82

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

11-15-2013 00:08:41 | More by bwarren82
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

11-13-2013 19:17:15 | More by brez8791
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dannyhead

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-12-2013 04:26:57 | More by dannyhead
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-11-2013 04:28:24 | More by Dicers
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Shawner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-08-2013 17:30:53 | More by Shawner
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-08-2013 02:57:36 | More by Mersh
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einman

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-07-2013 02:10:42 | More by einman
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tswater

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-04-2013 20:18:50 | More by tswater
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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-03-2013 15:02:57 | More by jkn09
Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.