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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

336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 18
Gots: 24 | 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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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-17-2014 22:39:23 | More by jaymo18
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-03-2014 20:17:33 | More by GraduatedCashew
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Very classy label with really nice colors an a very attractive layout. Label states “Collaboration with DC Brau”, “Exceptional Series”, “Release #9”, give a bit of brewery info, ABV info, and web info.

Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 22oz brown bomber into a 20oz imperial pint led to a 3 finger tightly packed tan head atop a deep dark brown if not black beer. Head retention was a phenomenal 5min 14sec with no signs of dissipating fully. Head faded to a thick rocky cap and ring with phenomenal lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of deep toasted chocolate and coffee malts with hints of vanilla, very light pumpkin and just barely any spices.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes of fresh pumpkin and a slight bit of nutmeg and cinnamon on the front end with the pumpkin a bit more subdued than I expected. Mid point has a vanilla sweetness with a nice toasted chocolate maltiness detectable. Back end is dominated by a deep roast coffee malt flavor with a slight hint of pumpkin and a roasty aftertaste.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable and tasty.

Overall/Comments: I was expecting a bit more out of this offering but I will say that it was still a pretty good overall beer that was very drinkable. I would have like to see a bit more prominent pumpkin flavor. Classified as a Pumpkin Ale @ 8% ABV. Consumed 10/27/2013.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 05:39:15 | More by thegodfather1076
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-31-2014 04:23:51 | More by ricecracker420
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Auslander

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-27-2014 15:24:14 | More by Auslander
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huddyball

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-21-2014 01:24:32 | More by huddyball
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-20-2014 16:28:34 | More by nmann08
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Mphis

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-18-2014 04:25:54 | More by Mphis
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-05-2014 02:56:40 | More by Jasonrm72
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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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...

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
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...

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 19:57:16 | More by Jackofallbrews
Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.