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Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

337 Ratings
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Ratings: 337
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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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
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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
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-02-2013 00:47:18 | More by stampfler07
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dumarrm

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-01-2013 03:16:11 | More by dumarrm
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-30-2013 17:36:13 | More by civicm87
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jacwomyn

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-30-2013 01:21:40 | More by jacwomyn
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

10-27-2013 23:46:42 | More by drewone
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

10-27-2013 23:24:57 | More by mrebeka
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mattkoon

South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i have never had a pumpkin porter- so i was excited to try this one. it pours a deep brown- basically black, (held up to the light you can tell it is actually brown). the smell is filled with chocolate roasted malts. there are also hints of vanilla and spices riding along but the chocolate malt is the main force here. the taste is it rich and dark, after the 3rd sip i can start to taste the spices come through. this is a pretty good beer. i like the idea of the pumpkin porter and this one is good- if i ever see anymore like this ill give them a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 05:46:14 | More by mattkoon
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-26-2013 14:13:36 | More by Artjsantos
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

10-26-2013 02:59:06 | More by NYR_Rob
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acslatersbtb

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

10-26-2013 02:43:03 | More by acslatersbtb
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Wowcoolman

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-26-2013 01:34:55 | More by Wowcoolman
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GoGators

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-25-2013 11:56:00 | More by GoGators
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-23-2013 16:51:21 | More by sendbeer
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-22-2013 19:39:53 | More by RBorsato
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-22-2013 19:31:54 | More by InspectorBob
Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.