Fermentation Without Representation - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
3.94/5 rDev +0.5%
This had a huge foamy brown head that coalesced to a thick cap above a deep porter brown body.
The nose has some tell tale spices like nutmeg, brown sugar, and cinnamon with a pulpy gourdish pumpkin.
The flavor was starchy with a protein like malt. There was a lot of pumpkin pulp with brown sugar and a spicy black licorice.
The feel was light, velvety and very crisp.
This was definitely a different take on a pumpkin beer and it ends with a lot of success.
03-24-2014 22:25:26 | More by KYGunner
4.03/5 rDev +2.8%
draft at Rustico Ballston - kinda assuming this was the DC Brau version due to proximity and draft format
a: served in a tapered chalice, this baltic porter is a deep molasses brown in color - essentially black, with a frothy layer of head that retains quite well and leaves heavy lace on the walls of my glass
s: the nose consists of dry baking chocolate, nutty medium-dark barley, a light spice blend that adds complexity without any standout, moderate sugars with a nice complex sweetness, and a pleasant current of vanilla, enjoyable aroma
m: creamy, smooth light-medium carbonation and a soft, slightly weighty medium body
t: body of smooth roasted barley with light tones of dark, dry baking cocoa, some nuttier medium roasts, the solid roast flavor thinned a touch with some pale or lager malts to keep things manageable, some spices but well integrated and light - nothing particularly assertive as an individual, the pumpkin and vanilla blend into the mix well, nicely flavored
o: a nice take on a pumpkin ale, with the seasonal ingredients well applied to a baltic porter base, complimenting rather than overtaking - still, it doesn't have that strikingly unique character you'd expect from the ingredient list (or the brewer), as it stands, this is a very good beer, just without any push into a higher plane
04-06-2013 23:50:20 | More by blackie
4/5 rDev +2%
Poured cold from the bottle. This beer had a very dark brown/orange colour with minimal head. There smell is that of a subtle pumpkin pie: pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and spices. The smell was not as strong as many of the other pumpkin beers. The taste is similar to the smell as a subtle, but not overwhelming, pumpkin flavour hits right away. It then moves to a bitter/smokey aftertaste.
Would I buy it again? Yes.
12-01-2012 19:54:58 | More by NilocRellim
4.03/5 rDev +2.8%
Pours a murky redish brown with a finger of light brown head. Minimal lacing/beading.
Very malty on the nose - definite nutmeg, pumpkin, squash, some cinnamon, caramel, quite a bit going on here.
Tasty stuff. Usually this style is restricted to the autumn months and it is refreshing to get this robust profile in early May. Full bodied, obvious spice, yet approachable. Some bright fruits linger on the afertaste.
Overall, this is a style that, honestly, I wish had a year round presence. I can see why people confine it too a certain season though as it definitely fits the bill.
05-09-2012 02:22:23 | More by yamar68
Fermentation Without Representation from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.