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Fermentation Without Representation - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Fermentation Without Representation
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87
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Epic & DC Brau's Fermentation Without Representation Collaboration Beer - This Imperial Pumpkin Porter is a smooth, mellow bodied and experimental collaboration with Epic Brewing from Salt Lake City, UT.

Melding Crystal, Chocolate, Munich and Black malts a rich chocolate note plays off hints of burnt raisins and plums. Brewed with 600 lbs of pure pumpkin puree, .2 lbs of allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and whole cloves. This 8% ABV beer will keep you roasty!

Note: All bottle reviews should be listed under Epic, as DC Brau's version was draft-only:  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 2893/74942 

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 11-08-2011)
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dieBlume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

09-11-2013 23:05:39 | More by dieBlume
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-16-2013 06:03:25 | More by megamass
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

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
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-20-2013 22:16:18 | More by apasternak
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KYGunner

Kentucky

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
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TAMU99

Guam

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%

Brown, dark beer with medium head and sticky lace.
Smell is chocolaty with candy. There is a rich malty mouthfeel that mirrors the smell. Sweet. The bitter aftertaste is a little much as it isn't really a good hop flavor, just bitter. There is a tongue-numbing feel, maybe the amount of alcohol or it's presentation in this beer. However, that numb feeling detracts from the enjoyment - felt like I'd been to the dentist.

Overall an ok beer.

01-16-2012 15:27:06 | More by TAMU99
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Rukasu

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +14%

Tried last weekend at Meridian Pint on tap. Enjoyed two pints at the sitting with an order of sweet potato fries, which were a great addition.

Dark, ruby, brown appearance with a frothy cream colored head.

Very subtle taste of pie spice which is a welcomed plus when compared to the many other overpowering pumpkin beers offered during the season.

FwoR puts more emphasis on crafting a well rounded porter with the pumpkin only making a minor appearance.

The porter has a nice roasted flavor with no bitterness.

11-14-2011 01:37:25 | More by Rukasu
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

01-09-2014 19:07:34 | More by mattsmith413
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yamar68

Minnesota

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
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blackie

California

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
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jskennedy

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-27-2012 01:56:48 | More by jskennedy
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-02-2013 18:23:12 | More by DC_Brah
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BH712

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-24-2014 03:23:47 | More by BH712
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-28-2013 01:29:19 | More by AngusOg
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

12-14-2011 20:34:33 | More by IrishColonial
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2011 00:18:22 | More by nmann08
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mchodge13

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

Had this on tap at the Black Squirrel.

A- Deep, dark brown with coffee colored foam.

S- Chocolate and pumpkin spices

T- Roasted malts with just enough pumpkin spices make to make this a very tasty pumpkin ale.

M- Nice carbonation and very smooth for a 7.4% brew but could've used just a tad more body.

O- I am a big fan of DC Brau and think this is one of their better brews, and one of the better pumpkin ales I tried all season.

12-07-2011 16:42:27 | More by mchodge13
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-03-2012 23:46:08 | More by 2dogbrew
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-10-2014 18:50:24 | More by Iamjeff6
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

02-13-2012 00:37:16 | More by kjkinsey
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christopheraknox

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-05-2012 02:56:17 | More by christopheraknox
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

04-07-2014 18:51:27 | More by JKV96
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seanchai

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-08-2013 17:32:06 | More by seanchai
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-25-2013 20:08:15 | More by polopaul20
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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

11-19-2013 03:12:53 | More by thampel09
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Fermentation Without Representation from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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