Fermentation Without Representation - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Fermentation Without Representation
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very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 9
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Photo of dieBlume
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of NilocRellim
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of KYGunner
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TAMU99
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of macesq
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Rukasu
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of mattsmith413
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of yamar68
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of blackie
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cj8311
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jskennedy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of DC_Brah
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Shared by the new guy Friday night.
Light pumpkin spice, nice dark beer base. If more pumpkin beers followed this path I might enjoy them more.

Photo of mchodge13
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Fermentation Without Representation from DC Brau Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.