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Fermentation Without Representation - DC Brau Brewing Co.

Fermentation Without Representation
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%


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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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by fo5s:
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fo5s

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-14-2012 02:08:53 | More by fo5s
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 22:25:26 | More by KYGunner
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.7%

11-24-2013 20:16:20 | More by CTJman
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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-19-2013 03:12:53 | More by thampel09
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-28-2013 01:29:19 | More by AngusOg
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-27-2013 02:09:06 | More by Smarty_Pints
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dieBlume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-14-2013 01:09:44 | More by brwnchrstpher
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
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

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2013 23:50:20 | More by blackie
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 19:54:58 | More by NilocRellim
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e30todamax

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-29-2012 20:52:06 | More by e30todamax
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Squatchito

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-28-2012 01:32:20 | More by Squatchito
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masonkessinger

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-02-2012 20:45:11 | More by masonkessinger
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 02:22:23 | More by yamar68
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-03-2012 23:46:08 | More by 2dogbrew
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-27-2012 15:36:54 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Meridian Pint.

Pours a dark cola brown with a light tan head; thick sheets of lace. Aroma is roasty and smokey with trace amounts of pumpkin. Flavor is sweeter and maltier than the nose. There is still some underlying smoke and this is very apparent in the finish. However the body is sweeter, more caramel and licorice with mild spice and some vegetable in the finish. Medium thick, light carbonation and a syrupy body with a slight watery finish. Not sure I'd identify this as a pumpkin beer blindly, but this is a nice porter.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 17:58:46 | More by yourefragile
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-13-2012 12:59:24 | More by Texasfan549
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Fermentation Without Representation from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.