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Fermentation Without Representation - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
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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3/5  rDev -22.9%

CTJman, Nov 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

masonkessinger, Aug 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

BcOneSeven, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of speter
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle.

A: Deep brown with a slight tan head that faded to nothing rather quickly. No lacing to speak of.

S: Nutmeg and roasted barley.

T: A nice, but somewhat bland porter with subtle points of pumpkin spice. The pumpkin was well-restrained, but the porter itself wa a tad on the watery side.

M: Light with light carbonation. Little alcohol burn.
The porter has a nice roasted flavor with no bitterness.

O: Not a bad porter, and certainly not a pumpkin pie in the face. However, I would have like a bit more body.

speter, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of TAMU99
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

TAMU99, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

apasternak, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

macesq, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

BH712, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

seanchai, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

CB2maltygoodness, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Smarty_Pints, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

megamass, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

DC_Brah, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

johnnnniee, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

2dogbrew, May 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Iamjeff6, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

fo5s, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Squatchito, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of pmarlowe
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at ChurchKey. Tulip glass.

Pours black with a quarter finger of medium khaki foam. Smells like pumpkin and light spice, vanilla bean in secondary which complements the spice nicely, dark chocolate bar, and some smoke as it warms. Tastes like pumpkin filling and espresso bean, some smoke as it warms, slightly bitter coffee on the long finish. Bone dry. Not getting much vanilla. Lots of pumpkin--not overwhelming but definitely for fans of pumpkin. Medium carbonation and medium-full body, pretty smooth. Overall, a solid pumpkin-forward beer, although the vanilla is faint.

pmarlowe, Nov 22, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 11/19/11 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey, served in a 10 oz. tulip. I liked this version slightly better than the Epic bottled version, which I had drank the night before on 11/18/11.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with
one finger of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks exactly like the Epic version.

s - Smells of roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, light spices, and chocolate. Ton of roasted porter notes here like the epic version, but no pumpkin.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light spices, and light cinnamon. Again, roasted malts dominate the taste. though I am getting a lot more coffee and vanilla than the Epic version. A step up from the nose as well.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and easy to drink.

o - Overall a good porter. More coffee and vanilla in the taste than the Epic version, which I like and makes this version better in my opinion. Would have it again.

mdfb79, Nov 21, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

mchodge13, Dec 07, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

yourefragile, Feb 20, 2012
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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

KYGunner, Mar 24, 2014
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Fermentation Without Representation from DC Brau Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.