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Parallel 49 Old Boy Classic Ale

Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Brown Ale
Vancouver, Canada


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A pint of your finest, kind sir! A refined, balanced ale for the discerning beer drinker. Raise your glass.

LA International Beer Competition 2014, Silver Medal, English Style Brown Ale
Canadian Brewing Awards 2014, Gold Medal, Brown Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (12363) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
A clear dark brown ale with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, light nutty notes, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with light coffee notes, nutty notes, light bodied, a bit cloying. Bottle from LCBO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3408) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2015
This was poured into an English pub glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light messy lacing here and there. The smell started off with some nice nutty smooth to caramel toasty and toffee combining and allowing a light coffee to blend nicely. The taste was mainly sweet and allowing a nice roasted nuttiness to blend nicely. There’s barely any aftertaste but a sweet nutty finish running about. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nicely as there’s a good somewhat creamy smoothness over my tongue. Overall, for an English Brown ale this one is really good. I’d definitely have this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4671) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2015
22 oz. Pours a clear, deep chestnut with a thin film of creamy foam. Aroma is dark toffee and cocoa with a light note of tart berry/grape mix; kind of like a Tootsie Pop. Tastes the same, with enough earthy cocoa, spicy dry grass and cardboard on the finish to provide a decent balance. Near-medium body is definitely malty as per the style, but not sticky and has a smooth low-medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (913) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Visual: Pours beer bottle brown with a smallish dissipating head, ringed retention, hardly visible sporadic streams in the center. Nose: sweet caramel malts, light roast (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: crisp, cola Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-2)-sweetness, (MAIN) roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, light cola Finish: malty-cola finish, barely detectable hops. Summary: Mostly cola and chocolate malts, hops are super subtle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
andyhwcinc (1782) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Purchased at Binnys in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at home on a lazy Monday night. This was discounted by more than 50% off, and I can see why. Appearance is cola brown with a light white rim. Aroma of maple syrup, chocolate, ovaltine, and caramel. Taste just isn't good, very carbonated syrupy flavor, not enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Not bad, but Parallel 49 is usually a lot better. Pretty typical ale, kind of flat and watery with some malt and coco notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (8122) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Malt and light toffee aroma. Caramel and light citrus flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light citrus linger with light darker malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
In bottle .. pours a nice dark brown. taste was very light bodies/watery with some sweet notes along with dry cocoa notes. Overall, OK at best .. I would not buy again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6241-20140404] Bottle. Mild grainy toast crumbs aroma. Hazy, chestnut brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Toasted wood caramel flavour has a lingering sweet straw aftertaste. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (197) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Deep, dark, translucent brown colour. Foamy tan head, but little retention and no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, caramel, and a hint of roasted coffee. Taste is a sweet, notes of toffee, roasted nuts, a hint of chocolate, and a faintly bitter coffee finish. Full body, thick textures, fizzy carbonation and a long, sweet finish. Actually quite impressed with this one, has a lot of character and flavour and isn’t too heavy or rich.

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