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Parallel 49 Old Boy Classic Ale

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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3051) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
On tap at the brewery, chestnut amber color, with an off-white head, nutty, toasted, bready,caramel, roasted malt, faint burnt toast nose, with a toffee, faint dark chocolate, coffee accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nutty, caramel, toasted, biscuity, roasted malt, faint coffee, bran muffin taste, leading towards a nutty, caramel, toasted maltiness finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justsayswell (60) - Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Pours burnt mahogany with a big pillowy head. Aroma is plum, faint cinnamon, woody and nutty notws, and caramel malt. Taste is roasted pecans, cocoa, faint metallic notes. Palate is light to medium, low active carbonation. Finishes dry. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Could be classified as an old ale. Right color and characteristics. Brown and clear, small ring of a beige head. Nutty, roasty aroma, Taste is roast grain bitterness, with some nice nutty flavor on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
22oz bottle 10/8/14 (Binnys Naperville)-Pours brown with a loose tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and nutty. Taste of the same. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad I’m not a fan of browns.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7722) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
650ml bottle. Deep discount and binnys. Brown pour. Frothy head. Smell and taste are pretty ild, metallic, fruity, nutty, all subdued, think if newcastle wasn’t skunked.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3999) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Aroma is malts, nuttiness and a hint of spicy heat. The flavor is malts, fruit, mild nuttiness, a hint of spicy heat and a tart/tangy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bomber. Pours a nearly p[aque deep cestnut brown, fluffy white head with solid retention and lacing. Nose is malt, cocoa, roast, som ebutterscotchy notes. Mouth is medium bodied, slight sweetness, lots of malty goodness, coffee, Tootsie Roll, puffed wheat. I’m admittedly not a huge fan of Brown ales, but thhis is actually rather tasty and very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11284) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
On tap @ Parallel 49. Dark amber pour with off-bite foam. Lots of toasted malt and black cherry on the nose. Grape juice, a bit of butterscotch, and some toffee. Only light roasted malt and hints of coffee and chocolate. Fairly sweet and caramelized sugar driven flavor profile. Plum, black cherry juice, and toffee. A light butterscotch candy note and some mild roast. Some grape juice as it warms.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2315) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Deep dark chestnut colored pour. Small off white head. Little lacing. Malty and grainy aroma with vanilla and caramel. Caramel under rich malt. Creamy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmanock (22) - - AUG 7, 2014
thin bodied brown ale. pours with almost no head retention whatsoever. buttery (diacetyl) aroma and mouthfeel. a number of things could make this beer better. it could be a lot more complex and without as much of the butterscotch flavor. i prefer my brown ales to be slightly roasted and have dark chocolate as opposed to just flat caramel malt sweetness.


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