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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: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2782) - Final Resting Place, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4236) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (729) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
andyhwcinc (1666) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MunBro (821) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7644) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darrennelson12 (455) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (7455) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (123) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3212) - 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


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