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


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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Left by someone from the last tasting. Probably Drake, knowing him. Deep brown with a small head. Nutella and some necco wafer. Nuts. Weird tomato accent. The taste is pretty anonymous. Red apple and some chocolate powder. Little else. A bit thin, cardboard. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerGolem (665) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Sample on tap at Craft Beer Market (Vancouver). Pours dark auburn with beige head and no lacing. Aroma: nuts and roasted malt. Too subtle. Not much taste either. Distant hints of fruits. Watery texture. In sum, nothing really worthy here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Deep, ruby red, virtually opaque. The head is thin and giving, but firm. This is a quite easy-to-drink brew ... quite unoffending in any way. The base is a slightly caramel-tinged biscuit, with a hazelnut twist. Good job. (#5517, 5/20/2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlainG (1180) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
C’est brun avec des reflets rougeâtres et la mousse est fuyante, tout en parvenant à laisser des traces. Il faut travailler fort et se concentrer pour détecter des arômes, qui sont caramélisés. Rendu à la température de la pièces, c’est plus prononcé et en plus, on arrive à sentir du miel ou plutôt du sirop de table. Son goût tourne autour du caramel, des herbes et du malt, dans des élans minéraux. Ce n’est pas très goûteux, ni remarquable, mais quand même agréable. (1054-120414)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10938) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours brown with a fizzy/foamy light tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty malt and floral. Actually makes me think of cola. Med body. Flavor is slightly roasty malt and mostly floral. It’s not truly dry, but it’s not very sweet. Flavor is still sort of towards cola, with a light touch of chocolate and some light stone fruit. And floral. Best part, perhaps, it’s a brown with very little, if any, greasy nuttiness. And then I found it. Still, it’s well integrated. Gonna drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5229) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Mahogany pour with a short tan head. Aroma is nutty and malty with caramel notes, light toffee and dark bread. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, toasted dark bread, toffee, sweet nuttiness and earthy hops. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, toffee, earthy hops, nutty notes and sweet, toasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
2014-04-04. Dark brown body with a small frothy beige head. 3+ Aroma is sweetly malty, lightly toasty roast malt. Flavour is similar, sweetish malt core with pleasant toasty malt accents, light dusty touches and mild caramel touches throughout. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent take on the style but just okay. Bottle several months old from the LCBO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (286) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Coffee, nutty and a touch of Chocolate. Carmel and malt to finish it off. Not a bad mix, but not really a ESB, more like a brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Light brown, sweetish, not much taste, just a little brown sugar, touch of caramel, bit thin. Bottom line: If I was locked in a hotel room and fed this for 15 years, I’d definitely want to kill some people.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with tan head. Nose is tomato, coffee and light roast. Taste is coffee, burnt toast and toasted nuts. Some vegetal notes in finish. Lighter medium body.

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