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Old Boy Ale - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canucklehead on 08-21-2012

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4.3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Old Boy pours a bright, deep red brown with a decent head. That aroma is dark toffee and chocolate malt, with a hint of caramel sweetness and just a vague, almost smokey astringent note. The dark malt character is a bit more restrained in the flavor, with more toffee and a hint of dark fruit. Earthy hops are present but take a back seat to the malt. I would think of this more as a brown ale than an ESB, but what ever you call it is is delicious. Very drinkable yet packed with flavor.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of canucklehead
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the mystery beer in the mixed 12 pack and I found it quite complex once it warmed up.It is on the dark brown side in colour and tastes like a cross between a Brown Ale and an ESB. The hops are English and the beer reminds me of Blood Alley from Russell. Good beer that explores the malty side.

Photo of Larz_73
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of SebD
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep amber color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of caramelly malts, a slight nuttiness, dark fruit chocolate and some smokiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet caramel, some nuts, slight roasted chocolate, sweet dark fruit and some earthy notes.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - clear deep brown, finger of head slowly settled at a half finger covering, no significant lacing
S - very nutty with some caramel and light dark fruity notes
T - big cashew and almond nuttiness, mild notes of caramel and brown sugar
M - biggish body and very creamy, finishes full
O - this is definitely better characterized as an english/nut brown rather than ESB, and in that light it makes a rich malty treat

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Old Boy Ale from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.