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Old Boy Ale - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Old Boy AleOld Boy Ale

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82
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 7.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 08-21-2012)
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 05:12:03 | More by ericj551
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-12-2014 21:02:00 | More by beerhunter13
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-13-2013 03:15:22 | More by smekermann
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-06-2013 23:32:23 | More by korguy123
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j0hnc2468

New York

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-09-2014 21:45:08 | More by j0hnc2468
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-05-2014 02:56:06 | More by jrempel
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-28-2013 19:17:40 | More by ZachT
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Imrite


4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-21-2012 00:12:12 | More by Imrite
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-13-2014 18:27:17 | More by GTB
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 23:54:41 | More by canucklehead
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 21:24:23 | More by SebD
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 02:01:14 | More by joemcgrath27
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cletetron

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-04-2012 23:46:55 | More by cletetron
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-21-2013 03:42:00 | More by 1stOffender
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-30-2014 23:00:19 | More by KevinGordon
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-11-2014 05:29:08 | More by LJWalker
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-24-2014 22:30:49 | More by andrenaline
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thefullpython


3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-27-2012 10:21:57 | More by thefullpython
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FilumDee

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-15-2014 00:28:12 | More by FilumDee
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-29-2013 03:28:27 | More by yancot
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Geoffeweizen

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-25-2013 17:16:44 | More by Geoffeweizen
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-17-2014 03:11:32 | More by Patches826
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crewfan1952

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-24-2013 00:34:59 | More by crewfan1952
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-20-2012 18:10:35 | More by zduerr
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-30-2014 20:31:53 | More by DeanMoriarty
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Old Boy Ale from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.