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Old Boy Ale - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Old Boy AleOld Boy Ale

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | 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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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at the Revenge Of Instant Replay bottleshare held at Instant Replay in Canoga Park, CA.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, nut, and slight cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, nut, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, mild, and easy to drink.

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3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Obtained a bottle from the current Parallel 49 "Unparallelled" mixed pack. Looks and smells like an English brown ale, dark sparkly brown with minimal foam and strong nutty, earthy aromas. Little discernible sweetness or fruit on the nose. Certainly a malt-forward brew, with flavors of toasted bread and biscuits predominating. Nice smoky aromatic malt complexity with dry bitter nuts and hints of orange oil and licorice. Reasonably assertive earthy hops recall cigar tobacco. Minimal sweetness throughout with a tea-like astringency in the finish that yields a noticeable puckering effect. Medium bodied but with a little too much carbonation. I'd argue that extra special bitters are typically more sweet and fruity than this exemplar, with more hop aroma. This one comes across well in the malt and old school English bittering hops (Fuggles) departments but otherwise is a bit lacking ... Few or no superlatives apply.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a really dark amber, pretty weak 1/8 finger of browner head which goes quick and leaves little lacing

S - fairly mild smelling, malts, coffee, caramel

T - toasted grains at the start, caramel, mild coffee, campfire but more so charcoal, malty but not overpowering, slighted toasted coffee finish

M - creamy, medium carbonation, medium body

O - pours okay with a mild aroma but makes up with a balanced taste with some nice flavors. Overall this was enjoyable and i would drink this again.

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Old Boy Ale from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.