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Schadenfreude - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
We’ve carved out a pumpkin Oktoberfest even Ichabod Crane would love. This hearty, malty lager is warmed by the mighty pumpkin and lifted with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice and ginger.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 09-29-2012)
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phys1028

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-05-2014 04:17:03 | More by phys1028
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Mid tone amber ale, clear and shiny with a solid cap of microfilm head. No noticeable lacing, however the head appears to hold it's structure well.

S: Fall spices of nutmeg and all spice, slight hint of pumpkin and vegetative notes. Yeasts present on the scent with a slight bit of dankness or wet leaves.

T: Sweet pale malts over squash lead the way followed by a yeasty breadiness peppered with fall spices. Some mild hops at the back end, but nothing that really sticks on the tongue.

M: Light to medium body with some pick up of the carbonation on the palette and a slightly dry finish.

O: A light lager to drink back easy and quick. Flavours and scent are somewhat predictable. As a fan of darker brews neither of us felt overwhelmed with this pumpkin beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 03:06:48 | More by FondueVoodoo
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-01-2013 04:07:49 | More by andrenaline
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-11-2013 06:15:38 | More by intoxabroad
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Parallel 49 'Schadenfreude' @ 5.0% , a Pumpkin/Oktoberfest beer originally tasted from a cask @ GCBF '12 , and tap @ GCBF '13 , this review from a couple of 6pack's of 341 ml bottles purchased for $15 , that is still hard to find

A-pours a light gold from the bottle to a clear amber in the glass with a small off white head that quickly dissapates leaving some thin lace along the pint

S-mild pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg & cinnamon) , more of harvest/marzen

T-definate sweetness to this malty lager , certain dry clove dryness on the swallow

MF-mild carbonation , medium body , definate dryness on the palate

Ov-great combination of the two styles , the pumpkin flavor is more noticeable in the tap version of Schadenfreude , still a better than average Pumpkin/Harvest beer

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 04:08:40 | More by LampertLand
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-16-2013 22:29:25 | More by bumchilly25
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orange color to it. It has a nice light beige head that dies down moderately and leaves lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, some bready notes and some definite toffee and vanilla.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, slight breadiness, sweet toffee, vanilla and a faint grassy/earthy bitterness.

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

10-14-2013 01:50:12 | More by SebD
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2013 23:31:05 | More by 604growler
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-07-2013 00:06:45 | More by liamt07
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-02-2013 02:41:30 | More by chickenm
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-24-2013 01:10:02 | More by cbnz
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pumpkin beers are here! I went to the BCLS on Commercial Drive today and there was a display of at least 10 different pumpkin beers. This one is 12.50 + deposit for 6x341ml.

A: Clear copper with about a finger of head that dissipates fairly quickly. Visible carbonation.
S: Spice - cloves, ginger, maybe nutmeg? There's a pleasant dampness/dankness to the smell that I'd guess is from the pumpkin. I'm also picking up some toffee sweetness.
T: This one definitely tastes mild after the IPAs and other more hoppy beers I've been drinking lately. I think maybe I'd prefer something with either more sweetness or more of a hop kick, but I wouldn't say this is bland.
F: Very smooth.

Didn't hate it, didn't love it. I'm hoping I'll like Lost Souls more.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 23:48:39 | More by souvenirs
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-22-2013 00:27:15 | More by Kmat10
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-21-2013 23:27:43 | More by ZachT
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-21-2013 03:39:35 | More by schnarr84
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-07-2013 07:06:31 | More by schopenhauerale
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Hornet2003

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-19-2013 00:32:54 | More by Hornet2003
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-16-2013 13:17:35 | More by fizzyted
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McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-30-2013 19:37:15 | More by McBastard
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Geoffeweizen

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-25-2013 17:17:05 | More by Geoffeweizen
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Danielbt

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.9%

05-14-2013 20:12:38 | More by Danielbt
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-08-2013 08:04:12 | More by smekermann
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - bright clear bronze, thumb of head held nicely, left plenty of lacing
S - mild raw pumpkin and spice, some toasty and leafy aroma in the back end
T - an interesting mix of pumpkin, nutmeg, rich toffee, nutty, and mild leafiness, this really does capture key elements of both styles and blends them well
M - medium and relatively creamy, very smooth with a light spice tingle
O - very happy with this brew, doesn't fall into the common pumpkin pitfall of spice overload, blends the pumpkin into the marzen style seamlessly, and there is a richness that makes it almost dessert like

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 00:19:14 | More by joemcgrath27
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 1/11/12

A clear light bronze with a few tiny particles and a couple streams of bubbles, a short lived thumbs width of foam leaves no lace

S nutmeg, allspice, vanilla a little pumpkin with some brown sugar and faint nutty notes, everything's very strong it smells the part quite well

T more of the same really, perhaps a little ginger and some earthy leafy notes, I'm getting board of pumpkin brews but this one's pretty good

M light and it fluffs up quickly and flattens out just as fast, the finish is faint but long

O it is what it is and its good, pumpkin beers are all starting to mesh together and taste the same, nothing really to set it apart other then the intense smell

Its a good version but perhaps my last of the season, I like it for what it is but I'm just board of the style talk to me again next year

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 05:35:15 | More by wordemupg
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-25-2012 19:55:25 | More by zduerr
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Schadenfreude from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.