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Schadenfreude - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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89
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.09%


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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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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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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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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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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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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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfect marriage of the crispness of the lager style (albeit with the malty goodness of the marzen style ) with the baking spice notes of the Pumpkin beer. Lovely shining dark gold colour with a real Pumpkin aroma on the nose. The beer is super drinkable but has some complexity in the finish with the pumpkin smoothly combining with the malt. Love what these guys are doing.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 00:53:40 | More by canucklehead
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a copper orange with a finger width of bubbly off white head.

Smell- Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, breadiness.

Taste- Immediately hit by the pumpkin and the spices. Definitely tastes like pumpkin pie. It is followed by the breadiness and slight earthy hops. Finishes mainly with the spices.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a dry finish.

Overall- A very flavourful pumpkin oktoberfest by Parallel 49. Well balanced pumpkin and spice flavours that remind you of Thanksgiving and the fall season. Defnitely pick this one up if your a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 03:34:41 | More by leaddog
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber appearance with a small amount of foamy amber head which slowly settles down leaving some lacing. Smells like pumpkin pie; sugar, ginger, various spices, bread and a hint of malt. Good first impressions.

Taste is similar to the smell, tastes like I’m eating pumpkin pie. Consists of malt, ginger, bread and bitter hops. Tastes blends well together. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finish is an earthy, slightly butter, pumpkin taste.

Overall, this is a good and interesting season beer that mixes the features of a pumpkin beer and an Oktoberfest. Not a typical beer by any stretch, try it while you can.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 02:11:04 | More by CrazyMike
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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

3431ml bottle.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber colour, with one finger of thinly foamy ecru head, which leaves a low rocky shoreline of lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells very much like my mom's gingerbread cookies - which of course were replete with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and a whack of brown sugar, here well represented by a sturdy sweet bready malt, and the attendant zingy spices, with a slight earthy hoppiness striving to bring things back to the realm of normal beerdom. The taste is more malty than anything as yet, a bready, pastry like sort, with the usual suspect spice components more timid as well, but still quite prevalent, with a noble hop bitterness closing the loop.

The bubbles are fairly placid, the body medium-light, barely (on the north side) in weight, and tacitly smooth. It finishes on the sweet side - pumpkin flesh, bready malt, and that very particular side of the spices showing their colours.

A deft, nicely rendered blend of seasonal pumpkin spices and an Okotoberfest lager, killing two birds with one stone at this time of year, as it were. It's pleasant to see that it's no surprise that the former holds sway throughout the vast majority of this affair, as this is tasty enough that I pine for another.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 03:45:21 | More by biboergosum
Schadenfreude from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.