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Schadenfreude - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: biboergosum on 09-29-2012

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.
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 11
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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Single 341 ml bottle poured into a tulip. A glinting copper red with a finger of milkshake-like frothy beige foam on top.

Some spices on the nose to be sure, nutmeg, ginger, and a pinch of cloves, but there is an equally robust toffee-like maltiness. Hints of grape and vanilla pudding. In short, smells like an Oktoberfest/pumpkin beer hybrid, exactly as billed. All is right with the world.

Palate strikes the same balance. Crisp and snappy for a pumpkin beer, with the spices mellow and the pumpkin pie flavor amply present but cut via grassy hops and lightly toasted grains. I am appreciating the emphasis on dry aromatic malts. Some raisin notes. Pleasant butterscotch aftertaste. I think I can place the allspice in particular. Solid medium body with carbonation just on the high end of moderate. Finish is ethereal but long-lived; I am getting a tea-like tannic vibe. Nice. Much going on here and one can focus on the sweet and the dry elements as the mood strikes.

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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.64/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

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Photo of LampertLand
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Parallel 49 'Schadenfreude' @ 5.0% , a Pumpkin/Oktoberfest beer tasted on *cask* @ GCBF '12 , tap @ GCBF '13 &'14 , plus a couple of 6pack's of 341 ml bottles purchased for $15

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 , tap version is bit smoother than bottle

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

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.05/5  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.

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Schadenfreude from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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