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Schadenfreude - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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89
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Danielbt, May 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

ChuckGnarly, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of intoxabroad
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

intoxabroad, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Hornet2003
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Hornet2003, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
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

joemcgrath27, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

liamt07, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

McBastard, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

604growler, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

ZachT, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of phys1028
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

phys1028, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of leaddog
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

leaddog, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of canucklehead
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

canucklehead, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of CrazyMike
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

CrazyMike, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of LampertLand
4.05/5  rDev 0%
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

LampertLand, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of SebD
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

SebD, Oct 14, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml bottle. Sufficiently spooky label renderings, not to mention the cheeky blending of styles here.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber colour, with one finger of weakly puffy, thinly foamy, and somewhat bubbly 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 into the realm of normal beerdom. The taste is more malty than anything so far, with a bready, pastry-esque sort, and the usual suspect spice components and gourd goodness more timid as well, but still adequately prevalent, with a noble hop bitterness closing the loop.

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

A deft, nicely rendered blend of seasonal pumpkin spices and an Oktoberfest 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, ensuring that this is tasty enough that I pine for another.

biboergosum, Sep 29, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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

wordemupg, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

bumchilly25, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

andrenaline, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

smekermann, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Geoffeweizen, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

zduerr, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

schopenhauerale, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

chickenm, Oct 02, 2013
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Schadenfreude from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.