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Vow Of Silence - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ericj551 on 02-15-2013)
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04-28-2014 23:08:47 | More by zookerman182
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy chestnut with minimal head. Smells of cloves, malted grain, and plum. It definitely tastes like it's almost 10% alcohol. Other than that, I'm picking up dark, rich fruit flavours. Medium-bodied with heat from the alcohol.

Overall? Well, I don't hate it, but I wouldn't get it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 03:24:42 | More by souvenirs
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-08-2014 01:47:20 | More by chickenm
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - slightly hazy deep ruby red, two fingers of tan head held its own well eventually settling at a consistent thin cover
S - big on ripe pear and mild cloves, touch of medicine phenol aroma on the tail end
T - big phenols up front, touch of pear syrup and some spices, finishes with sweetness of toffee and alcohol
M - medium body and very creamy, gets full through the middle with a touch of ABV bite
O - an ambitious undertaking from this brewer that is quickly becoming one of my new faves, not a traditional belgian but has its own character that is worth trying for sure

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 02:54:49 | More by joemcgrath27
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a dark copper brown with two fingers of frothy cream head.

Smell - Belgian yeast, musty/earthy hops, dark fruits (ripe cherry and plum), caramel.

Taste - Strong Belgian yeast and earthy hops. Nice accompaniment with the dark fruits and a hint of caramel.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full bodied with light carbonation. A little sweet and sticky feel.

Overall - A valiant first attempt at a BSDA by Parallel 49. Good flavours overall, but was hoping for something bolder.

Serving type: bottle

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep mahogany, pours with a tan head which quickly dissipates, no lacing.

S: Intense fruit: golden raisins, maraschino cherries, figs, papaya; light spicing.

T: Fruit cake & banana bread, nuts, light spicing, modest bitterness, light alcohol warmth.

M: Nice body, carbonation is a little light for the style, drying alcohol finish.

O: I like it, but I'm partial to the fruityness over the phenolic spicing. It'd be nice to lay one down for Christmas.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 01:58:32 | More by Derek
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Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap @ Garrick's Head in Victoria.

A - Dark copper/amber colour. Almost opaque with a thin film of light brown head.

S - Huge banana bread aroma up front. Clove, dark caramel, spice.

T - Banana, clove and spice. A sweet bready presence with warming alcohol to provide some balance.

M - Medium body. Chewy. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

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Alberta (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip 14/3/13

A dark reddish brown with a little sediment, two fingers of tan foam quickly falls to a thin film and just leaves a random patch of lace

S lots of brown sugar and brewers candy, banana chips, over-ripe dark fruits, Belgian yeast, more brown sugar, earthy notes, hazelnut, booze, some spices, cola and faint coco powder

T not quite the complexity on the nose, still has loads of brown sugar and brewers candy maybe even more then I could smell, dark fruits still there and still yeasty, it still tastes decent but I preferred the nose

M a little heat but not too bad, could use a few more bubbles but far from flat, could use some more body but not quite thin, just teetering between average and good in this department

O the smell was a highlight and its too bad other aspects couldn't quite keep up to nose because we would've had something great. It's still a respectable beer and well worth trying but don't expect 12's, 10's or Fisherman

Considering its only 6$ for a big bottle it's not a bad buy and will sell well. For a new brewery I must say I'll give them credit for attempting a wide range of tough styles right from the get go.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:20:31 | More by wordemupg
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Vow Of Silence from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.