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Craft Lager | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
parallel49brewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by chickenm on 07-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,917
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
28
pDev:
12.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Reviews by bulldogops:
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle, day 11 of the Parallel 49/Central City Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown. Hmmm, lager in December, whose packaging requirements deem that it has already been stored for at least a few months?

This beer pours a clear, rather pale golden yellow colour, with one fat finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a few instances of hanging arch lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, wet saltine crackers, a touch of ethereal sour citrus, and leafy, earthy, and grassy hops. The taste is more grainy, crackery, and bready pale malt, a subtle mixed stone fruit and citrus orchard character, and plain earthy and weedy noble hops.

The carbonation is fairly involved in its peppy and frothy nature, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and more or less smooth, the hops attempting to prove adversarial, but to no avail (on their part). It finishes on a drying kick, the grainy malt wavering, while the lingering, yet neutered lemon citrus and wan earthy, leafy hops pick up the slack.

Overall, this comes across as sort of a little bro to the Hoparazzi, it would seem, well crafted, but without the relative hop uptick. Simple, and enjoyable in its earnestness, this would be a decent summer patio go-to brew, were I to ever find myself in East Van at that time of year.

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Photo of RProwse
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.18/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of headlessparrot
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A downright *affordable* $22 for 12 cans, and this might be the best Amercan-style pale lager I can remember having. Clear yellow, dense and surprisingly persistent head. Light body, but with noticeable carbonation. Crisp flavour, pilsner malt, doughy, bready, with a slight noble hop (well, Vanguard are, I guess, similar to Hallertaur), faint bitterness, slightly herby, light pepper.

I honestly think I accidentally killed an entire can in one slug. Fuck me, this is nice. One wonders if this isn't the sort of pale lager that initially swept the collective conscious of 19th century German-America.

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svingjo
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derek
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I'm just not fond of cream corn in my beer... Paired with tacos.

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Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wordemupg
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle poured into tulip 29/11/14

A clear bright yellow with lots of bubbles but not a whole lot of foam, some very fine particles moving around

S corn syrup and sweet grains, some cracker and a fair bit of grassy hops and just a little lemon, smells like a sweet Czech pil

T more of the same, its sweet but has some nice noble notes, could use some more hops and less sweet malt to make it great but I think it tastes pretty good

M light bodied, a little airy, crisp, with a spicy finish, pretty lagerish

O not a bad little lager, a little sweet for the style but drinkable and refreshing

I could drink another one, more of a summer beer but its a decent lager I would drink again

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Photo of matthaus_2000
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tried this one at blind tasting. Not bad - Taste like butter with syrup, French toast?? a little bit too corn syrup, a little bit too thick for lager.

Anyway, went down to Kensington, Calgary the other day, saw this beer $25 for 12 cans. WTF? Holy Jesus.

So I bought 12. Had a can over a Pilsner Urquell gift glass.

Had another can.

Had another can.

Wrote this review.

This is not the best lager I ever had. But $25 for 12 cans this is a steal (in Calgary, Canada).

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Photo of Exeter
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beervana
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachT
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjyost
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FinnHawk
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

341 ml bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Not a commonly encountered beer in these parts (Calgary). A mostly clear bright golden yellow hue with 1.5 fingers of very frothy, fluffy bright white head that retains form well.

Aroma is slightly buttery pale malts, very light orchard fruit and grassy herbs, lemon rind or perhaps lemon drop candy, a doughy, tangy note in the background. Nothing too bold but pleasing enough.

Taste is much like the nose. Ephemeral fruity/herbal hops dart in and out. Just a hint of bread crust. Mellow citrus (lemon, maybe a dash of orange), soda crackers, fresh grapes, a corn-like sweetness (although this does not contain corn, to be clear). Dry, with a decent snap, despite a thicker than expected mouthfeel. Moderate body and carbonation. Finishes with more grainy malt and grassy/citrus hops.

Pretty much as expected. Does remind me of this brewery's Hopparazi "India pale lager" offering, sans the aggressive hop bill. Recalls a less dry Czech pilsener. Pleasing old world malt flavor and the Vanguard hops bridge the old and new worlds to some extent.

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