Old Boy Ale | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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3.54/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by canucklehead on 08-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,608
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
113
pDev:
10.17%
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into an English pub glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light messy lacing here and there. The smell started off with some nice nutty smooth to caramel toasty and toffee combining and allowing a light coffee to blend nicely. The taste was mainly sweet and allowing a nice roasted nuttiness to blend nicely. There’s barely any aftertaste but a sweet nutty finish running about. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nicely as there’s a good somewhat creamy smoothness over my tongue. Overall, for an English Brown ale this one is really good. I’d definitely have this again.

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Photo of BCborn
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shaunmac16
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobv
3.09/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Could be classified as an old ale. Right color and characteristics. Brown and clear, small ring of a beige head. Nutty, roasty aroma, Taste is roast grain bitterness, with some nice nutty flavor on the finish.

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Photo of Long813
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fureousangel
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.11/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aha, I found you. The one to wash out the taste of that last Brown ale I had. So much better, thank you Canada. Please send more of this to the U.S.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking dark ruddy brown color with a fairly thick white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Lacing looks nice left in the wake of the head.
The smell, yes, these are the nuts I was looking for, not those nuts. Dese nuts! Yes, roasty, not burnt and singed. Subtle sweet toffee, a light caramel, even some coffee, smooth nice balance.
The taste was moderately sweet underscored with the coffee to boot. There's a light balanced nutty to roasty aftertaste. Quick roasty subtle finish.
The mouthfeel glazed over about a medium bodied semi-sessionable feel. Carbonation acts in accordance to Brown ales.
Overall, now this was the Brown ale I was looking for. Thank you Parallel 49 for saving my brown ale palette this afternoon.

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Photo of Jeremy7
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travolta
4.01/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbarletto
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rojada1988
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcCraft710
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, maple, nuts, caramel and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of maple and caramel. Then a heart roasted malt character comes in along with a bit of a nutty flavor. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bdaggett
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nose of light caramel, malt, toffee, faint nuts. Taste light caramel, brown sugar, light body/watery, faint cocoa & nuts. Ok Brown!

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Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: As brown as you can get without being black, a more ruby-like hue comes through in the light. The head is cream colored and recedes to a patch of wispy foam. Very light lacing.

Aroma: Malty and sweet, roasty, a lot of cardboard aroma, some nuttiness.

Taste: Very sweet from malts, some molasses, dry cardboard.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body, goes down easy.

Overall: Not bad, but it really does taste like cardboard, not that I really eat cardboard, but it's the best I can do to describe the flavor.

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Photo of imfinished
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
2.65/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Oxidized... Why isn't this bottle conditioned? This is part of their core lineup, and I'm starting to wonder if they're having some growing pains.

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Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%

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Old Boy Ale from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 113 ratings