Old Boy Ale | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Old Boy AleOld Boy Ale
BA SCORE
37.5%
Liked This Beer
3.55 w/ 112 ratings
Old Boy AleOld Boy Ale
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by canucklehead on 08-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,309
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
112
Liked:
42
Avg:
3.55/5
pDev:
10.7%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Photo of DFLB
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The 9th beer in the anniversary celebration of my beer posts is a Canadian import. Old Boy is a Classic Ale crafted by Parallel 49 Brewing Company.

The air of the beer smells like chocolate. The scent comes across nutty. The yeast used is slightly sour and the sour is experienced in the finish. Willamette hops are used to brew this beer and compliments the malts used. Alcohol content is 5%.

The flavor of chocolate malt is tasted from start to finish. Crystal malt offers an accent to the chocolate experience. Toffee is sensed and deepens the rich finish.

The beer has a pleasing nutty characteristic. Almonds are noted and adds its complexion to the body. Hazelnut plays a wonderful tone upon with the malty presence.

This brew has a watery quality to it. The water is a huge feature and makes this beer incredibly easy to drink. The water brings out the almond flavor.

Old Boy is classic for its malty formula. The beer is considered a brown Ale and the chocolate malt is dominate to apply this character. Hazelnut and almond are a surprise. Hazelnut is more prominent and the almond plays second violin. The watery composition makes this beer very refreshing and drinkable. The title "Old Boy" may sound boring, but this classic Ale offers more to the palette.

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Photo of BCborn
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shaunmac16
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobv
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
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 -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fureousangel
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travolta
4.01/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbarletto
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rojada1988
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcCraft710
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bdaggett
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
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 -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
2.65/5  rDev -25.4%
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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3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +7%

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Old Boy Ale from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 37.5% out of 100 with 112 ratings
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