Schadenfreude | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by biboergosum on 09-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,458
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
67
pDev:
8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Phlebas86
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.39/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Mid tone amber ale, clear and shiny with a solid cap of microfilm head. No noticeable lacing, however the head appears to hold it's structure well.

S: Fall spices of nutmeg and all spice, slight hint of pumpkin and vegetative notes. Yeasts present on the scent with a slight bit of dankness or wet leaves.

T: Sweet pale malts over squash lead the way followed by a yeasty breadiness peppered with fall spices. Some mild hops at the back end, but nothing that really sticks on the tongue.

M: Light to medium body with some pick up of the carbonation on the palette and a slightly dry finish.

O: A light lager to drink back easy and quick. Flavours and scent are somewhat predictable. As a fan of darker brews neither of us felt overwhelmed with this pumpkin beer.

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Photo of souvenirs
3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pumpkin beers are here! I went to the BCLS on Commercial Drive today and there was a display of at least 10 different pumpkin beers. This one is 12.50 + deposit for 6x341ml.

A: Clear copper with about a finger of head that dissipates fairly quickly. Visible carbonation.
S: Spice - cloves, ginger, maybe nutmeg? There's a pleasant dampness/dankness to the smell that I'd guess is from the pumpkin. I'm also picking up some toffee sweetness.
T: This one definitely tastes mild after the IPAs and other more hoppy beers I've been drinking lately. I think maybe I'd prefer something with either more sweetness or more of a hop kick, but I wouldn't say this is bland.
F: Very smooth.

Didn't hate it, didn't love it. I'm hoping I'll like Lost Souls more.

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Photo of LDuke
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of cbnz
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2017 version - pours a clear dark amber/copper with faint white head. Aroma of clove, pumpkin spice. Smooth tasting clove, nutmeg, pumpkin pie and background caramel malt. A little thin, tasty and easy enough to drink but an average pumpkin beer.

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Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaisell
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremy7
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of mtomlins
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlefa
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.8/5  rDev -5%

Photo of BCborn
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the lcbo for around $6.50.

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Photo of peensteen
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tyronegangsta
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Single 341 ml bottle poured into a tulip. A glinting copper red with a finger of milkshake-like frothy beige foam on top.

Some spices on the nose to be sure, nutmeg, ginger, and a pinch of cloves, but there is an equally robust toffee-like maltiness. Hints of grape and vanilla pudding. In short, smells like an Oktoberfest/pumpkin beer hybrid, exactly as billed. All is right with the world.

Palate strikes the same balance. Crisp and snappy for a pumpkin beer, with the spices mellow and the pumpkin pie flavor amply present but cut via grassy hops and lightly toasted grains. I am appreciating the emphasis on dry aromatic malts. Some raisin notes. Pleasant butterscotch aftertaste. I think I can place the allspice in particular. Solid medium body with carbonation just on the high end of moderate. Finish is ethereal but long-lived; I am getting a tea-like tannic vibe. Nice. Much going on here and one can focus on the sweet and the dry elements as the mood strikes.

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Photo of imfinished
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cycle69
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev 0%

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Schadenfreude from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 67 ratings