Salty Scot | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Building upon a Scottish "Wee Heavy", this unique beer was developed to provide a strong caramel malt flavour with enough salt to give it a bit of a bite. Stronger in alcohol, this beer starts off sweet but remains fairly light to drink.

Added by canucklehead on 11-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
264
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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1.52/5  rDev -60.8%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of PJT
2.26/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of impending
2.62/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

C-
weak by every measure

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Photo of Matonika
2.67/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: it is full of chunks of something. Being that they use caramel it could be milk solids or yeast.
S: Buttery, sweet malt like, smells like mashing in.
T: Is sweet but not over the top the caramel tastes kinda like diacetyl kinda plain it is not popping for me.
F: thick and chunky
O: I would pass on this it tastes artificial.

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Photo of Hayden34
2.84/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ljbonadonna92
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JonnyBeers
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of notchucknorris
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle - $9.00 at Tasty Beverage Co. in Asheville, North Carolina.

Appearance: Pours a clear, brown-amber body with a smallish, ring-forming collection of off-white bubbles.

Smell: A sugary, sweet-scented nose atop caramelized maltiness, a vibrant fruitiness running throughout and a little sniff of alcohol.

Taste: As implied by the nose, it's sugary, it's sweet with a strong candyish quality (though not an overtly rich-tasting caramel flavor) ahead of the toasty, bready malts. A little vanilla. Plump grape, red berry fruitiness, a little tangy and carried through the finish. Sugary, fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, a wee bit sticky. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: I'd hoped for a fine scotch ale and hoped it to be bolstered by a tasty salty caramel bent. I'm not sure either hope was really well realized.

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Photo of Rick778
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of philbe311
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A finger's worth of audibly fizzy of milk ball malt colored head... Limited retention... This one quickly fizzes away leaving a minimal lopsided quarter moon of lacing and an uber slim collar... The color is a pale to medium caramel brown... Mostly still with just a stray carbonation bubble here and there...

S - Liquid desert in a glass... This one is a glorious malt bomb... Caramel... Toffee... Malted milk balls... Milk chocolate... A bit of maple syrup as well... Butter scotch... Quite lovely and intoxicating...

T - Not nearly quite as cloying as I had expected... Some light brown sugar... A hint of caramel of toffee... Some toasted malts... A brief hint of peat on the finish...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Limited carbonation... A bit thin throughout... The finish is a bit chalky...

D - As a lover of the style, I can't help be be a bit disappointed in this offering... This is a pedestrian at best Scotch Ale... Other than the aroma, this one is sub par in every category... I can't recommend and wouldn't partake again in the future if I saw this one sitting on the shelf...

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Photo of nobledust
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnh7
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of BMart
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmat10
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, dark copper in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is lots of caramel, toffee, cracker, and light salt on the finish as the beer warms. Would have liked to have more salt added as I think it would have worked well. Overall this makes and above average and tasty Scottish ale. I prefer others in the style, but this is one I would get again.

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3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive dark amber brew with plenty of foam in the tall Kolsch glass. Interesting warm malty aroma.

Sweet and woody with a touch of smoke. Caramel is the dominant taste. Dark and tangy finish. Candy! From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Salty Scot from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 264 ratings.
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