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
Ranking:
#8,355
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
268
pDev:
12.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
65
Trade:
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of mikebu
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of erjaq
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gerite
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich amber/caramel color with a light tan head. Leaves good lacing but not much carbonation. Drinking by itself brings out the sea saltiness. Pairing with salty snacks like nuts, chips or pretzels brings out the caramel flavor. This would be a great Scottish Ale for the beach. If you like sweet and salty, this beer is for you.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
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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Photo of Shaunmac16
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of allistermcg
4.72/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tard24
4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, caramel, a bit of salt. Taste is the same. Lots of caramel malts, some salt, a bit on the sweet side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a tasty and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ssgunbond
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJT
2.26/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Billolick
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gotta love a 7+% scotch ale in a CAN! Comes w/o any freshness/canning date info.

Pours near clear brownish auburn, medium khaki cap, leaves a full film thicker collar and some spotty lacing.

Mild caramel and dark malt nose.

Tasty brown ale/wee heavy, malty, caramel notes, smooth and flavorful...if I think hard enough I get a salt note...well worth a try

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Photo of odgw
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gopens44
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Foamy beige head with generous lacing rides this unmuddled and dark brown beer.

Nose has a ton of almond with a sharp sweetness to it before cherry becomes the evolution of the aforementioned almond.

Taste follows the nose with all the cherry but I certainly can pick up a balancing saltiness. Not overpowering whatsoever but there nonetheless. There's a tartness hiding there as well.

Body goes oddly from syrupy to thin pretty quick. Finish is not too horribly dry, but maybe a bit.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JWhat
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Long813
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Salty Scot from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 268 ratings
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