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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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 55
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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Photo of Shaunmac16
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of allistermcg
4.72/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tard24
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
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 +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ssgunbond
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Billolick
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
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 +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gopens44
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
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 bwbetts
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JWhat
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 cyrushire
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Long813
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Very fresh.
Deep amber colored body with excellent clarity and a good head.
Sweet aroma features caramel and vanilla. The flavor follows. sweet but not cloying.

Medium carbonation with near medium body.

Overall: very drinkable. Should be an excellent dessert beer. Recommended.

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Photo of hotmailmsn
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7.5% abv, 17 ibu, 650ml bottle.
A - copper brown clear, with thin head.
S - banana, vanilla, toffee, sweet caramel, chocolate, dried dark fruit, raisin, kinda like VIB ice bock.
T - well carbonated, surprisingly smooth with intense flavor! u definitely can taste the saltiness, really complex favors, followed by chocolate & caramel malty bready, lingering aftertaste.
O - it's a delicious beer, interesting combination of salt n caramel, n turns out fantastic! 7.5% hidden well. another great brew from P49! good value, worth to try, WILL probably get it again.

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Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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