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 Niceroad77
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kenmac19
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1424IpA
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Creme brûlée scotch ale? Yep. Good. And unique. On tap at Gorlwer Grlz.

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Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice color. Caramel taste. Very smooth. The type of flavor I like in a beer, but no pizazz. No head. Nothing special but worth a try. Hint of that scotch barrel aged taste.

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

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Crystal clear ruby brown with light carbonation. Small tan head quickly dissipates with no traces of lace. Not much going on for me on the nose. Some maltiness with hints of light caramel. Enjoyed the flavor. Caramel is definitely the major flavor but without being cloyingly sweet. No peatiness that I usually find in a Scottish Ale. Malts are not heavy but present. Salt but not like as heavy a dose as a gose. Fair hop crispness. No heat from alcohol. Sweetness increases on the palate late and as beer warms.

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Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lukehigg
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Love the aftertaste. But no one else at this table likes it. :|

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Photo of AGuyWhoBrokeBad
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason_cs
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Tpop1005
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dayvcrocket
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of scotorum
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

PARALLEL 49 SALTY SCOT 8/6/15

Found a bottle of this in my area a few months ago despite it being a far western Canadian product from a brewery I had never seen or heard of before. It was at a reasonable price, in a style I usually like, so I took a chance. Shared with my forty year old daughter at dinner tonight. She liked it.

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into an English nonick pint.

a: Clear amber with a thin white head which receded to spotty surface foam and lacing.

s: Caramel malt and alcohol.

t: Follows the nose with the caramel flavor accentuated, strong and sweet. Mellows later,

m: Medium, good body and light carbonation tingle.

o: An unusually sweet-flavored ale despite the added sea salt added. More Scottish than Scotch Wee Heavy, made a good dinner accompaniment with chicken; as a sipper, probably not quite so much.

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Photo of BOOSTIEZ
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 IckyT2012
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of pschie1
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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