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Vancouver Craft Beer Week Altbiere | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Vancouver Craft Beer Week AltbiereVancouver Craft Beer Week Altbiere

Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DaftCaskBC on 05-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 9
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear, deep dark oak or chestnut colour with 2 fingers of white foamy head. Head settles to a layer that covers the surface with minimal lacing.

S: Caramel malts and dark honey, black cherry. Finishes with grassy notes together with yeasty bread.

T: Sweet malts at the front of caramel and dark honey. Slightly grassy and earthiness with a mild lingering bitter finish. Very well balanced.

M: Medium bodied with a slightly syrupy feel that coats well. Low to medium carbonation.

O: Reminds me a good traditional brown ale with some hop presence that balances extremely well. A solid every day "comfort food" beer that I could see myself having on a usual basis. Is too bad that this is just a one off but I am glad I was able to pick up a few.

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Photo of souvenirs
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle bought at Viti, Seymour St, Vancouver. $7.40 + deposit.
Sells for $5.50 + deposit at BC Liquor Stores... if you can still find it.

Brown, red when held to light, decent amount of tan head. Smell: grassy hops, maybe a hint of citrus, yeast, some sweetness. Taste: bitter but not overly so, grassy, bread, a touch of caramel, all very balanced. Very drinkable. Delicious! Too bad this is limited edition and not available year-round.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Considering this was the first beer brewed by James of Storm Brewing which makes it a early historic BC brew , I really loved the fact you can taste the time needed to make this beer ( double decotation). It tastes like a proper Alt which is a style not easily found in BC. The malt profile is complex and the hops are in balance for the style. Someone needs to make a year round Alt beer for BC.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Brown liquid with excellent clarity topped by a 1" tan coloured head.

S: Caramel, toffee, pears, grass, flowers, biscuits and bread.

T: Bread, biscuits as well as noble hop flavours of grass, earth and flowers.

M: Very dry with a medium level of carbonation and viscosity.

O: Probably more bitter than it needs to be, nonetheless I really enjoyed the malt profile of this beer.

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Vancouver Craft Beer Week Altbiere from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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