Parallel 49 Brewing – Old Boy Classic Ale

Parallel 49 Brewing – Old Boy Classic Ale


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  • Type: Brown Ale, Classic Ale
  • Brand: Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    Great dark flavour without the weight of a heavy beer

  • Cons:

    Toffee and Chocolate flavours are quite strong

  • Conclusion:

    Nice, balanced mid-dark beer

Parallel 49 Brewing – Old Boy Classic Ale Review

The Old Boy Ale is smooth with a of chocolate and toffee base. This beer is dark, but not too dark, sweet, but not too sweet and creamy but not too creamy. Ringing the bell of tradition on this one the Old Boy is a great drinker for someone who wants a dark, flavourful beer but doesn’t want the weight of a porter or a stout. Lightly hopped with a great malt finish this beer is a very enjoyable and comes from the newest brewery in BC (for now).

Alcohol – 5%
Size – 6 x 341ml
Price – $12.25 for 6 (HARD TO FIND)
Also available in Unparalleled Sampler for $23.50


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  1. Feldmann
    Feldmann 4 March, 2013, 16:45

    A overall great ale. This is one of my go-to beers for when I’m grilling or when I just want something nice to enjoy throughout the night. This is always one of the beers I recommend to people that are new to local craft beer and want to get their feet wet without jumping in head first to something a bit more offensive.

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