Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Black Christmas C.D.A.


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  • Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Dark Ale
  • Pros:

    Great hop flavour in a delicious Dark Ale

  • Cons:

    Poorly defined category

  • Conclusion:

    Delicious West Coast flavour in a dark, winter brew.

Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Black Christmas C.D.A. Review

In light of the recent turmoil about a certain word that starts with a “C” and ends in “ascadia” The Black Christmas Ale is simply followed by the unassuming letters “C.D.A.”, This Christmas ale is dark, nearly black in colour and pours with a mid-level, evenly dispersing head. The aroma is full with Cascadian North-West style hop and a touch of caramel. Tasting this beer the flavour starts with a smooth, lightly bitter body which builds into a piney-hop bitterness. The finish has much of the hop flavour lingering with notes of caramel, and maybe even the slightest bit of chocolate. The hop flavour dominates here but the dark body adds another depth to the beer that is smooth and very enjoyable.

Alcohol – 5%
IBU – 65
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.00
This is a Seasonal Beer (Nov. 2012 arrival )

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  1. Ian Lloyd (@left4beer)
    Ian Lloyd (@left4beer) 29 November, 2012, 22:58

    Yup, don’t mention the C word. You might get your own cease and desist order, suitable for framing.

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