Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Humphrey Biere De Garde – Rosewater Biere de Garde


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4.1 out of 5


  • Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewi
  • Beer Style: Biere de Garde
  • Pros:

    The rosewater is a great flavour enhancer

  • Cons:

    Rare style that is hard to find

  • Conclusion:

    A unique and rare twist on the usual BC brewed beers.


Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Humphrey Biere De Garde – Rosewater Biere de Garde Review

This beer is yet another unique concoction from the crew at Parallel 49. The Humphrey Biere De Garde is a copper coloured ale that is topped with a two fingers of head. The head settles quickly and cleanly giving off an aroma that is of caramel, rose and toasted malts. The taste is smooth and a touch on the creamy side making for an easy drinking ale. The Rosewater does actually make a difference and makes is presence known with a unique floral flavour along side the toasted caramel notes. The Biere De Garde may not be a popular style in BC right now but this could be the start of something big, Parallel 49’s competition has their work cut out for them as this is very nice with great flavour, nice texture and has appeal to all types of beer drinkers. This is an extremely drinkable, unique and enjoyable beer that masks its high 7.0% ABV well. Next time you see this bottle at your local craft retailer pick at least one up, you will not be disappointed!

Alcohol – 7.0%
Size – 650ml
IBU – 21.5
Price – $4.90 (Parallel 49)
This is a seasonal beer (February 2013 Release) (not on website)


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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 11 June, 2013, 12:03

    This beer is ok but is by far my least favorite beer that Parallel 49 has ever brewed. I found it quite low on flavour.

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  2. Lopez
    Lopez 8 July, 2013, 10:19

    I really enjoyed this beer – quite to the contrary of the previous review, I found it full of flavour and a refined tasting. I look forward to it again next year.

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