Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #11 – Craft Lager

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Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #11

Craft Lager (formerly aka Mystery Lager) – Parallel 49 Brewing, 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

on the front-left label:

“Standing tall over Clark Drive you’ll find the light of the iconic East Van cross. Here you’ll find a light, clean lager with a hint of malt and subtle hop flavour standing tall over the others: An iconic East Van beer.”

  • Style: Pale Lager
  • Taste: grainy bread malt subtle hopped
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah

Visual: Pours clear yellow-orange with a very small head, a thin half-layer of retention, several steady spread out streams.

Nose: light fart-malt, a bit of apple (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: crisp, incoming subdued hops

Mid-palate: almost salty, (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) straw, grainy barley malt, light bread

Finish: dry barley malt, yeasty, liquid malt finish.

Summary: A decent drinkable lager, nothing special and not something that I would remember a month from now.