Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Halifax, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Rich, full-bodied English-style bitter made from a blend of two-row malts, including pale malt, crystal malt (for body and residual sweetness) and chocolate malt (for its rich flavour and colour). A last small addition of malted wheat helps deliver its pleasing head. Hopping is done to 30 IBUs using a combination of North American Williamette and Fuggle varieties, and English Goldings. Water is softened for this brew in the manner of southern English bitters, making it very smooth and refreshing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalflake (70) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Damned if this isnít one of the best bitters Iíve ever had. 650ml bottle, bought at the NSLC while on vacation in Nova Scotia. Poured into an English pint glass, beer poured a deep clear mahogany with a 1.5cm head that lasted all the way to the bottom of the glass. Everything I expect from a great bitter was there - nicely malty with hints of caramel and restrained fruitiness, while retaining a crisp bitterness that cleansed the palate for the next sip. Reminded me of the long-since-defunct Conners Best Bitter from back in the late 80ís/early 90ís...well done Propeller! Now, how about making your excellent product available in QC & ON...?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
Aroma is deep caramel , roasted malts and fig. Taste is rich dark sugars and caramel. Balanced well with bittering hops. Finishes with fresh citrus and clove. Appearance is a clear copper with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Clear dark amber pour. Off-white head. Aroma is sweet & citrusy. Medium body taste. Good carbonation. Bitter finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuelMTL (240) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Pour is a clear dark Brown whith an off-white head. Nose is sweet and malty with some roastiness. Taste is caramel malts with chocolate notes. Light roast bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Well balanced beer with a great malt profile!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (530) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
cask. Ruby/amber with bubbly head. Very rich malt flavours, with wood, cherry, breads. Well balanced and a pleasing mouthfeel. Very good ESB.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft at Tide & Boar. Slightly hazy bright golden orange amber color. Aroma of mixed citrus. Taste is fruity and bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomD (185) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Poured from bottle. Aroma is a nice mixture of caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Appearance is a clear amber with slightly off-white head. Taste is a medium bitter. Body is somewhere between medium and full. Creamy texture, with average carbonation, and a bitter finish. A very drinkable ESB with just the right amount of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from the Brewery store. Pours a solid dark brown with a decent sized off white head. Toffee, caramel, and dark fruits with just a hint of earthiness. Medium body moderate carbonation. One of the better ESBís that Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2876) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Thanks Geoff, This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy dark copper/light brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light slightly sticky and foamy lacing. The smell had a bitter malty dried toffee to slight caramel aroma with a slight nutty edge in the background. The taste was mainly a sweet dry caramel/toffee toastiness. There wasnít any aftertaste but a dry caramel/toffee finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me as it was smooth and slightly creamy. Overall, good ESB Iíd have again if I could.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Great bitter that you can just drink and drink. Pours a dark copper with a quick dissipating head. Aroma is of toffee and caramel. Tastes of toffee, caramel, and biscuits and it does it so well. Has a medium slick body and low carbonation. Finishes off with a refreshing tiny bitterness. A nice sweetness to this beer, but not too much. Best bitter I have had in a while.

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