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Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Halifax, Canada
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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hidden_Pooch (276) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (260) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
I wanted a better Bitter so I’d better not be bitter towards the bartender. Maybe he’d pour me this pretty rusty brown booze-o with it’s thin but lacing head. A nice whiff of caramel malt, earthiness, leather, nuttiness and roasty malts. What a wonderful taste, some light smokiness mixed with a mild sweetness balanced by a dry bitter finish. Handsome medium body, slightly oily and an average carbonation. The nice classic English bittern finish lasts a long time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (273) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Pours brown with a foamy light head. Aroma of rum and port, floral and sweet. Taste is delicious, mildly bitter, slightly sweet and slightly malty. Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (927) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Pint at split crow. Clear amber. Roasted caramel and nutty malt. Taste is same with a little nut bitterness. Good stuff

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Supersonic6669 (2) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
Excellent Beer. I have tried on-tap, bottled and filled a Growler directly from the Brewery here in Halifax. All are very consistent for a relatively small Brewer. Rich malty taste with just the right bitterness. Great colour and head, and remarkably smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadie (636) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Couleur cuivre/rouge avec une mousse moyenne beige/blanche. L’arôme est des fruits, un peu du blé et un peu du malt. D’abord, le goût est du fruits et du malt, puis un peu de blé, ensuite du chocolat noir (plutôt du cacao à cause de l’amertume). Tout est très bien équilibré dans la finale avec un amertume léger mais quand même assez present.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 pours a dark brown with a medium off white head. Disappears quickly with little to no lacing. Aroma is quite malty with a toffee sweetness, notes of honey. Taste quite sweet, roasted malts an undertone of tree nuts. Bitterness takes over rather quickly leaving a long lingering aftertaste, and a nice dry finish. Very good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (260) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Appearence: Copper colour with off white head. Good lacing. Smell: Dark fruits, caramel, and light earthy hops. Taste: nice and malty upfront, rich toasted grains, some caramel and nuttiness. Slight hop profile and finishes nice and bitter, as it should. Quite enjoyable over all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
Pours clear, deep copper with a diminishing cream head. Aroma of toffee, caramel malt, fruity yeast. Taste is bitter up front with light toast, medium-light body leading to a firm, herbaceous hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (811) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
Pours sort of a chestnut brown with a nice big foamy head. Aroma is lightly hopped but lots of rich doughy malt. Sweet toffee and rich malt flavour, slightly nutty with a light floral hop and a medium body. Great example of this style.


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