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

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (496) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13233) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomD (99) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2451) - 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 ESB’s that I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2249) - Juneau, Alaska, 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 wasn’t 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 I’d have again if I could.

4.2
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (462) - 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 (324) - 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 (1091) - 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.


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