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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (509) - 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 (14475) - 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 (141) - 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 (2657) - 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 ESBs that Ive had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2443) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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 wasnt 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 Id 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
I wanted a better Bitter so Id better not be bitter towards the bartender. Maybe hed pour me this pretty rusty brown booze-o with its 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (375) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1156) - 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

   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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