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


on tap


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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.

cyrenaica's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, - AUG 1, 2009
341ml bottle
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on June 10, 2009 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a solid brown colour with a tan coloured head that laced. The aroma was sweet malt with a nut presence and some hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, dark fruit, and a hint of a bitter finish. A good beer - but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2522) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2016
bottle from the local Stellarton rip and run. He Steve, Canada customs almost did not let me in so mess with some canucks will ya? This one was right out of the bottle in my hotel with zero fux given. light malt and caramel. light bitterness... so in less words i would say balanced. mouthfeel is slightly syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hudgind126 (1) - - DEC 26, 2015 does not count
Beautiful beverage. Not hoppy and nice complexity to it. Brownish in color.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Damned if this isn’t one of the best bitters I’ve 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 80’s/early 90’s...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 (1406) - 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) - Montréal, 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 (556) - 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 (19948) - 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 (224) - 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 (3492) - 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.

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