Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Halifax, Canada


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Brewed in the classic lager style of Bohemia with a blend of European and Canadian malts and prized Saaz hops, Propeller Pilsener has a light sweet flavour with a firm hop finish. Drink fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
Bottle (341ml). Courtesy of tupalev. Light amber pour, decent frothy white head, nice bubling and a touch of cloudiness. Floral and grainy, sweet and oddly fruity aroma. The taste - man that’s interesting - sharply bitter and I swear it tasted like only slightly sweetened rhubarb preserves - tart, acidic and fruity - man I like that!. Light body, sharply carbonated and plenty of lasting acidity, reminded me vaguely of a light ESB but with that huge bitter rhubarb. Long bitter aftertaste, but I like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
color is golden with some great head to it, lasts well. nose is cerial grains and nice strong grassy hops, hops are big up front, some malt shows itself near the end. bit of a bitter aftertaste but very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2917) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle, thanks Big Red and K. Nice medium to dark yellow,, lots of streaming bubbles, small creamy white head. Nice aroma of Saaz hops and light malt. Taste follows, hops even more prominent, and a good amount of malt sweetness is balanced nicely. Body is medium, good frothy carbonated mouthfeel. All boxes checked here, just nothing exceptional, and maybe a tad too sweet. Otherwise, a good bohemian pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2241) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle. Malts had a moderate cereal and grain smell to it, the hops smelled of light grass, and a slight dough note for the yeast, with wood, fenugreek and sulfur in the background. Head is frothy white, with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear amber. Flavor starts lightly acidic (I don’t know where they got sweet from in the description) and finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery and has a fizzy carbonation. It finishes fairly dry. I was definitely surprised by the quality beer. This company should really try making a DIPA. By the way Charlotte at the brewery is a cutie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2008
Bottle shared by Milos- Pours sparkling yellow topped by an average bleached white fizz. Delicate and subtle hop aroma is appealing, (saaz, floral) grassy, with some mineral nuances. Mild floral hop flavour profile makes this one a winner for hot summer days, and long sessions. Quite grassy, floral, with a good sweet malt backbone. Finish is bitter. Light bodied and tasty. Thanks Milos!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
341 ml bottle, produced first week of December 2007. Golden amber colour with a mostly lasting frothy and creamy white head. Light and crisp toasty malt, spicy, floral, and orangey aroma. Honey and toasty malt flavours met with a pleasant moderate spicy bitter finish. Medium bodied, quaffable – maybe a bit too quaffable, as it is gone way too fast. This is good, but comes across a bit too ale-like – almost as though they simply brewed the pale ale with Saaz hops instead of English. If this were a replacement for the Honey Wheat, well done Propeller. If it was a winter seasonal that was going to mean no return of the Revolution Imperial Stout (a rumour at the time of my sampling that thankfully has been put to rest), I’d have been pissed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2007
Thanks to geth_in_beer for this one. Bright amber-gold beer with a large white head. Fairly fatty malt aroma with a bit of honey and light dustiness. A bit of floral/noble hop aroma. Thinnish body with a nice flinty bitterness. It’s not a great example, but it’s decent. Needs a whole lot more hops to be a true BoPils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle. Yellow color, small white head. Mild carbonation. Good pilsner aroma with a hint of sulfur and, as mentioned before, mild toasty malt. Flavor is good with hints of bitter, grassy hops. Light to medium mouthfeel. Will drink more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2149) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 From bottle. Sweet, honey aroma. Typical aroma from Propeller beers really. Clear golden appearance with a thin clinging head. Little to sweet for my palette and not what I expect from a Pilsner. Would like a bit more bite. Slight finish of hops. Overall a thirst quencher and I could easily drink a few of these on a hot day but Its not hot, its bloody freezing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KeithP (2) - CANADA - DEC 8, 2007 does not count
Bought at the brewery December/07. Thought I’d see if they could make a pilsner that would become a thirst-quencher staple to replace the usual mega-beers. Didn’t really want to like it, but did. Pours a golden-amber, not much carbonation, minimal head that dissipates into mild lacing. Aroma is very subtle; mild toasty/grassy notes. Very light, clean, but balanced flavor. Slightly bitter, slightly hoppy, not sweet despite what the label claims (that’s not a bad thing). Very quaffable; could easily consume mass quantities!. This will become my summertime fridge-filler. Another solid effort by Propeller.

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