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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5910) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle: Poured a gold color ale with a medium white foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of medium sweet malt with some dry floral hops presence. Taste is also dominated by nice fresh medium sweet malt with a nice dry Saaz finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Refreshing and easily drinkable with maybe a tad too much malt which limit my consumption when I would be willing to drink more on a hot sumer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
341ml bottle. Lots of body and flavour in this pils. Like a better Labatt. Malts and hops were in a good balance. This was a pils was very much to my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3797) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from the source. Pours a crystal clear deep straw color with a smallish but long lasting bubbly white head. Aromas of sweet bready pilsner malt with just a touch of toffee and some spicy floral hops to counter. The flavor is rich sweet bready and toffee pilsner malt with just enough spicy earthy hop flavor to balance nicely. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Nice pilsner I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle courtesy of pubstyle. Deep golden colour with a medium snow-white head. Solid aroma of sweet grain and grassy hops. Medium bodied, refreshing. Flavour starts sweet, a bit of toasted grain and honey, and nice, subtle hops to finish. A nice pils, comparable to many Euro versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Clear bright yellow gold. A great showcase of how lovely fresh Saaz hops can be. Full of fragrant floral character, clean and crisp lager base. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (1088) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 500ml bottle in Cape Breton. Pours a chill hazed golden yellow with a finger of white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, nuts, almost a touch of smoke, bread, and faint roast dark fruits. A lot darker flavours than the colour would lead. Taste is balanced with mild darker caramel, grain, traditional hops, and traces of dark fruits. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Fuller in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a lot more darker notes than I was expecting but very good.dark fruits, caramel, and almost a smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This balanced Pilsener aligns cushy, lightly honeyed cereals with peppery hops, leading to a bittersweet finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty golden.
-This is a textbook North American-made Pils.
-The soft carbonation and higher-than-usual sweetness combine for an unauthentic texture.
-Peppery hops develop a nice bitterness.
-Drinkability is high.

On tap at a restaurant in Halifax.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1977) - 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

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