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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.1
Scopey (14992) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle in Parrsboro. It pours clear golden with a decent white head. The nose is soft, rather doughy, grass, mild sweetness and cereal. The taste is crisp, bitter, minerals, grassy, white bread and just a touch of spice with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, foamy carbonation. Good bitterness to it. Solid lager bier.

3.1
Lubiere (13992) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2009
A golden pils with a thick white head. A perfumey malt aroma, with light cinnamon and nutmeg notes. In mouth, a nice crisp malt with light mineral notes, crisp and smooth, a bit harsh and grainy. Medium bodied. On tap at Hart and Thistle, Oct. 12 2009.

2.9
deyholla (11759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Pours a clear light gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has lots of straw with grain and grass supporting. Flavor has a good amount of straw and sweet grain with a hint of grass.

3.4
jercraigs (10591) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2008
2008-06-12. Crisp golden yellow body with a foamy white head. (3+) Sweetish aroma of noble hops, quite floral, light grassy notes. Flavour has similar hops, floral, grassy - just a great fresh Saaz profile, and I am not even a big fan of Saaz hops. Light grass, mildly sweet pale malt base. Smooth average palate. A very solid pilsener! Not my favorite style, but this was very nice. Surprised how much I liked this. Bottle from OKBeer

3.6
DuffMan (10451) - 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!

3.5
MartinT (9932) - 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.

2.9
JoeMcPhee (9427) - 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.

3.1
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
[1493-20080612] 341mL bottle. Straw-like grains aroma is a bit toasted. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy straw base flavour is bland. Light-medium body has a slight bitterness. Nice for the style.
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BuckeyeBoy (7948)
- Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On tap at Propeller in Halifax. Pours out a clear crisp light gold topped with a small head. Aroma was of bread malts, light spice, and some floral notes. Taste was pretty much the same a light crisp spice.

3.2
blankboy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle (341ml) courtesy of jerc. Pours a slightly cloudy golden-orange with an average size lasting frothy white head. Aroma’s slightly sugary sweet along with yeast, fruit, light saaz hops and bready malt -- not too shabby smelling for a Pilsener. Flavour of sweet bready malt, some fruit, grain and a light bitter finish -- good, could be a tad more flavourful though. Medium bodied. A pretty good version of the style.


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