Propeller Pilsener | Propeller Brewery

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Propeller PilsenerPropeller Pilsener

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Propeller Brewery
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pilsner is a style of lager that originated in Plzen (pronounced Pilsen), Czechoslovakia in 1842. Prior to that time, most beers were made with top-fermenting yeast and were dark in colour and somewhat hazy. In 1842, an innovative Czech Brewery used a ground-breaking technique of methodical bottom fermenting with a new strain of yeast. The resulting brew, Pilsner, was a refreshing golden and bright beer that has now been adopted by breweries all over the world.

Propeller Bohemian Style Pilsener, is a refreshing brew in the classic lager style of Bohemia. Made with a blend of Canadian and European malts and prized Noble hops, Propeller Bohemian Style Pilsener displays classic Euro-lager characteristics: a slightly sulphurous nose, distinctive Continental hop aroma, a light malt sweetness and a refreshing bitter finish.

27 IBU

Added by markaberrant on 01-28-2008

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 34
Photo of wordemupg
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into tulip 15/6/11

A golden yellow with a decent amount of bubbles feeding a off white two fingers worth of head that fall to a thin film leaving random patches of lace

S floral honey with a little grassy hops, pretty much on par for the style

T not far from the smell but with a little lemon and dry cereal

M light and refreshing with the perfect amount of bubbles and a fairly clean aftertaste

O a good Pilsener from our East Coast, I could drink quite a few of these if the sun was high in the sky

Odd that BA's own spelling of Pilsener triggers the red squiggly lines but other then that this brews pretty good and worth trying.
thanks to cjbmcdon for sending this one my way

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Photo of maddmaxstar
2.72/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Propeller Pilsener

A - Pale Gold/Yellow. 2 finger head, sticks around for a bit.

S - Faint Fruity Hops. Almost Chicken Soup smell, smells are very faint.

T - Smelly carries into taste. Mild hop taste, has an almost semi-grain, brothy taste to it.

M - Watery but decently carbonated. Crisp.

D - Not quite as hoppy bitter as other Pilsners I've tried, like Pilsner Urquell, Warsteiner or even Molson Old Style. Can't say I like this one as much - but it would make a decently refreshing beer served right cold on a hot summer day. For me, I can't quite get over the aspect of it that reminds me of Chicken Noodle Soup.

Rating 3/5 (B-)

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Photo of ritzkiss
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle courtesy of bobsy, thanks man!

Pours a light golden straw with a little bit of sticky lacing. Clean nose, hints of grain and grassy hops, light sweetness. Taste is clean, hint of lemon, grassy hops, light spicy zing, edgy carbonation, balanced malt bill, moderate hop bite in finish. A real easy quaffer and a well made pils, probably among the best Canada has to offer. Thanks Robbo!

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Photo of PEIBeerGuy
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pale and clear straw / gold colour. Little head from my easy pour, but it still laced all the way down.

What smell there is is kind of sweet... a bit of fruit and toffee / sugar.

Taste is nice, but nothing exceptional. Hints of fruit / melon (don't know why, but that's what I get), wheat, and that toffee / light caramel sugar.

It feels fine. Just the right amount of carbonation, a little smooth and not watery at all. A bit of a dry finish.

Subtle in what it gives, making it an easy-to-drink beer that is still refreshing.

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Photo of MMansfield
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 30/12/2007

Appearance: Poured a golden, blonde colour. Fluffy white head after vigorous pour. Loads of lace, moderate-low retention.

Aroma: Very bready, floral hops, grassy, grainy, bit of sweetness.

Taste: Honey, bready malts but some graininess to it. Bit of caramel. Touch of dryness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, light bodied.

Final Statement: Not a pils/lager fan. I've only had this a couple of times since this was initally reviewed.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Seanstoppable
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On a recent trip to Propeller, I realized I had yet to try their pilsener. While pilseners generally aren't my thing, Propeller usually is, so I went in hoping it would sorta balance out.

Pouring it into a glass results in a golden brown color with two fingers of long lasting bubbly head.

Scent is of some bready malts and maybe a hint of citrus.

Taste is smooth and crisp, with some light hops in the initial taste followed by a nice mellow malt flavor. Overall, slightly sweet, which carries over into the aftertaste.

Overall very drinkable. Propeller has succeeded in creating a pilsener that I don't mind drinking!

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Photo of nighthawk
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341 mL bottle poured into pilsener glass. Production date of late October notched on the label.

Pours a clear yellow with some orange hues. Several fingers of rocky, bone-white head are produced and take their time settling down. Sticks to the glass in clumps here and there, all the way down the glass. Very good retention.

Nose has bread malts, spicy floral hops, and a hint of honey citrus.

Solid bread and caramel malt backbone to this beer. Hops are lightly spiced, plenty of citrus and floral and grassy on the finish.

Smooth body, light on the carbonation, medium-light body but crisp and clean.

Very refreshing, very high drinkability.

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Photo of bobsy
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Radiant deep gold body, with a fluffy white head that sticks around for a while. Sweet malty aroma with grass, caramel and honey. The flavour is pretty malt heavy, but with som light citrus hops balancing it out. The predominant flavours are honey, caramel and bread. Busy carbonation and a medium body. This is a really good pils, an the type I could session all night long. Awesome job!

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Photo of Viggo
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to NASH for sending this my way. Brewed the first week of January - FRESH!

Pours into my Warsteiner pilsner glass, bright and clear golden amber, medium white head forms, quite thick, quickly settles down to a thin layer, leaves some decent lace. Smell is sweet and malty, honey, grass, nice citrus hops, bread, nicely balanced, bit of spicy hops. Taste is nice and malty, honey, caramel, bready, quite sweet, grainy, but nice floral/citrus in the finish, solid balance. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, very refreshing and smooth, nice tang to it. Not sure why they release this in the winter, it would be a perfect patio beer! Thanks Greg!

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Photo of markaberrant
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to NASH for the bottle!

A - deep gold, brilliant clarity, big gentle bubbles of carbonation. Fluffy white head persists til the end, leaving gobs of lace down the glass.

S - soft floral nose, light grains, clean.

T - more soft malt and hops, gentle but full flavoured and well rounded. Cracker in the finish.

M - creamy, average body, dry finish, easy to drink

D - highly quaffable, with enough complexity and flavour to keep me interested

Having been on a Urquell kick over christmas, I am more than happy to sample another pils in the middle of a frozen winter. This is a great little beer that stays very true to style. The bitterness is slightly lower than the Urquell, and I actually prefer it in that regard. This one also has a fresh grainy finish that is very hard to get in an imported beer. I like this very much.

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Propeller Pilsener from Propeller Brewery
3.77 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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