Well I am trying something new today from Propeller brewing in Halifax Nova Scotia. Propeller Bitter has a nice off-white head and a lovely brown colour. The aroma is moderately intense a little bit citrus and bitter. The mouthfeel is very dry and bitter.
This bitter is a new style of beef for me, so I am not quite sure what to make of it. I have only tried VB (Victoria Bitter) from Australia (blech!) and well, that’s it. It seems that this style of beer doesn’t really occur around here very often.
I think it certainly has its place. The flavour is very full, dry and refreshing. There are some underlying pale-ale type caramelly flavours, but they are overpowered.
This beer also left lovely foam rings on my glass, and it has a nice full body, and overall the drink is quite satisfying.
What I don’t like is the aftertaste. At the end of each sip there is a nice bitter taste, but then a lingering aftertaste that brings this drink’s score down a notch or two.
Some people might be turned off by the name, because it is called “bitter.” I think it is still worth a try. The name (by definition..) is just semantics. For example, most people would prefer a dry wine over a sweet one, and I would sort of describe the taste of this beer as having a very “dry” taste.