Brewed by Oland Brewery (AB-InBev)
Style: Brown Ale
Halifax, Canada


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale is a classic full-bodied brown ale, with hints of honey and caramel balanced with a fresh hop aroma provided by the addition of cascade hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle. Brown pour with thin off white head. Very sweet aroma, caramel, honey and cinnamon. Very sweet flavour, more caramel and honey. No hop in the aroma and very little in the finish. I would not call this balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours clear brown with a soft, foamy head. Dark sugar, caramel and toast in the nose. Pretty sweet flavor, caramel sugar, sweet bread, faint leaves. Medium bodied with light to average carbonation. Sweet, almost syrupy finish, more caramel, sweet toast, mild ripe fruits, and faint brown sugar. The sweetness is a bit cloying but the beer’s still drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle into chilled pilsner glass. dark brown w/ tan head...creamy/sweet with a bitter caramel/toffee effect....nutty, but another one that drinks like a cola...fairly decent, but feels mass produced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (716) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Aroma is a sweet pale malt. Taste is slightly nutty with some sweet caramel malt. Overall pretty unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear brown brew with small head. Smoll of malts, a little toasted malt, maybe a int of herbal hops. Taste is a little sweet at the start progressing to a substantially sweet finish. Malt, honey, and in the finsih caramel and toffee. Nice nuttiness throughout. Palat is thin to medium but sticky at the end. Interesting brew but one that just does not come together for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2012
Good clearish russet colour with a short lived off-white head. Aromas of molasses and chocolate powder. Cool and chocolately with subtle mouthfeel, becoming creamy and sweet on the finish like jersey caramel. Not uncomplex, but straight-forward and charming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
patrick767 (3799) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2011
bottle - Pours clear dark amber with a light tan head and a mild caramel malt aroma. It tastes of sweet, lightly toasted caramel malt with minimal hops. This medium bodied brew is overly sweet and drinkable but underwhelming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
This bottle was courtesy of Stykzone. Poured a dark red that looked brown from the side of the glass with a foamy brown head and sticky lacing. Nose of roasted caramel malts. Light in body. Flavor is chocolate and nuts. Hops show up in the finish but not much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2011
sweet malt syrup like wheat juice with a bit of prune and a cherry like mid profile. light frothy suds reminiscent of hops. somewhat light slick mouth feel a little buttery. some toffee in the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rougeau13 (2274) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Clear brown with a small beige head. Aroma of soft roasted malt and nuts. Taste is malty and a little sweet and nutty, but thin. Thin bodied. Ok.

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