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


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5181) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2011
12oz bottle. "Nova Scotia Style" trickery...brewed in St Louis. Amber-brown, frothy off-white head laces the glass. Nutty, somewhat fruity malt aroma. Medium bodied, some burnt caramel Dunkel tones, some questionable pungent maple tones. Simple and subdued, easy to put away, with a raisin finish. Unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 25, 2011
355mL. Pours a clear russet amber with a healthy yellow head with nice retention and webby lace. Nose is brown sugar, mild bread and honey. Taste is full and rich with lots of banana bread, sourdough bread, burnt sugar and caramel. Palate is fuller and oily. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2011
(12oz bottle). Pours dark amber with tan head. Active carbonation. Aroma has caramel, milk chocolate covered berries, and some biscuit. Taste is sweet malt and little hop bitterness. Thin bodied with slick texture. Smooth finish. Not bad, but I think its too sweet to be sessionable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TATE (377) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is malt and mollasses. The aroma and beginning are similar to all the other Canadian macros with a some extra body. The beginning is a bit metallic. Finishes dry. Very average but what I expected. I see from the bottle that Oland is now owned by AB InBev and brewed in St. Louis. What would Mayor Keith think? Again, very average with nothing to set it apart from other macro brews attempts at craft brew flavor. I wouldn’t go out of my way to find it again but wouldn’t turn one down either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4682) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2011 Brand new at a local bottle shop. Pour is definately brown, has a heller kind of aroma. Rather crisp palate with a bit of processed somethin goin on. My bottle says made in st louis; not canada. Comes in average in the alky taste bud impact. Finish can be weirdly bitter, but not over the top. Refeshing but oddly has a few bad lager characteristics aboout itself.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kassner (1449) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle from Mark. OK as a Brown Ale, not much fragrance, or head, dull cola collor, malty, some nuts, and dried fruits, but nothing special. A fair example

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1244) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Pours a clear dark brown color. Aroma is of malts and molasses. Flavor is of sweeter malts, caramel, toffee, and a little lactic. Leaves a sweeter malt finish. Nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6422) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl. - Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour, off-white head with a wee bit of lacing. Pretty much of a neutral aroma with just a hint of fresh lake water. Flavor has a nice nutty-like sweetness to it that kind of grows on you. Some toffee notes, a bit of baked bread and chocolate. Mouthfeel is just thick enough. Best of the three "Nova Scotia Styles".

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Brown with a fizzy head that reduces swiftly to a thin ring. Not much on the nose but I can tell it’s beer. Very light with good carbonation. The brew has a mild sweetness to it with a crisp texture. The finish lingers with some sweetness. Nothing offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jb (2592) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2011
On tap at McGregors. Very simple basic brown. A bit of sweetness, a bit of maltiness and nuts. Somewhat thin. Okay but this is not a favorite style.

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