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


on tap


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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
Strykzone (6753) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Dark mahogany brownish red with a layer of light tan foam. Fairly complex fruit aroma with some light cocoa. A sugary malty start. Molasses is a prominent taste. If you look real hard some hops can be found. As the beer warms fruit moves more to the forefront and it doesn’t really work with the chocolate. This is drinkable enough but just isn’t quite there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Slightly grassy, crackery aroma that doesn’t smell much like a brown ale. Fair label, cap, good yoked bottle. Clear, medium red-brown with a light tan head. Tastes like metallic raisins. Light sweetness, not bitter. Just clumsy and flaccid. Nothing to see here, move on. ABC Liquors, Kerry Forest Parkway.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at Beef O Brady’s. Pours a clean medium reddish brown color with tan head. Pretty decent lacing along the glass. Aroma is fairly mild as is the flavor. Some malt sweetness in the taste and finish. Average at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4/26/11. 12oz bottle. Clear red/brown pour with a small tan head that fades fast. Light aroma of caramel and a hint of roast. Overly sweet flavor of caramel with a hint of medicine or something off in there. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mansquito (5464) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 29, 2011
Sign of the Whale, DC tap ($6): I wanted a different beer, but they gave me this beer for happy hour prices, so I was happy. In any case, it pours a brown color with a cream colored head. Aroma is of nutty malts, but it is not very powerful. Taste is somewhat metallic. A bunch of caramel and molasses in the taste. The taste is, however, pretty thin. Not a very good brown ale. I wasn’t expecting much anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (3121) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2011
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 110948BF13. The pour is a decent looking mahogany brown-reddish tone with little to no head. The aroma has a boisterous sweetness all around with a bit of the brown ale yeastiness on the back end. The body is smooth and of medium texture. The taste is also as sweet as it smells with something akin to molasses there and a thin but noted hop bite at the finale. A refreshing enough brown ale but there are better ones out there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2011
The aroma is weak with not much besides dust, metallic hops, and a touch of chocolate malt. The appearance is light red brown with a medium tan head. The taste is sweet like artificial sweeteners and chocolate candy with a touch of funk. The palate is average for the style. Overall this is not a good beer.

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