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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (16286) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark ruddy brown with a creamy 3 finger light tan head. Aroma of sweet, more than mildly roasted malt with some herb/hop presence. It is more sweet than bitter. I hope this is not what is considered balanced, as it’s definitely short on bitter to me. Sort of a thin, rough Newcastle Brown? Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (12744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average Lorsch frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting good lacing. Moderate balanced sweet aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium toasted sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crossovert (10314) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
It is a sweet ass produced brown ale. Mostly caramel when you drink this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark brown appearance with a foamy, light brown head. Nutty, caramel malty, somewhat bitter, mass produced macro aroma. Toasty, nutty, caramel malty, bitter, kind of nasty, macro flavor. I really get that nasty macro flavor in this beer. Gross.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
shrubber85 (9630) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle. Toffee malt and grass aroma. Medium brown color with moderate head. Very sweet brown sugar and light bitter grass flavor. Not so great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9411) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12oz bottle pours amber with tan head. Pretty light colored body for a brown. The aroma is sweet with fruity esters as well as earthiness and roasted malts. The taste is similar with ripe red apple and cherry like sweet fruity esters notes rolling into mild levels of roasted malts and faint earthiness. Pretty darn slick and sweet for a brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (7378) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6719) - 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".

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