Brewed by Oland Brewery (AB-InBev)
Style: English Pale Ale
Halifax, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Alexander Keithís Nova Scotia Style Pale Ale is brewed with traditional two-row malt for a full, malty flavor with a burst of fruity, spicy and citrusy hop nose. The beer features a deep golden color with a balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12oz bottle pours clear copper / gold with white head. The aroma offers up a mix of spicy hops and earthy hops with a bit of roasted malts and sweet malts in the background. The taste is similar with spicy and floral hops backed up by some earthy hops, a bit of roasted malts and malt sweetened floral hops into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (3234) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2011
It poured a golden yellow color with a thin head. The aroma was malty and hoppy, but overall was crisp and clean. The taste was a bit more refershing with a stronger malt and light yeast character. It is rather refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thornecb (4923) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Pours light gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Sour hay aromas. Thin sour caramel and wet hay from front to back. Abrupt bitter earth finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Doesnít actually smell too good. Pretty smooth. Very little hop flavor. just a smooth easy-drinking beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jkwood04 (4871) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2011
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours light copper with a thin, off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, light hops, and a little tin. Not very good and not worth trying.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Great name, forgettable beer. Poured a light yellow with a foamy head - reminded me of bud light. The aroma was of overcooked bread and stale hops. Tasted lightly of hops and had grapefruit notes, altogether with a failing malt backbone for a balance. Ehh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2011
I like canada. Pours an orange color with a white head. Smells of malts. Taste is a bit sweet. Very little bitterness. Little cardboard in the taste. I actually find this beer to be refreshing and summery. Not bad!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (12749) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. Pours amber/gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready with a little fruity hop. Near med body. Bready like a premium lager with some citrus/fruit hop. Not spicy to me. It is just moderately bitter. Could be a lawnmower beer. If used as session beer it better be a short session.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
OmegaX (1346) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Tapping The Vine beer Panel. This one was a let down. Slightly malty character with almost no aroma. Some cheap grain/malt. Not too good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1469) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2011
I poured a 12oz bottle into an official Alexander Keithís Red Amber Ale glass.

Appearance: Dark amber/gold with massive carbonation present. This looks like a lager, not a pale ale. Forms a small, white, soapy head which dissipates and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: Virtually odorless. Somewhat lager-like with a cheap grain smell. The faintest hint of citrus, but nothing else.

Taste: Looks like a lager and tastes like a lager. Crisp, effervescent body with cheap grain flavor. No adjuncts present, but not much of anything else, either. The faintest trace of citrus and flowers, but only if you really pay attention. The weakest, mildest pale ale Iíve ever had.

Mouthfeel: Thin, crispy, watery, bubbly.

Drinkability: While not as gassy as a macro lager, itís pretty close. Watery, bland palate makes it go down easily. 5.4% ABV seems high for this beer. Itís a pale ale lite.

Overall, probably the worst pale ale Iíve ever had - not so much due to any repulsiveness - but due to an extreme lack of quality and genuine flavor.

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