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


on tap


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Alexander Keith’s 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2011
I poured a 12oz bottle into an official Alexander Keith’s 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 I’ve ever had.

Mouthfeel: Thin, crispy, watery, bubbly.

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

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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
After being fairly impressed with the lager, the pale ale is a big disappointment. Watery and without much in the way of flavor. Getting some slight (very) stone fruit but was expecting at least a tiny hop bite here. Just sorta sits on the palate like a wet blanket.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fodesouare (24) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Nothing extremely special. I prefer AK’s India Pale Ale more but I can’t seem to get it in the States. Has a nice golden amber color. Not much aroma, but it goes down smooth and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2011
12oz Bottle - Gravity Beer Market - Olympia, WA
Golden in color, clear with a thin white head. Good malt and hops balance. Light ale flavor this was easy drinking with a good dry finish. Very nice hot day lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5305) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
My bottle says brewed in st louis. Looks like a pale lager with perhaps a little more depth. Ooooo, quite strong initial bite, almost like a strong lager. Yes, course, almost a little rude. Not as gentleman as euro english pale.Not quite as good as odells 5 bbl and cannot even stand next to allegheny pale ale. Does not hide its alky well. Not too bad once you get over the uncivilty. Processed finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2011
12oz bottle. Damn..just realized this is brewed in St Louis. Filtered orange-tan, small fluffy white head. A pretty decent beer, but I feel cheated by the "Nova Scotia Style" label. Clean and balanced, a little bland. Creamy medium body. Dry with some decent bitterness up front, then fades into a sweet cream soda, cream ale-like, honey tinged finish. A little bland, but certainly an OK session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Draft… Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is mashy and malty – pale malts – with a clear lack of any substantial hop aspect. Medium-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor is bland and boring, but well-balanced and quite drinkable. Definitely more of a malty influence than any real hop character here as well. Finishes crisp and a bit grainy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3569) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at McGreg’s. The pour was a golden yellow with a thin, short lasting head. Its aroma is thinly malted and thinly hopped but the overall impression is crisp and clean. Joe bought me this. Iended up chugging it to gt to the better beers of the night.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
halfonit (1324) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Pours a golden color. Aroma is of malts up front with some light hops in the background. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a little lactic present. Leaves a lactic and dusty malt finish. This seems to me more of a lager flavor and less pale ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2011
WTF! AB/Inbev does it again with another line of pisswater. This brew is a sad excuse for a Pale Ale. Pale yellow in color, a fleeting head, smells grainy. Light to medium nectar with ample effers. Nothing offensive about the beer, Just the fact that it’s being pushed here as a premium. Another losing line by AB/Inbev.

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