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Alexander Keiths Red (Amber Ale)

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


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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A refreshing amber ale crafted using the finest quality ingredients, with a moderate body and a crisp, clean bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
a_sully (326) - - AUG 10, 2015
Deep Amber red and clear body with a minimal white head. Atoms of grass and yeast. Taste matches aroma with an overall sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Draught in Parsborro. It pours deep red with a small off-white head. The nose is sweet, sticky, toffee, generic red fruit and some artificial action. The taste is sweet, caramel, sugar, dried fruits, dull bitterness and plastic with a short, dryish finish. Light body and fine carbonation. Watery, sweet and just very basic overall. Forgettable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
asheft (2761) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
[bottle someone left in my fridge after a party] This beer screams of "quality" and "premium" like no other. It’s no wonder that it is the pride of Nova Scotia, along with the other Keith’s offerings. The aroma is premium hops and quality malt, while the flavour is premium malt and a quality hop (maybe they put in more than one hop--it’s hard to tell). The lack of flavour premiumifies this beer which, no doubt, costs more than the even more lacklustre mass produced "Canadian" beers. More seriously, what makes this beer different than the yellow ones is the dark colour and a faint nuttiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ametras (861) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap. Clear reddish brown with a creamy beige head. Flavors are sweet/toasted malts and nuts with fruity and metallic notes. Light body, lively carbonation, thin texture.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This deceptively red brew shares nothing of note, not even caramel aromas that are typical to a beer of this billing. Bland and fizzy.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the gleaming dark red.
-That color doesn’t come from malts; it’s obvious in both the nose and flavor profile.
-Tasted blind, this could have been a blond ale. And a tasteless one at that.
-This is obviously drinkable, but eminently forgettable. There are no flavors or aromas to hang on to.
-This is as dishonest a product as their hopless ’India Pale Ale’.


   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Daytona00 (138) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Nice red color. Small head. Very light taste. A bit too light for my taste for an red. Average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Psytron (1609) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Smell of metal, sugar, some malt. Copper colour, white head. Aroma of metal, paper, some sugar and alcohol. Finishes with paper. This isnt a good one. Lively carbon, slightly oily texture. Mid-light body. Mid-sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a clear reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Tastes of sweet malt with a bad aftertaste. Light to medium bodied and very carbonated.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yamato (37) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2015
At Puck’s sports bar. Good color, but below my expectation. I had a high one because I like the IPA. Watery. I don’t like watery one. Fruity taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RhetoricalAns (636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Draft. Clear amber pour, taste and aroma of caramel, a bit of grain. Little bit of sweetness. terrible body like the others in this line.

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