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

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.26   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A refreshing amber ale crafted using the finest quality ingredients, with a moderate body and a crisp, clean bitter finish.


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1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, - FEB 26, 2006
this is now the best beer we have at my work, wich ofcource doesn’t say very much for our selection. Cource maby I am blinded by the thirst and exaustion that leaves the kitchen with me, but I find this one to be refreshing and a little better. Better than what is the question. Pours a "very clearly too perfect to be natural" ruby red, with some high levels of carbonation and a prety pathetick head of misty white fizz, but I feel that like most clasic Canadian ales {and that is what this realy is} it’s best from the bottle. Aroma is a little sweet, and a little hard to completly detect due to the mass amout of co2 flowing out of the neck. Taste is where it wins me over a 50, but only slightly. Slightly bready, nutty sweet malt makes a tiny first aperance, folowed by a very nice, yet overly small splash of nice pinny tangy hopy bitterness, folowed by a sweet and rosey finish with a trace of yeast. Add to that it’s dry, thin and slightly silky palat, and light "almost not there" mouthfeel, not to mention it’s light dry aftertase, this is a perfect realy hot, tired and thirsty, 20 seconds to swalow beer. And, realy, isn’t that what a clasic Canadian ale shoud be? not a delecate sipper for the refined palat, but an honest beer for the workin man.and in that respect, it’s a great choice over the normal montreal tavern molson and labat prodouts. But in this beer-o-centrec world of ours, this is a standard blend of artificialyfermentend grains that is for some reason called beer. All depends on you’re point of view I guess. Cheers


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hidden_Pooch (261) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. Somewhat better than an original Keiths, but that isn’t too hard to achieve. Taste of very light caramel malts, and no hops to be heard of. Inoffensive aftertaste with more of a body than expected. Would take one over a macro lager, but that’s about it.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyLion (513) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
I actually enjoyed this a bit. Red colour beer with malty taste. Nice balance of hops as well (although I just had some v poor beers so maybe) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Howlader (593) - - FEB 3, 2014
On draught in a 16 or 20oz pint glass, at some random bar. Very boring, very dull.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
aumax1 (221) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
bouteille de 341 ml de rousse. arome intéressant de céréales notes de miel et pomme. au gout elle est malheureusement plutôt fade et insipide

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cargo150 (522) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Couleur ambrée avec un col léger et non résistant. Nez de caramel faible. Même gout simple. Vraiment pas top...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpkinhead2 (289) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 Bière rouge orangée, parfaitement limpide, effervescence moyenne, large col beige mousseux et compacte, qui s’étiole lentement en traçant son chemin sur les parois du verre. Arômes de pain grillé, sucre d’orge, caramel/cassonade, grain, avec un léger houblon floral. Beau nez qui semble annoncer une bière plutôt sucré, assez intense, mais ça manque un peu de complexité cependant. En bouche, c’est bien pétillant, mais beaucoup trop mince au palais. Au goût, on perd malheureusement beaucoup d’intensité par rapport au nez. Léger pain grillé, sucré dominant, mais il est difficile d’en identifier clairement la saveur (sucre d’orge, caramel, ou tout simplement du sucre brut?), léger houblon floral, pointe d’alcool, finale légèrement amère. Bière correcte sans plus, destinée au grand public, elle est bonne, mais elle offre peu sur le plan de la dégustation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3013) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2013
On tap at Strathroy Ale House. By far the best of the Alexander Keith’s beers that I tried. Great deep amber almost red colour, lots of caramel malt in the aroma and a good hop/malt combination in the flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottles. Pors amber with small white head. Aroma of malt and caramel and slight toast. Not much finish, fairly light and dry.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 7/7/13

Aroma: The nose is light malts, some caramel, a little fruit, and some bread
Appearance: Pours a reddish/amber color with a small beige head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose, with some malty sweetness, and metallic notes
Palate: The body is fairly light, with a bit of a thin/watery feel, that just doesn’t have enough heft
Overall Impression: Look, I certainly wasn’t impressed by this one, but I was still a little surprised to see the score be a 2 in the style. Ouch. Anyway, that’s not far off, this is a pretty mediocre Amber Ale.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RxForHealth (149) - - JUN 13, 2013
Mediocre amber. Pours an attractive amber with a head that disappears quickly. Not much aroma. Continues on the palate - bland. Unremarkable finish. Not the worst Keith's beer but not one I'd choose. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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