jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, - DEC 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is one of beer’s most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.
asheft (2700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
[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.
ametras (727) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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’.
Daytona00 (134) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice red color. Small head. Very light taste. A bit too light for my taste for an red. Average.
Psytron (1546) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Yamato (32) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
RhetoricalAns (547) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
simonblaine (388) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had a pint with Mexican food, pairs better than crap Sol or Corona. It did the job, not hideous.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RobertDale (4187) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
473 ml. can. Thanks Doug! Pours a clear copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, and a bit of fruit. On the thin side. Drinkable but not memorable.