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Alexander Keiths Traditional Lager
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Brewed by Oland Brewery (AB-InBev)
Style: Pale Lager
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A medium-bodied lager with a soft malty personality showing a touch of hops and light nutty flavour expression that ends with a smooth, relaxed finish.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2008
I had this on tap at one of the few bars in the US that carries it. It tasted like Sam Adams, just without the hoppiness. More golden in color than I originally thought, but very smooth and easy to drink. It’s clean finish went very well with my fish fry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2169) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2009
On tap at Strange Brew in Manchester, N.H. I am taking theior word for it that it was the lager but it seemed to have the qualities of a Red. The lighting was bad in the restaraunt but it appeared to pour a handsome amber with excellent clarity and about a half-finger of beige foamy head. The aroma was mostly of malts with a vague backgroud of fresh hops. Medum to creamy mouthfeel. The flavor was of sweet malts, caramel, and a good balance of hops. It was a smooth beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AaronBouchard (150) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 Yay first one to rate this new Keith’s product. Pours darker and honey colored then typical commercial lagers. Aroma smells of Keiths IPA. This one has some character to it. Nice bigger taste then most North Americans tastes like a fresh Euro. Very enjoyable slightly floral taste. Nice amount of hoppage. this beer is well balanced and well priced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2317) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
Originally rated September 2008. This one came in a mix 12-pack of Keith’s. I tried the first three of four bottles that came in the pack, straight from the bottle and I was quite surprised. It had more punch than their IPA and Red lager. Now for the fourth one, poured in a glass. Normal golden colour (with a touch of amber) with a big white creamy head that stays a while and leaves good lacing all around. Good fresh malty nose, and does not change into the usual disgusting lager fake aroma. Nice taste of grassy malt at first, heading into a grainy aftertaste. I really like this brew, as I am a bit sick of their IPA, and was not expecting anything from a lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Draft. Poured a deep amber body with thin head. Aroma is light bread and grain, some hops. Flavor is lightly bready with some crisp citrus hops. Found myself enjoying this one more than I would have expected. Nice mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4105) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
On tap at the fox and hound on mckight road in pittsburgh. Appears pale yellow. Clean beery aroma. Slightly fruity on the initial sip. Clean and refreshing palate. A very tasty lager and not over the top. Off tart flavor impact. Easy and well behaved. Not bad at all. Nice on draft with good carbonation. That tart feeling keeps sticking its head up. Does have a medium bitter linger, but is not ever overwhelming. Good beer, I enjoyed it for the most part.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2461) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
On tap. Pours a transparent gold with a small and fizzy head. Aromas are mostly of apple juice and a little bit of pepper and grass. Flavor is about the same... It’s light and refreshing, but rather uninteresting.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2008
I find that this beer is a better one thant the original AK. While its not the one with the most vibrant flavor, its the one that is the best balanced.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Had this because it was on sale at a local bar since it is from Sydney Crosby’s hometown and the Pens game was on. Pours a real nice light brown clear color with some fizzy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet with a bit of damp earthy hops. Flavor is mostly watery, corny, with a tad bit of caramel sweetness. Reminds me very much of Yuengling.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Tap at Hofbrau, Interlochen, MI.
Pours a pleasing amber with a subtle head and um, subtler, barely there nut and butter poured through copper piping. Tastes of roasted cotton candy and nuts, all mixed in a heavily diluted water base. I’ll buck tradition next time.


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