Brewed by Molson Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
O'Keefe Ale dates it's distinctive taste to the roots of the O'Keefe Brewery tradition. A full-bodied, spicy ale with a moderate hoppy character and slight aniseed-like flavour and taste.

twocycle99's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twocycle99 (61) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2002
Clean taste with a hint of hops. Another beer that was much better 30 years ago and is still better on tap in Canada

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
ametras (1142) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
341ml bottle. Clear pale yellow with a thin white head. Flavors are corn syrup, cardboard and sugar with fruity and vegetal notes. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, smooth texture.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
AlainG (1825) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
Tant qu’à être à ’taverne, allons-y pour sa rivale de l’époque. La bière qui divisait notre bon ami Steeve et moi-même, à l’époque ou je vantais la 50. Elle est encore plus pâle , mais une dentelle se dessine (Nothing else matters de Metallica dans les oreilles) Malt et sirop de maïs au nez avec ici aussi, un côté métallique. Un goût insipide où on arrive à détecter des pointes herbacées. Bizarrement, on a l’impression qu’elle nous bourre l’estomac. J’en ai mal au ventre. (Bon, là c’est la chanson Macho Man qui crache dans les haut-parleurs) (840-031013)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle:   Thanks to Shaughn O’Keefe for his namesake of a beer!   Piss like clarity, little head, wow, make that NO head nor lacing.   Smells like water.   Wow, if this is a Golden/Blonde, its one of the lightest I have ever had.   Holy Schnikes!   Thankfully its not grainy, and what is there is just a slight sweet grassy sort of malty/mealy flavor.   While I find nothing really off with this one, it doesn’t have much to offer. &nbps Really light and boring.   A true lawnmower beer.   This deserves better than a 1 percentile... perhaps a 2?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Whatup14 (1408) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
Bouteille 341ml. Couleur jaune pâle, peu de mousse blanche. Arôme de malt léger. Goût de malt léger, pratiquement rien d’autres. Carbonation moyenne, un peu aqueuse. Bof...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
710 ml bottle. Pours a clear straw with a short lasting white head, no lacing. Taste is cereal, corn syrup, nothing very interesting. Dry, herbal finish. Light bodied, watery mouthfeel. Weak carbonation. Cheap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalchopz (2990) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
Originally rated December 2005. Holy smacks ! I thought this one was long gone. I thought it was now the Old Vienna. Then, in a pizza store in Montreal, I see it. Finally, I have found it here, in Gatineau, Quebec. It does list on the label that it is 5% ABV. Pours a golden colour with a good foamy-cream head with heavy retention and nice lacing. The aromas are of malt and alcohol. Watery mouthfeel, quite crisp. The taste is malty and bitter with grain and slight corn finish. A decent ale that is refreshing with a bitter edge and malt winning over corn. The original brewery (O’Keefe) used to have a big share in the Quebec Nordiques... my favorite team. Bring ’em back !

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DeanF (2223) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Another day, another different Molson pale lager. Has an average gold body and an average white head. Aroma of burning garbage and rotten cardboard. Flavour is plain pale lager weakness with a wet finish. Not completely disgusting, but certainly boring.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
rodenbach99 (4018) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
341ml brown bottle. Very popular in Quebec City, O’Keefe was the owner / sponsor of the Nordiques. Classic canadian blond ale, grainy, corn taste, no hops. Headache garantee.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2010 Bière vendu au Colisé de Québec lors des match des nordiques. Brasserie ensuite acheté par Molson. Rafraichissante et pétillante.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
In bottle form. One of the first Canadian beers I had, and when I believe it was an independent brewery, way back. Well not much of anything but sure had a refreshing taste about it. Surprised it’s still around but sadly owned now by Coors. Fun beer memories.

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