Alexander Keiths Harvest Ale

Formerly brewed at Oland Brewery (AB-InBev)
Style: Amber Ale
Halifax, Canada


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
We brewed a few small batches of Alexander Keiths Harvest Ale, using the choicest ingredients a combination of North American roasted malt, chocolate malt and Canadian barley malt as well as two different types of hops: choice bittering hops, which create the robust bittering flavour you have come to expect from Alexander Keiths and Willamette hops, which generate a rich aroma. The result is a full bodied, robust, aromatic beer with the ultimate balance between sweetness and bitterness - flavours that tantalize the senses. Alexander Keiths Harvest Ale has a nutty taste with hints of caramel and chocolate. It is rich in colour and in flavour, which makes Alexander Keiths Harvest Ale the perfect complement to the fall season.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
Beer drinking confession #412: This will probably get a much higher rating than any other ABI beer Ive tasted, beyond what it deserves. This beer was there for me when no other beer was. On tap at Sherlocks last winter. Dark brown pour with a white/tan head. Earthy, roasted malt temperred with a hoppy bitterness. Character of almonds, chestnuts, chocolate, toffee. This beer romanced me when I was in a lonely, dark place. I owe it my life. From an unabashed ABI hater. To Keiths Harvest with love.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Canette 473ml. De couleur cuivre-brune et claire. Nez de caramel, lger de grains de malt rti avec des notes de toffee ainsi que de faibles traces de dattes sucres. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un ptillement moyen et une texture aux faibles notes crmeuses. Trs faibles traces de fruits (fruits foncs) accompagn de petites traces terreuses lors de lentre en bouche suivi rapidement dun got de malt lgrement rti avec un moyen got de caramel toffee et galement des notes de pain grill avec des traces de chocolat noir en finale. Post-got court, compos de quelques notes rties.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
robinvboyer (4428) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
Dark copper pour, tiny white head. Caramel, toffee, minerals, wet paper. Thin mouthfeel and watery. Light bitter finish with more caramel. Its decent but i cant shake the cheap macro flavor you get from the crap ingedients.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
473 ml can from LCBO, impulse buy, served cool in a tulip glass. 20JA12.

App.: Clear deep copper with a decent light tan head. Aroma: Decent sweet caramel, some raisins and dark dried fruits, a touch minty, light esters, some dark bread crust, a bit dusty, not bad. Palate: Medium body and carbonation. Flav.: A little less rich than the nose, still some decent roasted malt, light caramel/toffee, kinda fruity, biscuit, dark bread crust, a hint of rye; dry with modest bitterness and a decent dry toffee and toast crust finish.

A pleasant surprise. For Keiths.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours a nice dark brown colour with medium head. aroma has hints of caramel and toasted malts which is all it has going for it. The flavour is sweet but very watered down

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cfrancis (3347) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
Well I give Keiths credit. This at least has some flavours, although off flavours are not ideal. Pours a dark brown with a medium frothy beige head. Aroma is malt and wet newspapers. Taste is a sweet malts and a small hop bitterness with some copper and sulfur mixed in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
Draft at a restaurant. A nice translucent brown with reddish reflects. Very thin white head with low retention, disappears within seconds. Smells quite sweet. Tastes sweet, with a very light chocolate and caramel taste. Somewhat earthy. I have to say this is my favorite from Keiths so far, and quite an appreciable effort for a macro. Id recommend it to friends who dont know much about beer, to widen their horizons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (3483) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2011
341ml brown bottle. Pours out a nice rich brown colour with a fast fading tan head. No lace. Grains in the nose, some sweetness, caramel. Taste has some caramel malts, grains, suggestion of cocoa, light hops. Very quick bitter note, lingering dark malts. Body is medium, typical macro carbonation. Didnt mind this, and given the producer, its a good effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
7xi (2) - - NOV 19, 2011 does not count
Was drinkable but boring. Smelled so promising when first opened. But extremely "watered" down and Downright disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
bortology (35) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
Commercial beer... Pure garbage. Next to no flavor from Chocolate Malt. No presence I hops. Neither sweet nor bitter.... Definatly not aromatic. The average beer consumer would find this indistinguishable from thier IPA or Blue for that matter.

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