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


on tap


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale is a classic full-bodied brown ale, with hints of honey and caramel balanced with a fresh hop aroma provided by the addition of cascade hops.

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jb43 (1695) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
(sampled at the Manitou Craft Lager Festival 8/14/11). Clear brown color. Small tan head. Aroma and flavor of light caramel and malt. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Poured a clear dark chestnut amber with a tall slightly creamy tan head. The appearance of this beer was its strongest point. There is a very mild roasted malt aroma with some nuttiness. The beer has a light maple syrup flavor. It seems to be overly sweet with not enough hops to cut it down. The finish remains on the sweet side and fades away fairly quickly to not much of a finish.

scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Poured a clear brown color with a very stable off-white head. Not much in the aroma. Some caramel and skunk. Taste is creamy and slightly watery with nuts. A little sweet with some milk chocolate. Overall it’s ok, but not that flavorful.

Bif (2390) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle- Pours a dark amber color with a small head and some lacing. Malty aroma of caramel, maple and some spicey sweetness. Sweet flavor of caramel, maple and some toffee. No real bitterness and a finish that is a bit sweet and sticky. Fairly medium body, smooth but a bit too sweet to enjoy. Needs more character not sweetness. Not what I look for in a Brown Ale

hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
On tap at Mediterano. Pours a very dark brown with just a bit of off-white head. Aroma is some toasted malts and just a bit of nuttiness. Taste follows the nose with a fair amount of sweetness with tastes of caramel. Not sure why this is rated so low, I thought it was pretty decent.

onceblind (10861) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Clear deep ruby copper with a thin whiteish head. Smells of brown cereal malt, very faint aroma. Very faint taste as well. Brown malt tones, light slight metallic. Sweet, but light bodied and not good.

Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Pours a mild brown color with aroma of slight caramel and honey. Taste is mildly sweet with noticeable taste of caramel and honey. A very smooth and drinkable beer especially for a brown ale, one of the best I’ve tasted recently.

tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
The appearance of this one kind of inflates the score. It looks great. We got it in at my bar/club and I had tried it in small samples and thought it was pretty good. The other day after a good night of drinking, we stopped back at my club to finish the night and I got a pint of this. Not nearly as good after a while. It gets a little fake-sweet thing going about half-way through and has an awkward flavor in the mix which really isn’t very good. Overall it does boast some nice caramel malt flavors and some nice nuttiness. Not horrible, but certainly not good.

LinusStick (3530) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
A drinkable brown ale at best. Aroma was pretty weak. Could pick up some metal, toffee and roasted peanut. Pour was a boring medium brown with no head or bubbles. Taste was very weak. The carbonation drowned out most of the flavors. There was a hint of roasted malt and toffee in the aftertaste that quickly turned to alcohol. Very poorly done.

cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Light brown in color, malty sweet nose. Not unpleasant malty sweet taste. smooth finish. an ok beer.

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