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


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RATINGS: 87   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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dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2011
A little sour in the aroma, otherwise okay. This is a basic brown ale that isn’t nutty. A bit sweet; like a poor-man’s Newcastle.

jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Pours a brown-red mahogany crowned by a half inch of creamy foam. Nose is malt. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Slightly sweet on the palate, malt, bread and pumpkin greet the taste buds. A very nice complement to a light supper fare- especially gouda cheese or smoked turkey.

jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2011
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours brown with a thick, lacy beige head. Aroma of nuts, a little light maltiness, tin, and light floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not great.

TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Glossy clear brown color with a medium tan head that laces on the glass but not much carbonation rising up. The aroma displays an oat essence laden with peanut and a fruity cherry, very nice aroma. The flavor is very malty and sweet. A suguary fruit and nut taste but the beer lacks a hop counter to the sweet malts. This abundance of malt and dearth of hops makes for a thick overly sweet soft taste on the tongue and palate. Its a step above the usual lagers you find in a supermarket, but only a slight step up. It is Not worth a premium price.

SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Reddish mahogany with a lasting tan head; creamy medium-full body with medium-high carbonation.

Aroma: caramel and chocolate malts with hints of alcohol and bittering hops.

Taste: caramel and chocolate malt, and honey. A very faint note of cascade hops emerge as it warms.

Some adjunct character, but it blends well with the dark malts. More dark american cream ale than brown ale, but surprisingly good beer.

jhliesen (832) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle-just grabbed it off the single section at the local store. Didn’t know what to expect, the St. Louis notation kinda gave me a heads up. Aroma was a mass produced sweetness and a small base of malts. Color was brown with a small head and light carbonation. Pretty sweet caramel, malt taste, with a rough finish. Might not be able to finish this one. Produce place 1.49

johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2011
I’m not sure what I was thinking when I grabbed this and walked up to the register today, but what the hell lets try it. The bottle says this is a Nova Scotia style brown ale, brewed in St Louis MO. Pours a deep reddish copper with a stingy off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells like melted caramels and maybe brown sugar. Smells fairly one dimensional. Taste is sweet malty and caramelly almost to much caramel like it some sort of fake flavoring. Slightly tart with hints of dark fruit and a mineral taste that distracts me. Lighter side of carbonation than I was expecting only intensifies the sweetness of this beer. Sweet sticky mouthfeel with a medium body. I can’t bring myself to finish this one, feeding the septic tank in 3 2 1

Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Poured a very clear brown, was very bubbly had a small head. Aromas were light, but a tad spicy of hops and citrus notes with a hint of roasted malts. The flavor wasn’t anything special, too light to be called a brown ale to me. Hops were present, but were more bitter-fruity than bitter. Finished a little dry and bitter due to the high carbonation.

mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Dark brown color with a thin, foamy tan head and a moderate carbonation. Light aroma of toffee and caramel. The body is rich and malty but also very sweet with hints of honey and caramel and a trace of grains in the finish. Not but but the flavor is a little to sweet and is lacking balance.

yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale is very clear, very sparkling and brown. The light khaki head quickly fades to a thin ring. It has a sweet malt extract aroma. It’s pretty light bodied and lively with a watery finish that leaves a mouth a little scratchy. It’s lightly flavored with dark malt. The sweetness is light and there isn’t any noticeable bitterness. There’s a little tartness at the finish, like green apple. There’s not really too much going on here.

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