O'Keefe Extra Old Stock - Molson Coors Canada
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2.9/5 rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
I used to drink this when I first moved out on my own in Alberta. It was THE "cowboy malt likker" they sold at al the cabarets. My 3 roomies and I drank oceans of this stuff. Haven't touched this stuff since the mid 80s in Calgary when it was brewed at 6.3% abv. A friend of mine recently came for a visit and to recall old times he brought a case of OK extra old with him from Calgary. We cracked a few on the patio and it was a refreshing change.
I do not recommend this beer for those who like a light pilsner style beer for hot days or those looking for the smoothness of a higher AVB ice beer. This is a heavy tasting strong ale with all the rough edges that the ice process was invented to remove. This is how I remember the classic higher ABV longer aged Canadian beers like Brador at 8% or Carrington Toby at 6% or Dow blackhorse or OKeefe Extra old stock at 6.3%
Mine poured a darker honey color, with a 1 finger white head that goes quickly. Odors of alcohol and caramelized malt. Starts full bodied with lots of malty- veggie tastes then sits on the tongue more balanced as the hops kick in and you get a delightful nutty yeast taste then finishes fairly heavy with a lingering malty warmth.
This was the "ice beer" of the 70s and 80s out west. It's a classic malt liquor from an old OKeefe recipe for a strong ale that Molsons acquired and marketed quite successfully in Western Canada.
Serving type: can
09-10-2003 00:23:10 | More by pootz
O'Keefe Extra Old Stock from Molson Coors Canada
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