Alexander Keith's Red Amber Ale - Alexander Keith's
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Reviews by jaymirage:
2.45/5 rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
What's kind of funny about this was when my family were on vacation for the first time in Montreal, I begged them to bring back some sort of local, markedly unobtainable craft brew. They managed to conveniently pick up Alexander Keith's at a gas station on their way back to the States, which, I suppose, is just as good.
Appearance is definitely brownish, with flecks of amber. Carbonation evident. No visible head retention.
Taste is smooth. Inoffensive. The hop profile is rather nice, actually. Not much going on here, though.
Mouthfeel is very carbonated. Smooth and slightly fruity; sort of thinnish, too. Drinkability? This might make an ideal session beer. Verdict: better than a Killians.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2006 03:12:33 | More by jaymirage
More User Reviews:
3.35/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap at the pub at the end of the street. Served in an Alexander Keith's 500 ml pint glass that was too cold.
Appearance - Dark red almost brown in color. Only 1/2 finger of head when the beer arrived to my table, but left soapy wisps of head for the during of the glass.
Smell - Nothing unpleasant, but there wasn't really much of anything other than "beer". This may have partially been because the glass was too cold and kind of dulled the aromatics of the beer a bit, but really there wasn't much here.
Taste- Crisp and clean, light caramels blended in. Also a bit of bite from other malts. Taste is a bit watery but since it was very cold seemed to work well.
Mouthfeel - Crisp, clean, seems reasonable balanced to my tastes. Lowish carbonation and thin feel.
Overall - I like this beer as a quick quaffable amber ale. Better than most offerings from Macro-Breweries and thus unfortunately would be one of the best beers on tap at a lot of establishments. While not a great beer, this is one that for whatever reason I rather enjoy.
Serving type: on-tap
10-22-2013 18:32:51 | More by DenisKolkin
Nova Scotia (Canada)
4.85/5 rDev +67.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
was great and you people hatting , must drink junk beers from the usa thats not beer thats horse piss .. if this beer is so bad why is all keiths products in nova scotia sold at every bar and is the one you see signs everywhere for it because its great beer and dont give this idea its cuz its made here we have lots brands made here . its the best brand since 1820
Serving type: on-tap
10-05-2013 13:06:02 | More by beerguy1001420
2.15/5 rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Poured from a 473ml can into a conical pint glass.
This beer was quite a let-down. I am very much a lover of red and amber beers, so I was expecting something good. Where to start?
This beer's appearance is a nice, dark red-brown. Head is quite tall, due to the significant carbonation, and it lasted a few minutes. Barely any scent from the head, and still not much after the head had dissipated, except for some faint metallic smell. Moderate to high carbonation level.
I can't get over the taste of this beer. The flavour is nothing special, but the aftertaste is this really off-putting metallic flavour. To be honest, it is bringing to mind the iron taste of blood, like when you bite your lip or something. Obviously not the sort of mental experience you want when you're trying to enjoy a beverage or a meal.
Definitely would not buy this beer again.
Serving type: can
09-18-2013 02:18:25 | More by The-Jolly-Imbiber
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