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Alexander Keith's Red Amber Ale - Alexander Keith's

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Alexander Keith's Red Amber AleAlexander Keith's Red Amber Ale

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177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 21.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Barraclou on 03-17-2006)
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

hunterjames, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

mdavidson, Apr 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

ramrod666, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

tbone64, Mar 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

groleau, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

celticcanuck, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

SWY, Jan 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

DamageCase76, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

boszormeny, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Coastal_Brew, Dec 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Erik-P, Nov 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

BrewMaven, Nov 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

sirsteve42, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.35/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

DenisKolkin, Oct 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

valianes, Oct 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

AnHeroicHippo, Oct 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ZachT, Oct 10, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +66.7%
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

beerguy1001420, Oct 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Kopfschuss, Sep 20, 2013
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2.15/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

The-Jolly-Imbiber, Sep 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -31.3%

garuda, Sep 08, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -39.9%

kabritz, Aug 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

LagerHOGGER, Jul 26, 2013
Alexander Keith's Red Amber Ale from Alexander Keith's
69 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.