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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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BA SCORE
68
poor

169 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 21.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

12-05-2013 00:55:50 | More by boszormeny
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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.4%

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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

11-21-2013 08:26:44 | More by Erik-P
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New York

3/5  rDev +3.4%

11-13-2013 21:35:18 | More by BrewMaven
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sirsteve42

New York

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-29-2013 03:29:34 | More by sirsteve42
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

10-26-2013 00:26:34 | More by MJ63
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +15.5%
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
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

10-16-2013 20:14:10 | More by valianes
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AnHeroicHippo

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.4%

10-15-2013 04:39:03 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

10-10-2013 22:33:26 | More by ZachT
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beerguy1001420

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.85/5  rDev +67.2%
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
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2.15/5  rDev -25.9%
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

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Newfoundland (Canada)

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Quebec (Canada)

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Alberta (Canada)

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New Brunswick (Canada)

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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.4%

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New York

3/5  rDev +3.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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Alexander Keith's Red Amber Ale from Alexander Keith's
68 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.