1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale - Alexander Keith's

Not Rated.
Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Style Brown AleAlexander Keith's Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
75
okay

85 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ktrillionaire on 04-27-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Bready, estery nose
Pours a nice clear chestnut brown with a 2" finely bubbled persistent off-white head
The palate offers rich malt flavors with a little caramel. the esters on the nose do not show up on the palate. It is a touch sweet and a touch light on hops.
Medium body and carbonation - a fairly medium beer.

pat61, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of muskiesman
3/5  rDev -7.4%

muskiesman, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Durandal_777
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Durandal_777, May 19, 2014
Photo of dpgoblejr
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

dpgoblejr, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -7.4%

ejimhof, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Johnnyv310
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Johnnyv310, May 29, 2013
Photo of LPJones
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

LPJones, May 27, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -38.3%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of rorjets
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of ScaryEd
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

ScaryEd, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of wiscokid920
3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A Canadian beer brewed in St Louis

A- Clear chestnut brown. Two finger tan head that fades fast into a foamy ring.

S- Very sweet. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. No detectable nutty notes.

T- A lot like the smell, Very sweet. Too sweet for my tastebuds, esp for a brown ale IMO

M- Full bodied. Very smooth.

O- Not undrinkable, but way to sweet for my liking. Probably the sweetest brown ale I have ever had. Would have liked more dryness and some nutty, toasted malt notes.

wiscokid920, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Cpt_Caveman
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Cpt_Caveman, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of EigenBeer
3/5  rDev -7.4%

EigenBeer, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this one at the House of 1,000 for a dollar.

A - Pours a nice clear ruby brown color but head is minimal and reduces to a mild lace ring.

S - Smell is mild yet sweet with toasted nuts, bread crusts, overripe banana, and a touch of caramel.

T - Well it's much better than their pale ale but still a very lackluster brown. Mild if any nuts or toasted bread, very little brown malt, and an over sweetened finish that doesn't seem to save the overall beer. And I love sweet. Damn...

M - Light to medium it's really thin for a brown ale.

Overall not something to get even for a dollar. Look for better brown ales.

DrDemento456, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of mcss
4/5  rDev +23.5%

mcss, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of djhovajk
4/5  rDev +23.5%

djhovajk, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of wcdoyle
2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found this a bit too sweet to enjoy more than one. I wanted to like it, but there are "better" browns out there. The mouthfeel is a bit unctuous, and then I was left with am overly saccharin sweetness. Felt carbonation was on the low side.

wcdoyle, May 11, 2012
Photo of Washu
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Washu, May 10, 2012
Photo of Offa
3.93/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark red brown, med-big tan head steadily shrinks to foamy ring.

Aroma is caramelized toasted barley, bread crust, hints of wood and nut.

Taste is similar to aroma, lightly on the sweet side with very light but noticeable toasty-woody-peppery bitterness and a light winy hint. It is fairly simple and a bit sweet perhaps, but has good well-rounded character and is very enjoyable.

Offa, May 10, 2012
Photo of HangingJohnny
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

HangingJohnny, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Loogs
1.75/5  rDev -46%

Loogs, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of TYFIGHTER05
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

TYFIGHTER05, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of wac9
4.7/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

what a wonderful brown ale got back into brown ales again so i like it what a great pour it looks great in a glass , nice brown color its gooes down smooth a little after taste but i cant say anything bad about this beer only good stuff , yum no other words can i say i said taste its mighty fine it smells evxellant and a great mouth full

wac9, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev +8%

SocalKicks, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of joshtrich
2/5  rDev -38.3%

joshtrich, Feb 29, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale from Alexander Keith's
75 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.