Oland Export Ale | Alexander Keith's

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Oland Export AleOland Export Ale

Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A longtime Maritime favourite, Oland Export was introduced in the early 1920s, and is cold-aged to deliver characteristic crispness. Using special North American hops for flavour and bitterness, and unique natural flavours from Labatt’s special top fermenting ale yeast, Labatt has created a crisp, clean and well-balanced ale.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-30-2003

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by pootz:
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2.68/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just retried this Blue nose beer on the Digby ferry...pretty much as I remember it:

...respectable puffy cap that lasts (heading chemicals?)...has the typical deep gold color of east coast ales...medium body soft mouthfeel...aromas of sweetness and boiled grains...mild apple tastes from Oland's proprietary ale yeasts...but very sweet and corny...slight drying finish.

OK with steamed clams but I would not buy it for much elese except guzzing when your hot...too pricey for what you get with this bland over processed golden lagerale

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Photo of cam477
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of chinchill
2.83/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Oland export
On tap in Halifax, NS.
A mild and somewhat watery brew. Light spicy hops but these still dominate the minimal malts.

Overall: mediocre at best.

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Photo of jbonapar
3.18/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

For the big company beers in Nova Scotia, this is the Best. People usually think Keith's for Nova Scotian beer, but Oland's Export is THE Nova Scotian Beer. Not "the best" beer, that goes to Propeller, but the most "Nova Scotian".

A weak ale with a malty character. Pours a lighty amber clear. Some minimal hops stink up the beer a bit. Not to powerfull but easy to drink and doesnt taste like water.

Try one on tap in Nova Scotia. Nothing special, but its a true Nova Scotian Beer.

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Photo of Danielr26
2.84/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Idrankthat
1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of AaronDoy
3.52/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The alright little brother to keiths, he's cool and all and can be pretty fun, but you'd rather be hanging out with his brother.

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Photo of SchoonDoggie
3.56/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent ale, a little raspy but taste good. Can only drink about 8 before you feel really full like you ate an entire pizza.

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Photo of smcolw
2.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very nice lumpy head. Leaves a few spots on the glass. Straw color and very clear.

Lawn mower beer aroma--mostly pale grainy malt to the nose.

Taste matches the smell. No notable hop. Watery and grainy flavor high carbonation. A step up from water...barely.

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Photo of Long813
1.77/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Jesterr44
2.73/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of andrenaline
2.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A seemingly popular choice among the locals, so I thought I would give it a try.

A - Pours a nice golden colour, finger of head with little retention or lacing.

S - Mild on the nose, caramel malts and wet cardboard with a leafy green finish.

T - Much like the nose it's dominated by the nutty caramel, but there's an odd wet cardboard flavour that isn't all that appealing. The leafy green notes come through and the finish has a sourdough flavour.

M - Medium, smooth and wet.

O - A classic mass produced session ale that is easy drinking and boasts some flavour, but is all around a general failure. Not something I will order again.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.53/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 341 mL Bottle

Special thanks to a good friend for the bottle as it is not one I would have came across on my own.

A- Pours a bright golden hue topped by a 1/2 finger white head with half-decent retention (better than I had anticipated) and a little bit of lacing on the glass.

S- Faint notes of Sweet Caramel malt and a grassy hoppiness.

T- Sweet Caramel malt and the hoppiness from the aroma but with a sort of odd flavour that I can't quite put in words. Not off-putting, just odd.. Slight skunkiness to the overall flavour

M- Medium body and Moderate carbonation, like a proper Blonde Ale.

O- I can say that I was honestly surprised by this beer; I was half expecting a flavourless dud of a beer but this brew isn't that bad at all. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to acquire it but I would certainly take it over a run-of-the-mill AAL (Bud,Coors, etc.).

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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of MMansfield
2.68/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a case at the NSLC.

Apperance: Pours a typical golden-yellow colour, quite transparent. Fizzy head melts away slowly into a lace ring, then quickly fades away to nothing.

Aroma: Smells of skunky malt and corn, the typical smell of an Macro Lager.

Taste: Tastes as if someone poured 3/4 American Macro Lager and then 1/4 Euro Lager. You have that very european skunky taste, with the typical corn flavoured north american. Not to be too negative, the beer isn't piss liquid. It's not unenjoyable, it's just what you would expect, however. The finish is slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation, not an easy drinking beer. It's strong finish makes this beer difficult for some people, but I personally have grown to like this.

Final Statement: "Vitamin O" as it is refferred to, is a skuny macro lager. There are quite a few people in Nova Scotia who enjoy this, mainly because of it's image as the harsher of the Nova Scotian brews. It's good to enjoy occasionally if you're in the mood for a good old quaffer.

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Photo of rbuisson
1/5  rDev -63.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of hunterjames
2/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of yvonproulx
3.45/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I can't say that I drink a lot of beer, so when I do I like to try new things.
My palate isn't the most advanced in the world but I can't complain about this beer. I live in Nova Scotia and you can't get beer that's more Nova Scotian that this brew.

Easy drinking beer with a rounded taste that never offends. Kinda like a Maritimer.

I'll drink this brew again sometime... I enjoyed it from the bottle

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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of 22Blue
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ramjet62
3.5/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KStark
3/5  rDev +9.1%

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