Alexander Keith's Red Amber Ale
Alexander Keith's

Alexander Keith's Red Amber AleAlexander Keith's Red Amber Ale
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From:
Alexander Keith's
 
Nova Scotia, Canada
Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #453
ABV:
5%
Score:
69
Ranked #30,641
Avg:
2.94 | pDev: 20.07%
Ratings:
221
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 23, 2020
Added:
Mar 17, 2006
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  33
SCORE
69
Poor
Alexander Keith's Red Amber AleAlexander Keith's Red Amber Ale
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3.36 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON) on Dec 23, 2020
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3.29/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by rapayn01 from Kentucky

I had this on draft at on Ottawa pizza parlor on Bank Street. It was OK, if you like malty and slightly sweet amber ales. Personally, I prefer a bit more hop in mine.

Sep 19, 2018
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3.02/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Act25 from New Jersey

A) nice color, fast head a splash of lace.
S) Malt cola.
T) More malt cola, with a double cola finish. Tho not cloying, it’s sweet. Low quality red ale.
F) Thin and feel the sugar on my teeth.
O) Hoped for more, but satisfying quick beer at Montreal airport.

May 31, 2018
 
3.62 by Deca from Canada (PE) on Apr 24, 2018
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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Not good.

Apr 08, 2018
 
3.1 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS) on Nov 07, 2017
 
3.5 by PCPhil from Canada (QC) on Nov 06, 2017
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3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by davidward from Florida

Just an average red ale.

Jul 20, 2017
 
2.84 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC) on Jul 08, 2017
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3.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by staubot from Canada (MB)

Have not tried this one before so gave it a shot poured from a bottle. Look was a clear rich golden brown with a One finger head with some lacing. Smelled of some malt and floral. The taste started the let Down however. Nothing paticularly special and didn't scream red ale to me. Fell flat as far as enjoyment once started to drink it.

Dec 30, 2016
 
3 by rugene from Canada (QC) on Dec 03, 2016
 
3.34 by Squeezyq from Canada (ON) on Nov 07, 2016
 
2.35 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on Oct 11, 2016
 
2.31 by garyloveman from Massachusetts on Jul 06, 2016
 
3.73 by Boo-urns from Canada (ON) on Jul 05, 2016
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3.49/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JayQue from Virginia

This beer is more true to style than Alexander Keith's IPA but it is still fairly mediocre. Average white head and retention, some lacing and a nice reddish amber color. Smell is mild sweet malt. Taste is more of the same, sweet caramel malt, a little toffee, fairly mild. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. There are better Red Ales out there, in Nova Scotia!!!

Jun 19, 2016
 
3 by robebo44 from Virginia on Jun 03, 2016
 
4.47 by colbyfalk from Canada (MB) on May 26, 2016
 
3.76 by -chii- from Canada (QC) on May 23, 2016
 
2.6 by MetalCath from Canada (QC) on Mar 17, 2016
 
3.46 by stella77artois from New York on Feb 11, 2016
 
2.74 by binno from Canada (ON) on Feb 07, 2016
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2.78/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

Pretty stander amber color with an almost non-existent head. Bread in the nose, also smell of hard water. Tastes really watered down, with a really subtle sweet malt taste but almost unnoticeable.

Feb 06, 2016
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2.27/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by Poljazz22 from Canada (QC)

From473 ml can
The color is a nice red copper. Head ( pale cream) disappears instantly. Fizzy and watery. Some malt and a bit of hops Salt? Better than a Bud but not by much...

Feb 01, 2016
 
2.82 by fortyfield from Canada (ON) on Jan 18, 2016
 
2.17 by Mlkluther from Canada (AB) on Dec 16, 2015
 
2.73 by Isaac_L95 from Canada (ON) on Nov 15, 2015
 
2.48 by Long813 from Canada (ON) on Nov 14, 2015
 
3.68 by kestik from Canada (ON) on Oct 25, 2015
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2.76/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by kevinlater from Canada (ON)

on tap at twelveighty, mcmaster university, hamilton, ontario. sep 29 2015

a: dark red, transparent beer with almost-white head

s: caramel with a bit of raisin

t: a quick showing of the raisin notes, then fades out into a very faint caramel presence. essentially, the beer is nearly tasteless

m: light-bodied with moderate carbonation. not watery

o: nothing offensive but nothing interesting

Sep 30, 2015
 
2.54 by Nrod from Argentina on Aug 24, 2015
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3.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by papat444 from Canada (QC)

Flashback #275

Aug 19, 2015
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2.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

Keith's Red. Not nearly as tasty as Rickard's Red. If nothing else, it has a bit of caramel malt to give it the appearance of flavour. There is a bit of sweetness, but it really does nothing to stand out in any way. I order this when options are limited in the pub.

Aug 07, 2015
 
3.32 by OneTuffPony from Canada (ON) on Aug 05, 2015
 
3.5 by ricknelson from Vermont on Jul 07, 2015
 
3.11 by monticristo23 from Canada (ON) on Jun 17, 2015
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2.83/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

Alexander Keith's Red Amber Ale:

The look of it: Very red on the light. More on the brown side when it is not on the light. Light carbonation with no finger at all

The smell of it: Very sweet, some caramel I guess. The smell if ok for a red ale

The taste of it: Still very sweet. A touch of caramel. Very light also on the aftertaste. A bit of sour on it.

So overall would I recommend it? Sure, why not.... It is not a bad beer but for a red ale Im sure there is much better, there is nothing special about that beer but it is ok

Jun 16, 2015
 
3.4 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Apr 30, 2015
 
3.49 by Sathanas from Canada (AB) on Apr 19, 2015
 
2.94 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jan 30, 2015
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Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 221 ratings