Alexander Keith's Red Amber Ale | Alexander Keith's

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

Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's
Nova Scotia, Canada
keiths.ca

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Barraclou on 03-17-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
214
Reviews:
87
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
20.91%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
30
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0
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Photo of staubot
3.38/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of rugene
2.92/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Squeezyq
3.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
2.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of garyloveman
2.31/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Boo-urns
3.73/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayQue
3.49/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!!!

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Photo of robebo44
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of colbyfalk
4.47/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -chii-
3.76/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MetalCath
2.6/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stella77artois
3.46/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of binno
2.74/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VbolieuV
2.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Poljazz22
2.27/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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...

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Photo of fortyfield
2.82/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.97/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Slightly hazy copper color with moderate activity. Faint creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with poor legs. Flavors of corn syrup, faint noble hops, dark malts. Thick sweetness, a little sharp. Slick medium to full body with extra prickly carbonation. Light finish that shortly lingers with grassy notes and sweet grainy sugary toffee feel. Overall bad quality craft. Very faint watery flavors. Unbalanced, too syrupy. Bland, a little flat, lacks freshness. Adjunct feel.

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Photo of Mlkluther
2.17/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Isaac420L
2.73/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Long813
2.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kestik
3.68/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevinlater
2.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of Nrod
2.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of papat444
3.03/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Flashback #275

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Photo of Bunman3
2.77/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

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