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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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:
216
Reviews:
87
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
20.56%
 
 
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4.47/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev +38%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

CANned beer from CANada in support of the CANQuest! CAN you believe it?!?

My pour created a lovely two fingers' worth of light-tan head with good retention. Color was a lovely deep amber with ruby highlights, in fact closer to deep red than amber, with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a slight tang along with its malty sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium with a raspberry-like sweet/tart flavor on the tongue. Finish was mild, still sweet-tart, very tasty. Decent lacing throughout. Frankly, I really liked this and would definitely set some room aside in my cooler for it, if I could get it regularly.

From the CAN: "Using only the finest ingredients, Alexander Keith brewed slowly, carefully, taking the time to get it right. Today, we still brew his Family of Fine Beers his way, only in Nova Scotia. Those who like it, like it a lot."

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3.92/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taken in context this is probably the best brew I've had since arriving in eastern Canada. They advertise 2 cans of this in my box of IPA from Alexander Keiths. It has a reddish hue around the edges and copper in the core. Smell is sweet malts and a subtle baked bread in the distance.

This was very refreshing and has a wonderfully quick snap of bitterness and carbonation to keep it clean and drinkable. The sweetness is mostly up front and reminds me of dark hard candy with some brown sugar. The sweet side is hardly the story here though as a quck fizzy and sharp carbonation holds it together and allows the hops to bring it full circle.

I just hope I can find this at the JK's pool hall tonight. Oh well, If not I can't go wrong with some Alpine or Molson Canadian. This my friends is a winner and would seek this out if I return to this area again soon.

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark brown, big head, medium carbonation, clear

Smell: toasted malt

Taste: caramel, toasted malt, and hops towards the end

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, smooth, medium high carbonation, with a slightly bitter end

Drinkability: I actually really like this. It is a nice and smooth amber and could session it. I think it is the breweries best and think of it as a Canadian treat.

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3.73/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: dark copper with very little head and small spots of lacing.
S: crystal malts and moderate noble hops. Clean.
T: similar to the nose. Malty sweetness up front with crisp bitterness in the finish. Minimal hop flavour.
M: fairly thin, highly carbonated.
O: decent beer to pair with my blue cheese burger but unimpressive overall.

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

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3.65/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The appearance is excellent. Dark, reddish and cloudy. Good head. Great cascading color. The smell is sweet and citrusy.

As far as taste goes I found it to be excellent. It's sweet, smooth and goes down great. The mouthfeel was super smooth but a bit flat though.

Overall, this is a great Canadian beer that I would order any time I get the chance to. It's a great red.

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3.52/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alexander Keith's Brewery was founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1820 and is therefore one of the oldest commercial breweries in North America. It was founded by Alexander Keith who emigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1817. Today, the brewery is owned by Labatt, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev. Keith's produces an India Pale Ale, Red Amber Ale, Premium White, Light Ale, and Keith's Dark Ale previously known as Stag's Head Stout for Canadian beer drinkers. Keith's also produces its Nova Scotia Style Pale Ale, Nova Scotia Style Lager, and Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale for the US market. Keith's has also produced a Harvest Ale, and Tartan Ale as seasonal brews.

On this occasion we sampled Keith's Red Amber Ale which is 5.0% alcohol by volume, in a 473 ml can.

This is a great looking ale which pours a beautiful mahogany colour, with about 2 centimeters of off white head. The head lasts for quite a while and leaves some lacing down the glass. There isn't much of an aroma to it, just a faint sweet malt. The Red Amber Ale ("RAA") is lightly carbonated with a light/medium body. The taste is respectable with a slightly sweet malt coming through and a clean finish. In all, there is certainly nothing offensive about RAA, but aside from the beautiful colour, nothing to really distinguish it either. I would certainly drink it again, but there's just not enough here to elevate it into the ranks of my favourites.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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