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

Alexander Keith's Red Amber AleAlexander Keith's Red Amber Ale
BA SCORE
7.4%
Liked This Beer
2.92 w/ 216 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Barraclou on 03-17-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,346
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
216
Liked:
16
Avg:
2.92/5
pDev:
20.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -65.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -57.2%

Photo of Jsmick
1.3/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

This is quite possibly the saddest excuse of a red ale I have ever had in my life. It was dark and appealing upon pouring.

The taste? There was no taste. It tasted like someone dumped food coloring in a Bud Light in an attempt to pass it off as a red ale. I'd have a coke next time instead if offered this.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a small bubbly white head with minimal retention. Aroma of adjunct is mostly dominating. Taste is light on barley and quite strong on adjunct with a dry finish. All in all, this is just another bland offering from those fine folks at Labatt.

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Photo of kabritz
1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of CharlyNovember
1.79/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had on tap, poured with a finger of white head, little retention, some lacing. Glassy copper-red colour, completely translucent. I think I'm giving this one bonus points for appearance for being in one those nice Keith's pint glasses. Smell is bland and boring, not much to say about it. Tastes like it smells,very light malt and that slight chemical astringency very reminiscent of Keith's "IPA" (which, by the way, is not an IPA by any stretch of the imagination). Nothing interesting at all. And the worst part is a repulsive sour aftertaste that lingers for a second or two, almost reminds me of spoiled milk. It's big on the carbonation and has a thin mouth feel, pretty quaffable on that front.
Overall there's nothing ale-ish about this beer, it tastes and smells almost exactly like Kieth's "IPA". I can't call it completely inoffensive, because it kind of is... mostly due to that horrid aftertaste. Avoid if possible.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.97/5  rDev -32.5%
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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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of DrJay
2.04/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clear red/amber with a thin layer of fine beige bubbles topping the beer. A bit of lace, fair head retention. It doesn't smell very good, sour with some fruit and grain aromas. The flavour's a bit better, but still not great. Sweet with very low bitterness, fruity and grainy for the most part. Light to medium bodied with higher than average carbonation, a bit of dryness. I won't be going back to this one.

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Photo of kwjd
2.15/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a bright red colour without any head (or it completely dissipated by the time the waitress brought this to my table). No lacing on the glass. Smells of some mild sweet caramel added to a macro lager. Flavour has a bit of sweetness, almost no bitterness, pretty bland. Carbonation was quite prickly, which wasn't expected since it had no head. I'm pretty sure this only exists so they can have an alternative to Rickard's Red, though it falls way short of mediocre.

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Photo of The-Jolly-Imbiber
2.16/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 473ml can into a conical pint glass.

This beer was quite a let-down. I am very much a lover of red and amber beers, so I was expecting something good. Where to start?

This beer's appearance is a nice, dark red-brown. Head is quite tall, due to the significant carbonation, and it lasted a few minutes. Barely any scent from the head, and still not much after the head had dissipated, except for some faint metallic smell. Moderate to high carbonation level.

I can't get over the taste of this beer. The flavour is nothing special, but the aftertaste is this really off-putting metallic flavour. To be honest, it is bringing to mind the iron taste of blood, like when you bite your lip or something. Obviously not the sort of mental experience you want when you're trying to enjoy a beverage or a meal.

Definitely would not buy this beer again.

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2.17/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of prosper
2.18/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nice brilliantly clear amber/red with a decent head.

Smells faintly of caramel malt sweetness.

Taste is thin and sharp - slight caramel, but nothing really substantial, and not much else going on the malt side. More bitterness than I'd expect, but no real hop flavour. Finishes dry.

Very light mouthfeel.

I don't know what this beer is trying to be. It's like a light lager that sort of wants to bean amber, but in reality - just has a little food colouring in it. It's a feeble attempt, and ultimately, very unsatisfying.

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2.21/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

More of a dark orange than a red colour, with a small but lasting half finger head. Very light smelling. Some sweet scents, but nothing I can specify. Tastes alright. Bit of malts and candy, with a dry aftertaste. Little overcarbonated, almost to the point of being harsh. Not bad, but nothing great either. A rather forgetable ale.

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2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

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Beer rating: 7.4% out of 100 with 216 ratings
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