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

Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Barraclou on 03-17-2006

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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of kevinlater
2.76/5  rDev -5.8%
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 -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of papat444
3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Flashback #275

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Photo of Bunman3
2.77/5  rDev -5.5%
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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Photo of OneTuffPony
3.32/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ricknelson
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monticristo23
3.11/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kevofficiel
2.83/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.4/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sathanas
3.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Ryansenkowski
3.71/5  rDev +26.6%
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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Photo of kp2517
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Mack
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of mbnolan77
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of JasonThaler
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of pharmerdoc
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of lancerific
4.8/5  rDev +63.8%

Photo of FrankShirley
2.48/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of muskiesman
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of lgmol
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.83/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Sampled a pint on tap at the Black Swan in Calgary. The color is not good, a murky root beer-like brown with bronze highlights, none of the rich ruby red character one should get in well-executed examples of the style. Aroma was the expected coarse grain and light grape character one gets in many macro-brewed ales (and lagers ... One could certainly be forgiven for assuming this was a cold-fermented brew without prior knowledge of its ale designation). Maybe a hint of butterscotch as well. Palate is similarly uninspired although to be honest I expected this to taste worse based on the visual and olfactory assessment. Light brown sugar (very light) with bread-like malts winking in and out, unripe pears or apples, cherry chewing gum, not super sweet and even a tad tangy, but with no hop aroma or flavor to speak of. Overly carbonated, which mutes the already subtle flavors, thin-bodied and featuring some husky notes in the finish (and again, no hops to speak of). Not worth trying in my view, although I'd drink this before its pale "IPA" stablemate.

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Alexander Keith's Red Amber Ale from Alexander Keith's
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 218 ratings
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