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Alexander Keith's Light AleAlexander Keith's Light Ale
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Alexander Keith's Light AleAlexander Keith's Light Ale

Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 03-17-2002

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by Seanont:
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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My review is based on the fact it's a light beer and is the Keiths brewed in Canada, a decent beer for tossing back 6 or more, much better then drinking Bud light or Coors light.

For a light beer it has some flavor and is easy drinking. Claims to be a ale but I find it some between an Ale and a lager.

Over all a decent light beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of tigg924
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: light gold in color, 1 inch head, high carbonation, clear

Smell: sweet corn and other adjuncts

Taste: sweet corn and other adjuncts

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with light bitterness on the end

Drinkability: This drinks more like a light lager than an APA. If you want a light beer, you could certainly do worse. This one is not half bad if you compare it to others in the light lager style. Take away the style and this is one I would only go to if craving the style though—which would not be often.

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Photo of ahugenerd
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of StayCeeJay
4.5/5  rDev +54.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.23/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Bottle: Poured a super light yellow color lager with a small bubbly head with no retention. Aroma of lightly sweet malt with typical adjunct notes. Taste is also dominated by lightly sweet adjunct and not much else. Body is extremely light with not much else noticeable. Bad boring and bland like most other light beer.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
1.86/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Had a free pint of this beer at a release party (now available in Ontario).

This beer pours a very light brown colour with some visible carbonation and very little head that disappeared quickly.

The nose had next to nothing to offer. If I was blindfolded and didn't know I had a beer in front of me, I likely couldn't have told you what was in the pint glass.

The taste was very bland without no discernible palate. Although "taste" isn't generally expected from a light beer, this was was definitely in the lighter end of the range. A very, very, slight grainy taste.

Mouth feel was ok, not as over-carbonated as Keith's "IPA", which was nice, but that was about the only pleasant thing about this beer. I would not buy this again.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5


Appearance - Clear pale yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a lower than average amount of carbonation and there is a fair amount of lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes.

Smell – Breads/grains, light hops, light honey

Taste & Mouth - The beer comes across as slightly thin and watery and there is an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains and corn. There is also a slight amount of hops and a bit of a honey sweetness.

Overall – Not much exciting going on here.. tastes like just about every other light adjunct lager on the market. It wasn't offensive in any way though. Might make a decent beer for an entire day of drinking on a hot summer day..

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Photo of nighthawk
2.23/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale yellow, clear, lots of carbonation visible. White head dissipates to a ring quickly.
Smells grassy, with a little corn.
Tastes grassy, bit of corn, pungent hop bitterness on the finish. Not much to the taste.
Body is very thin, almost watery. Carbonation provides a clean, crisp bite.
Somewhat refreshing, but too thin.

This is a light beer, so everything is fairly toned down. If it were in a category specifically for lights, this beer could get higher marks as it does have some flavour. But as an APA, it comes across as bland and watery.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.72/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An excellent light, well above the lawnmower lights in the USA. Its too bad this light is not imported into this country especially since light beer outsells normal beer. Brewed in Halifax, NS and available in at least eastern Canada.

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Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of JasonThaler
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of sclitch
1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of andrenaline
2.47/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This was left-over from a party, and was part of their holiday mixer pack.

A - Pours a pale golden straw colour, thin layer of head with no retention or lacing.

S - Musty bread, grassy notes and sweet corn.

T - Again, the bready notes dominate, followed by the leafy and grassy notes, they're too mild to be labelled hop notes though. Sweet corn lingers on the palette.

M - Appears thin, but fills up on the tongue and finishes wet. Probably the only thing this beer has going for it.

O - A poor excuse for an APA, though a touch better than Coors Light or the like. I would never buy this on my own, unless all other avenues have been exhausted.

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Photo of JobiWanKenob
3.47/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very good light beer, several steps above your average mass-produced light beer. If it were readily available where i live i would purchase it regularly.

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Photo of hwwty4
3.27/5  rDev +12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz can into my Chimay chalice. This beer pours a straw yellow with just a slight head. It kind of surprised me that the head was kind of minimal. No lacing at all, as was to be expected. The aroma is sweet corn and grass. The taste follows suit pretty much to a tee. The mouthfeel is crisp and dry. Straight forward with not a whole lot of body. All and in all one of the better light beers.

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Photo of MMansfield
2/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got a bottle from my mother during a visit.

Appearance: Pours a light straw yellow with a fluffy bone white cap diminishing quickly to a slight lacey ring. Bubbles leaping out of the glass.

Aroma: Not much here, mostly corn and medicinal smells. Not as offensive as some light beers.

Taste: Musty grains and a nice corn bite, other than that, pretty damn bland.

Mouthfeel: Sharp, fizzy, and standard.

Final Statement: It's Keiths, but with less flavour. Not sure if that's a bad thing though. Not recommended.

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Photo of rbuisson
4/5  rDev +37%

Photo of LoudRed
3.23/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdfb79
3.79/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not too bad. Easy to drink and some nice flavor to it.

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Photo of Huffs
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of warheel
3.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

While in Canada my wife took a liking to this beer, and on a return trip I bought a sixer to take back with me. As an aside, at the airport there was some question as to whether the airline was going to allow me to take a duffel bag of beer bottles on the plane, and while waiting for their decision, one of the Canadian security people said, "at least you are taking home good beer."

This is definitely one of the better light beers around. Too bad they don't sell it in the States. It's actually got a taste!

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Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev +2.7%

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