Alexander Keith's Premium White | Alexander Keith's

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Alexander Keith's Premium WhiteAlexander Keith's Premium White
BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Shadman on 03-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
54
Avg:
2.81
pDev:
21.71%
 
 
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of Bythepint
4.7/5  rDev +67.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer I have had in a long time. I like a sure bet. The taste of this beer is well researched. It is fancy with its seville orange flavour, yet it does not have a bitter aftertaste. It has a full aroma and taste without being heavy and filling. I haven't bought anything else since I first tried it a month ago. I find there is something mysterious about it.
Tank you Keith, I like the way you think!

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Photo of HangingJohnny
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of atr2605
2.97/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a hazy straw color with a white head with pretty short retention
S-Fairly soft aroma that has a bit of malt with lemon
T-mild malt profile with a citrus, and spice in the finishes. Finish is clean with no bitterness
M-light bodied
O-Overall not a bad brew. It's not the best witbier but good for macro. Would have again

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Photo of aceparadis
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.83/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served to me blind by @LaitueGonflable. It took me a while to guess it was a witbier, which is not a good sign. The scores and comments reflect when I was unaware of what style it was meant to be.

Pours a slightly hazy, pleasant golden hue, with a fine film of white across the top of the glass. Some patchy lace and a surprising heft to the body means it stays around. Fine carbonation. Looks pretty good, overall.

Nose is mellow and slightly grainy, with the suggestion of sweetness. Slight almost-funk to it, giving it a touch of hay and barnyard, and perhaps a little acidity. It has a horsey, husky character that smells a little reminiscent of a rice lager as well. Not huge, but it's not unpleasant.

Taste is flat and a little empty, with a twinge of brusque bitterness on the back, that echoes a little like aluminium foil. Mostly light, but relatively clean and bright. It's not going to win anyone over in the flavour department, but it's not unpleasant.

Yeah, it's pretty dull, but it's smooth and quite drinkable. Could use a little more crispness, but there's a place for a mellow, smooth but tasteless beer as well.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of irishkyle21
2/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.09/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a pretty nice looking hazy yellow color with a sticky white head on top. The retention is decent, and the lacing it quite nice also. The smell of the beer is a little on the weak side, it's got just a light soft grain aroma to it. Smelled like a summer beer to me. The taste kind of gave off a pumpkin spice flavor. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall it's a decent brew, I found it to be drinkable. I wouldn't turn it down.

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Photo of SebD
3.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy pale yellow/golden color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down quite fast and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrus and oranges, spices and some wheat.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice citrusy and orange taste, light spices and wheat and a bit of corn.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with fairly bland flavors and aromas.

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Photo of bigox420
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of rbuisson
4/5  rDev +42.3%

Photo of Exiled
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +42.3%

Photo of RedAleMan
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Stocean1
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - poured a two finger fluffy white head with decent retention, patchy lacing, cloudy wheat orange colour.

Smell is wheat and citrus - orange peel

Taste follows the nose with some lemon zest, pepper and coriander - a little bit artificial tasting.

Mouth is light to medium bodied, pretty smooth, little bitterness.

Overall,this is a drinkable wheat that is cheap and readily available. Again, this would be a B if it wasn't a macro. Definitely worth grabbing at the patio of a bar only serving macro brews.

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Photo of ReelBigwigFish
2.92/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

My buddy took a trip to Canada a few weeks ago and brought some beer back with him.

A: Doesn't look too special, until I looked this beer up, I had no idea it was supposed to be a wheat beer, I thought it was just a pale lager. Slightly hazy golden color with fluffy head, no lacing.

S: Smells like a lager with the slightest hints at citrus and spices.

T: The wheat beer flavor is almost coming through upon many swishes. Extremely subdued orange flavors followed by adjunct lager-esque malt. Regardless, it's still enjoyable and refreshing. Just not really living up to the style.

M: Highly carbonated, crisp, refreshing, finishes the littlest bit dry.

O: Glad I got to try it, but wouldn't seek this out at a store. I'm sure Canada has much better beers to offer.

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Photo of
2.05/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - It does not look like a white beer. It is yellow and vaguely cloudy with a slightly larger head than you would see on a regular Keith's.

Smell - It doesn't smell like a white beer either. A bit a bread, maybe some citrus in there. Not really much to describe, sort of weak on aroma. Strange for such an aromatic style.

Taste - Surprise! It doesn't taste like a white beer. Goes down like water. Somehwere in there you can catch a hint of the fruity esters of a white beer, but you can also taste the corn-like sweetness of an adjunct lager.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.53/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

341ml Bottle

Appearance - Hazy gold colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. I can't make out much carbonation due to the haziness and there is a fair amount of lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes.

Smell – Breads/grains, faint oranges/bananas/all spice, a skunkiness

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 are also light notes of oranges/bananas/all spice - but not a whole lot. It finishes with a grainy aftertaste with some hints of oranges and spice.

Overall – It tasted like a basic adjunct beer with some spices thrown in. There are so many other beers that I would rather be drinking.. I wouldn't buy this again.

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Photo of marty21
3.06/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cloudy golden/orange with two fingers worth of creamy white head. Settles to a solid cap and left a decent amount of lacing.

S: Orange citrus with a faint smell of bananas in the background. It’s very sweet. It also has a tiny macro adjunct smell in the finish as well.

T: Oranges, a bit of bananas and faint spices for the most part. It does have some macro adjunct qualities in the end as well. The taste is a bit thin.

M: Light carbonation with a light body.

O: There’s not much to say about this beer. It’s just average. I would probably drink this at a bar that didn’t have craft beer but that’s about it.

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Photo of Converge
2.93/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Nice big two-and-a-half finger head of billowy white foam. Really hazy orange-yellow color. Very nice retention on the head too, with excellent lacing.

S - The smell is rather simple, mostly made up of light malt and wheat like undertone. Slight sweetness is present as well.

T - A lot of citrusy flavour upfront, with a distinct wheat taste as well. Quite predictable, but not bad. Overall flavor is a bit dry, and lacks something. Finishes with a surprisingly hoppy punch.

M - A lot of carbonation here, and rather medium-bodied. Works fairly well with the beer. Finishes very dry.

D - Overall, not really an exceptional beer at all. It's enjoyable, and really easy to drink; just nothing special.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.36/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Ok, bought this one as a deal. 2 cans for 4$.

The beer is yellow color and hazy. There is some orange notes in the color too. Nice looking beer. The head is cloudy looking but disappear quickly. Aroma is fruity but low notes of spices. Average aroma, it would gain at being more smelly :). On the taste, the beer is more intense. Fruity (citrus). No bitterness. Refreshing. This is good for summer day. Cheap refreshing beer. Not at all of sipping. Drinkability is high.

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Photo of Sammy
1.99/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A poor beer and extremely weak representation of the style. Pours light bodied with lots of carbonation, and a bit of retained head. Cheesy aroma, weak mouthfeel with carbonation a bit agressive. I cannot drink much of this and it became a drain pour. Decidedly he worst of the Alexander Keith series.

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Photo of kwjd
2.13/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at a bar without anything good. I haven't had Keith's White in a long time, so maybe my memory was wrong of how bad this was. Pours a hazy yellow with almost no head and no lacing. Smell has a tiny bit of orange with a lot of grainy malt. If I was smelling this blind, I would have not guess this was a wheat beer. Flavour is pretty similar to a macro lager. What a useless beer. If you need to drink a macro white beer, go with Rickard's, which is 100 times better.

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Alexander Keith's Premium White from Alexander Keith's
2.81 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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