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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Alexander Keith's - Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale

Dead Soldier 
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale
Keith's Brewing Company
1496 Lower Market Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
St. Louis, MO USA
Est. 1820 

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.4 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Mahogany brown with some reddish tinges of color.
Malty sweet nose bouquet with fruit, honey and biscuit notes.

Tan head, one finger high, covers by half glass and leaves little lacing.
Silky malty taste with a touch of honey. A bit on the sweet side by glass end.
Modest carbonation.
Medium bodied with silky mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Not a whole lot of information on the label, it prompted me to 'dig' farther on the internet. Nope, not a lot of info, even on their website. I have to wonder, if they have been around this long (1820) why haven't I heard of them?

The website is clearly Canadian. It forces you to select a Provence when asking your age information. I am from the US, so I chose randomly to enter. Very little on the site in information and nothing about this ale in particular. I am even conflicted and a bit suspicious that the bottom of the front bottle label says, " A Keith's Brewing Co. - St. Louis MO" Last time I checked, Missouri aint part of any Canadian Provence's.  Hmmmm.

Jury is still out for me, at least until I can find out more about this brewer. Sufficed to say that I enjoyed this ale, but found it a bit too sweet by the end of the glass. A good one-off try at your local watering hole, should you come across it, sometime.

Hup! Wait a grave digging radar was up after all. Shoulda' known - - -  
Alexander Keith's is a Canadian brewery founded in 1820 in Halifax, Nova Scotia making it one of the oldest commercial breweries in all of North America. It was founded by Alexander Keith who emigrated from Scotland in 1817. Today, the brewery is under the control of Labatt, a subsidiary of Anheuser–Busch InBev, formerly Interbrew. The brewery also produces Oland Brewery beers, distributed in Eastern Canada.

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