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Old 07-16-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Alexander Keith's Amber - Yuck

I'm in Toronto and found a pub with a dozen taps. I figured I'd try something I never heard of. I've never had an amber that lacked flavor like this. It had to be less than 15 IBU. Maybe I'm just used to my Red Rocket clone ambers but I barely finished the pint.

Hey, at least they had Blanche de Chambly on tap.

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Old 07-16-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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OMG that sh!t is so bad and their "IPA" is even worse...

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Old 07-16-2008, 06:57 PM   #3
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That sucks, Did you ask them for any info on it?

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Old 07-16-2008, 07:39 PM   #4
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I'll back that up 100%... What makes it even worse is that they try and advertise themselves as a brewery with tradition. Recently I tried to warn a buddy of mine (who loves good beer) to not bother to try their IPA. He did anyway and had the same reaction as myself, "THIS is an IPA?!?!? It tastes like a watery lager!".

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Old 07-16-2008, 07:39 PM   #5
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kinda has a cidery taste, right?

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Old 07-16-2008, 08:00 PM   #6
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Ya that stuff is pretty terrible. Where did you end up? Beer Bistro is excellent if you haven't been there. I'd also suggest Mill Street or Granite Brewery. Alexander Keiths is not a micro so steer clear of any of their stuff.

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Old 07-16-2008, 08:12 PM   #7
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Oh, it looks like they make a Light Ale too.

...Created in the same vein as Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale, Alexander Keith's Light Ale is light in colour and hopped in flavour. Available only in Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick, Keith's Light Ale is known as a light tasting ale whose subtle black licorice/anise notes contribute to its character. In terms of flavour, Alexander Keith's Light Ale is known for its clean bitterness, slightly sweet/malty flavour and light body. It is also smooth and well balanced, with a light ester undertone which gives Keith's Light Ale its floral/fruity nose.

Alexander Keith's Light Ale is only brewed in Nova Scotia and is a great complement to the region's most popular beer, Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale. With an alcohol content of 4% by volume, it has a very clean taste that makes it a highly drinkable beer...
I think this stands out "light tasting...light body...clean taste makes it highly drinkable"

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I've had the "IPA" and it is indeed heinous.

I tried to get my hands on a Ten-Penny right before it was discontinued just to have another awful Maritime brew.

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It was at some place on Yonge St a few blocks from Bloor called Elephant and Castle. Prior to that I had 2 or 5 pints at C'est What (35 taps, all Canadian). Honestly I don't remember what I had but the beers were all good. I did walk past BeerBistro and it looked a little stuffy so I kept walking. Keith's amber was like an unhopped, dried out English Mild. Coors light has more malt flavor.

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Beer Bistro definitely tries to be stuffy but they have a great beer selection, they have the beer list on the website. They are even carrying some of the more popular US micros. Not a lot of Canadian stuff but there is some stuff from Ontario. I'd rather go to Mill Street personally.
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