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Old 08-01-2006, 12:51 PM   #11
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Would a kolsch or steam beer be close?
No, both of those can be good, tasty beers that I would drink any time.

Keiths I Pee, Eh has no taste above and beyond what any other megaswill does. Find a Budmillercoors clone and make that.
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flavor/finishing Hops in a Kieth's are what? Cascade? And while I agree Kieth's is pretty much mega swill it does taste better than most and I think it's the diff hops which makes it seem diff that LMBMC beers. Even though they use corn I beleive they must mash at 153 or so since their does seem to be slighty more body than a Canadian, etc.

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Old 08-02-2006, 02:25 AM   #13
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A few months ago, the Alexanders Keith's commercial spokesman ( an irate Scotsman character type guy) was arrested for posession of child pornography. Not sure of what is going on with the court case right now....
Its a decent beer, but not better than the average Canadian type beer...not really an IPA..but its ok. Now, when I see it on the shelf, I pass it for something else. Its not like it was the CEO that was charged...but can't bring myself to buy it.

Try Moosehead beer...from Nova Scotia as well....and better too !

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flavor/finishing Hops in a Kieth's are what? Cascade? And while I agree Kieth's is pretty much mega swill it does taste better than most and I think it's the diff hops which makes it seem diff that LMBMC beers. Even though they use corn I beleive they must mash at 153 or so since their does seem to be slighty more body than a Canadian, etc.
Hey..ever had Kokanee?
Its made from water from some glacier type lake...where Trudeau's son was tragically killed.
They never found the body...maybe they should rename it "Trudeau".
I am not sure of the hops to use for that type of flavour though....
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Hey..ever had Kokanee?
Its made from water from some glacier type lake...where Trudeau's son was tragically killed.
They never found the body...maybe they should rename it "Trudeau".
I am not sure of the hops to use for that type of flavour though....

Hops? Beer? I thought kokanee was just carbonated glacier water. Brewed right...in the kootneys!
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Alexander Keith's is an absolutely awful IPA. Let me restate the it is NOT an IPA. I just returned from Vancouver where I tried this swine piss, horrible. It is a lager or a pilsner, and not a good version of those styles.

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Alexander Keith's is an absolutely awful IPA. Let me restate the it is NOT an IPA. I just returned from Vancouver where I tried this swine piss, horrible. It is a lager or a pilsner, and not a good version of those styles.
You resurrected a nearly 4 year old thread to tell us that?

It's not good. We agree!
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Alexander Keith's is an absolutely awful IPA. Let me restate the it is NOT an IPA. I just returned from Vancouver where I tried this swine piss, horrible. It is a lager or a pilsner, and not a good version of those styles.
Well, compared to what Stone or Dogfish think is an IPA, Keith's isn't even remotely the same.

However, Keith's isn't anything like Bud or Coors either.

Keith's is very smooth, no bitterness and an incredible nutty aftertaste.

I'd LOVE to get a recipe for Keith's IPA.

Anyone?
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Yeah Keith's is not a good representation of an IPA, yet I do like the beer. I grew up on the east coast of Canada and used to drink Keith's all the time (before I brewed and broadened my beer horizons). I still like a nice cold Keith's when go home to visit.

If I were to try to make a clone I would start with 2 row, some crystal 10 and maybe add some biscuit, keep it around 15-20 IBUs. Use a very clean yeast (like Kolsch Ale) on the low end of the fermentation temp range.

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A few months ago, the Alexanders Keith's commercial spokesman ( an irate Scotsman character type guy) was arrested for posession of child pornography. Not sure of what is going on with the court case right now....
Its a decent beer, but not better than the average Canadian type beer...not really an IPA..but its ok. Now, when I see it on the shelf, I pass it for something else. Its not like it was the CEO that was charged...but can't bring myself to buy it.

Try Moosehead beer...from Nova Scotia as well....and better too !
Actually Moosehead is from Saint John, New Brunswick. Keith's is crap, but the original recipe looks like it would be good, it's housed at a local University in their special collections.

Next time I go to school I will try and find it.

Sorry for the bump but this thread showed up in a search
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