Alexander Keith's Beer

So while we were waiting for our plane back to NYC we stopped at the bar for a drink to kill some time.

I was looking at the beers on tap when this one caught my eye. Alexander Keith.

I had never heard of it before so I decided to try one out.

It had a golden red color with a decent head. When I took a sip I was kind of shocked. It honestly had hardly any taste to it at all. I mean no taste! No good flavor, no hoppiness, just an incredibly bland and boring beer.

I looked it up and apparently it's made by Labatt's which make sense why I haven't seen it in NYC. I have to say I don't really care for most Labatt beers so it wasn't surprising I didn't like this one either.

It's too bad really because I really liked the shape of the beer glass it was served in.


Unknown said…
I can't testify for the red version you tried, however I grew up in Nova Scotia Canada and what you should have tried is Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale. It is my favorite beer in the world and I would love to be able to get some down here in Phoenix. If you ever find yourself in Halifax, take the brewery tour, it is still made in the same building since the 1700's.
Anonymous said…
I agree with Kevin and am also from NS. Where did you find the Keiths in NYC?
BrendanD said…
Haha, rather a long time after the original posting, but I must agree with the other preceding two. Keiths is quite simply one of the best beers in the world, and pretty much THE drink of the Canadian maritimes. When I visit relatives or friends elsewhere, I'm forced to bring some with me, which they inevitably end up drinking.