Alexander Keith's Harvest Ale

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Postby mintjellie » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:21 am

I've already subjected myself to the horror of Keiths Dark. This can't be any worse. I'd give it a go if I came across it.
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Postby phirleh » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:21 pm

Is this out in Nova Scotia? My brother is down in Cape Breton for the nest week and I told him to look out for it.
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Postby Lecocq » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:08 pm

Just seen at The Beer Store that the 24's of Keiths IPA has a 473 ml man of Harvest Ale included. I can't justify buying the 24 bottles of IPA to get the 1 can of Harvest Ale that I am curious to try!!
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Postby Bobbyok » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:05 pm

phirleh wrote:Is this out in Nova Scotia? My brother is down in Cape Breton for the nest week and I told him to look out for it.

Showing up in a few stores now. Haven't seen any myself, but the listings here show it in a few Cape Breton stores:

http://www.mynslc.com/Products/PID-1012385

Given the volumes they're showing for both single cans and twelve packs, I think we can confirm there's no way this is coming from the old brewery.
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Postby tuqueboy » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:27 pm

Lecocq wrote:Just seen at The Beer Store that the 24's of Keiths IPA has a 473 ml man of Harvest Ale included. I can't justify buying the 24 bottles of IPA to get the 1 can of Harvest Ale that I am curious to try!!

it'll also be available on draft in some places in ontario, b.c. and of course n.s.
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Postby wilco » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:10 am

Tried this last night at the Pour House (Dupont and Spadina). Didn't know whether to have high or low expectations. Definitely lots of malt. Nice robust amber colour, roasted malts and a little nutty. Really thin though, with a weak chocolate finish. Very little hops, especially when served at really cold temperature. It's okay, but finishing the pint seemed like work. But coming from a brewer like Keith's, this is really surprising (especially considered how they routinely butcher styles). Doing a blind tasting with similar beers like the Wellington Dark would be an interesting experiment.
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Postby Malcolm » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:00 am

wilco wrote: Doing a blind tasting with similar beers like the Wellington Dark would be an interesting experiment.


I had a Welly Dark (County Ale) last night at Opera Bob's. Still held it's own but I sure wish I could find it on cask somewhere, as that's where it really shines.
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Postby Bobbyok » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:44 pm

Tried the Keith's Harvest tonight. I can't even give it a "pretty good for Keith's" rating. This is Keith's plus enough brewer's caramel to put it between the Red Amber and the Dark. Either that or a blend of those two. Without even trying it I put Moosehead's Cask Ale ahead of this attempt by Keith's in the "faux craft" wars.
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Postby JesseM » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:51 pm

Bobbyok wrote:Without even trying it I put Moosehead's Cask Ale ahead of this attempt by Keith's in the "faux craft" wars.


I'm reserving judgement until the release of Rickard's Quad.
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Postby G.M. Gillman » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:34 pm

Just had it on draft. Indeed it does taste like it might be a blend of other beers made by Keith's. It's okay - well made commercial beer - but doesn't offer much of interest for craft beer devotees IMO.

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Postby Timmy » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:05 am

I tried it last night and def was not impressed. Had a bizarre metallic after taste that could have been from the tap or lines so I will try again if I'm ever offered a bottle.
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Postby cratez » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:21 pm

For any London and area Towellers who are interested in trying this beer, it's currently on tap at the city's resident fake Brit pub, The Waltzing Weasel. Cheers
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Postby El Pinguino » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:01 pm

Had this earleir in the week. It's drinkable, moreso than most keith's. Not a horrible abomination like Keith's dark. But not worth "sekking out" either.
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Postby Belgian » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:59 pm

Yeah, Keiths introduces any new beer to 'Harvest' your money.
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Postby northyorksammy » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:01 am

and take advantage of what "ale"s you

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