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Rickard's Red - Molson Coors Canada

Rickard's RedRickard's Red

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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 18.89%


Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Crafted using three different malted barleys, Pacific Northwest hops and the finest Brewer's Caramel, Rickard's Red is exceptionally flavorful with a smooth finish. Enjoy Canada's favorite red beer with its proud pub heritage served cold in a pint glass.

Brewed using three different malt barleys, Pacific Northwest hops, and the finest Brewer's Caramel.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2001)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Picked this up for just a buck at the House of 1,000 beers. I am going to try and not let the fact this is a coors product sway my review.

A - As expected the 1/4 inch of head fizzes out rather quickly in this on with just a thin layer remaining. The color is quite a deep amber brown color.
S - Mildly skunky and lager like with very little hops or sweet malts I can detect.
T - A very interesting bit of biscuit like malts, leading to a touch of pilsner like hops, and it finishes rather tame with no noticeable metallic twang. Not bad.
M - Light to medium pretty big body for the BMC boys.

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CalgaryFMC

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had a pint on tap at a Calgary neighborhood pub, following another pint of its white stable mate. Was considering an attempt at the whole Rickard's rainbow but perhaps fortunately there were only the two most common options. This red lager is an attractive amber red hue, more red than brown, and is highly carbonated. As is so often the case with decent but not earth-shatteringly good macrobrews, the aroma is not unpleasant but is faint and takes some work to discern: I get some caramel, red fruit, and some citrus hop notes against a toasty malt backbone but the whole thing is downplayed. Taste was astonishingly fruity in this example, a bright sweet cherry gum flavor along with another form of rounded corny sweetness, bramble fruits, and some subdued caramel that follows the nose. Some tangy spice accompanies a fairly watery body and a minimally bitter finish with metallic, cardboard, and sour apple notes, although frankly I have tasted worse faults in micro-brewed red/amber ales. Other examples I have tried had a dry nut character. There's some technical proficiency here but little true artistry unless one deems the emphasis on fruit and medicinal notes to be a unique feature of this particular exemplar. Personally, I'd like more caramel/crystal malt and hops to provide balance. Color me conservative.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 03:32:08 | More by CalgaryFMC
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Re-Review since I figured I might as well write something about a beer I've been drinking for years. 473 ml can from LCBO as part of taster's pack (to do a review). Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Transparent reddish brown colored beer spilled into the glass with some bubbles present and 3+ fingers of off-white head that only receded somewhat quickly. Head was rocky and left some lacing. Looks particularly inviting given the recent weather here.

Smell - Slight malts, maybe the faint sweetness of maple syrup or caramel and a slight hop bite in there too. Most of the scents are subdued. There is a metallicness in the nose too, that is not really offputting, but still there. The farther into the glass you get the beer becomes more bready smelling and a faint whiff of alcohol is present too.

Taste - Similar to the nose, again rather subdued with a little bit more bitterness on the back end but finishes smooth.

Mouthfeel - A little thin, but obviously any sip with part of the aforementioned tremendous head gives a creamier feel. Thins out considerably and becomes a good thirst quencher. Carbonation is moderate, but the elements of this beer make it a better choice in winter as opposed to summer.

Overall - Good offering from Rickard's and not a bad mass-produced red lager, however slightly inferior to its direct competition being the offering at Alexander Keith's. Overall not something I'm likely to enjoy regularly, but any trip to a chain restaurant with limited beer selection here in Canada means that this becomes a viable option.

Serving type: can

11-07-2013 12:47:00 | More by DenisKolkin
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Rickard's Red from Molson Coors Canada
71 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.