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Rickard's Red - Molson Coors Canada

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Rickard's RedRickard's Red

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71
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317 Ratings
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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.22%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -67.4%

07-20-2014 17:05:31 | More by Howlader
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Kooz

New York

1.2/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Another from my wife's fabulous "buy Kooz beer" trip.

Poured into a pint glass to reveal a reddish-orange beer. I expected a color more like Killians, this seemed less...robust, I guess.

A very weak smell--sort of like dead animal. Weird really.

Tastes...not good. Almost rancid. I don't think I'll be able to finish this one. And it's watery.

I will not try this again.

Serving type: can

09-30-2009 02:02:18 | More by Kooz
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mikeg67

New Jersey

1.35/5  rDev -56%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

On tap at Swiss Chalet in Toronto. Pours amber with a thick, long lasting, white head. Aroma is of fermented dough and not much else. Medium, tangy body. Taste is of very unpleasant sour dough. I do not know how is it possible to spoil the beer like that.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2011 20:11:21 | More by mikeg67
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

02-17-2014 17:57:45 | More by brutusmuktuk
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leedorham

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

06-24-2013 15:56:28 | More by leedorham
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

05-05-2012 08:17:37 | More by Wordslinger
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j0hnc2468

New York

1.75/5  rDev -43%

04-30-2014 21:56:46 | More by j0hnc2468
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Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.9%

12-13-2011 21:15:44 | More by Swedes21
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traumaqueen


2/5  rDev -34.9%

04-03-2012 04:57:16 | More by traumaqueen
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tap: clear dark brown colored beer with absolutely no head or carbonation. Aroma is very neutral with small traces of malts. Taste is also very neutral with traces of malts. Just another macro beer with no taste whatsoever. Very boring beer from Molson.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2004 19:36:49 | More by Phyl21ca
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bignick

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer was read, with a quickly receding head and no lace to speak of. It smells slightly of yeast, but, other than that, there is no real aroma to speak of. An adjuncty taste dominates, and is just kinda of a foul taste over all. I had this beer sitting outside at a restaurant, and it did quench my thirst, and it is relatively drinkable in the right circumstance.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2004 16:00:48 | More by bignick
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -34.9%

07-26-2014 14:42:52 | More by IPAchris
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -34.9%

04-09-2013 22:24:24 | More by VikeMan
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hockeybarbie

Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.9%

01-15-2012 17:07:27 | More by hockeybarbie
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.9%

01-08-2014 22:08:58 | More by Jotora
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.9%

05-13-2013 02:56:35 | More by Krakpoff
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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.9%

10-30-2013 06:29:45 | More by Ianleesrivette
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mjacquard

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.9%

11-05-2012 23:38:42 | More by mjacquard
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.9%

01-03-2012 15:42:42 | More by kelvarnsen
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ajs4bd

Missouri

2/5  rDev -34.9%

07-10-2012 17:51:48 | More by ajs4bd
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Hewsinator

Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -34.9%

03-26-2012 00:35:46 | More by Hewsinator
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

2.03/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

After getting into Niagara Falls, Ontario, I was pumped to try some Canadian brews. I’m not sure exactly how local Kelsey’s on Clifton Hill is, but it had some pretty tasty food and what looked like a decent selection of beers on tap. Good start. Anyway, I asked the server what he liked, and he recommended Rickard’s Red. It’s Canadian, I’ve never heard of it before, and now it has a good word; perfect for my first beer in Canada. Hit it!

On-tap at Kelsey’s in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Reviewed from notes taken on 07-07-2011.

A: Dark amber shine in the body looks great, with an eggshell head that unfortunately doesn’t last. No lacing at all – the color saves it from looking like a greasy adjunct.

S: A bit of skunk props up the nose, which is so weak it’s almost non-existent. After a little while, slight fruits become apparent, too. They’re mostly stale, though, as is the hints of wheat at the nose’s back end. Not impressive in the slightest.

T: Fruits up front, coupled with some alcohol that rounds off some of the sweet edges. A big swell of grains comes out towards the back end, but they can only be described as musty and worn-out. That’s it. This palate is taste deficient, to be sure.

M: Flat and unfortunate on the tongue. Goes down that soda that has been sitting so long that the ice has melted, making every sip a watery mess. This beer really has nothing going for it.

O: Not a great start, Canada – this was not a pleasant experience. And it’s not because there’s some huge, offense off-taste or a striking flaw; it just wasn’t satisfying or flavorful in any way. Too bad, but it hasn’t shaken my confidence that I’ll find some good brews in Ontario. I’m still on the hunt!

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2011 18:51:00 | More by BarryMFBurton
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John

New York

2.05/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tried this brew at the Mondial de la Biére in Montreal this past summer. A very light tasting red likened to a milder version of Killian's or Shea's.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2001 11:07:02 | More by John
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

2.08/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured a reddish copper color with a long lasting little head. The aroma was a boring mish mash of indolent malts and soapy corn. The taste, while inoffensive, lacked definition. It consisted of some bland malts, minute hop bitterness, and some wet cardboard and soapy(?) notes. The mouthfeel is prickly from high carbonation. This beer is average at best. Its not much better than your average macro swill, it does look prettier though.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2004 02:53:37 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

2.1/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

341ml bottle poured in a pint glass.

Red-brown amber in colour and clear. 1/4 inch beige head reduces quickly. Almost no head at all when I take my first sip.

Aroma is a little malty and grainy. Kind of like a malty macro. A little corn in the background.

Taste is like the aroma, similar to a macro lager, but slightly maltier. Grainy with a harsh acidic mouthfeel. Thin and watery. Some corn accents. Aftertaste is a bit off and grainy.

This really isn't that good. It's just a macro is disguise. In fact, there are a few macro lagers that I'd rather have than drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2005 01:37:30 | More by Noxious26
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Rickard's Red from Molson Coors Canada
71 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.