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Rickard's Red - Molson Coors Canada

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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.22%
Wants: 8
Gots: 49 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2001

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.
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I will not try this again.

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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!

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Rickard's Red from Molson Coors Canada
71 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.