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Rickard's Red - Molson Coors Canada

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353 Ratings
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.54%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

brandon911, Jul 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Jediknight362, Jul 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Bf_89, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

GoHabsGo, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.61/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured on-tap in a shaker pint at a Margaritaville in Canada. The beer is a dark, ruby red coloring with no head, but a filmy ring on the surface. Nose of roasted character, caramel, and nut, but all very subtle. Flavors of sweet caramel forward, with a roasty backbone, and subtle, bitter hops at the end. Crisp and light in mouth. Clean, minimal toasted grain aftertaste. Crisp, clean finish. Typical macro-style red.

GarthDanielson, Jun 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

sirsteve42, Jun 28, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

leedorham, Jun 24, 2013
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3.14/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance - This beer is red. Ba dum tss. But in all honesty, it's a deep amber colour when held up to the light, with some copper tone's in there towards the edges. Poured with two fingers of slightly off white, thin head which dissipates pretty quickly (eventually into a soapy looking substance), leaving behing a good deal of lacing.

Smell - Picking up mostly grains, with some light toffee and malt. Not much else.

Taste - Very grainy and 'bready'. There is an almost certainly artificial toffee and caramel flavour which makes the beer incredibly sweet. Almost no hop flavour can be detected. Tastes like an over-malted macro lager. But that's still better than a typical macro lager.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation. Feels like sand on the tongue, but not really in a bad way. Honest.

Overall - 3/5

IdeaSpeeder, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

cam477, Jun 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

DbbC, Jun 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

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4/5  rDev +30.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

PaFbird, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

Tom_Servo, Jun 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

307x, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

rudiker81, Jun 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -34.9%

Krakpoff, May 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

DLS168, May 04, 2013
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2.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Rickard's Red, it's a beer that I'm unfortunately drawn to as there is NO GOOD BEER in the small town of Waterford, Ontario. Alas it's not disgusting, it's a so so beer that isn't good but isn't bad. There's a small amount of flavor, and it's not off putting.

Smells like a slightly breadier than usual macro lager, as to be expected. A hint of maltiness, not much else.

Not very dissimilar to the nose, it's a beer that I can gulp without the nauseating feeling of having to put it back in the glass.

Like I said, there's no good beer out here, you either get used to it or you put up some cash and drive a lot. Seriously, I have to drive 25 minutes to get to an LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) that stocks about 10 decent craft beers that aren't macro produced wannabes. For the real good stuff I have to drive 45 minutes to an hour. Don't waste your time with this beer unless you're in my position. I moved from just outside of Philadelphia to here, Beer Hell.

blazin5050, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

Lobstertainment, Apr 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -34.9%

VikeMan, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

archero, Apr 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

timiskin, Mar 23, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rickard is Canada's Leienkugels, I take it? Solid, well-priced beers that beer snobs tend to hate because neophyte beer people mistake them for legit craft brews.

This is a lightly hopped, bready, well balanced red ale. Very drinkable though not really exceptional in any way. I wish I had more to say but I don't because, really, not all that much was going on here.

A step up for a macro: a bit more flavorful than, say, Molson, and with absolutely no off nodes.

mynie, Feb 23, 2013
Rickard's Red from Molson Coors Canada
72 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.