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Rickard's White - Molson Coors Canada

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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A genuine Belgian-style wheat ale, White holds a depth of flavour. It's brewed with wheat and oats, and is unfiltered to present a natural cloudy appearance. Mild hints of ground coriander with dried orange peel mingle for a light spiciness that ends with a refreshing, smooth finish.

(Beer added by: JOaikido on 02-25-2007)
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Photo of TheDeuce

New York

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Rickard’s White……on tap at Taco Taquila in downtown Montreal

Appearance-light orange color with a hint of blonde, out of the top gave a pretty good head that settled well. Not that much carbonation but lots of bubbles and lace.

Smell-light fruit, heavy on the orange with fumes of spice in the background, not much else.

Taste/Mouthfeel-Normal orange wheat beer notes, spice and fruit, coriander, etc. Light to medium mouthfeel, flavors don’t jump off, subdued. Alcohol shows up near the end, orange is the last flavor note on the way down but again, the whole thing was subdued, even if the flavors were simple.

Overall-hits the right notes but doesn’t get the job done, there are better wheats to be had, this is just inoffensive.

07-10-2011 19:56:06 | More by TheDeuce
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +8.4%

A: Hazy straw pale with a light orange tint. poor head retention. large amounts of carbonation and no lacing.

S: Coriander and wheat.

T: Orange peel in the nose with a sweet honey note, Wheat body in the middle.

M: Soapy wash, but nothing noticeable in the slightly higher abv.

D: I prefer this at most commercial chain restaurants that sell shit beer.

06-05-2011 04:47:12 | More by BasementBer
Photo of DrainBamage


3/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a cloudy orange color with thick head. Smell is kind of mild, but fruity. Goes down smooth with hints of orange with slight bitterness. I'm not a fan of wheat beers for the most part, so it can be hard for me to be impartial. I didn't find anything special on this beer, so I'll pass on it next time.

06-04-2011 01:15:04 | More by DrainBamage
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Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

A- appears as almost a cloudy apple juice. Thicker head that goes down slowly but doesn't go away. A small bit of sediment with lots of carbonation

S- slight citrusy smell, hoppy bitter smell

T- Very similar to a regular Molson Canadian, not alot different. Generic taste basically, little bit of a citrusy taste.

M- lots of carbonation and bitter. goes down smooth.

Serving style: Bottle

03-28-2011 04:42:55 | More by marcusR111
Photo of CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +27.8%

Cloudy yellow appearance with fluffy head. Sweet orange smell with wheat and a bit of citrus.

Taste is mostly wheat and various fruit, overall it's pretty light though. Picked up some citrus and spiced. Light-medium bodied with average carbonation. Aftertaste is dry.

Overall, this is a light and easy to drink wheat beer, but it's generic. Still, it's refreshing and it works.

01-20-2011 03:44:44 | More by CrazyMike
Photo of jpro

South Carolina

2.8/5  rDev -9.4%

One of the last of the Canadian cans from a summer haul, compliments of the little lady...

A: Cloudy, straw yellow (darker than most witbiers); massive, pillowy white head that leaves no lace.

S: Bready yeast and some slightly tart notes... a bit weird.

T: Better than the nose would imply... lots of wheat, bread, and somewhat grainy (ie, bland); some zesty notes and coriander help spice up the finish.

M: Light-medium body, with a high, tongue-tingling carbonation; a touch viscous, though.

D: Smeh... nothing to see here. Move along, move along.

12-21-2010 01:24:28 | More by jpro
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3.13/5  rDev +1.3%

473ml can. The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very heavy on the orange peel with a little bit of coriander mixed in. The beer smells about like a Belgian White should smell. The flavor is pretty similar. I get a lot of wheat and coriander, but the oranges from the aroma seem to have turned into apricots. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nothing special, but better than I expected.

11-27-2010 19:25:52 | More by Mora2000
Photo of Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev -15.9%

Appearance - beers pours with about 2 fingers of head that drops off to some island appearance head. Beer is a pale ale color with some cloudyness. There is a slight amount of carbonation visible.

Smell - very faint smell all together, if you hunt there is a slight orange smell. Hops r well hidden, is there any!

Taste - lacking in the taste department, this is not a good tasting. Any hint of orange can not be tasted and there is just a light beer.

Mouthfeel - some decent carbonation added, but no taste. Same as the tasting, this is a bland beer. Very disappointed.

Drinkability - I mean, I could drink this beer for its ease of access and watery taste. Not something I'd look for again.

11-12-2010 15:31:23 | More by Swedes21
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New York

3.38/5  rDev +9.4%

Rickard's White | 340 ml. | 5.4% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Molson Breweries Of Canada. Ltd.
Style: Witbier
Glass: Flute

Buttery yellow with sparkling streaks of carbonation and a powdery head.

Faints cloves, some alcohol

Spicy closes, hints of tropical fruit, light wheat backbone. Not bad, but a bit processed.

Light and crisp.

It comes together nicely, though it's a lightweight, slightly processed brew.

Would I get it again?:

10-01-2010 21:20:56 | More by BeerNemesis
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2.45/5  rDev -20.7%

I'm not a big fan of witbeer to begin with, but this is one that I could actually drink with some enjoyment. I compare this to Blue Moon (not my favorite) as it was served with an orange on the side of the glass. The appearance was good and the tase was mild for a witbeer.


08-13-2010 05:03:53 | More by smithza9
Photo of NV9

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Pretty standard white beer. Easy to drink, better than most of its common competitors (Keith's etc...). Nice fruity flavour, decent appearance given the style of beer it is (I could see where someone who hadn'yt had a beer like this before may be turned off by the appearance). Overall, a solid easy to find beer, better alternative to coors light/.canadian

07-27-2010 22:11:03 | More by NV9
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.9%

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

A - 1 finger wide fizzy white head, dissipates quickly. Light gold colour, hazy

S - citrus notes, wheat, pine

T &M- sweet, tangy, nutmeg, lots of carbonation, small bubbles

D - not a beer I'd drink very often, but good to mix it up with in the summer months.

07-19-2010 23:49:45 | More by spinrsx
Photo of scott451

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev +6.8%

Swirl poured into an Ikea beaker. A cloudy greyish apricot colour. One finger fine white head. Moderate lacing persisted. Yeast chunks - not good. Smells were yeast, citrus and pepper. Tasted better than it looks. Initial taste is a bit weak but a stronger aftertaste. The spices come through with a sour twist at the end. Mouthful was a bit thin. Drinkability was OK. Refreshing but a bit sour at the end. A couple of these would be plenty.

05-30-2010 03:50:08 | More by scott451
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Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +27.8%

looks exactly like a wit should. Hazy, very pale colour, good head.

Smells like candied orange - light malty sweetness, hint of coriander, lots of sweet orange

Tastes like it smells - sweet orange candy up front, but fades to a very dry finish. Odd bittering - slight astringency. No yeast character or hops.

Mouthfeel is spritzy, yet slick finishing very dry. An odd combination, but it works.

Good drinkability, but a bit too orangey for large volume consumption

05-19-2010 03:44:35 | More by prosper
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South Dakota

3.6/5  rDev +16.5%

Rickard's White poured a cloudy white, with a small head. Smelled like oranges, and tasted very light, and a strong orange taste. It was very easy to drink, and rather light, but still pretty flavorfull. Overall its not a bad beer, it is exacttly the same as blue moon, so most people have already had this beer without knowing.

04-26-2010 02:31:19 | More by vette2006c5r
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Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Rickards White pours a cloudy gold with a quickly fading creamy head. There is some coriander in the aroma and a hint of grainy wheat. More coriander in the flavor, and some crisp wheat, but the beer just seems to be a bland macro with some coriander, not much yeasty flavors or crisp tartness that I expect from a wit. Not a bad step into craft beer, but I imagine it's as far as some people go.

04-03-2010 02:39:59 | More by ericj551
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Sampled on tap at the King's Head in Winnipeg.

Golden and very hazy with a very small, white head. Aroma is banana and clove. Unfortunately it was served with an orange which interfered a bit. The flavor is a bit basic and mainstream but it's decent. The consistency is moderate and the carbonation low.

This is a very drinkable beer but not very substantial. It would be nice for the summer.

03-21-2010 00:24:11 | More by GJ40
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Quebec (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +12.6%

2 fingers white head that dissapeared in seconds.
cloudy orange-blond color,active carbonation

Smell sweet fruit,yeasty banana,orange, some sipices, corriander,cinnamon..

Taste is a bit dry, you get the banana flavor but on a smaller scale, and some orange buds

mouthfeel is a bit watery,dry, with active carbonation, small body witbier.

Drinkability: this beer is alright, not bad, but nothing impressive

03-02-2010 02:14:39 | More by Otterburn
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +10%

I recently had this on tap and it was pretty tasty. Definitely hit the spot after a long day. Next time I was at the liquor store, I had to pick some up for home. Sadly, the bottled version isn't quite as good.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a nice amount of head. Head settles down to a thing cap that also leaves lacing down the sides.

Smells lightly of coriander.

Taste consists of a burst of spice and a bit of citrus at the end. Nothing overly complex. Nice wet feel to it. No real aftertaste.

Overall, it can be really refreshing, though simple beer. Not as good as some other witbiers I have tried, but is certainly a decent one, and probably one of the best I have had from the macros. Well suited for a patio beer or as lighter fair to start out the evening.

02-28-2010 02:40:45 | More by Seanstoppable
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Manitoba (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Closest thing to a good beer at a lounge last night...

It came poured in a beer mug looking like a good witbier: Cloudy, yellowish with a thick white head atop it, although it came with the ubiquitous slice of orange. The head left light lacing initially, and next to none by the end of the drink. Smells lightly of coriander and citrus (or is that the slice of orange?).

The flavour is thin, and certainly not nearly complex enough for a witbier. There is a mild bit of spice, and none of that citrus from the nose. Sadly I must admit to putting the orange is squeezed in order to make the beer more palatable. Light on the palate as a summery beer should, but really not terribly drinkable without a citrus addition.

02-07-2010 14:51:39 | More by kjyost
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Serving type: 473ml can, bought at the LCBO
Poured a hazy golden color, with about a 2 inch foam head, dosn't leave lacing.
Tasted a bit of citrus, also tasted a bit sweet.
A pretty smooth beer, goes down very easy.
Not really much else to add, a pretty average beer.

01-17-2010 16:55:51 | More by fartkowski
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Alberta (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev +4.5%

330 ml bottle poured into pint glass aug30 2009

A very cloudy peach color with a two finger head that falls fast and leaves no lace. i like the color of this bee and, it has a nice glow too it not bad for the big names

S orange and spice are very clear with some mild lemon and wheat with a little yeast

T tastes like it smells, but with more spice and i don't taste the yeast i could smell

M light enough, but not too thin and a fair bit of fizz

D overall it was not too bad for a major Canadian brand, i drank it with ease

there are much better versions of this style without a doubt, but it was not a bad beer overall just too much orange for my liking

08-31-2009 05:07:45 | More by wordemupg
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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Appearance: clear, tan/gold colored, high carbonation, big head

Smell: Belgian spices, coriander, and orange

Taste: Belgian spices, coriander, and orange

Mouthfeel: sweet, smooth, light, and moderately carbonated.

Drinkability: This to me tastes and feels like Blue Moon to a T. It may be slightly more orange. If you like Blue Moon, you will like this one. I could have a couple of these.

07-27-2009 14:57:51 | More by tigg924
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Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +14.2%

Poured into a mug. Hazy light orange body with a two finger of white head. Head rapidly fades to nothingness leaving no lace behind.

Loads of orange in the aroma. Some lemon and bread as well, but definately in the back seat. The orange is the driver here. It's kind of one-note, but that one-not is very well played.

It tastes the way you'd expect it to after smelling it. Lots of mildly sweet orange with wheat tang in the background. Slightly tart. Swirl it around the mouth gently before swallowing and you get a hint of spice in the aftertaste.

Carbonation is there, but smooth and fine. Light, watery, and very refreshing. I've ordered this by the pitcher in places where nothing else decent was available. Extremely easy to drink, especially in hot weather.

07-09-2009 06:46:15 | More by mintjellie
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3.05/5  rDev -1.3%

Served on tap in a 32oz pitcher, frozen mug. Orange garnish, tossed to side. Typical wit presentation in bar.
Smell was a tad sweet and fruity, a little macro-smelling
Taste was more enjoyable than a blue moon or similar wit. Heavy wheat and orange presence.
Mouthfeel was somewhat striking, as it was very smooth and the amount of carbonation was optimal in my opinion for a wit. i have to say i am impressed in this aspect.
Drinkability was great on this one, easily downed my pitcher over dinner.

This beer is not something I would go out of my way again for, but a good summertime beer if in a Molson-type bar in canada.

07-04-2009 08:22:53 | More by riopelle12
Rickard's White from Molson Coors Canada
72 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.