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Rickard's White - Molson Coors Canada

Rickard's WhiteRickard's White

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.1%


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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.

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RickB

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Maritime Ale House in the Halifax Airport.
Appearance: Cloudy, small head served with a slice of orange
Smell: Mild citrus
Taste: I really enjoyed the crisp, citrusy taste. The alcohol was not pronounced at all.
Mouthfeel: Quite full bodied. A good example of a wit.
Drinkability: I could have had a few of these. Goes down very easy. I like this better than either the Red or the Honey Brown.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2009 16:17:25 | More by RickB
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RunDWP

California

3.05/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

You might say this is the Shocktop of Canada....

A pretty average Witbier with the classic hazy yellow color, and a little fluffy head on top. Flavor and aroma of a little yeast, maybe a little citrus and not much spiciness at all. A little bitter taste underneath, and 3.0 for taste is slightly charitable here. Did have a nice creamy mouthfeel for the style, but otherwise, not a bad beer, but nothing remarkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2009 00:32:34 | More by RunDWP
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01121987

Quebec (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

i saw a post about this rating higher than hoegarden in a blind tasting. i surely wasnt at that tasting.
this beer was somewhat tasty as all wits are, but i found it to be lacking in many aspects.
first of all it had absolutly no head retention, which is a must for me with a wit.
the coriander and orange peel are not over done, but there are no esters to back them up. this is a typical macro brew trying to be micro.
this beer really has no soul.
i would order rickards red over this, even though i dont really like it that much.
this beer does go down quite easy and would make a good summer session beer.
decent beer, wont buy it agan though.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2009 03:52:43 | More by 01121987
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This doesn't seem like a Rickard's product - its not a fantastic beer, but it is considerably better than their piss poor red. In fact it turns out that this beer is a renamed version of Blue Moon (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/306/1212). In a recent blind tasting of wits, Rickard's beat out its opponents to claim the crown (much to our shock). In light of this I've re-evaluated the beer based on its seemingly superior bottle format.

Hazy yellow body support a small frothy white cap, diminishing to a patchy film. Standard for the style. Spicy aroma, with pepper and cloves. Orange is also dominant, and there's a hint of apple. The flavour contains a lot of orange, and the spicing is almost too prominent. Its a very perfumed bouquet, and this sets it part from other examples of the style. I feel this is a decent beer, but without any subtlety or nuance. The wheat backbone is decent, but overpowered. The mouthfeel is actually very nice and well-done for a wheat - its fairly light and the carbonation adds a nice zing.

This offering is a fair bit better than I thought it would be, and amidst a sea of crap options at the bar, this does stand out as an island of hope. Its definitely not a beer I would buy for home though. With friends its passable as the conversation flows, but I couldn't imagine drinking this on my sofa. The flavours and aroma are too perfumed and overdone for my taste, but nonetheless this is a job pretty well-done by a mainstream brewer.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 14:32:49 | More by bobsy
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - I love the look of this beer. Hazy clouds appear wispy in a yellow-gold colour. Surface head only with a ring of lace.

Smell - caramel, citrus, with floral notes over barley aromas.

Taste - citrus-orange sweet and malty, flavourful and unique. I like the tail end of hop bitterness which continues the swell of grapefruit-barley explosion.

Mouthfeel - very smooth. Low carbonation.

Drinkability - a couple of these are going down nicely tonight.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 02:04:22 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Got a pitcher of the stuff, did not have much of a head and came with four oranges. Anyways, poured with a finger of well retaining white head that doesn't lace at all. The beer itself is a cloudy orange with a bit of a dark straw kind of look.

Smell - I'd like to say citrus smell, but really it's predominately orange. However, I'm also picking up some interesting spice like scents with the slightest touch of floral hops.

Taste - Well, pretty much exactly how it smells. Orange is the dominant flavor on this one with a little bit of a wheat like background. A little bit of a spices flavor that reminds me of nutmeg and cloves. The hops however do not seem to make an appearance.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation on this beer seems fairly good, and it leaves a pleasant orange aftertaste. That being said, it is a bit sweet and a little bit pulpy to drink, but all in all pretty good.

Drinkability - I wouldn't call this a particularly refreshing beer, and I wouldn't call it a guzzling beer either. The sweetness would lend it towards a desert beer, but it's not quite that sweet. It's not bad, and I'd drink it if everyone else was having it. It does get brownie points for being light on the stomach.

Final Thoughts - Honestly, if Rickard's Orange didn't sound like such a silly name for a beer, that is what I would rename it to. The beer is all about the orange flavor, and that did throw me off of it at first but it warmed up to me. All in all, a lot better then I'd expect from Molson so thumbs up. However, I will say if you didn't know it was a Witbier and bought it on how's it's marketed, you might be in for a shocker.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2009 00:23:42 | More by TheHammer
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

20oz pint. If one could title their reviews, it would be rather difficult for me to avoid something like "Blue Moon Over Montreal", or the like. The first time I sat down in a restaurant where I knew that the beer offerings were BMC-only, only to have the waitress rattle off the usual suspects, and end in something called Rickard's White, well, how could I not be persuaded, when she said I should be careful, as this beer is a bit strange, you know, people have been saying things, and all.

A few years on, and the mystery of origin well-resolved, I find myself once again in Molson territory, and this beer arriving on the bar mat in front of me, appearing a hazy medium apricot orange colour, with very little wispy dirty white head, which leaves a low arch of coral reef lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of gritty wheat grain, a suggestion of corn kernels, metallic coriander, medicinal citrus, a whiff of slightly underripe banana, and a touch of white pepper. The taste is sugary wheat malt, a touch of caramel sweetness, dry yeast, muddled, neutered (i.e. not spicy at all) coriander, some actual real-seeming orange citrus, and further pithy, uninspired orchard deadfall fruitiness.

The carbonation is fluffy and lightly frothy, the body on the deep low side of medium weight, and mostly smooth, in a placid committee sort of way. It finishes pretty sweet still, the mixed graininess and plain fruitiness combining to push this into cloying territory.

A very so-so, underwhelming representation of a witbier, all the expected points hit, but with low-grade buckshot. Obviously, a fair bit better than the usual offerings from MolsonCoorsInc, should you find yourself stuck in one of their many tied houses. On a final note, please just enjoy the accompanying slice of orange on its own, after downing the damned beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2009 00:33:01 | More by biboergosum
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wjimson

Antarctica

2.38/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this one at a party at a friends place. I am grateful for the beer, so this is the only place where I will criticize this beer.

The beer is model after a belgian white. A weak 1cm head. (The Rickard honey brown had NO head whatsoever). Pale blonde beer that is slightly cloudy, nothing special at all. Taste of artificial orange peel like, with some unflatering wheat like taste in the background. The beer finishes with a harsh tartness and bitterness in the back of the tongue. Not good.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 03:56:32 | More by wjimson
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steeler

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Rickard's White pours out a nice orangey hazy color with a nice one inch head, that sticks. Smells pretty good, with some hops, malt, and very fresh! Taste was great! Goes down smooth, with the hops turned down, really enjoyable. Mouthfeel is a bit watered down, but still good. Drinkability is high on this one i really did enjoy it, although it isn't the best wit ive had, Blanche De chambly is leaps and and bounds ahead of this one! Highly Enjoyable none the less!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 19:17:00 | More by steeler
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nighthawk

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

About 3 cm of frothy white head sit on a hazy burnt-orange coloured brew. Nice when it arrives, but the head which showed some promise is soon lost in the beer; not even a haze on the surface is left, let alone anything sticking to the glass.

Smell has notes of clove and lemony coriander, with mainly orange. The nose is lacklustre; everything is quite subdued.

Taste is a bit orangey, with a gritty wheat backbone to the beer. Clove and coriander spice it up a little, but even these notes fail to make the brew truly flavourful.

Nice and light in the mouth, though not as much carbonation as I would have liked; as such it's only just above average.

It's pretty drinkable, light and refreshing. Nothing really unpleasant about this beer to get in the way of quaffing it.

Overall this beer is lacklustre, but not unpleasant. I wouldn't recommend buying a case, but it may be the highlight of some bar/restaurant lineups (as was the case when I tried it). It's nice to see a bigger company trying a different style, and making a fairly palatable beer in the process.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2008 20:27:41 | More by nighthawk
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Haybeerman

Colorado

2.88/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, slightly browned orange color. Poured a stark white one finger head that dissipated quickly to a light skim. No lacing.

S: Spicey cloves, light fruityness. There was an uderlying astringent/medicine aroma.

T: Spicy cloves, orange & hints of light fruit. Again, there was an underlying wet grain taste that wasn't quite right.

M: Medium light body. Well balanced carbonation. Very smooth.

D: Easy enogh to drink and very refreshing. Once over the smell and looking past the misplaced grain - taste isn't bad.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2008 21:13:34 | More by Haybeerman
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blanched banana yellow with a very pale complexion. It is almost entirely washed out when held to the light. Pretty typical haze. There was some head but it all died out at about the half way mark. It seems to reappear with swirling, but with no lace being left, why bother?

On most sniffs the aroma presents you with notes of white pepper and orange zest. But don't let your guard down - it can turn fast and next thing you know you're smelling a pale lager. It's almost like a cruel trick: one minute your senses are soothed by the scent of orange groves and the next you get a nose full of stale corn.

It may not be to the highest of witbier standards but I can't complain much about the flavour; it's got this citrus and cotton candy taste that I am downing with big gulps. It may be lacking some elements but at the point I no longer care. Bubble-gum, juicy lime and orange zest make for something rather tasty.

I would definitely ask for a heck of a lot more out of the mouthfeel. There's a light peppery lingering but that is very temporary. All in all it's stale and kind of cloying. It'd be nice for some grain in the texture, some spice on swallow, and the carbonation needs a lot more prick to be considered up to snuff.

That little bit of peppery spice is quite moderate by all standards. It seems to be all in the coriander because there's otherwise absolutely no yeast presence what so ever. The absence of wheat makes a second strike against it but I can't seem to find anything to warrant a third one to have me completely write this off.

I could still be convinced this isn't really an ale, instead a lager injected with a tasty wit flavouring. It is unarguably below par for the style but I wouldn't call it a bad beer; it's certainly a welcome addition to Molson's otherwise putrid portfolio. If the average bar would offer this alongside the other swill, I'd probably go thirsty a lot less often.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2008 02:02:04 | More by biegaman
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EatsTacos

Yukon (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This is beer 101, give it your girlfriend if she says she doesn't like beer and she'll like it.

The best thing about all Rickard's beers is what they look like poured. This one is a cloudy orangish yellow. Not a lot of aroma, it smells like orange and citrus because they slap an orange slice on the glass in bars. Tastes fruity, orange, good spices. Very pleasant and refreshing beer, which I believe is normal for wheat beers. This is a patio beer 1000%

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2008 04:43:32 | More by EatsTacos
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Again, sampled at the café overlooking Niagara Falls. Appearance was very cloudy orange/gold with a white head. Very little retention, quickly dissolved to a thin, thin ring that laced lightly. Aromas were appealing, lemon zest, orange and coriander. Exactly as one would expect from a witbier. The flavors were also pleasant and nicely layered, coriander first, then sugary orange and wheat at the end. Dry ,clean finish. Tart. Creamy mouthfeel, light body, varietally apropos. Lacking malt for balance. Better than I expected it to be, but still an average brew.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2008 18:07:24 | More by thekevlarkid
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Hawoh

New Brunswick (Canada)

2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The thin and citrus dominated taste just didn't interest me. Had I been blindfolded and asked to identify the beverage, I would've guessed several different cocktail mixes before even hazarding that this was "beer". The product isn't bad, but I hesitate to classify as beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2008 19:28:05 | More by Hawoh
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GrimmReaper

British Columbia (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Friends of mine brought this over for an evening,Poured a very hazy yellow color with a small white head and minor lacing.Nose was acidy,citrus with orange and pineapple coming through,i could tell right away this was not my kind but kept it to myself.Taste was zesty orange and pineapple,with cloves hitting at ya and spices and the yeast,hmm,,,do i got to drink this,well at least it went down watery,kinda thin mouthfeel that helped it go down easy,the finish had a tartiness to it and some corn taste lingered after it went down,nope,not my style.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 20:51:18 | More by GrimmReaper
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AlexF

Quebec (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Following review in french.

La Rickard's White a une qualité principale : c'est probablement la bière blanche de style belge bénéficiant de la meilleure publicité, du moins au Québec.

Toutefois, tant par son apparence, par sa typique odeur et son très typique goût de coriandre/agrumes que par sa présence en bouche, la Rick's White est très moyenne. Agréable, généralement pas très cher, mais pas non plus de la plus haute qualité. Un bière qui flirte entre la bière de soif et la bière de dégustation.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2008 00:23:31 | More by AlexF
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Antilochus

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at QP at Queen's University, in Kingston, Ontario. Normally served with a generous quarter of orange, I asked for one without so I could actually taste it.

Appearance was an appropriate cloudy gold-yellow with a huge head.

Aroma was extremely yeasty, sickeningly so. Maybe a little bit of fruit, but heavily unbalanced towards yeast.

Thin body, medium carbonation and refreshing. Makes for a drinkable brew for sure... I guess.

Taste was better than the smell, marginally so. Very sweet on the palate, little bit of offsetting tartness. Strange, corn-y finish more reminiscent of Canadian than any Belgian.

I wonder if this was a bad batch, this was a radically different from some of the other reviews.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2008 18:10:48 | More by Antilochus
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Having heard me say I like Belgian wheat beers before, my dad was kind enough to go out to the beer store to pick up a case of this for my coming home from Ireland party. He likes Rickards and thought it was cool to see a Rickard's White. I was ready to go "mmm, that's really nice" for his sake, cause it was a nice thing to do, but it was actually a decent enough beer.

Appearance is to be expected, hazy yellow with a thickish, fast disapearing head. Nice citrussy aroma with a hint of... pineapple, maybe some coconut.

Orange zest comes through in the taste with some noticeable cloves in the spice. Sort of an unpleasant macroish after taste they threw in just incase the beer got too good for Molson's.

Mouth feel is thin, but drinkability is quite high.

A decent attempt at a good beer style by the evil empire of Canadian brewing. I'd drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2007 16:38:16 | More by CanuckRover
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a medium sized head that dies rather quickly ,very strange, most Witbiers that I have had hold up well. Leaves some lacing and has a hazy golden color.

Smells of orange, citrus, a fair amount of wheat and some light yeasty spice.

Tastes of cloves, oranges, and wheat. This is a effort from Molson.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 06:35:16 | More by irishkyle21
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a half decent wit that can be found in establishments that are Molson only. I had no problem drinking a couple of these though it is not on the same level as Hoegarden. The coriander and citrus came out on the nose and the finish was on the dry side. All in all a decent beer from Molson.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2007 23:41:22 | More by canucklehead
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at a steak house. It was the only beer on the list I did not have, and the other beers were typical macro lagers. I thought, it's Molson, but at least it's new to me. Came served in a pint glass, with an orange garnish(forgot to request no orange). Cloudy, somewhat orange and brown with a very nice head. Served very cold, so I had to wait for awhile for it to warm so I can detect some scent and taste. Did take a few sips when it was cold. Smells of coriander, wheat, citrusy notes and a surprisingly yeasty scent. Taste was good. Wheat, bread, orange and grapefruit rinds, with a bit of dry hay. Very smooth, medium bodied but thick mouthfeel. I liked it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2007 02:55:55 | More by slitherySOB
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headlessparrot

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rumour has it that the newest addition to the Rickard's line-up of "premium" beers is actually just a rebranding of Coors' Blue Moon for the Canadian market. I've not tried Blue Moon, and I can't find any confirmation, but it makes sense. Follow the line of ownership (Rickard's > Molson > Coors) and realize that it would be more costly to introduce an entire new brand into the country, and it's a compelling argument.

In any case, I think that the country was - in all seriousness - crying out for a half-decent national brand wit/wheat beer, so let's take a look. Rickard's White pours into my weizen-glass a nice thick cloudy yellow, with hints of orange - almost opaque - and capped by a nice two fingers of uncharacteristically (for Rickard's, at least) frothy head. The head does recede a little faster than with other wits, but is still fairly resilient. I love the wit style, so this one - even with all the macro naysayers out there - has me excited.

Smell is a mixed bag; a lot of pleasant notes, but a few weird quirks that keep me from giving it the highest rating. Very bready smelling, almost sour, and a musty wheatiness really disguise many of the nicer flavours, but this is still pretty good. Coriander, curaco orange. Some other indistinct spice. Cloves. Slightly sweet. Maybe a touch of banana. I think it's the yeast that's hurting this guy, because there are notes vaguely reminiscent of the other Rickard's beers (and this is utterly out of place here). Still, pretty good.

Taste is more of the same. Good, but not perfect. The clove, coriander, and orange peel really sell it for me, but there's an unpleasant 'lager-y-ness' that feels out of place here. Tangy, spicy. Citrus notes. Faint bubblegum. Wheat. Not as overly sweet as I was expecting, and in fact finishes a touch dry. Again, though, the yeast hurts it.

Mouthfeel and drinkability, though, are both quite nice. The body is substantial - not watery - and the carbonation is nice (perhaps not as heavy as traditional wits/wheats, but pleasant). And I could certainly pound these back for a while, although that yeast might start throwing me off at some point.

Rickard's White has left me pretty happy for a national brand. I've heard horror stories about it on-tap vs. in the bottle, but I'm nevertheless excited at the prospect of a witbier in dive bars that would never otherwise consider it (as it is, Rickard's Red is probably the only universal 'premium' in Canadian bars - it's not a leap to consider the addition of Rickard's White).

How does it stack up against other wits? Mill Street's seasonal wit, admittedly, blows it out of the water, and even Hoegaarden is pretty plainly superior. But for what it is, I must admit to really liking Rickard's White.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 19:21:56 | More by headlessparrot
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle that my brother's girlfriend's parents brought back from Canada (follow the trail there?).

A: The ale is a hazy pale yellow color, completely opaque from the haze. The head neared a finger and a half on pour and quickly receded to a thin white band.

S: The nose has some coriander zest and the dry sweetness of bitter orange peel. The wheat aromas add a slight tartness that spices the whole thing up.

T: The body is surprisingly full of flavor, considering the source. The wheat body is light with a subtle tartness that makes the tastebuds stand at attention. Some curacao-like orange peel flavors and coriander add sweetness to the tart body. The finish is far grainier than the wheat body first let on, bringing the the flavor back down a notch.

M: The early spice profile is nice, easily confused with certain craft witbiers that I've had.

D: This is another good sip, not the pinnacle of witbiers but serviceable nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2007 00:43:21 | More by akorsak
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ozmodium

British Columbia (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My disparaging review of this beer served on tap at a pub, may have been in haste...

I was given this stuff to try from a bottle now that it is widely available to be bought in 6 packs.

Tentatively, I poured it into my glass.

There must have been an error in the pint I was given at the Landing (this also happened to me about a month later with a jug of Granville Island Hefe, don't order snobby beers at Ladner Landing, I guess)

Anyway a nice cloudy orange with a thick white head poured out. Slight lacing as I drank it.

Anyone heard of Hoegarden? I know a certain brewmeister at Rickard's (Molson) who has ;) Tastes and smells like a stronger version of that. Nice barley and wheat with orange and coriander, very up close and personal with the gruut. No hops (naturally).

Slightly under carbonated for my liking.

Highly drinkable.

A tart orange wedge is the perfect companion to this suprisingly good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2007 05:52:27 | More by ozmodium
Rickard's White from Molson Coors Canada
72 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.