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Rickard's Blonde - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
72
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
New Rickard’s Blonde. Specially crafted with a unique blend of four hops, this German-style pilsner has a refreshingly flavourful taste and a clean finish.

(Beer added by: SebD on 09-16-2011)
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - bright clear yellow beer with a 1/4-inch sustaining white head. Lots of carbonation and some notable lacing.

Smell - fresh, creamy malt smell.

Taste - fairly light, balanced taste with a subtle hoppiness coming through. Not an overpowering flavour by any means but definitely a nice malty taste.

Mouthfeel - very even start to finish, does finish quite wet.

Drinkability - nothing stopping me from having several of these except that this is my last one.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 05:30:31 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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Pours a golden straw yellow with one finger of head that quickly goes away. Plenty of bubbles that essentially give me the burps. Smells of cereal and grass. Tastes like cereal, sweet malts, wet cardboard and grassy hops, with a hint of citrus. Mouthfeel is crisp and overcarbonated ,but not that bad. Kind of refreshing. If it came in a taster pack, I'll drink it, but I won't buy it on its own.

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Snagged this bottle from a Rickards mixed pack. German pilsener is a bit of an interesting style ... Just speculating here, but because the style has almost become synonymous with "American or European macro-lager", you don't see as many craft examples as compared to the Czech pilsener. Not sure why I am going off on this tangent because this is another macro-brewed example, but hey. Craft brewers must be less interested in this style for some reason. Food for thought. Rickards Blonde pours a yellow amber color with around three inches of white foam. Aroma is cereal grains all the way, corn flakes and unbaked fresh dough, with a little green grape fruitiness. Palate follows the nose almost to a tee, soda crackers, cornmeal and pale malt flavors out front, like mellow grape nuts cereal, almost no detectable hop flavors other than bitterness and some green leaf or cucumber peel notes in the finish. Some residual sweetness but quite crisp and dry, with a watery fizzy body. I will give this one points for less sweetness and fizz than many adjunct lagers and for cleaving close to style guidelines. I'd like more hop flavor and probably more robust malt flavors as well, and there are some chlorine and metal off notes that damage what would otherwise be a solid finish.

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11-27-2013 04:09:24 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Massachusetts

3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz beer was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grassy, pilsner malt, and cereal grains. Pretty average aroma.

Taste: Pilsner malts, grassy hops, cereal grains, and mild hop bitterness. Pretty average pilsner.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, chewy, mild hop bitterness. Nothing exciting.

Overall: Pretty standard pilsner. Nothing fantastic.

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Rickard's Blonde from Molson Coors Canada
72 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.