Rickard's Blonde - Molson Coors Canada
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3.09/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
11-24-2013 03:04:43 | More by Flounder57
3.29/5 rDev +8.2%
473 ml can from LCBO in Rickard's taster's pack into a pint glass. Served cold.
Appearance - Clear golden color spilled into the pint glass, leaving an impressive 2.5 fingers of white bubbly yet creamy head. Lots if effervescence. The head had some signifcant staying power lingering for over twenty minutes and leaving spidery lac around the glass. Really impressed so far.
Smell - Reality check. Grassy with floral undertones, and slightly metallic having come from a can. Not a whole lot here.
Taste - Faint sweetness of front that is not cloying, with floral grassy flavors thrown in for good measure. Little hop bite late, but none of the taste sensations are overly strong. To me I picked up a tiny peach undercurrent that elevated this above some of the other German pilseners.
Mouthfeel - Watery, highly carbonated, nothing that lasts. Medium to thin mouthfeel but is thirst quenching.
Overall - Seems almost out of place being compared to German pilseners as it is much sweeter than others that I've tried in that variety, Overall though not a bad beer and definitely wouldn't turn one down if offered.
11-03-2013 19:03:42 | More by DenisKolkin
3.24/5 rDev +6.6%
Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a pilsner glass.
Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy golden colour, slightly darker than the can it comes from. A medium amount of carbonation is evident, with 2 fingers of fluffy white head on top, though it fades rather quickly. Some moderate lacing is left behind.
Smell - Smells like a pilsner. Some grains and grassy notes. Not bad, but not particularly interesting either.
Taste - Sweet grass and grains are present here as well. There is also, to my pleasant surprise, some hints of lemon here as well. It's incredibly smooth, in that there isn't the typical bitter bite of some other pilsners. Again neither good, nor bad.
Mouthfeel - Medium to light body, medium to hight carbonation with a satisfying and crisp finish.
Overall - 3.25 Decent for a Molson-Coors offering. Perhaps a good suggestion for someone new to beer, or looking to get into pilsners?
06-23-2013 03:02:06 | More by IdeaSpeeder
3.26/5 rDev +7.2%
Labeled as a German Pilsner, Rickard's Blonde is well... more suited for a Blonde ale rather than a Pilsner. It pours a nice rich golden color, which instantly separates this brew from being a standard Euro Pale Lager; I've been burned by so many Canadian beers being labeled as one beer style (Alexander Keith's IPA anyone?) while it clearly represents the polar opposite.
I can detect some German hop variety in there, but I can not distinguish which one. The flavor is dominated by sweet malty notes, some fruityness and finishes with some bitterness, but not really any major hop flavor. The beer is very thin, borderline watery. This has some of the characteristics of a Blonde Ale and none of a Pilsner.
Not a bad offering, but like Rickard's Dark, this is misclassified. As a Pilsner, it doesn't hold up. As A Blonde Ale, it's not too bad.
06-11-2013 18:19:10 | More by adams82
Rickard's Blonde from Molson Coors Canada
72 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.