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Rickard's Cardigan - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
74
okay

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 17.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We’ve carefully selected the seasonal spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove as an inspiration for our flavourful nod to fall. With a final hint of brown sugar, you’ll find this spiced lager as familiar as putting on your favourite cardigan. Pair it with braised ribs, sweet potato fries or let it upstage dad’s famous turkey at the next family feast.

(Beer added by: wordemupg on 09-08-2012)
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

05-18-2014 06:32:51 | More by DreamDeath
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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

10-30-2013 06:30:59 | More by Ianleesrivette
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

09-21-2012 22:59:47 | More by oldp0rt
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Cidius

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

09-30-2013 01:29:15 | More by Cidius
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deonreds

New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

09-05-2013 09:35:46 | More by deonreds
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kabritz

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

10-01-2013 20:14:28 | More by kabritz
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

10-10-2013 03:42:08 | More by ZachT
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-05-2013 01:03:10 | More by boszormeny
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

2.76/5  rDev -12.1%

A: A pale gold color. One finger of head good lacing and moderate to good retention.

S: Cinnamon as advertised. A touch of nutmeg too. The cinnamon really overpowers all the other aromas.

T: Cinnamon, spices. A touch too much in my opinion. It's not very subtle and its really in your face. Not something I care for in spice beers honestly. I like the spices to be more of a subtle complement to the base beer. A bit of sweet malt comes forward gradually. A bit metallic in the finish as well.

M: Crisp, clean, and easy drinking.

O: Good I guess but personally I found the spices to be out of balance and it was a bit bland besides them.

01-03-2014 02:42:44 | More by Haydn-Juby
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -10.8%

Attractive golden-amber colour under a moderate white head that gives good lace. Looks pretty decent.

Pumpkin pie spice on the nose with a whiff of sour apple that makes it smell like a cider. Surprisingly sour bite on first taste, malty sweet up the middle with a drying bitter finish.

I'm not overly impressed with Rickard's approach which seems to boil down to picking up on whats hot in the craft market and packaging up some sort of mock <insert beer style name here>. Makes me feel like I'm drinking faux beer every time I pick one of theirs up. And it's essentially the same bland faceless crap over and over again. Maybe I can just cut and paste my review once Rickard's <insert beer style name here> comes out.

Drinkable. Dull.

10-22-2013 00:07:12 | More by TerryW
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.89/5  rDev -8%

Tall can from the Ottawa LCBO for $2.60

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove, all spice

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, breads, grains, and nutmeg/clove/cinnamon. There is also something along the lines of apples.

Overall – A little too heavy with the spice for me. It's like someone shook an all spice shaker into a basic lager. Not something I'd pick up again.

11-14-2013 01:04:59 | More by spinrsx
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

06-20-2013 02:29:35 | More by cam477
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-14-2013 15:33:39 | More by DamageCase76
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NorthernSoul

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

04-17-2013 22:47:34 | More by NorthernSoul
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-18-2013 02:03:52 | More by joefinnigan15
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pharmerdoc

Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-27-2014 20:50:44 | More by pharmerdoc
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

04-11-2014 12:59:22 | More by hunterjames
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

11-27-2013 03:19:16 | More by jmkoscie
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

10-20-2012 18:24:08 | More by bigox420
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

09-16-2012 02:42:22 | More by schopenhauerale
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bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -1.3%

Clear golden colour with a tinge of copper. Sizeable white head that remains as a film and collar without leaving much lace.

Spices jump out at the nose. Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves are all present, along with a faint pumpkin smell. The backing is very sweet with a honey-caramel tone.

The taste is quite sweet at first and shows its macro roots with a corn syrup-like flavour. Luckily, the spice blend quickly takes over and dries things out, perhaps too much so. Regardless, there is a sense of balance here. The finish remains dry and reveals a light toasted malt flavour.

The mouthfeel is a bit thin with moderate carbonation. The texture is mainly syrupy on the tongue and has a mild oiliness, but the dryness of the cinnamon really dominates and the flavour lingers in the aftertaste.

All things considered, this is a pretty decent beer and appears to be the start of a series of seasonal craft-esque offerings. It’s good enough that I’ll try the rest when they’re released, though the spice blend is somewhat lopsided by cinnamon and it could use some honest-to-goodness pumpkin in it.

10-09-2012 17:28:37 | More by bryehn
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

11-15-2012 02:01:38 | More by ThinkAgain
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

09-08-2013 18:43:19 | More by irishkyle21
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

10-31-2012 18:43:26 | More by CurtisD
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

09-13-2012 06:50:52 | More by artemh
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Rickard's Cardigan from Molson Coors Canada
74 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.