1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Rickard's Shandy - Molson Coors Canada

Not Rated.
Rickard's ShandyRickard's Shandy

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

39 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thehyperduck on 04-10-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of VirusQc
2/5  rDev -24.2%

VirusQc, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Will12
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Will12, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Jotora
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Jotora, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of DarrenBrule
4.5/5  rDev +70.5%

DarrenBrule, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of DreamDeath
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

Socialiste, May 13, 2014
Photo of hunterjames
3/5  rDev +13.6%

hunterjames, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Fader
3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

Fader, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Pmicdee
4/5  rDev +51.5%

Pmicdee, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of DamageCase76
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

DamageCase76, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of boszormeny
3.75/5  rDev +42%

boszormeny, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Ianleesrivette
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Ianleesrivette, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +42%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of ZachT
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

ZachT, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Cidius
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Cidius, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of beerhunter13
2/5  rDev -24.2%

beerhunter13, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of kabritz
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

kabritz, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of bumchilly25
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

bumchilly25, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of biegaman
2.38/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Rickard's Shandy has a little extra yellow colouring but looks essentially like every other macro lager on the market. Obviously filtered, it lacks the substance to evoke any highlights and has a very weak tone; likewise, artificial soda-pop carbonation doesn't have the strength to form (much less sustain) a proper head.

The aroma has a snippet of that tart acidic quality that I find so refreshing in things like Radlers and citrus juices in general, but it also has a fair amount of that cloying, corn syrup-like character that I find so repelling in industrial lagers. This smells sweet enough to be a pop (which, let's be real, an adult pop it is ostensibly meant to be).

I enjoy a shandy every now and again, provided it's made with an authentic Caribbean ginger beer. Otherwise it's basically blending corn syrup with sugar, which is basically what this tastes like. You can hardly taste more than a squirt of lemon juice concentrate (think the little plastic lemons near the fish section at the grocery store).

Far more disappointing than the insipid flavour, however, is the completely lifeless mouthfeel. There's very little carbonation and no sourness - nothing about it is refreshing! Unlike, say, Stiegl Grapefruit Radler, this has no acidity or tartness what so ever. Have this after mowing the lawn or playing softball and you'll be left unsatiated. Trust me.

If Molson decides to open an adult lemonade stand at the top of the street they won't be getting my business. You can't make a good product with bad ingredients; there's nothing you can add to an adulterated, adjunct-ridden, corn syrup-based beer to make it refreshing. Not even lemonade, or, rather, lemon juice concentrate. I could make a much better one myself.

biegaman, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3/5  rDev +13.6%

DenisKolkin, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of NightINgale
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

NightINgale, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Haydn-Juby
2.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Served from a tall can to an English tulip

A: Pretty decent looking . Lemonade color which would be accurate Fairly hazy. Topped with roughly a finger , maybe a bit less, of white head. Dissipation was rapid and lacing was absent.

S: Lemon meringue pie. Small hits of generic beer lie in the background. Smells pretty appetizing in all actuality.

T: The tongue is instantly hit with the lemonade present in the aroma but then bludgeoned out with an atrocious graininess. The lemonade is not overly artificial and is okay but perhaps a touch watery. This graininess was absolutely the killing factor for this beer.

M: Crisp and fizzy. Close to seltzer in consistency.

O: Rickards products are usually somewhat well done IMO and I enjoy them when craft is absent but this was pretty terrible. I gave half the glass away to someone else and didn't feel like another beer after. All aspects were somewhat decent but the graininess was awful.

Haydn-Juby, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -24.2%

cam477, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Can: Poured a super light yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of lightly sweet adjunct with light lemonade notes. Taste is a mix of bland adjunct notes with some light lemonade notes. Body is really light with great carbonation. I still can’t believe a shandy is now back in Canada but still quite a disappointment.

Phyl21ca, Jun 18, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Rickard's Shandy from Molson Coors Canada
67 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.