Rickard's Red
Molson Coors Canada

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From:
Molson Coors Canada
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
Lager - American Amber / Red
Ranked #72
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
72
Ranked #29,331
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 18.59%
Ratings:
468
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 19, 2022
Added:
Nov 15, 2001
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  114
SCORE
72
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Rickard's RedRickard's Red
Notes: Crafted using three different malted barleys, Pacific Northwest hops and the finest Brewer's Caramel, Rickard's Red is exceptionally flavorful with a smooth finish. Enjoy Canada's favorite red beer with its proud pub heritage served cold in a pint glass.

Brewed using three different malt barleys, Pacific Northwest hops, and the finest Brewer's Caramel.
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4.33 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON) on Apr 19, 2022
 
3.25 by Roejogan from Canada (BC) on Feb 13, 2022
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3.72/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by Lindorm

I love the beautiful rich colour of this lager. It's one of the first beers I learned to appreciate. There was a time that you couldn't get it and I was disappointed. Looks like it was brought back by popular demand!

The mixing of the barley makes the flavours difficult to pin down for myself. I'm still training my palate. Nice bitter after taste.

Oct 01, 2021
 
3.15 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Apr 23, 2021
 
2.64 by aklavall from Canada (AB) on Oct 11, 2020
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4.97/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by gchapman1081 from Texas

Not a beer drinker however my wife and I had this while visiting Niagara Falls and first experienced Rickard’s Res Ale and absolutely loved it. Best beer I’ve had since I left Germany in 1982.

Jul 13, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by octortus from Canada (ON)

473 mL Can. ABV 5.2%.
Appearance: Dark red copper/amber, Half a finger of soapy beige head, Ok retention, Slight lacing, Low-Medium carbonation.
Aroma: Malt sweetness (decently blended), Dark fruit (prune, plum), Caramel, Corn adjunct (?), Earthy hops.
Mouthfeel: Just under medium body, Low-Medium carbonation, Slightly syrupy, Fairly smooth, Off-dry finish.
Flavour: Malt sweetness, Caramel flavouring, Dark fruit (prune plum), Corn adjunct (?), Earthy hops.
Overall: It won't knock your socks off, but if your craving a sweet beer and are willing to lower your standards... here ya go.

Review: 186

Jun 10, 2020
 
3.71 by GingerFinn from Canada (ON) on Nov 29, 2019
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4.17/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Harjoh

Nice flavour. Great beer at the pub on wing night while watching the game! Not bad out of the bottle at home but I prefer it as a draught at the pub or restaurant.

Oct 25, 2019
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2.47/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

12 oz bottle, no date.

Beautiful deep ruby color with great clarity. A creamy off-white head settles to a thin film on top of the beer.

Aroma was a little off-putting. Toasted malt, light caramel, and apples. Earthy and a little musty.

Tasted slightly oxidized. Sweet in the finish. Medium-light bodied. Honestly, this was pretty rough. It was given to me by a co-worker and I couldn't tell how old is was due to the lack of a bottle date. Track down some Yuengling or, better yet, an Irish red ale like Smithwick's, if you want a similar flavor profile. I would not recommend this.

Woof.

Jul 24, 2019
 
3.25 by 12ozfan from Illinois on Jul 07, 2019
 
3.24 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jun 10, 2019
 
3.32 by kds2437 from Texas on Jan 23, 2019
 
3 by BucBasil from Rwanda on Jan 02, 2019
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3.66/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by argock from Virginia

Really pretty good for a macro-lager, a lot of crystal type malty character, more crystal than other darker malts you might find in a vienna lager but still interesting and it works. Aroma is light and there are not a bunch of esters. Reasonably enjoyable beer despite its true origins.

Dec 27, 2018
 
3.45 by SamW7 from Canada (ON) on Dec 04, 2018
 
3.38 by Kevin101 from Canada (ON) on Sep 22, 2018
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3.62/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

By the time I got the beer from the tap lace had already dissipated so I can't really comment about that. It has a deep red amber color. Really nice to look at. Lightly carbonated and not bitter. A nice sweet mix of caramel, malt and fruity overtones.

Aug 19, 2018
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2.37/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25
by Rlhj from New Hampshire

Looks can be deceiving. The robust red landed at my table and I kept waiting for the taste to kick on. Nothing. It's a beer.

Jul 18, 2018
 
3.35 by stauffman from Canada (QC) on Jul 16, 2018
 
4.05 by Vylo from New Jersey on Jun 26, 2018
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3.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a gorgeous clear reddish-amber with a nice fluffy white head. Initial impression is very malty, grainy, bready, maybe sourdough? Mouthfeel is medium; carbonation is OK. Finish is lingeringly sweet, unfortunately. This is fairly flavorful, but too sweet and malty for my tastes.

May 27, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Deca from Canada (PE)

I love the look of red beers and this one looks as tasty as any other. Pretty average nose and mouth feel but when you're at a pub with nothing interesting to try, this is an excellent choice. One of my favorite macros.

Apr 24, 2018
 
3.96 by Darandos from Canada (AB) on Apr 16, 2018
 
2.69 by beerluvr from Canada (ON) on Apr 15, 2018
 
3.8 by ledjip from Canada (QC) on Dec 23, 2017
 
3.63 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Dec 13, 2017
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3.91/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bubseymour from Maryland

Nice light but malty/caramel lager that is a good change of pace reset beer from the IPAs, Stouts and Sours. Enjoyed.

Dec 10, 2017
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2.49/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by ChillingCammy from Canada (ON)

Served at a local Wild Wings, offered along side other macro beers. Appeared light amber, not unappealing. Dry mouth feel. Mild flavor. Better than light beer I guess.

Dec 05, 2017
 
3.71 by probert from New York on Nov 18, 2017
 
3.09 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Nov 16, 2017
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3.24/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by freeone3000 from Canada (QC)

Beer is fine. It's perfectly drinkable, and seems really average. Between this and various budweisers, this is a good choice.

Nov 13, 2017
 
3.88 by PCPhil from Canada (QC) on Nov 06, 2017
 
2.46 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on Oct 12, 2017
 
3.5 by toddsschneider from Canada (QC) on Aug 18, 2017
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2/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by davidward from Florida

An industrial mass produced Ale.

Jul 10, 2017
 
3.09 by cknoch from Canada (AB) on Jun 25, 2017
 
3 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Apr 10, 2017
 
3.33 by Blood_eagle83 from Canada (QC) on Apr 08, 2017
Rickard's Red from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 468 ratings