Rickard's Blonde
Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
German Pilsner
3.01 | pDev: 17.28%
May 23, 2016
Sep 17, 2011
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.
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Rated: 1 by -chii- from Canada (QC)

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by ThaneMcC from Germany

3.27/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
I enjoyed this off draft at a little apres ski place in Mont-tremblant, Quebec.
A dark yellow draft, with copious carbonation and a bready, corn smell. Taste is incredibly muted, cereal notes predominate and the mouthfeel is light.
Overall, a pleasant, inoffensive pilsner that I rather enjoyed. It lacked complexity, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered at a bbq or other social engagement.
Apr 01, 2016
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Reviewed by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Let's file this one under "pleasantly surprised". It's been so long since I've had a Rickard's beer that I had no idea the "Gold" blonde ale had been swapped out for a "Blonde" [gold] pilsner. Not the best name they could have chosen, given the switch.

Anyway. Pours a dark gold (darker than most pilsners I've seen, almost bronze?). Not much head. Smells of Molson yeast, slightly pear-apple fruit. Slight cracker/bready malt. And a decent peppery, spicy noble hop. Bitter greens. Some bubblegum. On the taste? Repeat: Molson yeast, fruity, cracker/biscuit, vegetal, crisp greens. Bready. Body is a bit heavy for the style, but carbonation is right where it should be.

As far as Canadian renditions of the pilsner style (German or Czech), there honestly aren't that many good ones: outside of Steam Works in BC, in fact, I can't think of one I've ever had in regular rotation (I can give or take Steamwhistle). But this entry from Rickard's is actually pretty tasty. It sits a bit heavy in body for a pils, and is recognizably Molson by birth, but has a lot of the qualities I expect from the style. Not bad.
Mar 01, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 28, 2016
Rated: 3.05 by Shpud from Canada (ON)

Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 2 by moot2142 from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 2.73 by KrisDLSmith from Canada (ON)

Oct 20, 2015
Rated: 3 by OneTuffPony from Canada (ON)

Sep 11, 2015
Rated: 3.34 by CanadianBacon from Canada (QC)

Aug 27, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by jeff1973 from California

Aug 19, 2015
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Rated by wkvach from Ohio

2.82/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Good blonde beer with a touch of citrusy hops.
Aug 07, 2015
Rated: 2.5 by rugene from Canada (QC)

Jul 30, 2015
Rated: 2.78 by Tmyhre802 from Vermont

Jun 28, 2015
Rated: 3.03 by Svingjo from Canada (BC)

Jun 24, 2015
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Rated by crag from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Not too Pilsner like. Colour is a tad bit darker than my interruption. Overall a very drinkable beer and I would have it again.
May 28, 2015
Rated: 2.5 by TerryW from Canada (ON)

Apr 28, 2015
Rated: 2.48 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Feb 23, 2015
Rated: 2.99 by Cycle69 from Canada (ON)

Jan 24, 2015
Rated: 3.04 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Dec 27, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Merlin68 from Canada (AB)

Dec 14, 2014
Rickard's Blonde from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 71 out of 100 with 123 ratings