Rickard's Blonde | Molson Coors Canada

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
molson.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by SebD on 09-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
17.24%
 
 
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2
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1/5  rDev -68.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of fortyfield
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shpud
3.05/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of moot2142
2/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of KrisDLSmith
2.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OneTuffPony
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.34/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeff1973
3.69/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wkvach
2.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Good blonde beer with a touch of citrusy hops.

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Photo of rugene
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tmyhre802
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Svingjo
3.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crag
3.46/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of TerryW
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.48/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cycle69
2.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BcCraft710
3.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Merlin68
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Sathanas
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of imfinished
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of ImJared
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of kabritz
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3/5  rDev -6%

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Rickard's Blonde from Molson Coors Canada
3.19 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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