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Rickard's Blonde | Molson Coors Canada

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Rickard's BlondeRickard's Blonde

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada

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

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2.91/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

341ml bottle, part of their new mix-pack. 4 hops, eh? In variety, or in quantity?

This beer pours a mildly hazy medium frozen golden amber colour, with two fingers of fizzy, loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a low hanging wall of thin painted pockmarked lace around the glass as things drop away.

It smells of faint pale malt, cereal grains, floral, dead weedy hops, and just a touch of nail polish. The taste is semi-sweet grainy malt, some dank aged citrus, further sour lemon candy notes, a lightly acrid metallic edge, and earthy, sweet floral hops.

The carbonation is somewhat zippy, but the frothiness quickly wanes, the body lightweight, and just too pithy and tacky for straight ahead smoothness. It finishes off-dry, with a somewhat musty floral character.

Well, this is a bit different - off-putting, to a degree, but yet not skunky or skanky? If you turn your brain off, and just drink, all will be well, thank you cognitive dissonance! Otherwise, you'll start wondering aloud about marketing minutiae like, when is a 'Blonde' ale not a 'German' pilsener?

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Photo of SebD
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: It has a nice pale yellow/golden colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderatly and has nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas give out hints of sweet bready/grainy malts with light grassy floral hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice sweet bready/grainy matliness with nice grassy hops coming through to add a slight bitterness and a slight fruitness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice light balance of malts and hops.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with ok flavours and aromas.

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Rickard's Blonde from Molson Coors Canada
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