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Rickards Honey Brown

Formerly brewed at Molson Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Even in its infancy, connoisseurs have recognized that Rickard’s Honey Brown is different from the mainstream. Intended for the consumer who appreciates a quality brew, it is unique and flavourful, a medium brown ale that is very smooth and easy to drink. Honey Brown offers both a pleasant malt aroma and character. Brewed in the style of traditional English Brown ales, Rickard’s Honey Brown is topped off with a hint of honey, delivering a delightful finish on every beer drinker’s palette.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Rating from memory. Pretty typical honey brown ale, sweet with some light malt flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lesifflebiere (1692) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
Mousse consistante de couleur caramel, et breuvage cuivré qui semble pétiller de façon régulière. Mi-mince. Nez de bois, caramel, sucre cuit et quelques épices douces. Assez odorante et invitante. Bien sucrée, miel très présent mais agréable. Houblon, malt grillé. Piquante par effervescence. Agréable, sans être une boisson effarante, la Honey Brown présente de belles qualités dans une catégorie saturée et souvent décevante. Belle couleur, goût intéressant ; un côté plus fonceur, moins « lager + miel » pourrait la remonter encore d’un cran.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lotsalaughs (170) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
bread, toast, hay, grass, red, brown, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter A reddish brown pour with very little foam. A nutty/sweet aroma with some grass. More on the sweet side with mildly bitter toast/nutty lingering. Quite thin in body with medium carbonation and a light bitterness that lingers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Whatup14 (1654) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
Goût de miel peu présent et peu sucrée. Arôme de miel. Une bière se buvant bien et probablement la meilleure de la famille Rickard’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
Originally rated July 2005. This honey brown from Rickard’s pours a brown colour with orange highlights. The head does not last as long as their pale and red. Lacing is not bad. The scent is of caramel malt with some floral notes. The taste though, is very smooth... almost missing. Ah... found it ! It’s in the background. Not much there, slight bitterness and sweetness. Hardly any aftertaste. Close of being refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5735) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
341ml bottle pours a light brown color white a 2 finger white head that leaves a few specks of lacing. Aroma is light caramel malts and faint hops. Taste is light caramel malty sweetness with a clean hoppy bitter finish. Slightly below average for the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
341ml bottle. Clear light brown. Not much honey taste, but still decent. I see why they replaced this with the Dark in the variety packs.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
northropfrye (3295) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle. Brown, not very sweet. An attempt to tap into the Sleeman’s market. Bland but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sseb69 (1784) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
Bouteille 341 ml. En fût. Belle couleur brune miel. Arôme légèrement sucrée. Elle est une bonne variante douce à la Rickard’s Red. Très bonne bière de soif.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
Light brown body, with a pretty good light caramel head. Smells of sour dough, some slight roastiness and honey. Tastes pretty good, with a balanced sweetness and some caramel notes. There is some unpleasant sourness to it, though. Pretty soft on the palate; light-to-medium body to it. Overall, this WAS the best of the Rickard’s line-up, so it’s somewhat sad that they discontinued it...

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