Rickards Oakhouse
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Brewed by Molson Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Premium Lager
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Specially aged with lightly toasted Oak, we’ve carefully crafted this festive seasonal to capture the warmth of an old, iron-stove Oakhouse. With subtle hints of vanilla and a deep amber hue, this rich winter lager is ideal alongside succulent stew or piping hot roast. All you need now is plenty of firewood. And matches.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (5955) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle: Poured a clear amber color lager with a medium size foamy head with medium retention and not much lacing. Aroma of light vanilla with light caramelized sugar is OK. Taste is also dominated by light caramelized sugar with some light vanilla notes and very subtle oak notes. Body is light with medium carbonation. Not bad but not great either. Not sure who they are trying to convert with this offering

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1492) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
clear amber colour. muted aroma. slight woody note but not much else.light body, fast flavour, a hint of tannins and esters of nutmeg and cinnamon. boring but not the worst of their beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Bouteille de 341ml, robe cuivrée, arôme vanillé, goût de vanille trop présent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patricks110 (2428) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
Actually not a bad beer at all with a mild woody flavour and above average toasted grainy malts. Surprising for a Rickards beer, but actually somewhat tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur ambrée-dorée et claire. Nez de grains de céréales sucrées aux notes grillées, moyennement boisé (fût de chêne), léger de caramel et de vanille avec des faibles notes fruitées (poires). Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes huileuses et crémeuses. Goût boisé (fût de chêne) et légèrement épicé (cannelle, traces de poivre) avec des notes de vanille et de fruits (poires) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de malt sucrés aux notes rôties, très léger de caramel toffee avec de faibles traces de biscuits puis en finale s’ajoute des notes amères de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen, légèrement boisé avec de faibles notes de houblon herbeux avec des traces rôties.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5197) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Une bouteille achetée à l’unité. Un liquide qui présente une robe dorée bien limpide. Un petit anneau de mousse qui s’installe pour une seconde. Un nez identifiable à la brasserie avec des céréales sucrées et une touche de chêne vanillé (copeau). Des saveurs qui sont simples, douces et drôlement touchées par le chêne et sa vanille. Une bouche structurée comme les autres offrandes de la maison. Une finale courte dans laquelle on retrouve un boisé et quelques notes amères. Louable, dans une certaine mesure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentDamon (476) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
Bière de couleur ambrée. 5.5% d’alcool. Goût un peu sucré avec des accents de caramel et de vanille. Accents assez particuliers, voire originaux, peut-être dus au vieillissement en fûts de chêne. J’ai apprécié cette bière en hiver, tel que le souhaite Rickards. Je ne suis vraiment pas un fan de cette brasserie, mais cette bière a été une agréable surprise. Pas assez pour que je la rachète toutefois... Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spab (3440) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
341 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden orange with modest white head. Aroma is quite oaky with some toasty caramel. Flavour also has a strong oakiness/woodiness with toasted caramel maltiness. Wood lingers a bit in the finish. Average body. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Above average quality in everything but flavor. There is too much "oak" and something not quite vanilla but very birthday cake.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
nechrispeters (1) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013 does not count
Rickards Red was on tap at the campus pub when I was at school, and I’ve always had a soft spot for Rickards products. That being the case, I was excited when my Brother-in-law gave me an Oakhouse to try this Christmas. I knew something was up when he watched me take my first sip. The beer looks fantastic with a cinnamon amber hue and a healthy head. The creamy texture almost seemed more ale than lager. However, the beer tasted like that purple Thrills gum from my child hood with a hint of Vanilla and a Hoppy backbone. The effect was shudder inducing. There was an unpleasant sweet perfume tang to it with the underlying bitterness that really rocked the boat. Sort of like high-school girl mixed with my uncle’s old hockey bag. This is a beer which might be best enjoyed with something sweet and bitter, like waffles and self-loathing.

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