dfinney23 (1258) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with a bit of white head. Malty aroma. Taste is sweet with ja little oak and just a hint of smoke.
ontbeermaker (2155) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap, pour is medium amber, smell is oaky and flavour is oaky, it was also very sweet and it was fairly hard to finish, it was a strange offering
kparamor (3) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Rickards has nothing but poor beers and this is no exception. Inconsistent brewing. In my six pack I had 3 atrocious beers and 3 slightly better bottles. In my 3 worse beers the aftertaste was almost putrid, it left a rotting meat taste in my throat. The 3 other beers, one of which I am drinking now smell pretty good sweet woody aroma with a light body and a quickly dissipating head. The first taste has very little complexity and only faint flavours. It is neither hoppy nor malty and its slight sweetness and "oak" taste is emphatically artificial.
I would not buy this beer again.
dreamflower (433) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
clear honey appearance with a quickly-dissappating head. mild, skunky, bitter aroma. gross taste. i donít like this.
Lagerboy (904) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear honey yellow, big creamy white head settles and lasts. Vanilla grainy malty aroma. Tastes like Molson just addded some vanilla and spices to their regular mass produced industrial swill. Forced, cloying and artificial. Average carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Vapid finish. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml bottle c/o G. Amberish clear gold with a huge foamy off-white fairly long-lasting head. Yup - oak; sweet grainy oak - the taste is simple and decent, floral vanilla with a faint mineral tang, the aroma is a wee bit vegetal. Slick, average body, weak carbonation, a somewhat cloying finish - not bad, not great.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Moxies. Pours amber in colour, small whitish head. Not much aroma. Taste is heavy on fake wood. Different, ok.
cfrancis (2016) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad offering from Rickards. Pours a clear orange gold with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is slight oak with slight cinnamon and malt sweetness. Taste is a dryness from the oak chips I would assume, cinnamon and honey sweetness.
cards04 (1202) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
By far the best Rickards has to offer. Some Pale lager aromas along with vanilla, oak, peat, and candy. flavours are oaky, vanilla, and some sweetness, with a typical pale lager slightly bitter finish. A step in the right direction.
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely one of the better beers by Rickards, which isnít saying much, but itís saying something. Oak, woody, pepper and vanilla aroma. Light gold amer colour with white head, lacing. Taste of oak, sweet malts, rum. Kind of reminds me of some of Innis and Gunnís beers. Quality.