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Brewed by Molson Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This distinctive full bodied red ale is crafted in single batches using a unique blend of four malts. Naturally aged, Rickard's Red is brewed according to the traditional recipe of the Capilano Brewing Company of Vancouver.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gordojays (8) - Ontario, - FEB 14, 2007
this is best on tap, not fussed on it out of the bottle. goes great with steak and burgers


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1753) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Aroma: The smell is dominated by the malt aromas, sweet brown bread mainly.
Appearance: A clear red amber brew with an off-white head that leaves rather good lacing.
Taste: The taste has an upfront sweetness, raisins, dried figs, acidity from green pears and ripe lemons.
Palate: Rather high carbonation, refreshing for being a red.
Overall: Not at all bad (the Rickard’s seem to be better than Molson in average).
Note: on-tap at a Baton Rouge. Reviewed 2010-09-12.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Clear amber with an off-white head-- attractive colour. Sweet & toasty malts flavour. Medium body & carbonation. Slight bitterness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Domineeto (3) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Best cheap beer I’ve had, very common on tap so I find myself drinking a lot of it. For the price, no complaints.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalflake (35) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle, 341ml, given to me at Christmas. I hadn’t had a Rickard’s in years, figured I’d try it out again. Disappointed - I remembered this being a pretty decent red when I used to frequent the pubs, but it seems to have lost any depth it had along the Molson-purchase path. My honest impression is of Molson Export, with food colouring added. Drinkable, but I woudn’t pay good money for another.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Before working in the brewery I do now, I used to work retail at a craft brewery and would frequently have customers coming in asking "what tastes like ______" and the unparalleled beer of comparison was Rickard’s Red. Finally decided to grab one- tastes like a standard vienna lager. quite English influenced with a lot of malt characteristics coming through, smells like the grain at the brewery before it is even malted. Real raw and malty, I am quite a fan. Body is quite thin. and a very minimal hop presence is around. A better beer in my least favorite style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2538) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
On tap at Boston Pizza, Williams Lake, BC. This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt red with a slight transparency about it. The head was slim and centered in the middle as a little lump. Decent looking rings graced the glass as the beer goes down. The smell had a nice sweet to roasty blend of caramel malts with nuts. The taste copied the smell. A light sweet nutty aftertaste lead to a sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Nicely carbonated and a remaining smooth feel rolls over my tongue. Overall, for the style this works. I’d have it again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdamJackson (3370) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2015
12oz Can, dark red. 1 finger dark yellow head. Aroma is sweet, like cream corn and some weird pickle aroma, lots of burnt malt. Pretty smooth taste, cherry, old fruit, malts, etc. it’s a stange brew. unexciting but not awful.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RuneStumo (2326) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2015
16.02.2015. On tap at Hard Rock Cafe, Toronto, Canada. Amber reddish colour that really shines. White head. Soft malty aromas. Very soft nice biterness. Not to much hops, but there is a nice flavour of darker malts. Soft sweetness. Aftertaste is more soft malts. Leaves a velvet mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerAndPonies (109) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
341 ml bottle from a sampler twelve-pack from Sobeys Liquor, served in a two-tiered flute glass. Pours a reddish/coppery amber with light carbonation and a fine, milky head with abundant webs of lace. Aroma is sweet and toasty malt and dark fruit; flavor is sweet with red berries and caramel on top of the malt toast. Slightly thicker than ordinary lager, and with a creamy texture. RR has been a guilty pleasure since I first had a 26-ounce draft mug at Tony Roma’s (a chain restaurant noted for their ribs)...unfortunately, my notes from that afternoon were lost, and so I’m reviewing the bottled product. That mug seems better, but that, of course, might be due to draft bias. It’s not as richly full-flavored as other favorite reds, but it hits my spot nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (231) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours a clear copper topped by two finger of frothy white head showing minimal retention. The nose is roasted malts and some grassy hops. The taste is roasted and nutty malts paired with the same grassy hops followed by an abrupt dry finish. Casual beer with nice roasted features. I often recommend this as a ’’starter’’ for rookies who want to get familiar with red lagers or ales.


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