Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Mondial 2007.
Hazy golden brew with medium creamy white top.
Soft grainy wheat nose, rather gentle. Simple light sweet ale missing traditional character but inoffensive to my nose.
Thin, soft textured brew. Grainy oat like, lightly sour with soft finish. Quiet bland wheat, light lactic notes but not too much.
pintbypint (2287) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sample at Edmonton Festival Of Beer. Cloudy yellow colour with a small white head. Orangey nose. Sweet orangey flavour with honey and grain notes. Body was light, had a grainy finish.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap, Harbourfront Sports Grille, Toronto. Pours nice, cloudy yellow, decent sized white head. Faint hint of coriander in aroma. Taste wasnít so good - it tries hard, but there is that standard Molsonís "tang" here - my wife had no idea what I was drinking, she took a sip and said "Molson??". Refreshing enough served ice cold but man, by the end it was so thin I thought it was an old Rickards Gold or something. But really, not offensive. If it gets people to try more Wits (some of the one off reviews here seem to think it is quite an unusual beer!), or maybe here in Toronto Dennisonís, well, that would be something.
mbrandon2w (109) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap at some bar in montreal. Less flavor than most wits. Iím not a huge fan of the style to begin with, and this one didnít change my mind at all. Some citrus/orange flavors, but not much else going on there.
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 On tap: Pours a cloudy golden colour. Mine was served with an orange wedge and I couldnít tell if the citrus was coming from the beer or the actual orange. Either way, the citrus flavour was way overdone. The wheaty finish was helped to was away the taste of a dilluted C-plus soda. Certainly not the greatest wheat beer on the market but itís Ok given the other Rickardís crap on the market. Re-rate: I recently had this on tap at Tiger Jackís in London, ON and it was one of the most disgusting vile beers ever......I donít know if the keg was messed up but stay away!!! I couldnít even choke back my pint.
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a cloudy yellow-white with a decent white head. Sutble orange/citrus aromas that carry through to the initial taste a slight hint of spice and stronger wheat flavour. Tastes like a water-down version of Blue Moon. A good Rickards selection but I wish MolsonCoors had just stuck with the original Blue Moon version
xole (1) - Markham, Ontario, USA - MAY 29, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Throughly enjoyed this beer - quite unusual - perhaps they should rename it as Ricardís Bronze instead of White? Nice light citrus tone and a light aroma. Very easy to drink.
GregClow (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught sample at Beer & Cocktail Show. This was served to me ice cold, so it was hard to get much off of it before the sample was gone, but it was pretty obvious that itís a slightly dumbed down take on a witbier. That said, itís not that bad - theyíve got all of the right elements, just turned down a bit from a typical wit. Sort of reminded me of the PC Blanche in that regard, as well as Blue Moon, which gives some credence to the suggestions that this may just be Blue Moon rebranded for Canada. Whatever the case, I didnít hate it, and I wouldnít refuse it if I was at a bar where it was the best thing on tap.
johnivanovs (1) - Timmins, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2007 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a very light tasting beer with a subtle orange flavour. It actually seems to taste more like a summer cooler than a beer. I had the draft version at Nikkiís Sports Gallery in Timmins and there is zero aftertaste to it. I actually had to read the label on the collar to confirm that it was a full strength beer. This is an ideal summer cottage/patio drink.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pint at a Banff pub; Hazy orange and well carbonated, rising to a firm white foam top. Not much of an aroma. Truth be told, not much flavor either. Just an easy to drink, inoffensive brew. Mildly fruity (like a citrus punch), firm body. (#2880, 5/14/2007)