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, weve 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (6146) - 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 (1514) - 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 (2468) - 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 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur ambre-dore et claire. Nez de grains de crales sucres aux notes grilles, moyennement bois (ft de chne), lger de caramel et de vanille avec des faibles notes fruites (poires). Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un ptillement moyen ainsi quune texture aux notes huileuses et crmeuses. Got bois (ft de chne) et lgrement pic (cannelle, traces de poivre) avec des notes de vanille et de fruits (poires) lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un got de grains de malt sucrs aux notes rties, trs lger de caramel toffee avec de faibles traces de biscuits puis en finale sajoute des notes amres de houblon herbeux. Post-got moyen, lgrement bois avec de faibles notes de houblon herbeux avec des traces rties.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5362) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Une bouteille achete lunit. Un liquide qui prsente une robe dore bien limpide. Un petit anneau de mousse qui sinstalle pour une seconde. Un nez identifiable la brasserie avec des crales sucres et une touche de chne vanill (copeau). Des saveurs qui sont simples, douces et drlement touches par le chne et sa vanille. Une bouche structure comme les autres offrandes de la maison. Une finale courte dans laquelle on retrouve un bois et quelques notes amres. Louable, dans une certaine mesure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentDamon (487) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
Bire de couleur ambre. 5.5% dalcool. Got un peu sucr avec des accents de caramel et de vanille. Accents assez particuliers, voire originaux, peut-tre dus au vieillissement en fts de chne. Jai apprci cette bire en hiver, tel que le souhaite Rickards. Je ne suis vraiment pas un fan de cette brasserie, mais cette bire a t une agrable surprise. Pas assez pour que je la rachte toutefois... Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spab (3605) - 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 Ive 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 uncles 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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