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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Golden/Brown in the glass. Really like the complexity of the aromas. Cinnamon, figs. A bit of nutmeg. Buttered toast taste, medium to heavy on the palate. Clean finish, not as complex as the nose. Another good seasonal from Rickards.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumax1 (303) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
bouteille de 341ml dambre. arome de pain dpices et danis. crmeuse en bouche gout de mlasse et notes de gingembre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tricker (401) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Bire blonde de 5.5 % dalcool. Elle possde un odorat cralire, sucr et avec une lgre amertume. Elle possde un beau col au versement. Elle possde un got de poire et de banane, avec un arrire-got sucr. Elle possde un petit got cralier minime avec une lgre amertume en finale. Elle porte bien son nom de bire dhiver, car elle est chaleureuse. Correcte !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barncatmatt (2281) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
473ml can from the lcbo. Light amber with a white head. The aroma is spicy/oaky. The flavour is slightly sweet, oaky vanilla, thin malt body. The finish is drying and slightly tannic which reduces drinkablility. A genuine oak aged lager. Quite good but not repeatable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (3198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
Comes in a 6-pack of brown bottles. Seems like Rickards is growing lately (lots of new kind). This winter lager pours a clean, light-amber colour, with a big frothy off-white head, good retention and loads of dirty lacing. The aromas are a mix of good and bad. Decent vanilla from the oak and some mild spices, but has a few adjunct ingredient found in cheaper swill beers. The mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy. The taste is a little better, not tasting the adjunct stuff. Again, light vanilla from the oak chips (as I do not think they used barrels for this - at this price). Also, a nice sweetness with notes of whiskey in the background. An overall pretty good lager, and above average product from Molson (that I would buy once every winter). Kind of a lighter tasting Innis & Gunn brew.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raistlin (348) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
It was actually pretty damn good beer. It had quite a thick flavour to it. Head was white and hanged around for while. It was pretty smooth, no alchoholic taste to it at all at the end, which is what you would expect from beer 5.0% over alcohol in most ceases, but not this one. Has a nutty taste, rich texture, really enjoyable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Where and how: LCBO , can 473 ml
Aroma mild oak notes on fruity backing, soft nice refined notes, touch of biscuit.
Appearance :
Top: large, fine white cap with very nice lace on glass.
Base: fine haze on amber gold.
Palate : medium bodied, medium carbonation, thinner finish.
Taste: mellow mid with drier sides. Mellow yet noticeable oak character. Nicely blended. Hints of vanilla and biscuit malts.
Other notes genuine effort from Molson.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1820) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
bouteille 341 ml. 5.5%. Couleur jaune fonc, presque ambre, mousse blanche. Arme de vanille, malt, bois. En bouche, mince, malt, un peu de bois vanill. Finale, sucre, boise. Au moins ils essaient !!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7186) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
Bouteille de 12 oz achete chez Maxi (Saint-Lonard, QC). Arme: Lgre odeur de caramel avec une pointe boise. Apparence: La couleur est dore avec une faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun moyen col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got de caramel et dpices avec une pointe de vanille. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence dpices en arrire got. (Rating #4671)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2323) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. 5.5%. Clear copper coloured pour with a bubbly white head. . Aroma is caramel malts, vanilla, mild oaky notes. Not at all expected from a macro lager, esp. MolsonCoors. Taste is more of the same, all balanced into a killer winter seasonal. This is a welcome addition to any Christmas fireplace gathering. Kudos where kudos are due.


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