I used to be a big fan of Rickard's White. So when I visited a Molson Brewhouse while waiting for a plane, I decided to jump at the opportunity to enjoy this Belgian style wheat beer. I hadn't been to Canada for couple of years, so it had been at least that long since I last enjoyed a Rickards.
The beer looked great when it arrived. A pale gold color, it was beautifully cloudy. I was stoked to try it! After squeezing the orange slice, I took my first gulp. As the golden liquid hit my taste buds my brain was ready for a yummy taste of a wheat beer. Instead, all I got was bitter disappointment. My memories of Rickard's White was pure deliciousness. However, I have since had many different wheat beers from Germany and American and Mexican craft brewers, and Rickard's White just doesn't hold up.
The beer was kind of flavorless. Even on my third swallow, all I could taste was the orange I squeezed into it. In my opinion, orange should enhance the beer's flavour. Not be the beers flavour! It certainly doesn't hold a candle to the German Beer Ayinger which is brewed in the same style.
I give Molson Coors Rickard's White two small burps. I'm kinda ashamed that I used to like it more. If you want an unfiltered wheat beer, I suggest you look somewhere else.
Let me know what you think.
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