Molson Coors Canada Rickard’s Radler – Radler at 3.2% ABV

Molson Coors Canada _Rickard’s Radler_ Radler at 3.2% ABV _(C$3.29 at Quarry Park Calgary Co-Op, 473 ml, bottle date 26-Feb-2016, acquired 29-May-2016, reviewed 29-May-2016)_

Appearance: nearly opaque straw with a short, short-lived white head, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: sweet grapefruit juice, faint grainy malt. (5/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate tart. (4/10) Light body, moderate carbonation, short duration sweet and tart finish. (2/5)

Well, I went into this with absolutely zero expectations, and it exceeded that, so… well done? It’s not terrible for what it is. In fact, I think it’s a bit better than the Rickard’s White it might be based upon, possibly for the same reason they usually serve the White with a slice of orange: the citrus fills in (masks?) the plain jane macro character. Really too sweet, though I guess if it weren’t you’d actually be able to taste the beer, and nobody wants that. (10/20)

5/10 #ryansbooze