Monday, 21 October 2013

Rickard's Cardigan

Rickard's Cardigan is listed as an "autumn spiced lager". It's brewed by Molson Coors Canada and is part of the Rickard's Seasonal Collection. It is sold in 341mL bottles that are sweater-sporting and come with a cap dressed up as a button. They're pretty cute. Cardigan clocks in at a slightly above-standard 5.5% alcohol. It is a handsome golden ale that is fairly cloudy and topped with an off-white head.

A sweet, heavily spiced aroma features nutmeg and clove notes, and maybe a bit of pumpkin. The flavour is less pungent than the aroma, but it displays the same warm, autumnal notes. It moves from sweet to bitter, and underneath the spice, there is a mild but pleasant lager base.

This is a pretty tasty effort from a macrobrewery. It's a solid fall brew.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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