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Mad Jack Premium Apple Lager - Molson Coors Canada

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Mad Jack Premium Apple LagerMad Jack Premium Apple Lager

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: thehyperduck on 07-24-2014

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473 mL can picked up at TBS; served well-chilled. Since the ingredients list includes both 'barley' and 'malt liquor', but does not contain 'apples' or 'cider', I think I can assume that it is correct to call this one a 'beer' (at least, technically correct - which is the best kind of correct) and add it to the database.

Pours a clear golden-blonde colour, topped with one finger of fizzy white head that vanishes as quickly as a soda pop's. No lace, no cap. Pretty sad-looking, with an aroma that includes a mixture of granny smith and oxidized red apple flesh notes. Very saccharine.

The flavour kind of reminds me of a green Jolly Rancher, mixed with canned apple juice from concentrate. Not particularly beer-like, as one would probably expect, with only a touch of graininess and corn syrupy sweetness coming through toward the finish. Palatable enough, but too sweet and it basically just comes off as apple juice concentrate with some water and beer mixed in. Thin-bodied, with aggressive carbonation typical of most macro lagers. Very easy to throw back quickly, and I'm not sure why you'd want to drink this any other way.

Final Grade: 2.66, a rather mediocre C-. Molson's Mad Jack Premium Apple Lager is an odd duck, and I'm honestly not too sure who they're targeting with this one. In reality, this beer only exists because TBS is not legally allowed to sell true cider, so they've devised this apple-flavoured beverage to sell there instead. I'd drink this again if someone else handed it to me, but I can't see myself buying this one again when there are plenty of authentic ciders (and apple-flavoured beers, for that matter) that blow this one out of the water.

Mad Jack Premium Apple Lager from Molson Coors Canada
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.