Molson Canadian Lager - Molson Coors Canada
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Reviews by JoLight:
3.68/5 rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Light golden in appearance, Molson Canadian Lager is an attractive adjunct lager, topped with a stark-white head that retains fairly well, with some minute traces of lacing.
The aroma is watery, but brings forth small touches of barley malt, some rice or corn adjunct, and some grassy, earthy hops.
The taste is watery and faint. There is a metallic note, maybe? And then it starts off with a short bite of grassy hops, then comes a generalized grainy beer flavor, with the barley malt and adjuncts. The end leaves almost nothing.
The mouthfeel is watery, thin, carbonated.
It finishes dry, crisp, refreshing.
Overall, I am a little disappointed. Not because of how it tastes or smells, but because of it's Lack of taste and smell. It reminds me almost exactly of Michelob Ultra. And this isn't even a light beer. For imported adjunct lagers, I'd rather go with Foster's. This is too much like light beer. I sort of feel cheated.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2012 00:10:51 | More by JoLight
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3.21/5 rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a small pint glass: color is straw gold, head is thin, bright white and dissipates very quickly, some lacing of the head on the glass.
Smell is grainy, corn flavor prominent, maybe some other off, adjunct aromas noted.
Taste is also, grainy, corn prominent, touch of base malt is noticeable, flavor is not off putting and better than many adjunct lagers.
Mouthfeel is crisp, not overcarbonated as many of this style are, flavors linger on the tongue and some light feel on the cheek.
Overall, a better adjunct lager than many others out there, not overcarbonated which plays well with its flavor and drinkability.
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 19:25:56 | More by mvanaskie13
3.5/5 rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Had a truly outstanding appearance. Poured with brilliant clarity and the light color of straw gold. Plenty of bubbles making their way to the top to become part of a fat white head of foam that fell rocky and left lace to look at as I drank.
Nose is light sweet grain and sweet corn. Cooked corn but no vegetable scents. There is a sweet grass on this that is delightful and not harsh and a bit of husk from the grain. As this warms it develops an apple skin but nothing so loud as to be unpleasant. Very clean overall.
taste is sweet with light grains that are integrated well. The corn is sweet like corn on the cob. In the drink there is a touch of herbal and sweet grass that takes you to a pleasant faint hop bitter in the dry finish. The herbal is a touch more bitter in the drink than it is on the nose. In addition to the faint appleskin as it warms there is a touch of lemon citrus as this finishes.
The body is light and has only a mild slickness and there is taste from what you might call fresh water. It permeates the beer and makes it clean tasting and refreshing without adding any kind of flavor except that you will notice it. The mouthfeel is light to moderate.
Good beer that would pair well with picnic type foods in summer. Going fishing? Canoeing? Potato salad, hamburgers hot dogs and salty sandwiches like pastrami and ham would all fare well alongside this lightly sweet beer.
Serving type: can
02-20-2014 17:38:53 | More by utopiajane
3.41/5 rDev +20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
This beer on tap, served sub zero is actually rather refreshing and enjoyable but still nothing to rave about. Mild hoppy taste that is grainy with a sweet aftertaste but it is more watery than anything else. A good beer to get on draft and to session with. The more you drink this the more tolerable it is. A good beer to have while at the bar eating wings and spending the night splitting a pitcher with friends. A perfect example of how marketing can sell a beer, despite what the commercials say, enjoying this beer does not make you Canadian.
Serving type: on-tap
02-19-2014 04:46:32 | More by RyanPollock
New Brunswick (Canada)
3.19/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Serving Type: Standard Can poured into an Alexander Keiths Pint Glass
Picked up a 20 pack of Molson Canadian over the weekend for a price too low to resist jumping on. After drinking a couple of cans, I thought I would give my two-cents worth and review this beer based on the style rather than how I enjoyed it as a beer.
A- Molson Canadian pours the straw golden colour and the two finger quick-to-disappear head that is commonplace in the style. Nothing special here, just your standard for inexpensive North American Lagers.
S- What struck me when first smelling this is that, unlike Budweiser and similar lagers, you do not get a bomb of piss striking your olfactory senses in one punch! Although it is nothing to rave about by any means, what you get is a pleasant, sweet smelling hit of cereal grains. Nothing else comes to mind when smelling this lager.
T- Once again, Molson Canadian surprised me in a good way! Rather than being overwhelmingly corny and ricey, the taste, like the smell, is filled with cereal grains such as barley and wheat! The wheat is what really carries this beer to the finish; the finish, by the way, is incredibly clean and satisfying.
M- Although the body is light, it does not have soft drink like carbonation like many others of the style do which is quite pleasing. I would say the carbonation is medium to medium-high. Finish is quite crisp and refreshing.
O- This beer is nothing to phone home about but I do have to say that it is well worth the price that I paid for it. When comparing Molson to other beers of the style, it is definitely centrefield in my mind. If you are in the mood for a refreshing lager or a satisfying "lawnmower" beer, I recommend that you give Molson Canadian a try. If you happen to pay $20.99 plus tax for a 20 pack like I did, all the better! Cheers Bros.
Serving type: can
02-19-2014 00:43:18 | More by PorterPro125
Molson Canadian Lager from Molson Coors Canada
67 out of 100 based on 1,095 ratings.