Molson Canadian Lager - Molson Coors Canada
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,261 | Reviews: 463 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by smakawhat:
2.68/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Well... so... I am going to bring back some really old memories. The beer that is very much the institution and on the tongue and name of anyone who grew up in Canada, rammed down your throats and in your face more than anything. As if some patriotic duty that you should follow. As a young man, I couldn't stand it.. so how does it stand up now so many years later? Not holding up a lot of hope, but twenty plus years after trying it later should make things interesting. Let's see how this goes. I am really only doing this for fun and interest since I NEVER drink Adjunct Lager. There's many Canucks who think that US imported Canadian macros don't taste the same in the US as they do in Canada but... I am not really convinced. Let's see how this measures up.
Poured into a pint glass, Molson Canadian appears a brass colored clear body with lots of suds when the beer hits the glass, but it doesn't make a giant head. Head is a simple white of two fingers and does actually manage to stick around. Some carbonation from the bottom is visible. You know what this actually doesn't look that bad. It looks like something you could drink. Keeps a collar and a patch while settling.
Smell ... um... not much. Faint sweet vegetative/fruit character, possibly some sweet corn, that's it. No hops, no bread... nothing... Well there isn't an offensive smell that's for sure but really not exciting. So how does taste measure up?
Well... this does NOT remind me of any of the MC I had in Canada growing up at all. It's sweet, slightly chewy but incredibly weak mouthfeel, as opposed to a giant chemical carbonated blast from the past. It has a fruit/vegetable beer style finish as if it's fruit beer which is really odd. In my younger days this beer was ridiculously carbonated and that isn't obvious here, which makes me wonder if North of the border if it is any different. Some credence to that rumor? Or just refined and aged palate that has evolved and age?
Still drinkability is surprisingly to me down the middle, and it's surprisingly not as bad as I remember it. But not the beer I want to drink at anytime since there is so much better to be had.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2011 23:05:16 | More by smakawhat
More User Reviews:
Molson Canadian Lager from Molson Coors Canada
66 out of 100 based on 1,261 ratings.