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Molson Canadian Lager - Molson Coors Canada

Molson Canadian LagerMolson Canadian Lager

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67
poor

1,129 Ratings
THE BROS
77
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Ratings: 1129
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 23.24%


Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Around the world, Canada is seen as a shining example of nature at its best. We have thousands of freshwater lakes and barley fields as far as the eye can see. That's what makes us so proud to brew Molson Canadian, our signature beer. Brewed without preservatives, from St. Johns to Vancouver, over 3000 Canadians have a hand in bringing Molson Canadian to their family, their friends, and their communities. The people who live here truly deserve a beer brewed with the best this land has to offer. That’s why we make sure our award winning lager is as clean, crisp and fresh as the incredible country it comes from.

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joe12pk

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my usual Coke glass. One inch head dissipates quickly. No lacing.

A - Nice straw color.

S - Not much to speak of. Faint corn and hops.

T - Very refreshing. Hops are there, but not over-powering. Finishes clean and dry.

M - Slight creaminess. Carbonation and hops give a proper "kick".

O - One of the best mid-priced beers. It's becoming one of my favorites.

Serving type: can

04-03-2014 07:31:59 | More by joe12pk
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

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
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utopiajane

New York

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
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PorterPro125

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
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Philoveritas

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok this is my go-to beer...even when I worked in the head-office of arch-enemy Labatt's...nothing to blow you away just one of the worlds very best Macrobrew lagers. I drink my beer lukewarm which is the real test of flavour. Canadian doesn't ever disappoint. It is THE exemplar of generic Canadian beer. Hoppier and punchier than any American offering but not bitter like a European brew. It's a crowd pleaser...not one to blow the socks off of an afficianado. But really if you are out in North America it is a safe call for a decent beer that is readily commercially available. Funny enough it is actually a premium brand in Canada with a premium pricetag. American beer is cheap as dirt here with a flavour to match. I still don't mind paying a little bit more for quality. Simple fact is there isn't much of a nose to any Canadian beer, I mean really if your wife has complained about how you smell so much like beer that she wants some then she is a special lady. Canadian beer has a certain standard amount of malty sweetness that is uncharacteristic of other beers worldwide, but it really adds to the drinkability factor. I am just more of a mass-appeal beer drinker than a niche-market microbrew kinda guy. But for the most part I notice that my everyday beers are still rated "good for a macro brew" by even the educated drinkers amongst us. I drink Canadian warm for christsake and would still reccommend it to anyone who will listen. I have had beers from all over the civilized world, it's comes down to personal taste. I personally like Canadian, Belgian, and Danish beer, in that order. That is just me though...

Serving type: can

02-03-2014 06:14:22 | More by Philoveritas
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

24 oz can into a glass. Woo, 'Merica! Wait...

A: Pours a straw color. The three-finger white head actually has a bit of duration to it - a good duration, actually. There's even some spotty lacing left on the glass. For a macro lager, this looks damn good.

S: The aroma is generally pretty corny, with some lime sweetness. Not as bad as, say, Budweiser.

T: It starts with a notable presence of cereal grains. Aside from a subtle fruit ester quality and the faintest twinge of hops on the aftertaste, there isn't a whole lot of flavor. The best feature isn't that it's great, because it clearly isn't, but that the bad elements of the style are restrained acceptably.

M: It feels sweet and even a bit slimy on the palate. However, if there's a positive trade-off, it's that the raging carbonation ever-so-prevalent in the style is dialed back well. Very easy to drink, but I wish it was drier - the sweetness is a bit cloying to me.

O: I've had FAR worse macro lagers than this. And I've even had worse craft beers than this, too. This is perfectly okay, if not exactly good. I can now see where some of you Canadians are coming from - this blows our BMC out of the water. Hell, I'd even drink this again.

Serving type: can

08-20-2013 20:07:49 | More by ThisWangsChung
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Serving glass: Drank straight from the can. I really shouldn't review this, but I had it for a few days in a row while fishing and think that is good enough.

Appearance: Well, it is a fine looking can. But the beer inside looked a little richer than most Adjunct Lagers.

Smell: Not really sure. Next!

Taste: Tastes like a macro lager, but a relatively full flavored one. Some light hops at the finish, with an aftertaste that is both decent and distracting.

Feel: High carbonation, light to medium body. I wish the finish was dryer.

Overall: Good fishing beer.

Serving type: can

06-12-2013 04:59:28 | More by bsp77
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

For any Americans reading this, believe it or not, this is not the most popular beer in Canada. At least in my locale: Bud and Kokanee are the top two. Even Coors Light is ahead of
Canadian, which battles for fourth spot with Bud Light probably.

Regardless, this was the first beer I had, and I am sure it is the first beer of many Canadians - the advertising really did its work here and now this beer is a national symbol, at least to some people.

But the beer itself is okay - it`s got a lot of corny taste but some nice wheat notes as well. The flavour is pretty potent for a beer of its type, but not terribly offensive either. At the end of the day, this is the typical swill that Canadians who are not desparate enough to buy Lucky Lager will get - if it`s on sale.

Serving type: can

05-27-2013 03:35:32 | More by Olek4374
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papaglide

New York

3.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- 24 ounce tall boy poured into a shaker pint. Dark straw in color with a half inch head. Head falls quickly leaving behind a nice lace.

S - sweet graininess, corn, tiny bit-o- malt

T - sweet grains at first with a tiny bit of malt towards the end. Finishes dry with an odd toasted corn aftertaste that pops in well after the finish.

M - Perfectly carbonated and full bodied. Quite pleasant actually and this aspect made this tasting enjoyable.

O - Very enjoyable tasting. This is a nice example of a drinking or session beer. This beer has more of a flavor profile than BMC and should be sought out if you need an enjoyable session beer. Keep in mind what style of beer this is when you try it and you will not be disappointed

Serving type: can

01-11-2013 02:10:25 | More by papaglide
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Scrylol

Alberta (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a one finger bright white bubbly head that disappears quickly. Golden yellow color.

Grainy, metallic smell. No hop aromas. Surprisingly no skunk smell, probably because its in a can.

Dry rice and grain like flavors on the tongue. No hop bitterness or any malt presence. Dry, rice flavor aftertaste.

Feels very watery, and has a bit too much carbonation on the tongue.

Well, it's not a very good beer. I was surprised to find no hints of skunk though. Probably due to the can.

Serving type: can

12-13-2012 03:35:04 | More by Scrylol
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punky796

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A - Pretty standard light yellow-golden color of inexpensive lagers, not much head that didn't last long.

S - Light hints of corn, sugariness, of course the metal of the can, also standard for an inexpensive beer of this type.

T - You get a touch of corn and grassiness, definitely a watery weakness, but better than most beers of its same type, imo.

M - Also similar to other beers like it, and the colder it is, the better. Crisp but icy, if you made a chewing motion you might expect to hear crunching like snow or crushed ice.

O - I don't know what it is about this beer exactly, but there's something about it that just seems higher-quality than others it's related to. Nothing spectacular, but if you just want something you can take in quantity to a get-together or a night of hockey-watching that's a little better than average but not too expensive, this is it. Better than the sum of its parts.

Serving type: can

08-29-2012 05:19:36 | More by punky796
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Thepumpkinpiper


1.13/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Canadian always gives me a chuckle - but when the chuckling's done, I just want a Guinness and to be done with it.

A - Straw-yellow, same old appearance as any other cheap lager.

S - Typical of a lager of its type. Faint, metallic.

T - Like licking a dirty nickel, with a horrid aftertaste of Highliner fish sticks gone off. Metallic, nasty, cheap.

M - Like a pop.

Overall - One of my most despised beers of all time. Seriously, where the hell does Molson get off with the brewed with Canadian water gimmick? That could be anything - water from the sewers, water from Lake Athabasca, water from the tap?

Pass.

Serving type: can

08-25-2012 02:01:54 | More by Thepumpkinpiper
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JamesHenjum

Florida

3.13/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A medium see through yellow is all you get, but the head on this beer is big and creamy.

S: Dry hoppy smell. Basic Adjunct smell I suppose. Nothing stands out.

T: Taste is close to a BMC but clearly has more flavor. A bit maltier with less bite than a Bud. Nothing stands out, but it is dry and crisp for sure.

M: Very light and easy drinking. Pretty fizzy.

O: Not too bad. I would take over a BMC, but not over a Yuengling.

Serving type: can

07-25-2012 06:58:49 | More by JamesHenjum
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maclean25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I've probably drank more Canadian than any other beer. Not because I like it, but rather because it is so ubiquitous throughout Canada. If someone is selling "beer" at an event, it's probably one of these in a plastic cup. I got a 6-pack of cans (in BC) and it came to ~$2.25 per can. That is a higher price than I thought it would cost for a can, despite paying $8 for a plastic cup full at sport events.

It pours with more than average amount of white fluffy-to-soapy head but it reduces quickly and leaves some lacing. The body is crystal clear and yellow in colour. On the aroma I get grain and honey. On the taste I get barley and wheat. The aftertaste eventually takes on a boiled vegetable flavour. It tastes syrupy sweet and feels a bit a heavy. It has above average carbonation. There is a little bit of alcohol in the aroma, but none in the taste.

Overall, it is actually a decent beer. Actually "not bad" would be a better descriptor. It is certainly a drinkable session beer but for that price you can easily get a much better alternative. Its drawbacks are the syrupy taste and off-putting aftertaste. The amazing thing about this beer is that it tastes the same cold as it does warm.

Serving type: can

07-18-2012 02:35:33 | More by maclean25
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

2.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can into a lager glass. Pours a medium golden color, With very little head and lots of bubbles continuing to rise to the top even well into drinking the beer. Leaves trace amounts of lacing. Pretty average for the style. Smells strongly of wet bread with some rice grains and nothing else. Once again, average of the style. The taste is filled with stale bread and skunkiness, Perhaps SLIGHTLY better than your average AAL, But not by much. The mouthfeel follows the taste, But with tons of carbonation and a very dry finish

Serving type: can

06-30-2012 19:26:32 | More by SometimesIfart
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

1.58/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a Beck's pils glass. 24 oz. can.

2.0 A: Clear faint yellow color. Three fingers of foamy white head. Retention is below average for the style and little lacing is left.

1.5 S: Dry, almost musky graininess. Light white rice component. Nothing much else going on.

1.5 T: Dry graininess. So incredibly bland, even for the style. Not even the sickly sweet corn flavor that many have.

2.0 M: Light body. Overcarbonated. Not creamy nor smooth.

1.5 D: Another terrible example of a terrible style.

Serving type: can

06-03-2012 00:59:28 | More by DavoleBomb
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weizenbob

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I was young and impressionable, a gentleman I knew who was trying to kick a keg of Molson Canadian poured me a glass. It was the smoothest beer I'd tasted to that point; and for years after, Molson Canadian was my corn lager of choice. It has been at least half a decade since I last drank Molson, and I'm scared to revisit it for fear that it will ruin my memories of good ol' Ca-Na-Da!

This 24 ounce can was purchased at the Meijer gas station in Ludington, MI for $1.69. There is a drink by date of April 1, 2012 printed on the bottom of the can. The can itself boasts "The best Canada has to offer," and from my memories of both Canada, and Molson Canadian, I would probably agree.

I cracked the top and poured into a pilsner glass. A pint sized pour yields a finger tall, slightly off-white head. Head retention is moderate. Lacing isn't happening. The brew is crystal clear and the color rests neatly between golden and copper. It is darker than I expected, and a steady stream of bubbles rises to the top of the glass. For the style it is very nice looking.

The aroma initially gives off a good amount of corn. There is also a strong malty backbone smelling sweet like wet straw. Unless I'm fooling myself I'm catching the faintest whiff of noble hop varieties behind the sweet corny maltiness. Thankfully it doesn't smell watery.

Ah, my fears can be put to rest. Though this glass of Molson is not as tasty as my memory serves, it is still one of the best beers of its style, and I still prefer it over its domestic counterparts, save for my beloved Schlitz. Following the nose closely, there is an aggressive straw-like maltiness that is paired with a solid amount of sweet corn. Hop bitterness is nowhere to be found; however there is a slight bitter attack from the high level of carbonation. Unfortunately it is slightly watery, but as a whole this is still near the top of the industrial lager pile.

The mouthfeel is on the heaviest end of light. It has a thicker viscosity than its domestic brethren, while still retaining its refreshing light-lager feel. The high carbonation level presents a small carbonic burn on the tongue. I'm not a fan of the sting. Even if the overall feel does stand in contrast with the watery norm of the style I don't feel that it is particularly strong on its own terms either.

Overall I'm finding Canadian to be a decent little beer that could easily become a summer standby. It is a good balance of flavor and refreshment; and though its import status makes it slightly pricier than a Bud, the superior flavor makes the added cost a non-burden. Best of all, my fond memories remain intact.

---

The Two-Schlitz Scale: (reference my profile for an explanation)
I give a Schlitz for Molson Canadian. And this time around it's an apples to apples comparison.

Serving type: can

02-01-2012 04:00:53 | More by weizenbob
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Molson Canadian is like most typical North American beers. It pours a golden clear with initial big head that dissapates quickly. The smell and taste are mostly grain. Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer that is drinkable.

Serving type: can

01-08-2012 15:25:54 | More by WoodBrew
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UnsungBeero

Michigan

2.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12. oz. can poured into 16 oz. glass (I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels a little silly doing this with a macro brew, even if it's an import)

A- Pours a smooth, yellow, macro color which is a little darker than I expected, with a thin, white head that dissipates quickly. A lot of carbonation seems to be bubbling up.

S- Smells kind of grainy and of something I can only really describe as "outdoorsy", with a slight hint of alcohol. Also as expected with most macro lagers.

T- Tastes like it smells, real grainy with a bit of hop bitterness and a metallic after taste. I notice the flavor seems to water itself down the more I drink. Or is that just me?

M- Light and very carbonated, yet initially bolder than other beers I've had that fall into the category of adjunct lagers. Watery finish.

O- Overall, while far from my favorite, I think this is a very good, drinkable beer for what it is. I bought a 24 pack of this that was on sale for a little get together I hosted recently, and it went over big with my non-craft friends, for what that's worth. While you can definitely find worse for the price, I'm not sure if I would go out of my way to buy this again if something else were available.

Serving type: can

10-14-2011 18:02:04 | More by UnsungBeero
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I work with a guy who considers this beer his favorite. While Molson Canadian Lager might not be the world's tastiest brew, it does have notable qualities and I don't mind drinking it.

Appears golden yellow with active carbonation and a fluffy egg white head. Smells like a North American pilsner (light malts and soapy, floral hops).

Taste is mild with just a touch of sweetness, bittering hops and a surprisingly creamy body.

MCL sets itself apart from most U.S. macro adjuncts/pale lagers and Canada's Labatt Blue shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence (edit...edit...). Still, not as good as Narragansett's interpretation of the style.

Serving type: can

10-06-2011 21:35:15 | More by DerekP
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my brother for the tick with this one. 12oz can into a pint glass. This brew appears a perfectly clear light yellow color with nearly 2 fingers worth of white froth. Bubbles of carbonation stream through the brew and support the cap. A closer look reveals some very faint particulate floating around disturbed by the rising bubbles of carbonation. The large rising bubbles support the cap with a retaining power better than the typical adjunct lager. Some minor patches and spots of lace stick to the glass.

The smell of this brew includes a light touch of herbal hops, sulfur and a bit of a mineral element. As it warms up there is a bit of a grainy sweetness mixed with a scent reminiscent of original pink bubblegum. A swirl of the glass brings out more sulfur notes that get to be a bit unpleasant mixed almost with something like stinky cheese.

The taste includes some light bitterness which doesn't provide any distinguishable hop characteristics other than the mild bitterness which does a decent job of breaking up the residual sweetness in this brew. There is a sulfur element throughout and a sweetness that at times seems a bit cereal-like.

Perhaps the best attribute of this brew is it's crisp finish that leaves hardly any aftertaste. It is light bodied and modestly carbonated. Clearly this is a beer to be consumed as cold as possible for maximum enjoyment with a numbed sense of smell and taste. As this brew got warm, it became a burden. Sitting here trying to enjoy something with flavor and aroma is a failure. It does however fit the bill of an adjunct brew and it is for the most part without fault. This isn't something that I would purchase if given options. However, I will admit that in my years between the age of 16 and 20 I consumed a metric shit ton of this as well as Yuengling. Sitting here tonight I am thankful I have seen the light of what quality beer really is.

Serving type: can

09-06-2011 02:24:44 | More by stakem
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gabedivision

New York

3.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24 oz can to a SA PPG.

Pours a clear light straw yellow with a 2 finger head that doesnt stick around too long. Smells of boiled corn water and lager funk, typical for an AAL. Grainy, and sweet and clean. Light, crisp, refreshing, watered down. Overall, its an AAL thats smack dab in the middle, taste good enough to be with the best of em but bad enough to be with the worst of em.

Serving type: can

08-16-2011 02:45:48 | More by gabedivision
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml can poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Just over one finger of bubbly white head. Transparent golden-yellow, with a lot of bubbly carbonation in it. The head retains pretty well and leaves some spotty lacing trailing down the glass after it.

S - A nice mixture of grains and corn, with some malty sweetness. It's pretty simple, but unoffensive. More than I can say about some other beers in this style.

T - Barley, corn and grains are dominant upfront. A little surprised by the hint of hops present in the finish. Warms up with a nice wheat flavor. For a popular macro-lager, this beer has a flavor profile miles above it's contemporaries.

M - Feels pretty watery, but the carbonation is spot on. It's got a nice refreshing feel to it, without feeling like a Corona or something.

D - Probably my favorite macro-lager right now. It's not fantastic, but I never find it unenjoyable or offensive in any way. It's a simple beer, with a nice flavor & feel to it.

Serving type: can

08-07-2011 22:17:03 | More by Converge
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I have had this previously far more times than I care to count, so I feel it deserves some comment. This particular offering is a 473 mL can from the LCBO; it pours a familiar pale golden straw color atop which a finger of white head develops. It lasts a few minutes and leaves behind some lacing; essentially a respectable-looking, if non-descript lager overall. The smell is faint and uninteresting; sweet corn and grain malts, but that is basically all I can detect.

Taste is of barley malt with corny undertones. A little sweet; clean finish with only a slight metallicity in the aftertaste. No hop bitterness to speak of, but not really a fault given the style. Light-bodied, and definitely clean and crisp.

If you don't overanalyze this stuff it's really not so terrible. Brewed for consistency and drinkability, not flavour, but the flavour that is present is acceptable for the style. I used to vehemently avoid this stuff in favour of Blue, but my opinion has softened with old age, I suppose. Either that or I realized there isn't much of a difference between them. Never my first choice, unless the selection is very poor indeed.

Serving type: can

07-24-2011 18:52:26 | More by thehyperduck
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adams82

Michigan

3.35/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright and clear; pale yellow/straw color with a fluffy white head that dissipates into a film very fast.

The smell is sweet, much sweeter than most BMC attempts at this style and dare I say there's a light hop presence on the nose as well; not very distinguishable, but there's an earthy/floral aroma that is reminiscent of hops... Also a bit of a bready/wheat like scent as well.

The flavor is dominated by sweet corn and bread notes with a slight hop kick (flavor and bitterness) at the end, rounded by nice and surprisingly pleasing maltiness. I'm a little shocked, given that other beers of this style (Bud for example) are pretty flavorless and don't carry much weight, this is actually pretty damn good.

Unlike most BMC Adjunct Lagers, this actually has a nice flavor profile and not just "taste". I can pick up the hops and malt in this beer rather than tasting "beer" flavored effervescent yellow water. This is a highly drinkable beer with a nice flavor profile that is perfect for hot summer days; probably the closest Adjunct Lager that I've had to a real Pilsner.

I've been on a "cheap beer" kick lately, and while they're all relatively similar (PBR, Bud, Highlife etc...), I think Molson Canadian takes the cake thus far.

Serving type: can

06-12-2011 20:45:25 | More by adams82
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Molson Canadian Lager from Molson Coors Canada
67 out of 100 based on 1,129 ratings.