Molson Golden - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
66
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209 Reviews
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Reviews: 209
Hads: 593
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 20%
Wants: 5
Gots: 71 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

A smooth, mellow beer of moderate sweetness, not too bitter and slightly malty.
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Reviews by MrSeth:
Photo of MrSeth
2.73/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sketchy yellow body under a white foamy head. Reaks of skunk per usual. Phew! Tastes equally trustworthy, vaguest honeyish malt and some bitter hops.. overly carbonated. But these are great at Celtics games! I would not normally order Molson golden at a bar, but for some reason they work so well at sporting events and they are readily available. (347 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of cheesepuffs
3.28/5  rDev +17.1%

Everybody here is reviewing this from the wrong perspective. This is not meant to go toe to toe with the latest from Stone or Great Divide. This is a relatively inexpensive beer with a twist top that you knock back with friends while the game is on, or while you're lighting the grill. It's great on a hot day and a good beer to keep in your fridge when you want something lighter that you don't really have to think about, but at the same time it is worlds better than Budweiser, regular Molson Canadian, and other adjuncts.

It does have a slightly sweet note across the tongue and a mild sulfur-ish back note, but I personally like it and think it has character. It's not overwhelming, it's just a pleasant easy drinker. Carbonation is there but not overwhelming. Finish is crisp enough to notice.

I have tried many American adjuncts and don't enjoy anything from A-B. I recently drain poured a Miller Fortune. Coors Light offends me. But I am glad to say that I discovered Molson Golden and will be keeping it around as a go-to for when I want to enjoy a neutral beer that doesn't pull me to any extreme. Sometimes you want an IPA or an imperial stout, but sometimes you just want "a beer" to kick back with. This is that beer. If you understand what I mean by that then I recommend giving this a shot. (1,309 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Light yellow in color with some effervescence and a modest head, just like all the other Molson’s that I’ve had.

Smell – The smoothness of the grain and lack of funk give this one a thumbs up.

Taste – This one is lighter in flavor than the standard Canadian Lager and has a more pronounced sweetness at the finish.

Mouthfeel – Lively carbonated and crisp with a slightly dry finish.

Drinkability – This one is on par with the other Molson’s that I’ve had. They aren’t putting out anything stellar, but they are a small notch above the other macros. (583 characters)

Photo of Hoppin_mad
1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
1.75/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of generallee
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of iemailjack
2/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of petewheeler
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jason
2.73/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz green twist off bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Golden straw and very clear, thin foaming after pouring and dissipates to a ring of lace.

Smell: Corny, veggie and a hint of grassy malt. Clean but not much there.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Full mouth of smoothness in a light to moderate body. Light malt flavour, mild hopping and a twang of ale fermentation.

Notes: Plain tasting, bland. Could be refreshing if it was 100* F and it was ice cold but then I would not even be drinking it for the taste. (522 characters)

Photo of merlin48
3.4/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, light yellow body with a very small, white head that vanishes in seconds. No lacing.
Aroma is slightly sweetish with pale malt and faint, floral hops. No skunkiness.
Mouthfeel is light bodied and highly carbonated.
The taste is quite nice for a mainstream, Blonde ale. Very clean, and very simple. Slightly sweet maltiness is balanced well by a herbal, hops bitterness. No off flavors.
Nothing complex about this one, but it's a clean, easy drinking, well balanced ale that would make for an ideal, session or "lawnmower beer". Refreshing and thirst quenching, but don't expect a lot of flavor or any complexity. Very decent for a Canadian macro. (666 characters)

Photo of Billolick
2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 ouncer sampled. It poured very light, pissy yellow, very clear, meager bright white head, minor lacing left behind. Nose is vegetal, cabadgy in fact. This is a fairly flavorful blond ale, skunky notes, corn, grainy, chalky hops. Amazing to think this was "the good stuff" back in the day...Probably a decent very warm weather brew. (334 characters)

Photo of Apotheosis
3/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of magictrokini
2.85/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I always feel white-trashy when I drink this beer. It does taste good, especially ice-cold out of a cooler. My real question is how this is classified as an American Blonde. It looks like one; gold pour, big white head. The aroma is sweet and grainy, with a bit of floral hops. But the taste is a lager. Pale malt, sweet, and grainy. Nothing special, but not a blonde, in my opinion. (383 characters)

Photo of wattoclone
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of pat61
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours brilliant gold under a moderately persistent white foam cap, very lively and lacey.
S: Graham cracker and some sloral spice, very faint skunk.
T: Crisp, dry, some light caramel sweetness on the finish, big cracker flavors but fairly light overall.
F: Light, highly carbonated
O: Not as good as I remember from the 70’s in Toronto but better than I had feared. (375 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of far333
3.37/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My beer of choice about 20 years ago, but I haven't had one in a long time. Perhaps the first time having one from a glass.

Pours from the bottle a pale straw yellow with a fizzy white head that bubbles up like soda and settles quickly down.

Aroma of some corny malt, a little butter, and a lot of skunky funk.

Watery and slick mouthfeel leads to a flavor of buttered corn, some fruity esters, and a fine peppery bite. Finishes a bit crisp, and mouthfeel becomes more full in the finish. Biscuity malt lingers, with some piney accents.

Interesting nostalgic trip, but I'm good on this one for a while. (613 characters)

Photo of briandaube
1/5  rDev -64.3%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Just a shade darker than pale straw yellow, absolutely no head retention, dissipates quicker than a paycheck at an indian casino. Grassy corn aroma, not terrible, mild skunk, not in the level of Euro lagers though, which is actually better from a guy who likes his green bottle skunk.

Not a bad taste actually, faint hop metallic bitterness, easy to drink, very light, no off flavors, small skunkiness. Lots of carbonation to give that spritzy vibe to it. Corn aroma did not lead to corn husk taste, which is nice. A decent hot weather pick, but they still charge too much for this stuff. (589 characters)

Photo of ADR
2.4/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear dark yellow appearance, biggish head that clears to nothing in 20 seconds. No lacing in the pint glass. A blend of vague lemon and corn to the aroma, some tassel and pollen-like stuff going on. Taste is pretty stripped-down, a little bit of diacetyl and mild corn syrup, quite a bit of carbonation. Decent hop crispness late, not bad balance. The malts seem more at fault, this beer just doesn't generate a flavor profile. Can't really recommend this one. (461 characters)

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of schoon
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of goast8127
2/5  rDev -28.6%

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Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
66 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.