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Molson Golden - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
64
poor

524 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 23.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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:
A smooth, mellow beer of moderate sweetness, not too bitter and slightly malty.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001)
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5/5  rDev +85.2%

rbuisson, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +85.2%

Chando, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +66.7%

RockinRob925, Mar 23, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +64.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

UPDATE: This was a review of a Molson Golden brewed in Canada. I do not endorse, and no longer buy, Molson Golden brewed in Colorado, USA.

Poured the beer from a bottle into a wide-mouthed, chilled glass.

-Appearance 4.0: Beautiful light golden color. This is a deeper gold than any other lager I can think of. Slight head. Carbonation visible; very small bubbles.

-Smell 4.5: Smells...very good. I smell slight yeast, hops, grains...there is also something else in there that I cannot put my finger on. Very refreshing just to smell this beer.

-Taste 4.5: Smooth taste, slight hoppy flavor. Nice barley notes and a very refreshing taste. I could see myself drinking these all night!

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Very "big" mouthfeel. An almost perfect level of carbonation. Few lingering tastes afterward. Smooth and enjoyable.

-Overall 4.5: Refreshing, reliable and delicious. Goes well with food, but I reserve it as an always dependable session beer.

Molson Golden is a highly underrated beer. I consider it to be the best Macro-beer brewed in North America. I think some people have had bad experiences because of skunkiness caused by the green bottle, which is a shame. Try to find a bottle with a "best by" date at least three months away.

$10.99 for a twelve pack in Acworth, GA.

BeerDocT, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of Curtis
4.35/5  rDev +61.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A totally underrated beer. This pours clear, golden, beautiful. a nice head, not too much, not too little. the smell is as beer should be: hops, malt .. yum. It can get a little skunky, which to be honest, I really don't mind if it is not excessive. The alc kick is decent, and actually a little surprising as the flavor of alc doesn't come through at all. It is very, very drinkable, maybe a little too much so. I can down three of these in a half hour and not realise it.. until the buzz hits.. which is nice and smooth, not heavy and sickening. All around, a true favorite.

Curtis, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +57.4%

mwar, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +57.4%

Dapperticus, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of steeler
4.22/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well i had this molson offering last night. Pours out a nice deep golden color, with a small head that doesn't last, and then fades to a small ring of laceing. Looks decent. Smell was average for a macro, and that trademark corny molson smell. Better than Canadian's smell. This was a great tasteing brew tho, goes down smooth, well carbonated with a sweet, tart after taste. Quite pleasing. This is a beer that can be slammed all night, and that's what i did. I HIGHLY recommend this beer, its light years ahead of Canadian. Highly enjoyable, tastey and light! Highly recommended!

steeler, Jan 01, 2009
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4.18/5  rDev +54.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

cheesepuffs, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +48.1%

Pinioned, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Molson Golden has a thick, white head, heavy lacing left on the glass, a clear, golden appearance, and lots of bubbles streaming up. The aroma is strange- like an old basement, with sweetness. Taste is more or less like typical beer, but one can detect sweet grain and a higher than average hop bitterness in the middle and end of the sip. There is a grassy note here as well. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Molson Golden finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. Overall, this is a very good beer.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +48.1%

Sovietfox, Aug 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +48.1%

bmosh99, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +48.1%

ejane, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +48.1%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
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3.92/5  rDev +45.2%

pgreen29, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.88/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an ultra clear pale gold. Streaming carbonation under a quasi-dense 1 1/2 finger head that will stick for a while. Very decent waves of lace. Noble hops and some sweet fruits phenols like stawberries. Very mild malt presence, almost wheat-like; but a slight vinous character keeps the taste balanced well against light german hop flavors. Dry and somewhat tart aftertaste, but the mouthfeel remains crisp and refreshing. The all around flavor is a bit timid for the style, but the clean finish makes a great drinkability.

PBRstreetgang, Dec 22, 2005
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3.85/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A CAN from CANada's oldest brewery! CAN you dig it?!?

Wow, did my pour ever result in some nice head - two finger's worth of thick, foamy, bone-white head with decent retention! Color was a golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Talk about truth in advertising ... Nose had a slightly sweet cast to it, more lager-like than ale. Mouthfeel was medium with a slightly sweet taste, not much hops in evidence, but not overwhelmed by malt, either, striking a nice balance. Finish was slightly dry, and quite tasty, especially compared to Molson CANadian. If you did not enjoy this in a bottle, I urge you to give it a re-visit in a CAN!

woodychandler, Feb 20, 2010
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3.85/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was very surprised by this product. I wasn't expecting much as I only bought it as a mainstream product for non-micro drinkers. I also bought Stella Artois for the mainstream folks but found this to be much better than Stella.

The bottle was freshness dated (code) on the neck. The ale poured, as I would have expected, a light golden color. Smell was stronger than I'd anticipated. The body wasn't that of a craft brew but it wasn't as lacking as found in most macros. Very drinkable - wouldn't mind drinking this one at all on occasions where micros aren't available. I think it may earn a regular spot in my refrigerator - primarily for macro-drinking guests but also, on occasion, for me as a session brew.

Greenlabel, Jan 11, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

matjack85, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very pleasant beer, with well balanced hops and slightly sweet malt. I like this a little better than Molson Canadian Lager.

Brent, Aug 20, 2001
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3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

bubseymour, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

cobb, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

RBorsato, Nov 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

BigDaddyJohn, Sep 01, 2012
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Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
64 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.