Molson Golden - Molson Coors Canada

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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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Photo of yesyouam
1.06/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Molson Golden is a pale golden lager with a small fizzy white head. It has an aroma of... a vat of chemicals and creamed corn. It feels like stale fizzy water. Flavor is mostly cardboard, but the skunk is present as well. A touch of bitterness at the finish almost redeems it. No, it doesn't. Only the MacKenzie Brothers could drink this.
(rated Jul 8, 2008) (358 characters)

Photo of Bestuurder
1.17/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Golden yellow in colouration, no head, with a metallic smell to it. First off, its too malty to be a lager thats for sure, I would not classify this as a 5.00% ABV.

Tatste is far too malty for a night event, if you plan on gettin completely smahsed, and have a few extra dollars and don't really care about taste, then this is your beer. If you enjoy a quality product without preservatives and made with high-quality ingredients, then this is definitely not your beer.

Mouthfeel - incredibly overcarbonated, and lumpy in texture, not very smooth at all.

Drinkability is very selective, it takes a special person in order to drink this. Unfortunately, I am not that person. (682 characters)

Photo of JayS2629
1.23/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A- Clear pale straw yellow with thin white head, little retention, and no lace.

S- Damp hay, musky skunk, stale boiled corn, and wet grass, sulpher and boiled eggs

T- Grassy, skunky, bitter and terrible spoiled corn, stale bread

M- thin and watery, over-carbonated

D- Terribly ruined taste with strong doses of skunk and thin watery feel. Absolutely horrible drain pour. (374 characters)

Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.44/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Bottom of neck stamped JAN0912.

Appearance - Pour white one finger head with good stick and low retention. Clear pale straw body.

Smell - Distinctly skunky marijuana. You could smell it from several feet away after the pour. That's the only character.

Taste - Extreme taste of dust. Very acidic. Bone dry.

Mouthfeel - Effervescent. Acidic and astringent. Light to medium body; somewhat sticky.

Overall Drinkability - Must be a skunked bottle. Beers like this make me really wish breweries would get over green bottles. I have no sympathy because I feel the skunking is an almost inevitable part of the design of this product, as such. (675 characters)

Photo of EagleTalon
1.46/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

P-U! Upon opening and pouring I am greeted by the aroma of Pepe Le Pew's Quebecois cousin. That stench subsides enough that the glass of beer in front of me is at least drinkable. The head is thin but it is creamy enough to stick to the glass a bit. The color is yellow-gold and there are tons of floating little bits in it. Flavor is light-struck hops, adjunct and cheap malt. Finishes with a woody, bitter aftertaste. A lame and somewhat offensive fluid. (456 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
1.51/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A: Poured a bright gold with a sudsy, off white head that was thin and spotty from the start. Visible carbonation was medium-strong.

S: A noticeable skunkiness upon first opening. There was some sour skunky hopping as well.

T: Some sour corn with a light skunkiness and sour flowery bittering. Not much else to say but was pretty bad.

M: light, watery with an unpleasant sour finish. The quicker off the tongue the better.

D: One of the worst ive experienced even for a macro and that's not being biased. It's a dumper and my first 1.0 drinkability rating. (564 characters)

Photo of biegaman
1.54/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

341ml twist off bottle.

A 'golden' bodied beer, indeed, with a slowly dissipating paper white head. A healthy stream of bubbles and perfect clarity.

The aroma reminds me of pennies. It is akin to something I might expect smelling from those fountains people throw change in. A fairly straightforward mix between metals and cleaning products - it honestly smells corrosive.

I bring the glass to my lips wondering 'should I be wearing gloves?' Well, fortunately, the first two or three sips didn't kill me; they did, however, turn me right off of taking any more.

The carbonation is stiflingly high while the mouthfeel has a disreputable feeling to it. All parts of the mouth/throat feel coated in a syrupy, sticky starchiness. It is bloating. How weak must your palate be for this to pass as even refreshing?

The corn is not so outright in this one, although likening it to corn syrup would be quite accurate. I can make out a small ounce of malt, but it comes across tasting like crackers, plain Wonderbread, or in particular, those stale, wafer ice cream cones. Luckily, these tastes are weak.

It doesn't seize to amaze me how nearly every Molson beer is essentially the same. I also struggle with coming to grips with how poor they all are. While most macro lagers tend to do a disservice to beer, Molson surely must be one of the worst offenders ... and I won't even get into their advertising.

Do avoid. (1,421 characters)

Photo of Brad007
1.63/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow/blond color with a decent head. Green bottle so there's some skunkiness (not a surprise). Decent foam though. Taste is somewhat malt-ish and dry, kind of bland up front. Nothing impressive. It's not much of a blonde ale either. (248 characters)

Photo of avalon07
1.7/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

More adventures in raiding other people's refrigerators.

Poured from a green bottle (?!) to a pint glass. Had a thin, golden appearance and not much else. No head, no lacing.

There was a somewhat skunky smell along with malt, corn and hops.

The taste was watery, thin with traces of malt and hops. Very uninteresting.

This one isn't especially highly carbonated and has a metallic mouthfeel for an uninspired mouthfeel.

This is not a drinkable beer. It's a macro beer, made for the masses who don't want personality in a beer. (532 characters)

Photo of GeoffRizzo
1.73/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Clear green bottle; throws a light gold in color, a nearly non-existent patchy white head. Grains, malt and corn on the nose. Sweet malts, burnt cooked veggies and day old biscuits in the body, a raw-adjunct filled palate. Light in the body, dull and lackluster; skip it. (271 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.79/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Strong skunkiness, you can smell it immediately upon opening. Beyond that, there's a scent of over boiled corn niblets. Take your pick.

Taste: Corny taste with a medium corn syrup sweet. Yeesh. Shamefully skunky. Mild bitterness. Finishes with a slight sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty gross, actually. The beer totally nose-dived after the appearance. Not recommended whatsoever. (499 characters)

Photo of zao77
1.8/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pouring it all you see is a very aggressive head that is short lived, leaving only a small rim of white around the edge of the glass. Kinda skunky, which is what to expect from a minimal flavored beer. Resembles Coors Original a little (not too suprising as they are the same company). Little pricey for the quality of beer, but as one of the guys said above, "it's a good lawnmowing beer". (390 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
1.88/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The Moment: Enjoying the return of smell and taste, long shelved since allergies took their toll...
Glassware: Cleveland Browns pilsner...
Appearance: Pours a pale, tawny yellow, the color of dead grass; head quickly settles to a thin, uneven bubbly white...
Aroma: corn and malt that together is omewhat pungeant; airy, oxygenated vapor sits in the doughy strength...
Palate: approximates seltzer with its late fiz and medium-bodied tongue--almost like an Italian soda...
Taste: late pilsner accents with an aftretaste that lingers; syrupy aroma invades the sip; looking forward to ChexMix to marry this beer to its purpose...
Overall: As cases go, this can work; as fortunate as I feel to be able to rate beer again, I was a bit foolish to welcome myself back with this watery fare; mouth-quenching with a bit of beef bite that doesn't make the beer as easy-drinking as it should be... (889 characters)

Photo of BeerResearcher
1.88/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As the oldest brewery (1786) in North American you would expect something more than a beer that appeals to the American Mass-produced mega-beer palette. And when you're expected to pay extra because it's an "Imported" beer, the value declines further. A Yellowish/Gold color is unimpressive. The thin/medium malt presents a somewhat mealy odd tasting flavor. The hops are a little more noticeable than some of the American mega-brew counterparts. The lightly skunky aroma is less than pleasant. I do not like this very much! (524 characters)

Photo of Looneybiz
1.91/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a golden transparent hue with an inch of head and a little bit of lacing.

The smell was a bit skunky like its been sitting on the shelf for too long. Behind that you got some malty aroma.

Upon tasting there isn't a whole lot going on. Served cold I was able to get it down alright but really was not impressed with the flavor. Had a wierd ending that wasn't bitter or sweet, just kinda there and not very pleasant.

Moutfeel was overly adjunct, or in other words, addjunk and watery.

First beer I've listed on here that I wouldn't drink again unless someone handed me a free one and there wasn't anything else to drink. I'd take a Molson Candian over this hands down. Not sure what Molson was thinking with this one. (726 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
1.92/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a one-finger white head that fades fairly quickly leaving some lace. Clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light bodied. Strong skunky nose. Starts smooth and sweet - I was expecting skunk juice - but no real strong flavors, no hops to speak of. Good lawnmower beer. $1.65 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma. (339 characters)

Photo of rodenbach99
1.99/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

bouteille brune de 341 ml.

classique de la gamme Molson, la golden se révèle d'une belle couleur dorée (comme son nom) ressemble à la pluspart des autres bières molson, peu de houblon, peu de malt, vraiment ordinaire. le nez est presque absent, peu de goût, beaucoup de maux de tête!! (292 characters)

Photo of gerardoluna
2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into LAGER glass
[Eyes] High carbonation, very little head. brillant yellow ambar clean color.

[nose] Aroma quite malty and bready, a llittle steel in deep...

[Mouth] a little bitterness and high crispness Mouthfeel is decent due to carbonation but aftertaste is short, is fresh

Serving type: bottle (310 characters)

Photo of RievyRW
2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Source: 12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pale golden hue with a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly and leave little lacing. Also extremely bubbly, but that may have been a result of the glass.

Smell: A skunky smell probably due to the green bottle.

Taste: Some grain/hop flavors, but not much.

Drinkability: Eh, marginally average would probably be the best words to describe this beer. (421 characters)

Photo of PatrickJR
2.06/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Clear yellow, with a slight golden tint. A finger of white head recedes quickly to a thick collar, very minimal lacing.

S - A nasty skunkiness that isn't going away prevails. Some biscuity/slightly caramel malt is evident, but it's almost chemical in nature. Strange smelling at the very least.

T - Bland bready sweetness hits the palate initially. Light grassy/spicy hops hit late palate with a very mild bitterness.

M - Light bodied with almost no carbonation. This brew needs quite a hit of C02 to provide crispness to the almost cloying sweetness.

D - I don't really care for blonde ales in general, but this is about as bad as it can get. Virtually flavorless, with a sickening sweetness accompanied by skunky hops. Top it off with a nearly flat mouthfeel, and this is one tough-to-stomach brew. (859 characters)

Photo of changeup45
2.1/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Probably the best of the Molsons I've had and I'd rather not try any more to see if I can find better. Golden colored, a thin white head with a little sticking arouund. Flavor is malty sweet, cereal, and a bit stale tasting but it's at least not skunked or foul (ie Molson Ice). Not horrible. (292 characters)

Photo of AltBock
2.1/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. green bottle with just a simple Molson label and no date anywhere on the label. The only thing I found was some kind of number and time stamped onto the bottle neck.

When poured into a simple pint glass, the beer really wasn't a golden color, but a really pale yellow color with a minimal head of white foam. I was surprised that there was an aroma to this beer. It was just sweet grains, a pinch of citrus fruits, and a touch of alcohol at the end. Noting really good, but at least it didn't have any skunk in it. This beer tasted like beer, what more can say about it? It had a taste of crisp grains like corn and rice and a bit of hops at the end. It's beer all right! The mouthfeel was light, not too watery, which why it makes it so drinkable. I drank 4 of these in a row and felt nothing after it. I could drink these again if they were cheap or the way I got them, free! (887 characters)

Photo of Drew966
2.11/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Molson Golden pours a golden yellow with a thick white head from a green twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is grainy and mildly skunky. Flavor is very grainy, and quite a bit skunky too. There is also, for lack of a better description, a woody flavor. The green bottle is not doing this one a favor. (296 characters)

Photo of Jimmys
2.14/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle. dated May 13 13. I have to imagine that may be a best before rather than a bottled-on...

A: very pale "golden" hue. crystal clear. not a lot of carb coming up. bright white head is tightly bubbled. retention is more of a rim. spotted lacing.

S: virtually no hop aroma. a sweetened, corn-ish aroma that may have a touch of DMS to it.

T: starts with enough carb to take any potential flavor out of my mind. a bit grainy? finish is tad bland. dry, simple cereal.

M: big and distracting. light bodied for sure.

D: I wish I had more to say about this brew, but between the unappealing aroma and lack of flavor it is tough to use more words in this review. if the purpose of drinking a beer is to drink some fizzy liquid that has alcohol in it, this could suffice. for everyone using this website, pass. (819 characters)

Photo of tdm168
2.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a pale golden yellow with 1/4" of soapy, foamy head that recedes after about a minute. The smell is quite grainy at first, but just a tiny amount of hops are noticeable after a few minutes. The taste is grainy with a bold bitterness in the finish; mostly corn here. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a good deal of carbonation.

This is yet another forgettable mass produced beer. (386 characters)

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