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Molson Golden | Molson Coors Canada

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Ontario, Canada | website

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A smooth, mellow beer of moderate sweetness, not too bitter and slightly malty.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

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Reviews: 214 | Ratings: 613
Photo of bditty187
2.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Blonde, slightly golden hue, translucent, 1/4 of an inch of brilliant white head, no lace. Faintly sweet nose, boring, clean actually. Yawn… slightly sweet taste, equally floral, mildly pathetic malt undertones. Dry, lackluster finish. Carbonation provides the mouthfeel… yes… it is that dreadful. I fail to notice anything positive about Molson Golden. Skip it.

Thankfully, I only paid 89c for a single of this beer.

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Photo of canoehornpoint
2.73/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review: Medium dark in color with moderately high carbonation, little to no head. Has a husky skunky smell. Starts with a mixture of skunky body that finishes with a bland skunky aftertaste. Feels a bit heavier to start but finishes sort of average.

Personal Notes: This was pretty bad. The sad part is, this used to be a staple for me for about 7 years of my life. During that time, I had a Canadian girlfriend whose father asked me one day "what are you drinking that stuff for?". Now I know why.

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Photo of ADR
2.4/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.65/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice golden colour with pleasing head which quickly disapates....having said that, the body is weak, taste is non-descript...Poor thing is rather ugly tasting in a pretty sort of way........Nuff said!

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Photo of allboutbierge
2.6/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

blahh just a bland beer with a slightly slightly sweet aftertaste. After enjoying the craftwork of Bill and Ron at Victory--materialized in the art that is Golden Monkey, I can say this...This isn't a beer, but sadly in comparison of many macros this is a good macro, which is why in the grand scheme of things i rated it as only "a little below average".

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Photo of aaronh
2.99/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Molson Golden is aptly named, as it is a pale goden color and pours with about a one inch nice white head. The head slowly dissipates and leaves no evidence of its earlier prescence. The aroma is faint, but has a hint of hops florals in it. It smells very "fresh". On the taste, the malt is evident, and the hops clean the palate fairly well, but there is a hint of something tha lingers, and I want to say it is butterscotch. But it is just a hint. After a few moments, an unpleasant bitterness reappears as an aftertaste. The mouthfeel is typical macro-thin, but the drinkability is better than most macros. This beer gives a fair blend of macro swill and micro thrill.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
3.23/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can opens with a resounding "poop". Smell fills my nostrils as I close my eyes and bring the can to my lips. I take a can opener and pop another hole in the back of the can as I tilt my head and allow the sweet nector to fill my gullet. The only way to drink this "beer" is frat style. Not a sipping beer.

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Photo of BeerAngel
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear light color with a small white head that tries to leave a thin lace. The smell is a heavy lemon twang with nothing else coming through. The taste is a little better than the smell revealing an earthy taste with a little bit of hop bitterness, but it is rather faint. It has traces of a light spice, but this definitely has more characteristics of a lager than an ale! Just fair in my book. I think this is Canada's very own Bud ;-) Cheers!

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light and smooth are the defining characteristics of this beer. Not much taste difference than any other simple cheaper beer, but a bit more flavorful, and certainly not as nasty smelling. Doesn't have that terrible corn flavor either. All in all a refreshing crisp beer that goes down smooth. Good, but certainly nothing special. And it beats dirty Molson Ice any day.

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Photo of BeerBob
3.25/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Molson Golden is a one of a kind “blend of ale and lager”, it is part ale and part lager. Molson Golden comes in a green 12oz bottle and pours a golden amber, with a fair white foam head, that is fleeting.

Nose is of corn and malted barley, and palate is an aggressive bitter hops then malted barley with corn, and done quite nicely I might add. After taste is a pleasantly bitter hops with a carbonation bight.

Molson Golden is not the common every day fare as far as the cloy corn Beers coming out of Canada nowadays.

I have read what Molson had to say about this Beer/Ale or Ale/Beer, and I found the described “Full-flavored. Distinctively malty. Delicious, rich taste.” But what I could not find was “the spicy, fruity flavors of an ale”

In conclusion, Molson is marketing a well done hybrid product that is really worth the money.

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Photo of ElGuapo
3.42/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

doesn't seem like an ale to me, but it is a little dark in flavor, and smooth for an economic beer. it goes down with great ease, and it is no problem to have a few. a decent to good brew that you can drink with a good flavor and a medium body

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Photo of aracauna
3.36/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I have to say that I kind of like this beer. It reminds me of apple cider. Starts off with kind of an apple flavor followed up by a hint of light malt. The flavor is kind of thin, but this is really not a bad beer. Not something that'll make it to the top of my list, but not bad.

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Photo of proc
3.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a decent macro. Yes, my tastes are more along the lines of any IPA, but when fresh, this beer is decent. Pours out to a bright yellow with a quickly fading head. Very light aroma, somewhat that of corn and grains. Taste is slightly bitter and sweet at the same time, albeit very light. O'Canada...someone start singing already. Is Hockey Night in Canada on the tube? In the Detroit area, Labatt and Molson products sell quite well. At one time, this was a huge seller all over the U.S. This particular beer has seen better days sales-wise, but is overall a decent beer.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.2/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

There once was a time in the early '80's when my friends and I thought that this was the best beer! (It had to be...it cost $2.65 a six back then!) But as I'm drinking one now, I laugh at that thought. Now it just seems like any other light-bodied mass-produced lager/ale. Hell, which is it anyway? Not something I'd go out and purchase myself these days, this one was one of a fresh 12 pak given to me. I don't know if it's me and my palate growing more umm, sophisticated, or the brewery's recipe being doctored over the years.

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Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
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