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Molson Golden - Molson Coors Canada

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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 24.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of babaracas
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold with fast fading white head. Nice lacing. Smell: slight skunk, husky grain, slightly grassy. Taste: light pale malts, astringent off flavors, bit of dms, lemony, metallic. Mouthfeel: light bodied, smooth but a bit thin. Pretty easy drinking but nothing good.

Photo of avalon07
1.68/5  rDev -37.5%
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.

Photo of CJfromPhilly
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Molson Golden!!! Back in my macro drinking days, this beer was my Alpha & Omega. I LOVED this stuff, and any place that served it on tap instantly went to the top of my list of favorites!! Budweiser be damned, THIS was the King of Beers IMHO!!! Let's see how it stands the test of time.

Pours from the 12 oz green bottle (potential skunk alert!!!) the advertised golden color with a large foamy head that settles into a thin collar that clings to the sides of the glass. Good carbonation. The aroma is a mix of malt, corn, and a metallic, hoppy bitterness. Taste is somewhat dry and grainy, clean malt with mild hops bitterness. It has a kind of subdued pilsner flavor. Mouthfeel is good...light, but not watery. I could DEFINETLY still pound quite a few of these over the course of a night. Overall, my palate has changed, my tastes have changed, and this is no longer my absolute #1 favorite beer, but I think it is STILL head & shoulders above any other mass produced pale macro lager out there (yes I gave it a couple of nostalgia points, but no one said that's not allowed). When money's tight between paychecks, or i'm hanging out with macro drinking friends, this will remain my macro beer of choice.

Photo of plaid75
3.13/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light to medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured an initial musty and spicy noble hop that quickly gave way to a cooked corn aroma and subtle grainy malt. A bit metallic as well.

The taste consisted of a light doughiness with a flowery hop and a bit of a metallic element.

The mouthfeel was a touch light for the style and well carbonated.

Overall a decent macro. Certainly Molson's best offering.

Photo of jwc215
3.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw yellow with a creamy, thin head that lasts, leaving lacing on the glass.

The smell is grassy/grainy. "Euro-skunk" comes to mind, though it is mild. Some light floral notes mix in, but it's somewhat unpleasant.

The taste is of sweet grain with veggie or corn - something macro-lagerish. Some balancing floral notes give it a nod towards being an ale rather than a macro lager. A touch of "wet cardboard" in the pretty fizzy finish.

Light bodied. Not bad overall for a macro. It has some blonde ale features. Overall, pretty bland and the grassy/sulfurish notes don't help it in any particular way.

Photo of rodenbach99
2.03/5  rDev -24.5%
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!!

Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Molson Golden is imported, so it MUST be good, right? It pours a ... golden color. With that comes a foamy off-white head. Very, very little lacing on the glass. The smell is a bit sweet and grainy; taste follows suit. Kinda dry tho', which is nice. A good amount of carbonation makes this a crisp beer, with a nice mouthfeel, and therefore it could be a great session beer while watching football or eating burgers in the backyard on a hot summer day. Tasty swill. Better than Bud or Coors.

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
2.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Pours a light yellow color with apparent carbonation and little head.

Smell- Smells like a watery, cheap, macro, rice and water.

Taste- Watery on the tongue, basically just water and wheat, not that good.

Mouthfeel- Clean on the mouth, its basically water afterall.

Drinkability- You could have a lot of these, if you only want to get drunk.

Photo of cjgator3
3.18/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz green bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden yellow color with a white head that has pretty decent retention and lacing. The aroma is slightly skunky with some faint grainy malt and hops. The taste is crisp and refreshing with some malt and a touch of hops in the finish. The taste is a little watery but has more flavor than most macro lagers on the market. Overall, there is nothing special about this brew, but it is certainly better than the average macro lager out there. Drink it while it is cold, because the taste quickly deteriorates as it heats up.

Photo of Drew966
2.1/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

Photo of Brad007
1.63/5  rDev -39.4%
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.

Photo of far333
3.38/5  rDev +25.7%
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.

Photo of phishgator
2.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. Highly carbonated head, light straw color. The smell is much like an off euro-pale lager. The skunk of the beer comes through in the aroma and the taste. No crispness or smoothness. The mouthfeel is lacking, but I wouls say that sense is influenced by the previous two factors. All together the drinkability is brought down, but it is no different than drinking any of the euro-pale lagers.

Photo of cyrenaica
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I tried this beer during the early 80s when they launched a large Canadian campaign to get beer drinkers drinking Golden again. The campaign did nothing more than make fun of the beer's name (Moslen Godlen, Molden Golson, etc). This was also the brand featured on all The Molson's commercials.

Sadly, this beer is no longer part of Molson Canada's lineup (as per their website).

Anyway, the last time I tried this, the beer was golden in colour with almost no head. The aroma was weak with a grassy tinge to it. It was very crisp and clear on the tongue with weak carbonation. The taste was also weak, not watery, but not very beer-y either.

Photo of giblet
2.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this is a long time favorite of mine. a good Canadian beer (better when you get it in Canadia!). i like the smell and taste of beers from Canadia.

they have been around for a long time so it is obvious that they have the know how. i wish i could find one of their products that would absolutely blow me away. like the Golden only much stronger in taste.

good beer from Cannuck land!

suckem up and movem out!


Photo of TheBierBand
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the green bottle into a pint glass to produce a 1/2" head of pure white loose foam. The liquid is a pale orangy/yellow. The head dissipated immediately to a thin ring leaving no lacing behind.

The smell had a spicy malt scent that I didn't find too appealing.

The taste: Unique... I'll say that.... but not too pleasant. How to describe....hmmm.... a spicey sweetness (is that corn?) with a slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: too thin for my taste... too carbonated... too fizzy.

Drinkability.... this is my wife's beer of choice.... I'll leave the rest for her...

Photo of tugdriver7
2.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Green bottle skunk--upon opening and through the pour and drink. The distinctive hops flavor overpowered any other flavors. Not in a strong way, but in a Euroskunk "been in the sun too long" way. This was a fresh bottle, but the ideas is the same. I've enjoyed it (and even bought it) before, but now that my beer palate is a bit more experienced, I can taste it for what it is--a Canadian macro. Would I turn it down? No. Would I buy it? Perhaps; for the right event. As macros go, this is probably the best Molson product available (at least in the US) and is much better than its sister Regular Coors (the hop'less wonder).

Photo of kellyst
3.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A very decent macro beer. Grainy, flavorful, and balanced. I bought a 6-pack of this when with some friends (it was the best available option). They normally only drink Miller Lite, but they really liked it. Flavorful enough for me to tolerate, not too flavorful for them to tolerate. It's a beer for the masses.

Photo of CrazyMike
3.48/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden yellow appearance with a nice white head accompanies with a nice swee corn smell.

Nice taste. Hint of corn and hops, a bit grainy. The aftertaste is smooth and a bit of a dry sweetness. Very flavorful and drinkable with refreshing qualities. A major downfall is that the taste is nothing outstanding compared to what it's capable of.

Overall this is a very nice beer, nothing that leaps out at you, but nice. Would recommend a try.

Photo of billybob
3.65/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a clear light golden color with a large white head that fades quickly to just cover the beer, and with a minimal lacing. strong skunkly smell. taste is grainy malt up front with a skunked hop finish. mouthfeel is dry, light, lots of carbonation. very drinkable if you like the skunky smell and taste.

Photo of BuffaloBilly
3.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a nice change from molson canadian, its not as good as canadian, but its pretty good. Poured a golden yellow with a lacy head. If your a fan of molson and the like pick this one up, it'll be in my rotation from now on. It's molson what else is there to say

Photo of Greenlabel
3.85/5  rDev +43.1%
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.

Photo of zeff80
2.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a straw yellow color. Highly carbonated. No head/lacing.

S - It smelled of corn and a little skunk.

T - It tasted of corn and grain. Not much else.

M - A little thin, but it was NOT watery.

D - It is okay but not Canada's finest offering.

Photo of AltBock
2.1/5  rDev -21.9%
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!

Photo of claytri
2.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer poured a light gold with a white head. The aroma was light malt and hops basic sour beer. The taste was of hops and malt. The beer was drinkable, but offered very little that was exciting or enticing. This one would be OK in a pinch, but not a very satisfying product.

Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
64 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.