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Molson Golden - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
64
poor

495 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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.

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Suds

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from cans into a large pilsner glass on the back deck, this is a pale, clear, straw-colored brew. The head is puffy, white, and fairly large. It also leaves a surprising amount of lace. It's a pretty good looking beer. Not much aroma. Grainy and grassy, but not much else...neither maltiness nor flowery hops...(sigh). The taste is sweet...a lot sweeter than I remember. There's a little yeastiness and vegetable flavors, but it's all very subtle. It's a very light, almost watery beer. The finish is weak and sweeter than I'd like. A good dose of bittering hops would do this beer some good. All in all, however, it's a decent lawnmower brew.

Serving type: can

07-05-2004 01:45:37 | More by Suds
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

2.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Well...this was 'the best' beer they had on the menu at a place we went. Yeah I could have had water, but as a BA I thought: what the heck. Since I poured it myself, I got a beer that was medium pale gold in color, buh no real head to speak of. I was dazzled at all the bubbles rising, but not so impressed by them when drinking. My notes next to aroma say: ? which leads me to think there wasn't that much at all. Medium mouthfeel, but I must say the taste isn't all that: there's some sweetness and jelly-candy notes, but over-all I would have to say it came across as very watery.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2004 03:32:40 | More by PatandDavid
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Reidrover

Oregon

2.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Typical macro lager in appearance..light yellow with a small white head. Quite a strong "pilsner" like aroma..grassy and it seems fresh. Quite a smooth sweet taste then a small hop bite is detected..some bitterness left in the aftertaste. Average mouthfeel..though it does tend to become cloying. overall not that bad really for a Canadian lager.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2004 19:40:41 | More by Reidrover
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CBFanWish

New York

2.45/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Alsa, sweet Molson, for I have loved you unconditionally, why must you treat me this way?

Molson Canadian has long been a favorite macro of mine, why does the ale have to be sub par?

Pours a straw yellow with a half inch head if poured furiously. The aroma reeked of skunk and the taste was bitter, not in a good way. there is no trace of hops only corn and grains that we here on BA like to call adjuncts.

No more of ths for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2004 19:04:46 | More by CBFanWish
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kfoss99

Maine

2.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz. green bottle, poured into a pilsner glass.
Poured with a 3/4 inch head that disappeared quickly, leaving only a thin clingy layer of foam, left a nice lace on the glass as consumed.
The beer was a pale gold at the thinner part of the glass and a nice gold at the thickest part of the glass.
A faint hop and grain smell could be detected, become increasingly skunky as warmed.
Hops could be detected at the back of the mouth, smooth finish with a corn taste. The hops keep the beer from being too sweet, but as it warmed a macro sweetness creeps in and sticks around in the aftertaste.
This beer looks nice, and is drinkable when cold, but is bland and somewhat unpleasant the warmer it gets. I would have given it higher ratings if the taste didn't disintegrate as it warmed.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2004 22:17:10 | More by kfoss99
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soper2000

Texas

2.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Snagged this from my roommates fridge. This is a very clean looking beer. It poured to a golden hue with an impressive head which didn't last too long unfortunately. Aroma is very similiar to BMC. I was expecting just a little bit of fruitiness or hops from this one. Taste is pretty bland as well. Everything about this beer is understated. This is nothing spectacular but then again it had no serious problems.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2004 00:24:10 | More by soper2000
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maek228

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Eek, this is beer is like the dude at work who is a nice guy, but never has anything relevant to say and after being around the guy for more than 5 minutes, they start to get progressively annoying

appearance: a bright gold color accompanies this beer. a foamey head about an inch thick appeared after i pured it, but it quickly dissapeared into a dissapointing lace. this beer's appearance is a bit below average, which is par for the course for this beer

smell: like a typical, mass produced, american/canadian ale. the scent contains hints of steamed veggies. the scent of this beer has a clean feel to it.

taste: im dissapointed with the taste. tastes like a slightly higher quality olde english minus the malty feel. the beer has such an average taste, but unlike unlike other average beers like bud, coors, etc., this beer is neither crisp nor refreshing. it leaves a slight, but irritating, corn tasting residue in your mouth. left me feeling a bit parched, despite the fact that i just had a glass of water a bit ago.

mouthfeel: non existent really. no hoppiness, no spice, no crispness, no nothing. very weak.

drinkability: hmmm....due to its blandness and low alcohol content, this beer does go down without too many qualms, but the soulessness of this beer becomes obnoxious after like a half a beer, making a person want to get a beer thats not molson golden. this is a beer i am going to try to avoid

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2004 06:28:08 | More by maek228
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Zorro

California

2.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear light gold with a fair bit of carbonation to it.

Smell is grain and grassy with yeast smells, smells a little sweet. Smell is similar to a Heineken.

Taste is sweet with a grainy flavor. No real hop presence, ok but a bit bland.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin.

A drinkable brew, but just not a first choice type of beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2004 01:59:42 | More by Zorro
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guinness33

New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a medium golden colour with little to no head. smell is quite minimal, with it being basically a bit of sweetnes with some lemon and some malt perhaps. quite thin, but not nearly as bad a an american macro. the taste is quite average. not 'cheap' tastin, like bud, but not full of flavour either. this one is smooth throughout and has a basic taste that echoes the smell for the most part. again, better than an american macro and i could drink these if need be, but really only ordered it because i hadn't had one in a long time.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2004 03:46:10 | More by guinness33
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Boilermaker88

California

3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle, this brew had a clear golden color with lots of lively carbonation trying to stoke a bubbly white head, to no avail. The head fizzled out to a small cap and left only faint specks of lace.
The nose was a subdued blend of grassy malt and hay with a touch of floral hops. A dry, light-bodied brew, Molson Golden had a grainy malt taste and a light hops bite for a clean finish. Not much to it, really.
This is a beer I rate just ahead of the macro crowd here in the USA. Lively on the tongue but bland in taste, it might be a fall-back refresher on a hot day but not something I'd stock my fridge with.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2004 22:18:14 | More by Boilermaker88
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in the 12 oz. bottle, into a small beer glass. The color was golden, with a very slight head. The smell was a VERY light maltiness. The taste was a drier malt with a bit of adjunct off-taste, and a very light hop at the end. Mouthfeel was average. As for drinkability, maybe another on a hotter day.

Nothing much to write home about. A lawnmower beer at best that's priced too high compared to others. Certainly not something that I'd seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2004 16:43:57 | More by beergeek279
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Gavage

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma is barely noticeable, a whiff of malt is barely detectable. The flavor is bland, some malt sweetness and a light bitter bite.

The mouthfeel is decent, as it is light with some crispness. Dry aftertaste as slight bitterness seems to show up on the tongue after swallowing. Average drinkability for a macro.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2004 14:26:47 | More by Gavage
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RoyalT

Ohio

3/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2004 02:31:33 | More by RoyalT
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Redrover

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz green longneck. One of five mediocre beers served at my company’s annual Christmas Party.

Beer poured (surprise surprise) a light golden color with a quickly disappearing head.

Beer was very inoffensive to the nose. Not a lot going on, bits of grain and a hint of hops.

Taste was better than bland but not enough to make you go wow. Pinpricks of hops and some grain based sweetness. No real off notes, but no real strong notes. Slightly better than the ABs, Milers, etc.

Fairly easy to drink. Not the best example of the Canadian Brewer’s art

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2003 00:39:08 | More by Redrover
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putnam

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Canned pears, toasted white bread and butter on the nose.
On the palate it is fruity with a pleasant bitter bite on the finish. There is, however, a fleeting impression of talc and medicine-box notes in the mid-palate which keeps this from acheiving appropriate heights of cleanness and balance.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2003 18:01:03 | More by putnam
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

1.48/5  rDev -45.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2003 06:17:16 | More by EagleTalon
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UncleAl

Maine

2.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

There's an initial taste of the dreaded beer skunk here, but that abated as time went on. Poured to a sudsy white head that dissolved rather slowly to a white lace. The beer is light amber in color, with good, steady carbonation.

Has a sweet taste and aftertaste to it, but is somewhat watery and devoid of any distinct character. It's not a bad beer, but it's not exceptional either, and I'm sure I would pass it by if other beers are available.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2003 14:25:27 | More by UncleAl
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kindestcut

North Carolina

2.73/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Molson Golden did pour rather golden, clear and buzzing with carbonation. The head was rather flat.

The aroma is quite subtle, however, the characteristics that shine through are not complex...I guess I would call it a clean aroma, which must be the buzz word for not much aroma at all. If I had to choose something, I would say straw and definite malt.

The flavor is light and malty, not as hoppy as Molson Canadian...and MC is not very hoppy at all. The character of Molson Golden is timid and without bite, however it is quite drinkable as it passes effortlessly through your evening.

This is my least favorite of the Molson products. Molson Canadian, while not a fabulous beer by any means, is better than this. However, I think of Molson Golden as one of those "it is what it is" beers. If you're thirsty, it'll do the job but if you want anything approaching tasty it just doesn't measure up.

Serving type: can

08-29-2003 12:42:09 | More by kindestcut
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francisweizen

Alaska

3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ah...Molson Golden. This beer pours a 'golden' colour with absolutely almost no head. This beer is pretty similar to moosehead but it does have a flowery pilsener-like taste to it(almost a bit like a Brooklyn Pilsener from the bottle..)This beer also features a thin mouthfeel that is not that great. a pretty drinkable, run-of-the-mill Molson product. not bad, but not something to search out. Canadian is better, and this is also better in Canada than in the US.

Serving type: can

08-06-2003 22:20:01 | More by francisweizen
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konabrewer

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This was the first beer I ever got drunk on. I believe it was 1986.
After all these years I figured I would give it another try. And it worked I got drunk!!!

A basic average Canandian Golden Lager with a slight malt sweetness that dries out instantly. The hops are almost not even there, but it does give a tiny bitterness right when it hits the tongue.

Poured into a glass vigorously it does give a nice head but it quickly dissipated with little to no lace on the glass.

Although this beer is quite drinkable it still remains average for the style. Enjoy it cold and as soon as it warms slightly dump it and crack another.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2003 14:57:26 | More by konabrewer
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LarryKemp

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was the Fire Sale at the Flying Saucer last night. It poured a very clear light straw. An overall fine LOOKING beer. To bad I was not painting a picture but rather drinking a beer. The aroma was nill. The taste was similar to Coors (that is none) The mouthfeel was very light. This beer does not have much to recommend it. It was not bad so if you are with someone who wants to switch from Coors, maybe suggest this one, but other than that, skip it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2003 13:00:46 | More by LarryKemp
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a perfectly clear golden color with a moderately fluffy lingering head that collapse to leave fine lacing down the sides of the glass. The flavor is sweet malt topped with sharp yet subtle hops. The aftertaste is mild lingering hops. The mouthfeel is pleasant and crisp carbonation. Overall a moderately good yet satisfying beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2003 18:42:08 | More by AtrumAnimus
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longpondbeerman

Maine

2.3/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I like Molson's Export Ale--I really do. The Golden, however, does not measure up; rather, it has all the shortcomings of the macro-brewery from which it comes. It pours light and fizzy, yet somehow the mouthfeel is thin and flat. The smell is indistinct, and the taste is too. There's a touch of hoppiness, which adds something, but unfortunately not enough.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2003 17:16:31 | More by longpondbeerman
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

2.35/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Molson Golden: the main ale of Molson's mostly lager-based lineup. For me, this falls into the category of a generic Golden/Blonde ale. No real characteristics of a pale ale here, as it tastes more like a generic lager. Nonetheless, this is still a decently refreshing beer, just kind of boring.

Molson Golden pours a straw color with a golden hue. A 1.5 finger white foam forms and disappears rather quickly. The smell, which is very light, consists mostly just of generic grains with a very slight hint of skunk. The mouthfeel is boring, watery, and fizzy. The initial taste is grainy with a corny sweetness making its way through. The hops detected seemed to have a slight minty character to them. Elsewhere on the palette, just some light malt and adjuncts (mostly corn). Decent amount of bitterness in the finish. The aftertaste is of continuing grains, with creamed corn becoming noticeable after a few moments. The beer concludes with little alcoholic warmth to speak of.

There is nothing here that will wow anyone. As I stated, it is kind of refreshing, but there is nothing here that will keep me coming back. Boring and bland seem to be the motifs with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2003 00:21:17 | More by Beastdog75
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2003 19:35:55 | More by Jason
Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
64 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.