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Molson Golden - Molson Coors Canada

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514 Ratings

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 23.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | 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 maek228


2.48/5  rDev -8.1%

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

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


2.88/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

03-07-2004 01:59:42 | More by Zorro
Photo of SixpointJMH

New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

03-01-2004 03:46:10 | More by SixpointJMH
Photo of Boilermaker88


3/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

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


2.55/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

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

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

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


3/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

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


2.95/5  rDev +9.3%

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

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


3.2/5  rDev +18.5%

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.

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


1.48/5  rDev -45.2%

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.

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


2.8/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

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

North Carolina

2.73/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

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


3/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

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


3.05/5  rDev +13%

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.

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


2.58/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

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


3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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.

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


2.3/5  rDev -14.8%

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.

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

New Jersey

2.35/5  rDev -13%

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.

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


2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

04-01-2003 19:35:55 | More by Jason
Photo of BeerResearcher


1.9/5  rDev -29.6%

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!

03-13-2003 09:11:32 | More by BeerResearcher
Photo of AtLagerHeads


3.08/5  rDev +14.1%

Yellow to light golden with a small white head that disappeared quickly. Little lacing. Grassy nose with some faint maltiness. The taste was of malt with a small hint of hops at the end. This is pleasant beer that neither offends or impresses. I found the highly carbonated mouthfeel to be one of the strongest impressions.

03-11-2003 19:35:48 | More by AtLagerHeads
Photo of budgood1


2.53/5  rDev -6.3%

pours out a clear darkish "golden" color...moderate head and a bit of lace. strong corn aromas....and a hint of floral hoppiness. sort of strange tasting....a dirty...or earthy maltiness....some adjuncts....a slight hop crispness in the finish. all this is propped up by a rather smooth and creamy mouthfeel that seems to be the only highly redeeming quality to this beer. not really impressed, and i clearly prefer the "canadian" molson over the "golden" counterpart.

02-21-2003 22:32:24 | More by budgood1
Photo of Pegasus


2.93/5  rDev +8.5%

Crystal clear medium golden color with a thick snow-white head that fades, but remains to the end. Modest carbonation and very good lace. Aroma is very skunky and sulferous, not at all pleasant. Somewhere underneath all of the skunk, there seems to be some malt, hops, and hints of alcohol, but its hard to tell. Taste begins with slightly sweet maltiness which gives way to mild medicinal hop bitterness. Both malt and hops seem to fade to the end, with a clean and crisp finish. I suspect that this sample may be light struck (cursed be those who do not bottle beer in brown glass), but its really not that bad. Curious that this commonly-available beer has not garnered more reviews. And this is a pale ale??? Hard to believe...

02-09-2003 08:38:37 | More by Pegasus
Photo of bditty187


2.2/5  rDev -18.5%

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.

01-30-2003 14:06:48 | More by bditty187
Photo of canoehornpoint


2.78/5  rDev +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.

01-24-2003 18:38:18 | More by canoehornpoint
Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
64 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.