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Molson Golden - Molson Coors Canada

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510 Ratings

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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 23.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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 jsprain1


2.53/5  rDev -6.3%

A- Pale golden, straw colored even. Weak head.
S- Corn, with just a shade of toasted malt. weak smell.
T- The taste is of corn with just a shade of hop flavor.
M- Actually pretty rich and smooth for what it is.
D- This beer is just unimpressive. And is it really a blonde ale?

07-06-2010 00:24:08 | More by jsprain1
Photo of Wasatch


2.53/5  rDev -6.3%

Pours a yellow pale color, not much carbonation, small head, not much lacing afterwards. Scents of sweet malts and citrus. The taste is kinda tangy and bland, not much of an aftertaste. Light-Medium body. Drinkable I guess, but not by much. For a macro it's not bad though.

01-22-2006 16:13:31 | More by Wasatch
Photo of PatandDavid


2.53/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

07-03-2004 03:32:40 | More by PatandDavid
Photo of JoEBoBpr


2.53/5  rDev -6.3%

Despite my ratings i drink Molson prodcuts as often as i can beacsue i enjoy them personally. I do realize this isnt the best beer, in fact far from it but I enjoy the easyness of it and the fact that i can have plenty and not feel full. Its very pale, and taste similar to molson canadian exept with some more malt to it.

10-26-2005 03:18:09 | More by JoEBoBpr
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 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 clayrock81


2.55/5  rDev -5.6%

My dad likes this beer, which is more of an indictment than an endorsement. Pours a dark yellow with some good head retention due to high carbonation. Has that typical grainy, adjunct smell, but it is light and not pungent like other cheap beers. Pale and dry, this tastes like a really generic beer/really cheap pils. Guess that minimal hop bite/dryness on the backbite makes it a "beer" rather than watery piss. I can't even see drinking this while eat hot wings or pizza during a hockey game when there's Labatt's or, excuse me, REAL beer.

09-12-2008 19:44:42 | More by clayrock81
Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere


2.56/5  rDev -5.2%

08-19-2014 01:44:11 | More by PrendUnVerreDeBiere
Photo of tempest


2.58/5  rDev -4.4%

Had a green bottle at Italiano Delight in Emmaus, PA. The bartender set it down with a frosted mug. Upon pouring the beer the a cloud of skunk hit the air. Man, this was bad, especially for a beer that was just in a cooler under a bar. Eventually the skunk cleared and I was left with a plain, light amber ale with a bready sweetness and not a lot of much else. Easy drinking, skunk aside.

05-22-2009 15:15:54 | More by tempest
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.58/5  rDev -4.4%

and the quest to get the worst continues on. doing traveling most of this week, but managed to spot this one in a local bilo. served cold and poured into a pint glass, consumed on 08/18/2010.

actually a decent pour with a pale golden yellow that was simply loaded with carbonation. a nice head of white capped it off and reached a height of around two inches.

light aroma, mostly light grain and hints of corn. slight grassy hops, but very very light. this carried right over in the flavor which was again far too light for my tastes, but what can you do. small hop presence in the finish and a light cereal grain balance. nice feel, was not too light at all and overall not a terrible expierence by any means.

08-19-2010 02:27:37 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of VaTechHopHead

2.58/5  rDev -4.4%

A - Typical golden/straw, perfectly clear. Not a lot of head or lacing to be found.

S - Smells quite sweet, almost corn sugar-ish, like most Canadian lagers, no hop presence .

T - I don't know if my batch was bad (it was dated a month before it was to expire) but it had kind of a skunky/tinny aftertaste, almost like a sour pilsner. Quite weird/interesting but it got better the more I drank it. Other than that it was pretty smooth, not a lot of body obviously.

M/D - Very light on the palate, just enough carbonation. Easy to drink for the most part.

Given the price I'm gonna go with Moosehead or LaBatt from here on out.

12-15-2008 02:29:57 | More by VaTechHopHead
Photo of mralphabet


2.58/5  rDev -4.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Poured a golden yellow color less than a fingers worth of head that settle quickly to a ring with spotty lacing.

S: I'm getting a little sweet smelling malt then a light hops, not much else.

T: Tastes a lot like the smell... nice sweet malt upfront that lightens through the mid palette and finishes with a very light hops... Very little aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with a very crisp and refreshing carbonation.

D: A very drinkable beer, good ABV so you could drink a few.... But there is just not enough taste to make it really worth while. It is just a beer.

10-21-2011 03:24:16 | More by mralphabet
Photo of Knapp85


2.58/5  rDev -4.4%

This beer it's a good social brew. There isn't too many charactoristics that can be described on this. The beer is light in color, golden like the label says. The nose has some skunk on it but not enough to gross me out. The beer has a good drinkablity to it. Not a lot of head but overall it's decent.

04-01-2011 04:06:49 | More by Knapp85
Photo of ski271


2.58/5  rDev -4.4%

Hey. More free beer! A guy bought a case for a going away party at work. It went well with the pizza, but then pizza and any cheap beer usually work.
The beer is pale golden straw colored with a medium-sized, white, frothy head that was mostly gone before the first sip. The smell was a little stinky of corn and hay. The taste is bland, a slight malty sweetness and a tiny bitterness toward the finish. Thin body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Yes, I enjoyed it, but I think it was just due to the fact that it was really cold, and I got to drink at work, not because of the beer’s characteristics.

03-22-2005 14:19:58 | More by ski271
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 Bierguy5


2.6/5  rDev -3.7%

12 oz. green bottle.Pours a light golden color with a thick white fluffy head. Lots of bubbles streaming rapidly from the bottom of the glass. Pretty good head retention, and a fair amount of lace. Skunky and slight grainy aroma, combined with a hint of floral hops. Very pale malt flavor, smooth and just a slight amount of hop bitterness. Not much really going on here. Light body, high carbonation. Overall, not very exciting at all. Could be refreshing ice cold, but so is water.

01-16-2005 04:35:09 | More by Bierguy5
Photo of allboutbierge


2.6/5  rDev -3.7%

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".

10-27-2002 17:22:35 | More by allboutbierge
Photo of Gusler


2.63/5  rDev -2.6%

Oh well, even I succumb to the calling of the macro sirens, been its been almost 4 years since I’ve had one of these, and my local “Beer Palace” carries them on occasion so I weakened and purchased one.

The beer after departing the green bottle sets in the glass a limpid gold color with a moderate sized white head that is somewhat creamy in texture with the lace forming a tight curtain to drape the glass. Nose is all malt; fresh and crisp, start is sweet and decently malted the top skinny in its feel to the palate. Finish is moderately carbonated, the hops adequately spicy, dry aftertaste, and I see I’ve not missed much over the last 4 years!

07-23-2004 20:13:42 | More by Gusler
Photo of daliandragon

North Carolina

2.63/5  rDev -2.6%

This was one of my parents' favorite beers when i was growing up. Still cheap and drinkable after all these years. Pours its name with no head, lace, or frills at all. Light, corny nose with a touch of grassy fruit.

Tastes like macro town although a little svelter and less clumsy than the American versions. Thin but not too watery in the mouth. Easy to drink and uncomplicated, but not completely lacking soul.

09-18-2010 04:07:31 | More by daliandragon
Photo of Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -2.6%

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!

12-12-2002 18:32:51 | More by Shiloh
Photo of goblue3509


2.63/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a light golden yellow color with a faint head. The smell is of malt grains and some floral hops. Taste is of sweet corn and some floral hops, the taste is fairly weak, not offensive and not good. The mouthfeel is watery and moderately high carbonation. The drinkability is average nothing offensive and nothing very good.

07-31-2009 23:05:07 | More by goblue3509
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya


2.63/5  rDev -2.6%

Clear as watered-down urine with a finely carbonated head that scatters to a mear film. Lots of carbonation running all over the glass. The mildly fruity aroma is followed by a wheat-like, grain dryness. Not much of anything going on in the smell, but not disgusting either. The taste is fruity up front with a creamy, but skunky, finish. The foul sourness (not good sourness) is a bit cloying. The mouthfeel is pretty dim and leaves a slick, oily taste which is not very enjoyable. Overall, is it bad....kind of, but it is a little better than your average BMC. One is plenty for me. Someone grab me a tripel!

01-04-2006 23:37:42 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
Photo of SometimesIfart


2.65/5  rDev -1.9%

A - Pours a slightly dark see through yellow with a bubbly three finger white head. Leaves no lacing.

S - Smells of very light cooked veggies, tons of adjunct, and the slighter butterscotch I have ever witnessed

T - The taste completely follows the nose. Plentiful adjunct upfront, with butterscotch htting the back of the taste buds.

M - Mouthfeel stays the same flavorwise, with a medium body and medium carbonation

O - Overall, it's a good cheap beer, somewhat above a large number of them, but nothing fancy by any means. Would I have it again? Yes.

09-05-2012 01:45:08 | More by SometimesIfart
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.65/5  rDev -1.9%

A: Pours a crystal clear medium straw yellow in color with significant amounts of active visible carbonation constantly streaming from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts with corn adjuncts and some faint aromas of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy malts with light to moderate amounts of corn adjunct sweetness. Light flavors of grassy hops are present in the finish contributing a touch of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp but slightly thin/watery.

O: This takes me back to the days of college in upstate NY where this was the beer of choice due to the cheap price compared with American BMC (this was in the early 1990s so there were not a lot of craft options available). Maybe not as quite as I expected it to be from my college memories...and I was surprised that it was not skunky at all considering the green glass bottle.

11-10-2013 19:22:07 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of Suds


2.65/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

07-05-2004 01:45:37 | More by Suds
Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
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