Molson Golden - Molson Coors Canada
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1.53/5 rDev -43.3%
341ml twist off bottle.
A 'golden' bodied beer, indeed, with a slowly dissipating paper white head. A healthy stream of bubbles and perfect clarity.
The aroma reminds me of pennies. It is akin to something I might expect smelling from those fountains people throw change in. A fairly straightforward mix between metals and cleaning products - it honestly smells corrosive.
I bring the glass to my lips wondering 'should I be wearing gloves?' Well, fortunately, the first two or three sips didn't kill me; they did, however, turn me right off of taking any more.
The carbonation is stiflingly high while the mouthfeel has a disreputable feeling to it. All parts of the mouth/throat feel coated in a syrupy, sticky starchiness. It is bloating. How weak must your palate be for this to pass as even refreshing?
The corn is not so outright in this one, although likening it to corn syrup would be quite accurate. I can make out a small ounce of malt, but it comes across tasting like crackers, plain Wonderbread, or in particular, those stale, wafer ice cream cones. Luckily, these tastes are weak.
It doesn't seize to amaze me how nearly every Molson beer is essentially the same. I also struggle with coming to grips with how poor they all are. While most macro lagers tend to do a disservice to beer, Molson surely must be one of the worst offenders ... and I won't even get into their advertising.
06-07-2008 02:51:59 | More by biegaman
1.63/5 rDev -39.6%
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.
08-18-2007 01:40:44 | More by Brad007
1.68/5 rDev -37.8%
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.
03-19-2008 13:51:51 | More by avalon07
1.75/5 rDev -35.2%
Clear green bottle; throws a light gold in color, a nearly non-existent patchy white head. Grains, malt and corn on the nose. Sweet malts, burnt cooked veggies and day old biscuits in the body, a raw-adjunct filled palate. Light in the body, dull and lackluster; skip it.
08-20-2005 12:49:06 | More by GeoffRizzo
1.78/5 rDev -34.1%
Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a thin, white head.
Smell: Strong skunkiness, you can smell it immediately upon opening. Beyond that, there's a scent of over boiled corn niblets. Take your pick.
Taste: Corny taste with a medium corn syrup sweet. Yeesh. Shamefully skunky. Mild bitterness. Finishes with a slight sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Pretty gross, actually. The beer totally nose-dived after the appearance. Not recommended whatsoever.
06-10-2008 20:39:38 | More by ChainGangGuy
1.83/5 rDev -32.2%
Pouring it all you see is a very aggressive head that is short lived, leaving only a small rim of white around the edge of the glass. Kinda skunky, which is what to expect from a minimal flavored beer. Resembles Coors Original a little (not too suprising as they are the same company). Little pricey for the quality of beer, but as one of the guys said above, "it's a good lawnmowing beer".
04-14-2005 20:21:59 | More by zao77
1.9/5 rDev -29.6%
The Moment: Enjoying the return of smell and taste, long shelved since allergies took their toll...
Glassware: Cleveland Browns pilsner...
Appearance: Pours a pale, tawny yellow, the color of dead grass; head quickly settles to a thin, uneven bubbly white...
Aroma: corn and malt that together is omewhat pungeant; airy, oxygenated vapor sits in the doughy strength...
Palate: approximates seltzer with its late fiz and medium-bodied tongue--almost like an Italian soda...
Taste: late pilsner accents with an aftretaste that lingers; syrupy aroma invades the sip; looking forward to ChexMix to marry this beer to its purpose...
Overall: As cases go, this can work; as fortunate as I feel to be able to rate beer again, I was a bit foolish to welcome myself back with this watery fare; mouth-quenching with a bit of beef bite that doesn't make the beer as easy-drinking as it should be...
11-13-2010 03:26:51 | More by dacrza1
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
Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
64 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.