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Molson Golden - Molson Coors Canada

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548 Ratings

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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 24.07%
Wants: 6
Gots: 29 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

smurphy493, Mar 23, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

Jackal, Jul 26, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

Mebuzzard, Jul 28, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

greyghost86, Apr 17, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

Dougology, Oct 22, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

zhumphrey, Feb 17, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

Brew33, Jun 12, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

Hopstronaut, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of biegaman
1.53/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

Do avoid.

biegaman, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of Brad007
1.63/5  rDev -39.6%
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.

Brad007, Aug 18, 2007
Photo of avalon07
1.68/5  rDev -37.8%
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.

avalon07, Mar 19, 2008
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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

SuomiHobbit, Jul 28, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

JIMTRK16, Mar 18, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

wroywel, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of GeoffRizzo
1.75/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

GeoffRizzo, Aug 20, 2005
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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

CraigTravor, Jul 20, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

BigJohnShow, Jun 30, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

bilbo2012, Apr 05, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

Exeter, Sep 26, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

RyanGoodman, May 19, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

mtnwesdew, Sep 07, 2012
Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
64 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.