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Molson Golden - Molson Coors Canada

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492 Ratings

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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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 -44.6%

06-12-2013 17:00:19 | More by Brew33
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1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

12-24-2011 12:33:29 | More by jophish17
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1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

08-26-2012 22:46:12 | More by Hopstronaut
Photo of biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

1.53/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2008 02:51:59 | More by biegaman
Photo of Brad007


1.63/5  rDev -39.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2007 01:40:44 | More by Brad007
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

1.68/5  rDev -38%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 13:51:51 | More by avalon07
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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

07-28-2013 15:06:11 | More by SuomiHobbit
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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

03-18-2014 22:21:09 | More by JIMTRK16
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South Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

12-08-2012 15:27:21 | More by Damian74Shensky
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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

04-06-2013 21:11:41 | More by wroywel
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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2005 12:49:06 | More by GeoffRizzo
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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

07-20-2014 06:09:47 | More by CraigTravor
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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

04-05-2012 02:48:16 | More by bilbo2012
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Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

09-26-2013 19:38:46 | More by Exeter
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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

05-19-2012 02:05:32 | More by RyanGoodman
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New York

1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

09-07-2012 17:00:16 | More by mtnwesdew
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1.78/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2008 20:39:38 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of zao77


1.83/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 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".

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2005 20:21:59 | More by zao77
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New Jersey

1.9/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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...

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 03:26:51 | More by dacrza1
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1.9/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2003 09:11:32 | More by BeerResearcher
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1.93/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a golden transparent hue with an inch of head and a little bit of lacing.

The smell was a bit skunky like its been sitting on the shelf for too long. Behind that you got some malty aroma.

Upon tasting there isn't a whole lot going on. Served cold I was able to get it down alright but really was not impressed with the flavor. Had a wierd ending that wasn't bitter or sweet, just kinda there and not very pleasant.

Moutfeel was overly adjunct, or in other words, addjunk and watery.

First beer I've listed on here that I wouldn't drink again unless someone handed me a free one and there wasn't anything else to drink. I'd take a Molson Candian over this hands down. Not sure what Molson was thinking with this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 07:41:11 | More by Looneybiz
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New Hampshire

1.95/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a one-finger white head that fades fairly quickly leaving some lace. Clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light bodied. Strong skunky nose. Starts smooth and sweet - I was expecting skunk juice - but no real strong flavors, no hops to speak of. Good lawnmower beer. $1.65 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2005 22:25:28 | More by jdhilt
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

01-08-2013 04:04:01 | More by iemailjack
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

04-15-2012 03:20:36 | More by avisong
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

12-09-2012 07:15:33 | More by MAUEX_MFA
Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
64 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.