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Molson Ice - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
60
poor

395 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 27.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2001)
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Reviews by Luigi:
Photo of Luigi
2.53/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Straw yellow with a white fizzy head that settles down to a thin lace. The aroma is semi sweet malt with a mild alcoholic sweetness. Taste like your average macro lager. Soft malts, a little bit of grassy hop. Metallic dry aftertaste. Light bodied and drinkable. Next!

Luigi, Mar 25, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Very light yellow in color with some tiny effervescent bubbles and a head that actually showed a bit of retention.

Smell – The smooth grain aroma seems to be sans the funk, which is always good for a Pale Lager sold in a green bottle.

Taste – The grain is smooth, comparatively speaking, and the finishing sweetness is typical of the style.

Mouthfeel – This one lacks the good carbonation of the Canadian Lager, and it is not as smooth.

Drinkability – This wasn’t bad, but the “ice” treatment of this lager didn’t help the beer at all and only gave it a 0.6 increase in ABV.

RoyalT, Feb 07, 2004
Photo of sponberg
1.2/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Had one of these at a poker game at a friend's house. He poured it into a glass and I tried it without looking at what it was first. I folded with a straight flush.

So what does it taste like? Go out on a rainy night & find a skunk that was knocked dead by a case of cheap beer falling off a truck. Take that bad boy home & wring him out in a glass. Molson makes some decent brews - this is NOT one of 'em...

sponberg, Mar 10, 2002
Photo of Jpinoniemi
3/5  rDev +19.5%

Jpinoniemi, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.73/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a light golden color with very good clarity and lots of carbonation. The head builds up tall and foamy and it is just off white in color. It fades nearly as fast as it forms leaving behind little to lace.

Smell: The aroma is simple and clean with a mild cereal grain character.

Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor is similar to Molson Canadian but a little stronger. The favor is somewhat sweet with a cereal grain malty body offset by a light grassy hop presence. It finish quickly and cleanly, a little bit dry, with some of the light hops bitterness. The texture is smooth but with good carbonation and a medium body.

Notes: Overall I would say that this is one of the cleaner crisper Ice beers that I have had.

generallee, Dec 18, 2008
Photo of Doomcifer
1/5  rDev -60.2%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Jason
2.98/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thin lace with good clarity. A bit more harsh from what I remember. Mild solvent alcohol in the nose and flavour. Thin on the malt with little hop to balance though being on the dry side it is not too bad. There are cheaper $$$ ice beers that taste the same.

Jason, Jun 10, 2002
Photo of Billolick
2.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured very light, very clear, very minimal head and no lacing. Just the faintist wiff of malt in the nose. Watery, lame, a waste of good water. What else can be said of this nasty brew. To bad Molson doesnt brew a classsier product. This stuff is ok to boil some Brats in. Good for a very hot humid day while pushing the mower. Besides that pass it by. Buy some craft brew.

Billolick, Feb 06, 2005
Photo of Cynic-ale
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.43/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an ugly aal color, but with a little more darkness and depth to the yellow color, probably because of the lesser water content caused by the 'icing' of the beer. Aroma is wickedly alcoholic. Seriously, you'd think this is 8%abv+ if it was a blind aroma sniffing competition. Sometimes the skunky aroma helps, because it obscures the alcohol.

Taste, one of the very, very few beers I'd say to drink very cold. It tastes like alcohol! The warmer it gets, the more this aspect gets played up in the mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little high, thankfully, but it doesn't do enough to trick me into thinking its well hopped or isn't a little thin malt wise to the fusel like alcohol heat. When they are skunky, it actually tastes better.

Its kinda harsh, but sometimes that's what you're looking for.

Beerandraiderfan, May 22, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.05/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a fizzy yellow beer, bright golden clear body with large fizzy white head dwindles quickly leaving fine bubbled sparse lacing. Aroma has cooked veggies with light cereal notes no actual hop components going on here. Flavor is pretty weak watery, cooked veggies metallic waves of grain. Pretty rediculous flavored American corn and rice ridden product. Mouthfeel is fizzy and light watery bodied, even from an ice beer. Not the worst canned beer, that would be Carling Black Label. Completely unremarkable brew from America's oldest brewery.

WVbeergeek, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of LXIXME
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

LXIXME, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of CloudStrife
2.36/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

24oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear light golden yellow with a moderate dense white head. Ample visible carbonation. Doesnt leave much lacing.

S: Has the typical adjunct lager aromas. Fairly subdued as long as it stays cold.

T: Inoffensive mild brew that isnt as strong as the name may suggest. Flavors as pretty smoothed out. Sweetness is more present than most of this style. Lil bite of booze.

M: Light to medium body with a good deal of carbonation. Guess it goes back easy.

Overall its another mainstream beer that is easily confused with all the others. Bit better than some of the competition I suppose.

CloudStrife, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of alesaram
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

alesaram, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of ksiazewski
3.25/5  rDev +29.5%

ksiazewski, May 19, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
2.88/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of the weirder things in my experience, is seeing "Imported" stamped on a bottle of Molson freaking Canadian, when I find myself across the 49th. Even more so, is me dropping a buck-fiddy, just to see what the those outside my country are seeing that we aren't...

This beer pours a clear, pale straw colour, with two fingers of foamy white head, which rapidly diminishes to a thin cap, leaving nothing but some slinking suds around the glass. It smells of mild white grain, and weedy, skunky hops. The taste is sweet corn grain, some glycerine, and mild weedy hops. The carbonation is average, the body medium weight, oily, and kind of cloying. It finishes sweet, and warm, but clean - no boozy edge.

For the style, not too shabby. None of the negative aspects are very prominent, the extra bit of alcohol behaves itself, and if you like corn, that's what you do get here, in spades. Wow, strains of homerism, anyone...?

biboergosum, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of dacrza1
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

DATE TASTED: September 12, 2014... GLASSWARE: Baltika stange...OCCASION: O's double-header sweep... APPEARANCE: shockingly lucid soft yellow body that is thinly bubbly; thick, foamy three-finger head laces sporadically; surprisingly tangible patterns .. AROMA: definite biscuit mats present; hops are slightly corny, a bit funky and gassy? noxious? some light bubblegum too--odd... PALATE: firm, medium-bodied, oily and lingering, though the aftertaste is light and unobtrusive...TASTE: lightly toasted, with some beechwood in the aftertaste; sweet and malty when swished; nondescript otherwise...OVERALL: mellow-not at all the Ice that one expects; at 5.6 ABV, it provides a bit more heft than the usual rote pilsener; sweet, cleansing and soft by its end...like the oversized can, but not much making this experience memorable...

dacrza1, Sunday at 03:30 AM
Photo of DruC4
2/5  rDev -20.3%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Sammy
1.88/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Better than average Molson. The beer to have when there is no good beers because the host is an ignoramous on beer. The ice is a gimmick, but if you serve it exceptionally cold, it taste a tad like vodka left in the freezer. And that's the best I can say about it.

Sammy, Dec 18, 2003
Photo of secondtooth
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Usual pale, transparent golden with some medium lace.

Scent is strong and corny, but with a crispness somehow. Maybe it's the ample carbonation.

Flavor is as transparent as the appearance.

Basically, a typical adjunct lager -- mild and cheap. Not one I'd voluntarily drink.

secondtooth, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear. Very nice yellowish gold color. Topped by a creamy white head that holds well. The aroma is limited but reveals a very lightly fruity, softly grainy malt. The body is medium with a fine, moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is lightly crisp. The flavor offers far more character than the aroma suggests with a fruity, sweetish & grainy malt that's backed by a gently crisp & lightly spicy hoppiness. Although the alcohol is only 5.6% by volume, it's slightly noticeable. Combined with the fruitiness, my guess would be that they're fermenting this lager fairly warm (over 60F). It finishes fairly short and dry. An unremarkable, fairly basic beer that has a bit of malt & hop character and an easy drinkability.

NeroFiddled, Sep 28, 2002
Photo of scuppers
1.88/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light yellow, keeps thin foam on top, a little wet lacing on the glass.

Smell: Not much. Faint corn and baking soda.

Mouthfeel: fizz with slickness.

Taste: served at 45.5 degrees F. Beginning notes of corn and salt; soapy. Then sugar and pennies, sweetness. Finishing notes of well water. Drinkability seems to decrease with time, but buzz-factor goes up quickly.

scuppers, Feb 26, 2009
Photo of Damian74Shensky
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of avisong
2/5  rDev -20.3%

avisong, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of cliff1066
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

cliff1066, Dec 10, 2012
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Molson Ice from Molson Coors Canada
60 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.