Molson Ice - Molson Coors Canada

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445 Ratings

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 26.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 36 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2001

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Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

Photo of sponberg
1.21/5  rDev -51.4%
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...

Photo of generallee
3.72/5  rDev +49.4%
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.

Photo of Jason
2.96/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Photo of Billolick
2.43/5  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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.38/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.06/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

Photo of CloudStrife
2.36/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
2.88/5  rDev +15.7%
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...?

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 the oversized can, but not much making this experience memorable...

Photo of Sammy
1.85/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

Photo of secondtooth
2.29/5  rDev -8%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.1/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

Photo of scuppers
1.91/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

Photo of Mavajo
2.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale yellow color with an average white head. Not much on the nose here. Taste is very light as well. Nothing interesting at all. Grainy/malty with maybe the slightest hint of hops. Mouthfeel is carbonated and extremely thin. So watery that I couldn't even finish it. It's drinkable in that it doesn't do any offensive or challenging, but it's not enjoyable enough that you'd want to have more than one. Catch 22, I guess.

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1.6/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The bottle is very ugly, a precurser to what awaits. This "beer" needs to be very cold just to make it past your tongue. Gold color with a nice thin head. It tastes like metal if warm, no taste if chilled properly. Stick to Colt 45.

Photo of bditty187
3.41/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, pale gold in hue. The color of the liquid is not insipid; in fact there is a kiss of amber to it. Nice surprise. Plus there is a steady stream of animation racing towards the white head. At its apex the foam was a half finger in height but it had great staying power. I’m impressed. A small cap lasted the entire consumption. The subsequent lacing was akin to tattered wallpaper. For what this beer is, I must say, it looks very good.

The nose is very grainy and husky with a suggestion of spiciness and some skunk. The bouquet lacks potency so I can’t really complain about the nose. Sure it doesn’t say anything but it doesn’t say so much I’m offended. It is not inviting but I’m willing to take a sip without much fear…

The palate is clean… very clean. It is clean but not devoid of taste. I like the subtle suggestions of grain and husk. Light bitterness. It is lightly spicy and pleasantly harsh. Once warm it was still drinkable, actually a mild fruitiness emerged. It was raw but not abrasive. At least there is something here. Something to taste… something to remember! Straight from the fridge this is a decent Ice Beer. It does have some class. It is good enough for me to consider drinking this again.

Medium in body, the carbonation is firm and active, the mouthfeel is sturdy and very fitting for this rigid beer.

It is drinkable. I will remember this beer like I remember Miller High Life; it will have a positive mental note but it will have an asterisk next to it, “Drink only when in need of something cheap for an occasion when taste is approaching secondary.” In reality I didn’t think this beer was bad at all. I need to try this beer again. Maybe it was a fluke. I purchased one 12-ounce bottle in Omaha.

Photo of nicholas2121
3.83/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Molson Ice is an Ice Brew with an abv of 5.6. Not a bad brew. The taste is ok reminds me a of Budweiser. The color is a dark amber. The brew is smooth but it has a kick. This brew is better than what I thought it would be. I will be buying this this brew to change it it for the the american style Lagers.

Photo of GeoffRizzo
1.75/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Clear, pale yellow hue, thin carbonated head. Faint adjunct present aroma, some grainy and earthy smells are un-inviting. Husky and grainy, over-carbonated, champagne like feel. A delicate taste of corn, which is even advertised directly on the can. Very thin, horrible as it warms, not much going on here, other than a highly over-hyped, mass marketed, northern tier macro.

Photo of Gmann
1.7/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of a 24oz can that I picked up for the train ride home. The color was slightly toasted straw, clear, with a decent white head that dissipated into a slight cap that left some soapy lacing. The smell is just terrible, total adjuncts, cooked veggies, gross. The taste is more bland than the smell, which is a good thing in this case. It has an artifical sweetness to it, no malt or hops to be identified. The mouthfeel is watery, poor. The beer goes down easy but doesn't taste like anything. Not something I would look to buy.

Photo of Marraybay
3/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this many moons ago and remembered thinking it wasn't bad at the time. Very light, clean, taste, slight upfront sweetness, clean-vanishing finish. No complexity, no depth, certainly wouldn't be something you'd sit down and sip or analyse.

So what would you do with it??

As a beverage with seafood or something spicey, as a thirst quencher, as a palate cleanser, as a no brainer non-thought provoking brew when you want to keep things simple.

Photo of CortexBomb
1.8/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Pours out with some head, a fairly strong yellow hue, and plenty of carbonation. Like most macros is lacking on the aroma, though the flavour is mildly better than the (below) average standards with some grain and excessive carbonation.

Mouthfeel and drinkability get their normal fairly low marks from me for a macro, mouth is very light with a lot of carbonation (something I generally don't care for) while the drinkability is middle of the road, good, but not remarkable.

Like others I recommend only having this ice cold, and only in a pinch. I can tolerate it once in a great while, but it's still a very plain jane brew.

Photo of tone77
3.07/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is also mild, some malts and corn. Not a whole lot of flavor here. Feels light in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall not terrible, but nothing special here.

Photo of puboflyons
3.15/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the 24 fl. oz. can marked SEP2408-03337L. Sampled on August 25, 2009. The pour is a pretty clear straw yellow with a good inch or more of foamy, bubbly white head. The aroma is a bit of corn, some hops, and some malts but for an ice beer the alcohol scent is diminished. The mouthfeel is heavier than water with reasonable texture and staying power on the tongue. The flavor comes across as malty and bready with a tinge of sweetness. Better than I expected.

Photo of beerthulhu
1.88/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Poured a crystal clear macro-gold with a ½ finger fizzy sudsy white head that left a sparse layering. Visible carbonation was very light.

S: almost non existent and very faint with at best, light buttered grains. Nothing to smell here move along.

T: sweet buttered corn with a light dry hay and herbal hopping. A light sour grassiness is found on the finish while the overall flavor was unimpressive to say the least. Not much to go on here as well.

M: light, watery, typical macro with a light fizziness around the tongues edges while leaving a dry grassy fade.

D: Drinkability, no thanks. Not very good or likely will re-visit. Avoid and don't bother.

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Molson Ice from Molson Coors Canada
60 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.