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Molson Ice - Molson Coors Canada

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432 Ratings

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 26.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 29 | 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 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 mikesgroove
3/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

one of the last of the night for me, i decided to make it a twofer with the canadian lagers tonight. served cold and poured into a pint glass, consumed on 08/24/2010.

really not a terrible pour as the light golden color comes through very nicely and cleanly. small head of white dances on the top of the glass for a few moments and does leave a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

aroma is mixed grains, lightly sweet malts and a touch of some interesting little earthy notes. definitely more of a profile then what i was expecting for sure. clean, crisp and decent going down it seemed to work for me on several levels.

overall not a bad macro i have to admit, would not mind it again,

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 malty
2.22/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. brown long neck bottle with 'AUG2210' stamped on glass.

Force poured into a stemmed Scaldis Noel tulip glass produced a pale clear straw yellow liquid with a loose and fluffy bright white 1" settled head. Visible playful uprising carbonation. Nice fluffy white rings of thin lace all the way down.

A few swirls evoke a piercing metallic and sour scent reminiscent of a rusty tackle box. Clean malts to emerge but the latter holds true from initial whiff.

Faint malt tries to pry itself loose from this bland and tasteless recipe. The flavor is that of 'Sugar Smacks' breakfast cereal MINUS the sugar coating. Pretty bland stuff here. A saltine cracker element emerges toward the end.

Mouthfeel is watery, light and harshly carbonated. Finish is somewhat dry and chalky with no flavor surviving past the first couple seconds.

Drinkability is okay if it's from the bottle - straight outta the icy cooler and down the gulllet, finishing the contents within a minute. Other than that (like how I'm drinking it now) it's pretty harsh.

Overall this seems to be just another macro-style lager for tha masses. Nothing to savor, just pound and repeat if neccessary. I'm not happy I tried it, but this is what I do.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours out a simple lager appearance -- clear, yellow-hued body with a tight, sudsy, though lasting white head.

Smell: Lightly sweet-scented, faintest hint of exceptionally pale maltiness with a hint of mealy grain. It's not particularly inviting, I must say.

Taste: Lightly sweet mix of adjuncts and ultra pale malts, with a slightly coarse, husky graininess to it. Bit of powdered sugar on the tip of the tongue. Very minute hint of bitterness, though no real hop flavors to be had. Dry, crisp finish with that grainy hint lingering in the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Not nearly as smooth as I'd hoped for. Started off "eh" but ended up closer to "bleh" by the time I'd reached the end of these twelve ounces. If you must, drink it cold and drink it fast.

Photo of woodychandler
2.09/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As CANada prepares to face off against Slovakia tonight, I CAN prepare by opening a CAN of Molson Ice and I promise not to drink it at center ice while smoking a cigar or drinking champagne, either. Oh, those crazy CANadian women!

I certainly got a nice big two fingers' worth of head off of the pour! It looked like a puffy pillow laying atop the golden yellow beer with NE-quality clarity. The nose was not good, evincing a metallic tang along with cereal adjuncts and a light lager sweetness. Oof. Mouthfeel was on the thin side with a light sweetness on the tongue. I just feel like I am trapped on a treadmill at times. I could cut and paste many of my previous reviews of AmeriCAN Adjunct Lagers and only feel the slightest pangs of guilt. Regardless, it was pretty weak in terms of flavor and that same buyer's remorse continued well into the finish. This was really boring! So far, Molson Golden has been the winner in the family.

Photo of KarlHungus
2.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear extra pale straw color. The head is a quarter inch of big bubbled foam that recedes within a few seconds into virtually no lacing. The aroma is of faint bready malt. Quite boring. The taste has the same breay malt character with the addition of a mild grassy hop presence. It is slightly more interesting than the aroma, but still lacks complexity. The mouthfeel is light bodied with annoyingly high carbonation, and a watery texture. Overall, this beer has some flavor which distinguishes it from most of its style, but it still has a long ways to go in terms of complexity. I can't see myself drinking this again.

Photo of samyoung
2.6/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ah Molson! Growing up in Michigan it was all Canadian Lagers all the time.
24 ounce can from local grocery store. Clean pale yellow pour. It tastes like it always has: mellow, hoppy (to some degree) and smooth. You can definitely put these back if you feel so inclined.

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 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 WakeandBake
2.97/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A Pale staw gold color body with a light creamy head and lacing. The aroma is slightly skunky,and malty very little else. The flavor is very grainy and has an artificially sweet finish but not too bad . This is a little better than I was expecting, very sessionable.

Photo of MikeRa
3.59/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Here is what I can say about this beer:

A: It has a Golden Pale color.

S: I can't smell any hops at all in this beer

T: You can taste the hops in this beer, which makes it semi-bitter.

M: It goes down smooth.

D: This is a nice session beer, that I will buy again.

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 WesWes
2.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a towering white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a dry, pilsner malt and adjunct scent along with little to no hop aroma. The taste is average as well. It has a clean pilsner malt and adjunct taste with a super dry finish. It's easy drinking, but lacking any real character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is your standard "ice" brewed lager. It's crisp and clean and devoid of any real beer taste.

Photo of civilizedpsycho
2.16/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured bottle into mug.

Appearance: Clear and golden with a decent head that goes fast.

Smell: Very bland. There is the slightest malt aroma, but not much.

Taste: Has a slightly bitter kick, but nothing special. Again, it's pretty bland without being terrible.

Mouthfeel: Very thin.

Drinkability: It's not horrible, but I probably won't be getting it again.

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 kshankar
2.89/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a carbonated and fairly clear yellow..with a decent amount of foam and lacing. Lacing? Surprised

Smells like mild grains and a touch of malt

Tastes like the smell. Grainy, otherwise somewhat sweet

Mouthfeel is watery (no surprise), its thin, and carbonation is okay

Drinkable? Yea. Taste is bland and unoffensive, and that's what its supposed to be. Can't attack this for being an adjunct lager.

Photo of zeff80
2.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, fizzy, straw yellow color with a fizzy, white, one-finger head that dissipates very quickly and left no lace.

S - It smelled of corn, caramel and not much else.

T - It tasted of corn, caramel malt and some grassy bitterness. Fairly sweet, too.

M - It was very crisp and sharp on the tongue. A light bodied lager.

D - This is okay. If I were to ever go ice fishing in Canada, I could see myself taking some of this.

Photo of Duhast500
2.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass.

The color is a clear yellow with a slight white head with no lacing.

The smell is a bit of a stinky, grainy flavor. Some malt flavor.

The taste is slightly sweet but not very strong in flavor. On the plus side the flavor to this beer is anything but abrasive and is easy to drink even for the inexperienced palette.

This beer has a light body with light carbonation to it. It's pretty easy drinking like most Canadian beers. It is a bit crisp and clean tasting.

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 thekevlarkid
2.91/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Why? Because it was cheap and available. Why not, chump? Out of a green bottle this beer was a perfectly clear, pale gold color with a thin, off-white head. The retention was weak but the lacing actually pretty good. The aroma was quite skunky, with lots of corn and a light sweetness. The flavors were about what one would expect, starting on a dry, grainy note my palate had trouble pulling specifics out of it until the pale malt sweetness at the end finally showed up. The mouthfeel was a bit rough and oily, the carbonation medium/high and the body medium.

Photo of armock
2.88/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this as I was leaving NY at a gas station 24oz can for $1.49 couldn't pass it up for the sake of science.

A - Poured a clear yellow with a big white head that actually leaves lacing behind

S - Not so good stinky grainy malt

T - Not too bad some slightly sweet malt not much else comes out

M - This beer has a light body with light carbonation to it

D - Its been a long time since I've had my last Molson Ice and for some reason its easier to drink now than it was back then its not a bad beer to drink after shoveling the driveway or watching hockey.

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 yesyouam
2.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Molson Ice is a very clear, very sparkling, pale golden lager with a large foamy white head with nice retention and lacing. Lemon and corn are in the aroma, along with a touch of light, sweet malt and alcohol. It's pretty light bodied, but sturdy and smooth. The finish is dry, crisp and papery. It's pretty sweet and corny tasting. There is a hint of pretzely malt and alcohol in the flavor. It's not bad for a macro. It's just on the cusp of being inoffensive.
(rated Sep 23, 2008)

Photo of Mistofminn
3.25/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pale golden color with decent white head. Smells of pale malts and virtually no hops. Taste of corn, grains and malts. Has a light body with a medium carbonation. Good balance. Very drinkable.

If it has "ice" in the name, chances are its a cheap and quick buzz, and thats really all its good for. I will most likely have it again but I wasn't overly impressed.

Molson Ice from Molson Coors Canada
60 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.