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Molson Canadian 6.0 Cold Shots - Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Canadian 6.0 Cold ShotsMolson Canadian 6.0 Cold Shots

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Reviews: 29
Hads: 70
Avg: 2.39
pDev: 43.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canadianbarman on 05-08-2004

Same great Molson Canadian taste, but with 6% alcohol in a 250ml slim can.
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Photo of DaveBar
2.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at the LCBO as a single and served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that lasts a minute before film out. Light to medium gold colour and filtered clear

S- Not much here at all. Really bad scent like a metal can

T- Not so good. Not so happy. Just an alcohol bomb.

M- A North American brew that has a niche... people that don't have time or the stomach to drink good brew. Bet you it's people that a stopping on the side of the highway to slam two beer as it's a different charge to drink a brew while driving but stopping and pounding two outside the car is not DUI LOL

Food Pairing

This not so great beer went well with...... I don't know. It's just a brew designed to slug and drive or slug and whatever. LOL

Enjoy if you can!!!!

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Photo of thehyperduck
2.89/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

250 mL can from a 4-pack picked up at the LCBO; served ice cold. I've had this many times over the years, though not nearly as frequently as standard-issue, run-of-the-mill Canadian. I guess today is the day where I finally become bored/alcoholic enough to drink a can alone so that I can review it?

Pours a familiar pale yellow colour, topped with a half-finger of fizzy, bone-white head that quickly evaporates. A few scattered strands of lacing remain. I can't really blame them for not putting effort into making this look good; normal people who are not giant dorks just drink this from the can, anyway. The aroma is pretty neutral, and I can't really think of any descriptors to use here other than vaguely corny and sweet. At least it's too mild to be off-putting.

Fortunately, the same notion applies to the flavour. While this lager offers nothing outside of the usual, bland adjunct lager tropes - notes of corn husk, boiled vegetables, grainy malts and cardboard - these features are present in surprisingly well-balanced proportions. While I would not describe the flavour as appealing, it manages to avoid my main gripes with this sort of beer: syrupy sweetness, ethanol heat, and even the off-flavours are kept to a minimum. Light-bodied and watery, with restrained carbonation compared to most adjunct lagers, offering only a slight bite. Very easy to drink quickly, so mission accomplished I guess - that was probably the only objective to begin with.

Final Grade: 2.91, a C grade. For a 6.0% macro lager intended primarily for irresponsibly rapid consumption, these Molson Cold Shots honestly aren't that bad. No, they don't taste great, and yes, if push came to shove there are plenty of domestic pale lagers I'd pick long before this one (forgetting about imports and craft stuff entirely). But four of these cans will give you a good buzz for a very low price, and you don't even need to worry about gagging on anything - perhaps except the shrivelled remnants of your pride.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
2.66/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured in a pint.

Appearance: gold plain and simple...1/4" white head.

Smell: light light hops.

Taste: dry hops, alcohol is pretty evident.

Mouth: medium, heavy not much to complain bout in this department.

Overall: fancy looking can, not a fancy beer. Just good enough to pass the time. Don't shy away from it, if you're a lager fan you might like it more than me. Salud.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Molson Canadian X

Pours a very pale yellow with a bone white head that does not last very long.Aroma of sweet cereal grains and buttery toffee. Not a ton of flavor, a flash of cereal grain, biscuit and very mild hop. Some buttery notes. Alittle alcohol. Not the greatest, but light for the ABV. Tastes like regular Molson, but cleaner and stronger. Mouthfeel is on the medium side of light bodied, moderate to low carbonation. Overall, this isn't alot of things, including terrible. This can has been sitting for a while (and reads Canadian X), but was eventually re-branded as Cold Shots. A Red Bull for drunks.

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Photo of wordemupg
1.93/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

250ml can shotgunned through nostril 23/10/11

A well I dumped it into a tulip for fun and it has a bright golden yellow body with decent carbonation and a short lived two finger head that fizzes like cola and leaves no lace

S candied corn and cooked veggie notes with a little booze

T sweet malt with a little wet hay but just a bad boozy chemical flavor that I could live without

M foul aftertaste and just hard to choke down

O nasty stuff that I don't recommend unless you have a drinking contest to lose

I remember when these little things had a target on the bottom side of the can for shot-gunning. I advise you keep this in you mouth for as little time as possible, perhaps I should have slayed it in 2 seconds flat just for effect

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Photo of evlu1441
2.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've never had this, but it is a staple of teenagers who want to get drunk quick. The tiny can is a little bit of a laugh, but I guess it's all part of the image.

It looks just like any other lager: pale golden colour (maybe a bit too pale), and a thin foamy head. Lots of bubbles.

Smells faintly of wet corn, and not much else.

The taste is fairly grainy, with an adjuncty taste very noticible. The alcohol is also a little apparent towards the end. The mouthfeel is a bit heavier than normal for this kind of beer, but it lends itself well to the slight toasty malt notes. Fairly average, but the alcohol takes away from it a bit.

Overall, this isn't as horrible as I expected. It definitely not as bad as I expected, but not great. I see why the kids drink this.

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Photo of marty21
3.08/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear bright yellow with just over 1 finger worth of foamy white head. Settles to a bit of a cap and left a decent amount of lacing.

S: Sweet grainy aroma with maybe some faint cooked veggies in the background.

T: Light grains with a grainy and cooked veggie after taste.

M: Medium to high carbonation with a light body.

O: It’s pretty similar to normal Canadian but has a few different tastes that aren’t necessarily for the better. The purpose of this beer is to get you drunk anyways so if you’re drinking this I don’t think you’re really looking for different tastes etc.

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Photo of harley101
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

k cold shots are good for getting juiced off of. Cause they go down quickly and smoothly. but they taste awful.
so if you dont care about taste and just wanna get drunk fast then by all means shoot these little 250 ml guys.I have to say i really like the can and aerodynamic design for sliding down your throat.

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Photo of generallee
3.28/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a slim 8.5oz can into a pint glass. A freshness date is printed on the bottom of the can. The can also has the abv listed at 6%.

Appearance: The body has a pure golden color with great clarity and some visible carbonation. From the pour it makes a tall white head of foam. This quickly settles down to a wisp thin film which make some slick spotty lacing.

Smell: As I had expected it has a light aroma with a pale biscuity malt and very faint grassy hops.

Taste/Palate: The base is a pale malt with a plain biscuity and saltine cracker like character. It has a dry overall taste with very light hop flavor and bitterness. The palate has a smooth almost creamy texture with soft carbonation.

Notes: For the style its average. It's not really exciting but it is clean and the 8.5oz can is easy to put down quickly.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
2.35/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

How could you resist buying a crud beer in a 8.5 oz Red Bull can for $0.99?...Well, it sucked tailpipe, just about.

Basically, it's a marginally hazy, largely fizz-limp liquid - a yellowy-orange gold, not unlike new motor oil. "Baked" and "cornbread" are what comes to mind when pondering the scent. Hops? Thought I picked up the faintest hint of them - likely I was hallucinating. Many flavors previously un-encountered: deep-fried plain donut, sulfury matchhead, used cooking oil (aftertaste), grass/dirt clump, and the aforementioned cornbread. While the appearance suggests a peculiar deficiency in carbonation, the belting out of a few violent burps suggest otherwise. It's nearly cardboard dry on the bed of the tongue and a musty tang (or vice-versa) lays at its sides. I don't even think I could make it through enough of these to catch a buzz. Lousy.

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Photo of CrazyMike
2.8/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale yellow appearance with minimal foamy head. Has a sweet, corn smell with a hint of grain.

Taste is almost entirely wheat and sweetness. Picked up a slight hint of grass and malt. The taste starts off strong but quickly wears off. Light with bad carbonation, aftertaste is sweet and boozy.

This is a weird beer that is not meant to be savored and seems like a training beer for shotgunning or drinking games. If your drinking it for that purpose, there are better beers.

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Photo of ericj551
2.74/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This was my in my stocking this Christmas. It pours like a glass of ginger ale, with no real head. Graininess dominates the aroma. The flavor is sweet grainy malt, slightly more than the average macro. The carbonation is light (easier to shotgun I guess?). Really nothing more than a slightly stronger macro at a raised price.

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Photo of mdaschaf
2.56/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks korguy123 for this one...I think?

Poured into an Evolution tasting glass, perfect size!

A: Clear, light yellow in color, small head formed, but gone quickly.

S: Wheat, slightly metallic, corn

T: Not terrible..heavier on grain, slightly sweet. Little bit of alcohol

M/D: Has a bigger body than expect (i.e. compared to most adjunct lagers). Not a bad beer for its intended purpose.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.43/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

250ml can of 'amped up' Canadian taste. Hmmm - 20% more booze, but ~27% less volume, per container - a net loss. I recall buying this when it was new, and wondering why I was being tempted and coddled, at the same time, as an unwitting Canadian (the nationality) beer drinker...now that notion seems so quaint.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with lots of puffy, frothy, and mildly foamy bone-white head, which settles soon enough, leaving some sudsy swaths of splotchy lace around the glass in the process.

It smells of bready, starchy grain, husky corn, a bit of twitchy and phenolic alcohol warmth, and faint weedy, dead grassy hops. The taste is sweet, sugary pale malt, cornmeal, overcooked veggies that have been in the fridge for weeks, wet paper, and a further bit of stanky grassiness. None too complex, this.

The carbonation is fairly sedate for this style and its ilk, just a soft and lilting fizziness presiding, the body a smidgen heavier than the standard Canadian, and really quite smooth, with a touch of airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry (unfortunately in a corny vein), and gently warm - nothing else has the presence to linger, apparently.

Well, this is hard to believe, but I dislike this way less then when I first drank it (wherein I crushed an 8-pack - novelty being the order of the day), B.B.A. (Before Beer Advocacy). Overall, a simple and even, if generally bland strong Canadian macro lager, the marketing and packaging still the most interesting thing about it.

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Photo of tone77
3.16/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 8.5 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some malts. Taste is of malts and a touch of corn. Not a lot going on here. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
1.95/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Oops! I CAN't remember who sent me this one, but I got one of the slim "CANadian X" CANs in a CANQuest trade and tonight is Molson CANadian CAN Night at Chez Wood, so this is the next entrant in the journey.

A note to Molson: When you put "Xplicit Taste" on the CAN, you really set up your consumers' expectations. Little package, big head. 8.5 Fl. Oz. (250 ml), but two rocky, bone white fingers' worth of head with extremely low retention. Do NOT look away following the pour or you will miss it. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an odd sharpness, not quite pine-like, but along the lines of a cleaning agent, not hops. Pine-Sol! I do not consider this a good thing. Mouthfeel was very smooth with a basic lager sweetness on the tongue. Aha! Now I understand what others were referring to as to its drinkability. It would be quite simple to just crack open a succession of these puppies and suck them down, awaiting the occurrence of the magic. Me, I was feeling less than magical halfway into it. It was not as sickeningly sweet as some high gravity adjunct lagers that I have consumed in this quest, but I could feel a drying of my brain as I drank it. Hangover City, baby! Finish left me craving a beer.

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Photo of RyanBelle
2/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I do not have much to say about this beer. It's made for one purpose, to get hammered on. Taste, character, and flavor profile were not even thought of when this beer was created. I like regular 5.0% Molson Canadian and it's my lager of choice from the Canadian Macro Lager Category more often than not, however these cold shots don't hold a candle to it. Avoid unless you want to get hammered. -RB

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Photo of WesWes
2.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a dry, pilsner malt and adjunct scent. It's light with a slight metallic aroma. The taste is horrible. It has a skunky, adjunxt laden flavor that 's dry as a bone and devoid of beer character. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a forgettable brew. I get the whole "cold shot" marketing. The only way to drink these are to slam em' cold.

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Photo of EsoxLucius
2.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a friend had these in his fridge, so they were 'free'...

A: Pale yellow, thin looking with a tiny, fade fast head.

S: sweet with some metalic grains in there.

T: not good. tastes like wheat mixed with water that's been filtered through a bag of bolts.

M: surprisingly the high point for me, it was a bit thicker than i'd expected.

D: because it's small, it's gone fast.

Notes: there are plenty of better beers that are 6.0% for a similar price point that far surpass this beer and you get a 'full size' for the price, not some Red Bull can.

only purposes i feel this beer serves is for sneaking in to venues or going for a "i drank 24 beer in a night" goal for lightweights, which isn't impressive here anyway, as pounding through a 24 full size of 5.5% is fairly common place, hehe.

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Photo of cfrancis
1.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had these while at the Carnivale de Quebec. They rock being able to put a 6 pack in your jacket pockets for "walking around beer" But realistically, it's Molson Canadian jacked up a bit and slammed into a small can. If you are trying to get drunk then this is the ticket, if you are looking for a good beer to enjoy and drink responsibly, then try anything else.

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Photo of shirfan
2.46/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This has hit WNY as "Canadian X", in the same red-bull-sized can and 6.0 ABV.

Pour is pale gold with some foam. Average looking.

Aroma is sweet and adjunct laden, reminiscent of malt liquor.

Taste is heavy on grain, a bit watery, with a lingering sugary sweetness. Faint aftertaste of chemicals and alcohol.

Probably a bad call unless you're a frat boy looking to boast about how many cans of beer you drank in an hour.

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Photo of atomicbolt
2.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Definitely not a beer for connoisseurs. Comes in four-packs of slim cans with the sole purpose being to chug them down and get trashed. Molson loves giving these things out, and around universities there's Cold Shot parties where people down these things by the gallon served as ice-cold as possible (ah, that genius marketing ploy pioneered by Coors Light - if the beer's freezing cold, no one can taste it!)

I doubt many people actually pour this beer to look at it, and few have the time to smell it - once the lid's cracked, the contents should be down your throat. Taste-wise, it's Canadian, with a hint of a nasty alcohol taste. Corn, cardboard on the tongue. Again, drinking it cold helps. Drinkability's fairly high when they're nice and cold, inflated by the small size of the cans making you feel like you're drinking more than you really are.

Ultimately, if you've got one then go ahead and guzzle it or shotgun it, these were made for one purpose and hopefully you'll achieve that purpose after a few cans.

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Photo of GrimmReaper
2.13/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Light yellow with a white head that don't last and little lacing.Not much of smell to this one,kinda faint greeny grass with a little bitter bite,goes down harsh and carby like with a heavyness to it,didn't quite care for this,novelty kinda can that don't take much to drink and get a buzz...more for the young crowd.

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Photo of MMansfield
2/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Was given a few from a friend.

Appearance: I'm not going to lie, I don't know. I've never poured on of these, in fact I just shot-gunned them, but I just gave it 2.0 because I know I would not be impressed.

Aroma: Corny alcohol. A real turn off. In other words, smells like Canadian.

Taste: Dominant malts with a skunky alcohol finish. Quite terrible.

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth, until you swallow. Then you wished you hadn't.

Final Statment: Never buy this! But, if offered, stab a hold right on the side target, and shot gun it down. It's not THAT bad, but even for the purpose of shot-gunning, it's still small so any hint of impressiveness is lost.

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Photo of jimbotrost
3.01/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased as part of the Holiday gift set and drank it anyway. The pour was of a bright gold to almost copper color capped with a full white head showing off its full carbonation. The nose was big on sugary sweetness with slight acidity in background, solvent like. Flavor is light but sugary, malt liquor like, long cloying sweet finish. This tastes very much sweeter than the imported Canadian we get and has more fusels also.

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Molson Canadian 6.0 Cold Shots from Molson Coors Canada
64 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.