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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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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 2.28
pDev: 28.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
Same great Molson Canadian taste, but with 6% alcohol in a 250ml slim can.

(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 05-08-2004)
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

250ml of 'Amped Up' Canadian taste. Hmmm. 20% more booze, but ~27% less volume, per container. I remember buying this when it was new, and wondering why I was being tempted and coddled, at the same time, as a Canadian beer drinker...now that seems so quaint...

This beer pours a slightly hazy pale golden hue, with tons of foamy white head, which settles soon enough, leaving some splotchy lace around the glass. It smells of bready, starchy grain, a bit of alcohol warmth, and weedy hops. The taste is sweet, grainy white malt, and a wee bit of grassiness. None too complex. The carbonation is fairly sedate for its ilk, the body a smidgen heavier that the standard Canadian, and really quite smooth. It finishes dry, soft, and warm. Nothing else has the temerity to linger, apparently.

Well, this is hard to believe, but I dislike this way less that when I first drank it, B.B.A. (Before Beer Advocacy). An even, if generally bland, strong Canadian macro lager.

Serving type: can

10-05-2010 23:56:28 | More by biboergosum
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WesWes

New York

2.6/5  rDev +14%
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.

Serving type: can

02-13-2010 20:47:09 | More by WesWes
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Serving type: can

04-16-2010 03:54:09 | More by woodychandler
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Serving type: can

01-18-2012 07:56:38 | More by Stinkypuss
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mdaschaf

Washington

2.58/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: can

10-29-2010 23:27:04 | More by mdaschaf
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

1.88/5  rDev -17.5%
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

Serving type: can

10-23-2011 22:08:28 | More by wordemupg
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev +39.5%
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.

Serving type: can

05-29-2010 16:25:55 | More by tone77
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -12.3%

03-15-2012 13:26:35 | More by oldp0rt
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -12.3%

01-19-2012 05:42:53 | More by schopenhauerale
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -1.3%

12-10-2012 02:02:57 | More by bumchilly25
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

2.2/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Cute 250ml Kiddy cans ( hide ‘em in yer jeans from teacher)…noxious sweet kiddy taste (Hides the alcohol well that you intend to get gooned on)_….seems like another winning marketing device for Molson who have staked out the “kiddy” market for their own.

Nothing special or note worthy about this beverage (I say beverage because it has as little in common with real beer as a soft drink) with the exception of warnings on the can to serve extremely chilled…..I can see my gag reflex kicking in if I had to drink this Popsicle-sweet green beer at room temp. Bland pale yellow appeance..no head or aromas to speak of and a sweet corn taste devoid of hops with an indescribably annoying sweet after taste (corn syrup mixed with stale chip oil is the closest I can come in description)

The typical mega brewer let down in the taste department is not the real story here. I think the mindset behind the kiddy kan (250ml) the 6% ABV and the 4-pack is a priceless statement on the devolution of mass Canadian beer marketing politics. They obviously see the kiddies (teens and arrested development twenty-somethings as the main market for their mass produced slop but they must salve their federal nannies who pay lip service to the tragedy of teen addictions and auto deaths (Yet the feds profit handsomely from the arrangement via booze tax and monopoly alcohol sales) So they show “good corporate citizenship” by packaging their little kiddy alcohol bombers in small 2 gulp cans and 4-packs (and sell more units for teens hungry to get gooned on this wobbly pop)……classic modern Canadian compromise of a once proud brewing tradition.

If you guzzle 8 of these buzz bombs before the Averil concert try not to yak on your crew of fall off something high or wet the bed when you pass out….let’s be careful eh?…drink a lot but don’t blame us eh?

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2004 07:21:47 | More by pootz
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -45.2%

03-21-2012 02:40:29 | More by randylangford
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generallee

New York

3.28/5  rDev +43.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 16:58:54 | More by generallee
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -1.3%

03-15-2012 22:27:39 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -1.3%

01-17-2013 22:09:00 | More by SebD
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

2.3/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: can

01-08-2011 01:40:29 | More by Bouleboubier
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

03-02-2012 02:18:50 | More by rydev24
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -12.3%

01-16-2012 14:25:41 | More by irishkyle21
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.91/5  rDev +27.6%
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.

Serving type: can

10-27-2013 14:27:45 | More by thehyperduck
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

11-20-2011 22:02:22 | More by RedAleMan
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Serving type: can

12-29-2010 22:02:31 | More by ericj551
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

2.42/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Most interesting thing about this product is its packaging...comes in a tall, thin "pony" like can with contents of 250 ml.
Everything about this brew is sub par but marginally.
Nice colour, short of crown..aroma lightly of yeast and the taste is on the sweet side of well balanced.
Limited carbonation and weak bodied.
Find myself wondering "why"...is it the ABV they hope might promote sales? This product deserves to be consumed with a paper bag wrapper....but where to find a bag so small.
Geez!

Serving type: can

05-25-2004 03:37:26 | More by Shiloh
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

2.7/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

Serving type: can

03-05-2012 21:13:53 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

01-06-2012 16:48:53 | More by ThinkAgain
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

11-21-2013 08:25:47 | More by Erik-P
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Molson Canadian 6.0 Cold Shots from Molson Coors Canada
59 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.