Molson Export - Molson Coors Canada
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Reviews by TheHammer:
3.5/5 rDev +18.2%
Appearance: Produced a finger of head that did manage to lace and stick around fairly well. The body is a clear gold with some decent carbonation. Nothing of exceptional note, but it seems to be a general, all around good job here.
Smell: Fruity esters and yeasty smells, apples and pears come to mind, but it doesn't quite hit the nail on the head. There is a nice backing of grain malt to it. Could be a bit stronger though.
Taste: Starts with some light, doughy malt that turns to much more fruity taste with some mild yeast and ends with a dusting of a mixed bag of light hops. It's a nice halfway point between a more flavourful ale and a more generic lager taste.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean, and doesn't leave anything in the way of aftertaste. Easy to drink, although the carbonation is a little meek. There is also a very slight clinging plastic feeling I could do without, but it is fairly subdued.
Drinkability: It's a little heavier on the stomach then you would think, but other then that it's easy going down with enough flavour to stay interesting.
Final Thoughts: One of Molson's better offerings, that is for sure. When I was younger, Export wasn't my cup of tea as it seemed to be a lot heavier and hoppier back then, however now, it is a suitable replacement for when only Macros are on tap.
04-07-2012 05:00:24 | More by TheHammer
More User Reviews:
3.4/5 rDev +14.9%
Poured a pale/yellow color with medium head that dissapated fast,a light spiciness in the smell.Taste is pretty straight forward with some hop bitterness in there,nothing complex.Not a great beer but Iam not offended to drink a six pack of this either.
05-09-2003 18:10:14 | More by oberon
3.98/5 rDev +34.5%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.5oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: It has a pale golden color body with visible carbonation and very good clarity. On top there is a bright white foamy head that makes some nice lacing patterns on the glass. It also has good retention as it slowly fades to thinner covering that hangs on until the last sip.
Smell: The aroma is light overall. It has a sweet grainy character with a touch of corn husk and a hint of alcohol.
Taste/Mouth feel: It has a crisp light cereal grain flavor with very clean or neutral hops that just enough bitterness for balance. Its palate is light to medium bodied with a lively texture and carbonation. The finish is crisp, clean and refreshing.
Notes: This is one of my favorite beers from the big breweries. It's always good on a hot summer day and also makes for a good hockey watching beer.
10-10-2008 13:28:51 | More by generallee
3.43/5 rDev +15.9%
Presentation: 11.5 oz brown twist off bottle, no freshness date to be found. 11.5 oz bottle, so for every case you buy that is about one 12 ounce bottle of beer missing.
Appearance: Clear pale dull bronze colour, good lacing off of the two fingered head.
Smell: Faint yet odd fruity alcohol aroma, clean is where it is at.
Taste: Super crisp and smooth off of the moderate body, thin on the malt with a dry dextrin on the palate. Hops are level with the thinness of the malt and add a nearly tasteless bitterness. Finishes clean with a slight ale twang in the back.
Notes: Very easy drinking, no off flavours yet dont expect any flavours to impress either. At $5.89 a six pack there is better and cheaper beer out there.
07-27-2003 03:48:28 | More by Jason
2.88/5 rDev -2.7%
Decent beer with an identity crisis. Pours darker yellow with a white head. Bright aroma of saaz and crystal malt. It has a bit of a bite like an ale, but is sweet like a lager. Enjoyable, not great, but I can't really say that I've had a APA of this style.
12-10-2008 21:59:25 | More by magictrokini
3.15/5 rDev +6.4%
I grew up with the notion that this was Molson's export-only beer, and thus available in foreign countries, airports, and well, Quebec, not out West. Let's give 'er!
This beer pours a clear pale golden colour, with three fingers of somewhat creamy, foamy white head, which leaves lace all around the glass. It smells of light white grain, and skunky, weedy hops. The taste is soft cereal grain, a bit of corn sweetness, and lightly acrid, weedy hops. The carbonation is average, the body mildly cloying, and it finishes dry, a little skunkiness persisting.
Ok enough for something with its heritage - I had no problem drinking this, unlike its extended family...
08-15-2009 14:35:43 | More by biboergosum
2.75/5 rDev -7.1%
Pours a light orange, clear, loads of carbonation. Nice pillowy head but zero lacings to speak of.
It smells like urine. I'm not trying to be funny, that's seriously the aroma I get off of Ex, I wish I could say it was something else, but that's it.
Luckily it doesn't taste as bad as it smells. My most important criteria when judging a macro ale is whether I can tell it apart from the brewery's lager, and Ex is most certainly a different beer than Canadian. Discernible malt, quite grainy but clean, almost a kolsch type character. There is some non-descript fruit giving a little bit of sweetness. Macro chalkiness is evident. Noticeable hops in the finish, but no bitterness.
I certainly prefer it to most Canadian macros, and definately would take it over a Canadian. A safe enough choice if there aren't any micro brews in site. But that stink! Ugh.
03-30-2008 15:23:14 | More by CanuckRover
3.63/5 rDev +22.6%
Basic golden beer with an average strength and a few more hops.
The head retention is slightly better than average, and it leaves some nice lace about the glass.
There's a touch of lager yeast sulphur and a very mild fruitiness over its delicate malt. Some non-descript hops are in the mix, but don't stand out on their own.
It tastes, dare I say it, a lot like Budweiser, but with more hops. And the sweetness of the malt is there because there's more malt, not because of fewer hops.
It's medium bodied and gently crisp in the mouth, and it's a little bit more drinkable in comparison with most American macro lagers, as the hops lend it a touch more character. On the other hand, this is a Canadian beer, and there are a lot more Canadian lagers with more hops than this.
05-31-2006 00:11:35 | More by NeroFiddled
2.88/5 rDev -2.7%
Molson Export is like most typical North American beers. It pours a golden clear with initial big head that dissapates quickly. The smell and taste are mostly grain. Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer that is drinkable.
01-08-2012 15:24:22 | More by WoodBrew
3.21/5 rDev +8.4%
A: Clear light gold with gentle carbonation bubbles
S: Light malt with a metallic note, some delicate hoppiness as it warms
T: Light bodied and easy drinking, some malt sweetness and faint but discernible hops, nicely balanced finish
M: A tad on the thin side but this is to be expected, doesn't detract personally.
O: A nice take on the export ale style though could use a bit more body but a decent Molson product nonetheless.
12-29-2013 00:28:31 | More by beerluvr
2.5/5 rDev -15.5%
It's called export because I suspect no one in Canada really wants to drink it. It does not taste like an ale, no real hop taste to it. Another "high school" beer. Even if it is skunked, it still tastes the same.
10-28-2002 07:45:10 | More by bewareOFpenguin
3.15/5 rDev +6.4%
My friend who was in upstate New York grabbed a 12 pack of these because he is fanatical about trying new beers, but I am not one to complain because I got a free beer out of it.
Appearance: Nothing too impressive here, looks like your average macro. straw yellow.
Smell: I didn't notice a smell of any kind really, what was there was very faint and non memorable.
Taste: this is where it is at though, this beer literally tastes like nothing. I felt like I was drinking seltzer water with a hint of macro lager.
Notes: This beer is spectacularly unspectacular. The taste just is not there, but to look at that positively, it really contains no offensive tastes. Its pretty good if you just want to drink for the hell of it or if nothing else is available to you.
05-10-2008 02:30:00 | More by Farrell
1.85/5 rDev -37.5%
Originally reviewed on July 4, 2006. Pour of light straw with sparse white head. Aroma of rotting Saskatchewan grain in a dusty hay barn. Flavor is a salty armpit of tangy wheated grains and an edge of rotting lemons. The heafty reek of skunk runs strong. Light fusels waft upward. The palate contains a light drying edge of hops.
12-11-2006 18:25:50 | More by CharlesDarwin
2.95/5 rDev -0.3%
12 oz bottle always.
A favourite of a buddys, usually consumed when at his place, outside in summer. When poured it's a pal golden yellow with a frothy white head. Nose is grain, malt, bit of fruit notes come through and a touch of alcohol. Taste is decent, easy to down a bunch, certainly tastes like you'd expect a macro to: not much flavour, most grain and alcohol. Light to medium mouthfeel. Not sure how he can only drink this one beer every single day; to each their own. Overall, I can stand to have one if I stop it for a visit.
03-19-2011 21:33:11 | More by heebes
3.28/5 rDev +10.8%
Poured a two finger head out of the can, off white with good retention and some lacing, a light yellow body, clean and clear look.
Smell is some grainy malt and light hops, some floral notes.
Taste is grainy malt with some adjunct, a little bisuit and pepper, floral aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with plenty of carbonation, still relatively smooth, clean and crisp.
Overall a decent macro that I have always enjoyed.
11-13-2011 15:03:53 | More by Stocean1
2.68/5 rDev -9.5%
i was surprised to see that this is categorized as an APA -- seemed like your typical macro lager to me.
a -- a little cloudier than a macro lager, but just about identical to a typical macro
s -- corn, malt, some yeast
t -- tastes like molson canadian, maybe with a little more hops to keep things palatable. nothing exciting or interesting, and, unfortunately, this has that typical Molson skunky/sour taste to it.
m -- a little thicker than a macro lager; crisp on the finish, but a little syrupy
d -- could drink a couple without thinking about it, but it does leave some unwanted tastes in your mouth. definitely not an all-nighter.
11-18-2006 04:15:49 | More by schusterbauer
2/5 rDev -32.4%
No head wathsoever when pourred into glass (I guess this too pelased Mr and Mrs everybody...). No spice and very little aftertaste. I'm not sure what the other BA's drank cause I don't see anything interesting here. This is the usual macro brewed beer that is very light and designed for those hot summer days...
08-27-2003 15:36:20 | More by Phyl21ca
Molson Export from Molson Coors Canada
69 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.