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Molson Export - Molson Coors Canada

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260 Ratings

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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 20.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

With over 100 years of brewing tradition behind it, Molson Export continues to grow in lore. Its history, however, could never be as rich without the original, high-quality ingredients that have come to distinguish it from other brands.

We brew Molson Export with two-row barley, an exclusive strain of ale yeast that goes back to the origins of Molson Breweries, hand-selected Golding and Oregon hops and water.
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Ratings: 260 | Reviews: 100
Reviews by pootz:
Photo of pootz
3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought some of this "Quaff" beer in the traditional Quebecois offering; long necked quart bottles. First time I tasted this in 20 or so years. It seems easier to drink now for some reason. It has more character than Labatt's "50" ale and much more than Molson "golden" ale ....a neglected brand. In it's hey day in the 70's "ex" was everywhere on tap elbowing out all competition.
Times change an "ex" is a patio beer again.

Pours a light gold color with a white frothy head that doesn't last and disappears no lace...zip (?) Has a funny hopish odor that is distinctly metalic (like wet metal). Starts crisp but builds to a medium bodied malty, sweet body with some hints of sour fruits, finishes with a tart taste punctuated with sweet metallic tastes.

This beer has a character I'm just at a loss to find what it is,....that makes it unique, there really is nothing like it from the mega brewers. It's a Canadian staple.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.38/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of csmartin6
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of generallee
3.96/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Jason
3.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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 don’t expect any flavours to impress either. At $5.89 a six pack there is better and cheaper beer out there.

Photo of magictrokini
2.85/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of doremite
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of MJ63
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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...

Photo of MasterCeddy
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of CanuckRover
2.65/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Unsurprisingly overcarbonated.

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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.63/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.84/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Damian74Shensky
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of beerluvr
3.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Farrell
3.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of CharlesDarwin
1.84/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of EBeckett3
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of heebes
2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of Darwin232
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dgeebs07
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Stocean1
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Molson Export from Molson Coors Canada
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