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Molson Export - Molson Coors Canada

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247 Ratings

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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 20.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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:
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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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

cdwil, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +35.6%

KTCamm, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

pavpav12, Dec 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

ROGUE16, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Burt, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

bigox420, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +69.5%

rbuisson, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +35.6%

touchmeimsac, Nov 23, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

jmdrpi, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

RedAleMan, Nov 20, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

GennyCreamAle, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Stocean1
3.28/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

Stocean1, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of marc956
3.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I guess my taste buds have improved in the last 13 years. In university this was a common staple at parties. Just had my first one in a few years albeit in cans rather than bottles. So maybe it's
the metallic influence? Doesn't seem as good as it used to be. Still better than Labatt though.

marc956, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of gskitt
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap in Montreal. This beer poured a golden color, much carbonation is evident by the bubbles. Shiny white head dissipates quickly. Scent is a bit off-putting, not skunky, just a bit, well, macro. Smells like corn. Buttered corn. Taste was not comparative to the smell. Much better. Not great, just better. The appeal for export must be drinkability, not taste. Mouthfeel was a bit grainy and dry after a while. Not my favorite.

gskitt, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of thehyperduck
3.33/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent golden colour (like the majority of Molson's beers), topped with a creamy one-finger head. Retention is decent; it takes a few minutes to dissipate to a thin half-centimetre cap with some lacing. Tons of bubbles stream to the surface constantly. Looks pretty good, actually. The smell is faint and bland but there is nothing off-putting in it; mostly malted grains with a touch of yeast and fruity esters.

It wouldn't surprise me to find out that there are adjuncts somewhere in Export's recipe, but that is because I tend to expect that level of quality from Molson. In actual fact, Export is quite clean-tasting - light grain malt sweetness leading into a faint twinge of dryness, presumably from some form of hops. There is some corny adjunct character, but it is not a seriously dominant facet of the taste. All of the flavors are well-balanced with each other, and the end result is a surprisingly decent (and ridiculously drinkable) blonde ale. Carbonation level is a little high. The surprisingly long-lasted head gives the beer a bit of a creamy mouthfeel. It's thicker than Canadian but overall still rather light-bodied.

Don't get me wrong - nothing about Export is complex or interesting - but it's unmistakably in the upper echelon of Molson's major labels. This stuff manages to be very drinkable while still tasting like beer, instead of just following the usual macro mantra: minimal taste = highest drinkability.

I was out west for two years and never saw this stuff there. I'll admit to missing Ex a little bit during that time... it was one of the first beers I had after coming back. If I am at a pub that only has the bare minimum of selection, a pint of Export will almost always be the safe choice. As far as mass-produced Canadian beer goes, this is one of the better options - and I say this as someone who is not a fan of most Molson products at all.

thehyperduck, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of heebes
2.95/5  rDev 0%
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.

heebes, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of BigBry
3.33/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brought a couple bottles back after consuming a few while in Montreal. Standard brown bottle, "Expertly brewed for over 100 years", I got a bottle with the vintage label.
Pretty basic beer, golden yellow with a white head. Average retention, thin lace. Light malt and hop smells, but still more aroma than most macro lagers. It tastes as expected, a bit more barley malt and hop bite than Molson Canadian.
medium body, crisp carbonation, easily drinkable. A slightly more flavorable macro lager.

BigBry, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of ericj551
3.05/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Molson Export pours a crystal clear bright gold with a decent head that lingers nicely. The aroma is faintly grainy with a bit of faint fruitiness. The flavor is clean, slightly grainy, and faintly astringent. There is a bit of bitterness in the finish. Overall, there is nothing offensive about this beer, but it's nothing special (and quite overpriced here in Ontario).

ericj551, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of HUXC
3.23/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

S- Served from a chilled 11.5 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Average transparent yellow ale with golden undertones.

S- Smells of hops and grain, not unlike a miller light.

T- Average tasting beer, tastes of hops and grain. Again, not unlike a miller or bud flavored beer.

M- Slightly high carbonation, light bodied ale.

D- Easy to drink, not a terrible tasting beer. Overall pretty average.

HUXC, Oct 17, 2010
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3.23/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml can poured into a pint glass

A - golden yellow colour. 1 finger wide fizzy white head, that sticks around for a bit. Faint lacing.

S - smells like a real Canadian beer should smell like. Barley and hops, slight smell of alcohol.

T &M - medium body, lots of flavor, average carbonation, a fulfilling beer.

D - To me, this is what a Canadian beer should taste like, full flavor, and not too light. Worth a try!

spinrsx, Jul 21, 2010
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2.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Nice half inch head falls quickly to a layer of froth clinging to the surface. No lace. Pale gold in color.

S - sweet, malty graininess with a hint of corn. I cant detect any hops but there seems to be a woodsy nose present

T - little malt with mostly grainy adjunct flavors with some slight bitterness in the back end

M - highly carbonated with a watery thinness. Astringent in the finish. Fizzy feeling in the mouth.

D - there is quite a bit of flavor, grainy adjuncts it seems. Not too smooth. This beer seems more complex than other macros but only in an adjunct flavor kind of way. The label states that its an ale. I truly don't know and you can't tell by drinking it. To me, its on the south side of average but I respect the effort. Give me a '50.

$4.99 a 6 pack of 11.5 ounce of brown bottles

papaglide, May 09, 2010
Photo of decimator
2.6/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Labeled as Molson Ex 4.9%ABV
341ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a golden color with a 1" head. Head disappeared rather quickly but it left a thin white cap and good amounts of lacing. Looks good.

S - Malts at first and then some fruity notes from the yeast. I don't detect much hops in the aroma. Also picking up a bit of alcohol which is odd considering it's not a high ABV beer.

T - Light in flavor. Bit of malt at first and a bit of a alcohol & metallic finish. It doesn't get better as it warms up or after a few.

M - Feels a bit fizzy and a bit sticky but mostly average. A bit boring after a while.

D - Average. Not offensive but it doesn't stand out.

Overall it's a bit better then Molson Canadian but still has that mostly bland macro aroma & flavour. When in a bar that only has generic macro available this is one I'll likely order.

decimator, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of sbe1
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving type: an almost 1 liter (.9?? ml) can from an Esso station in Montreal.

Appearance: Deep gold color, with a healthy head that left some lacing on the glass.

Smell: mostly clean, some alcohol, some malt.

Taste: Dry with a malt and chemical sweetness, faint hops, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: light to medium body, crisp and fairly refreshing, some carbonation.

Drinkability: This is a beer to get your drunk on, and with a few liter cans it's pretty easy to accomplish. And it's not that bad tasting a beer while you wait for the alcohol to hit your brain.

sbe1, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of biboergosum
3.15/5  rDev +6.8%
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...

biboergosum, Aug 15, 2009
Molson Export from Molson Coors Canada
69 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.