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Molson Export - Molson Coors Canada

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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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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.

Photo of marc956
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Photo of gskitt
2.73/5  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.

Photo of thehyperduck
3.29/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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 BigBry
3.3/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of ericj551
3.02/5  rDev +3.1%
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).

Photo of HUXC
3.2/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of spinrsx
3.2/5  rDev +9.2%
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!

Photo of papaglide
2.6/5  rDev -11.3%
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

Photo of decimator
2.66/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Photo of sbe1
3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

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 shamus
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am mostly reviewing this because there happens to be some left at the cottage. Of all the macro-brews I prefer this one and mostly for sentimental reasons. It's a pale yellow beer with plenty of soda-pop type carbonation. It's very inoffensive. Not much more than slightly malty water. In this respect it's a fine generic hot summer BBQ beer.

i see they've modified the logo, which is a blue sailing ship. It used to look a lot like an armidillo when you tipped the bottle and viewed the ship on it's side.

Photo of CavePainter
3.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: A Light, dull yellow. Thin white head with a bit of lacing. Nice bit of carbonation.

S: A yeasty nose with just a bit of malt.

T: A crisp light sweetness with just a touch of bitterness.

M: Lighter to medium bodied, impressively so given the light color. Crisp and well carbonated.

D: One goes down as easily as five. A nice addition to Molson's lineup. In the typical sea of lagers, I would order this APA if I saw it.

I was actually impressed to see an APA come out of Molson Brewing. Not my favorite, but a valiant effort consistent with the albeit open ended APA style.

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.24/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - golden-yellow beer with a 3/4-inch head, shows very good lacing throughout. Definitely carbonated.

Smell - corn, perhaps adjunct malty aroma. Limited to a corn-hop scent that is not impressive in any way.

Taste - surprisingly positive in the sense that this brew delivers a nice balanced taste throughout, a nice full-flavoured macro-ale with decent hop bitterness at the end over a floral malt.

Mouthfeel - balanced effect on the mouth, definitely works on the middle of the tongue to express a reasonable taste profile, all things considered.

Drinkability - drinkability is strong. Good refreshment while not being boring. An OK choice for a session beer for sure.

Photo of SFLpunk
3.13/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.5oz brown glass twist-top. Neck stamp AUG3009.

Appearance: Poured into a shaker pint. 3 fingers of sudsy, soapy white head atop crystal clear pale yellow straw colored liquid.

Nose: Smells like a sweet lager to be honest. Corn husk, pale malt, maybe some dusty pellet hops.

Palate: Medium-bodied and crisp. Some sweetness floating around in there, but the mild hops are trying to sweep it under the rug. Some light citrus notes, and a little pale maple syrup note.

Notes: This is a sort-of guilty pleasure beer for me. I usually drink it right from the bottle, and it's better that way. Pouring it into a glass shows its true lack of character. From a frosty cold bottle, it's a different story. Needs to be ice-cold.

Photo of Duhast500
2.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into the a pint glass.

The color is a light gold with a slight white head which did not last long. No lacing.

The smell is a yeastie with a slight dry fruit flavor.

The taste is a typical American pale ale, dry with a muted hop flavor and small malt feel.

The mouthfeel for this beer is a really even-balance beer, light and a bit crisp.

Photo of jwc215
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours golden with virually no head.

The smell is "macro-ish" with grainy/cerealy character - just a hint of fruity esters.

The taste is of a "macro" attempt at an ale...Fizzy and grainy - sweetish - with hardly any hop bitterness...Cardboardish, bland finish.

It's not "bad" but very mediocre-ish. Some esters are there to distinguish as an ale, rather than a typical macro-lager.

Okay for what it is. Mainly inoffensive, but nothing particularly special or tasty.

Photo of tittymcj
3.67/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Poured out very pale yellow and transparent, with a bubbly white head that fades quickly. Little lacing.

Smells like light malt and corn, with some caramel and maple tones.

Taste is quite mapley with some sweet caramel backing. Much better than BMC averages.

Mouthfeel is very light and bubbly. Very easy to swish around.

Extremely drinkable. One of the best "bad" beers I've had.

Photo of bigkahunas4
1.64/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Served into a 32oz mug

Poured a very clear copper, with a nice white head, with some sparing lacing. Nose is basically non-existent. Maybe some metal and rice water.

Brew is extremely light - pretty minimal viscosity. Taste is grainy, with a metal finish.

Won't have this again.

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 zach8270
2.42/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

(bottle - 12 oz) Pours a very pale golden color. Thick, lasting head. Looks like many other beers when poured. Strong hop aroma. Good smooth flavor with no strong aftertaste. No distinct taste. It's a good tasting and drinkable beer, but nothing about it really stands out.

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 EatsTacos
2.7/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a straw yellow with a bit of head

This beer has very little aroma to speak of. Maybe some corn and light hops.

Tastes like sour corn and maybe apples? Hard to appreciate the flavour through the carbonation which is way too high. The beer was served ice cold and I think any warmer and you couldn't drink it.

Honestly this beer is slightly better than the other beers that are widely available at bars in its class

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Molson Export from Molson Coors Canada
69 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.