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Molson Kick - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
65
poor

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 2.05
pDev: 27.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Barraclou on 04-03-2005)
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Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -2.4%

cam477, Sep 26, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -39%

bulldogops, Jul 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev +46.3%

rbuisson, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Aluminum bottles are cool, no matter how annoying the graphics on them may be.

This pours super pale, like watered down straw tea. Theres no head, just a limpid white ring of lace. The aroma is light, like regular Canadian, just a bit fruitier and more herbal. The taste is bland with a bit of malt, some corn, some tartness and something herbal. The mouthfeel is thin and watery.

This is a boring beer with a wierd (useles?) gimmick. Not really worth trying but still better than regular Canadian.

CAMRAhardliner, Jun 30, 2006
Photo of Noxious26
1.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

355ml aluminum bottle poured in a dimpled mug. Can't they make these aluminum bottles twist off?

Pours out a nice pale gold colour with a few carbonation streams. White foamy head is 1/4 inch at pour, but quickly disappears.

Aroma is pretty much what you'd expect from a macro: grainy with adjuncts and petrol notes in the background. There is a faint sweetness to this one and a little spicyness too.

Taste really isn't anything special though. Grains, adjuncts and petrol notes with a spicy background. Just seems like a mad jumble thrown together and it doesn't work well. Practically no aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is thin and overly fizzy. Almost like pop or seltzer water.

Overall, I can confidently say Bleech! While the aroma intrigued me and the appearance is atleast adequate, once you put lips to this you regret it almost instantly. Avoid.

Noxious26, Jan 20, 2006
Photo of BigBry
2.35/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A hot, lazy summer afternoon, what a better time to do a beer taste test. Have been acumulating some of these new caffeine/guarana malt beverages. Side by side tasting of Molson Kick, Labatt Shock, and Budweiser BE.
Kick comes in a 355 ml aluminum bottle, contains 3.1g essence of guarana and 57 mg of caffeine. Color is clear and yellowy, with a frothy white head. The foam doesn't last very long, but does leave some lace for the first half a glass. Smell of grain with some citrus, thought it was very similar to a Molson Canadian. Suprisingly the taste wasn't that bad. I was expecting something something worse. Again quite similar to a conventional macro lager. There was more fruity citrus flavors with a sharp tang finish, but there was not the sweet berry flavor from other guarana flavored beers. Actually quite refreshing. Thin body which did make it easy to drink. Didn't really feel any aftereaffects of the caffeine. Of the 3, this was judged to be the best. Now I can say I have tried out the new fad flavored beers.

BigBry, Aug 29, 2005
Photo of putnam
2.45/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

I suspect the Molson Kick brand team will be delighted by the low scores their spoofilated malt drink earns here. This will give it credibility in the demos that matter. Quite deviously, they packaged a beer with pretty decent flavor. On what legitimate grounds -- within the scoring paramaters -- might one decisively NOT recommend this frankenbeer? Well for starters, any beer with added caffeine can not be "drinkable" especially for anyone looking for mental placation, something that inspires my consumption of traditional, uncaffeinated beer.

The appearance is a golden, wheaty yellow with a resilient sheet of foam. Unfortunately the appearance is damned to hell by one blemish on the package's exterior, the words "Ingredients: Beer, Essence of Guarana."

Aromas of toasted crackers, butter, banana and bubble gum. A rich, creamy texture offers plump, tropical fruit and saccharine-flavored sweetness. The finish is quick, dilute and snugly dry. Tastes like ambitious, industrial beer. Zero flaws, besides the contamination issue that is.

putnam, Aug 22, 2005
Photo of pootz
2.3/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Came in a flash-marketing aluminum bottle with subliminal cola-wars graphics
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Pour to a tumbler promises another disappointing Mol-coor near beer. Faded food dye #7 yellow with no cap retention ...little or no lacing....but lots of fizzy soadie-pop carbonation.

Nothing in the nose department but a light detectable aroma of wet rice paper and the tell tale Mol-coor corn dextrin sweetness and the light esters from their single yeast strain .

Peppery mouth feel from far too much carbonation ...Malt definition is weak and style undetectable, tastes of syrupy dextrose, adjunct flavor additives and the common Mol-coor phenols and diacetyl with a medicinal twang ( probably from the small dose of alleged guarana)

Sorry, looks and tastes like another high gravity dextrose-based batch blended and flavoring aditive over-processed corporate designer brew . Reading any more than this into this processed malt beverage just reveals a lack of knowledge of the Molson brewing process.

Fast forgettable finish with a weak medicinal ( in a bad way) throb to it... light, fizzy, sickly bland, undistinguished typical Molson batch-blended taste profile... totally forgetable clone beer....underwhelming in the extreme.

Is this what MolCoor marketing imagination is reduced to? There's a real need for a traditional German marzen or a dunkel in the Ontario market but the beer death star repackages a blended beer with a caffein adjunct...EP Taylor lives on....300 brands of uniform, indistinct, bland corporate brew...differentiated only by packaging and ad hype.

pootz, May 23, 2005
Photo of TerryW
2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dull, dull dull across the board. Although I must concede that the added caffine in the form of guarana help perk me up a bit on what started out as a slow evening.

No guarana flavour really detectable (you know you can get this stuff as a Kool Aid flavour in South America?)

Just a novelty beer for it's caffine and for the relatively new to the market alumnium bottles. Yawn. Maybe I better grab a coffee ...

TerryW, Apr 27, 2005
Photo of canucklehead
3/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer tastes ok to me eventhough it is Molson and a fad beer. To me the guarana flavour was undetectable and all I came away with was an average macro lager. Not bad, not good just another lager. Now if they could brew a beer with ginseng maybe that would be more interesting. ( See hugo's Super G for an example)

canucklehead, Apr 13, 2005
Photo of IronDjinn
1.18/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Comes in a 355 ml aluminum bottle, says it contains 3.1g essence of guarana. While I'm all for the use of herbs in beer and the brewing process, I feel Molson's intentions fall well short of my own ideals, and that this is just another fad. Like low-carb beer.

Pours out a pale sickly clear straw colour, a bit of head that retains until the first sip. Smells almost entirely of corn, with a bit of a low earthy tea aroma. The flavour is diabolically bad, and this is coming from someone who drinks a lot of herbal teas. Really, I truly do not see any point or reason to consume this stuff based on the taste alone, and there isn't enough guarana in here to do you any good anyways as far as a supplementary approach is concerned. The mouthfeel is thin and watery. From this point forward I have been conditioned to avoid consuming liquids from aluminum bottles. In fact I'd be content with a Coors Light to wash the taste of this stuff out of my mouth. Maybe that's part of their marketing department's plan, I just remembered the two companies merged recently. Just another consumer fad gone horribly wrong, move along people, nothing to see here.

IronDjinn, Apr 08, 2005
Photo of slitherySOB
1.08/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I guess this is Canada's version of B2theE. Comes in this odd, metallic looking bottle. Pours the usual urine yellow, with a large whoosh of a head that dies down in less than a second. No foam at all. Smells of malts, corn, and tea. Not quite green tea. Tastes, well, bad. Molson Canadian with a tea bag? Corn, sour flavour, a bit skunky, and what I'm assuming is the guarana. The tea flavour simply does not belong. What is this for, people who want to get drunk and wired? Sleepy drunks who want to stay awake? Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy. Undrinkable. It's not even thirst quenching.

slitherySOB, Apr 07, 2005
Photo of Sammy
2.33/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

While not the worst Molson I have had, this is not a very good beer. Some herbal tea infusion there that gives it a momentary interest, but its essentially cheap corn and plastic.Nothing in the way of aroma, real taste, looks. Suds thrown in to appreciate the good stuff. Radekfest #3

Sammy, Apr 03, 2005
Photo of Barraclou
1.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: Molson Kick is their new Molson novelty product. That's a lager with caffeine (guarana extract). It seems to be their answer to the malternatives and energy drinks. They use guarana, because adding caffeine (considered to be a drug here) to food and drinks (other than soda) is illegal in Canada. So, they found a legal loop hole by using guarana. I posted a review before, but I wanted to review it again in better reviewing conditions. It was hard to buy a single bottle. It seems that beer is only sold in 6 and 12 packs. Nobody wants to split out a pack for resale... Pretty weird when most of the aggresive marketed beers (not only the domestic premium brands) are available to take out by the single bottle almost everywhere.

Presentation: Another yellow fizzy lager. That's overcarbonated, dull in color and with a tall white foam head dissappering very quickly.

Smell: Have you ever dropped a beer on a soap bar? No? I guess that it smells like Kick. I had trouble to smell the usual and bad corn adjunct smell in the beer.

Taste: When you drink it in good conditions, it doesn't really taste good. It is like some sort of bad adjuct lager with something else. I try to be positive, but I also don't really like the "cold syrup" aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is too usual for macros, but too thin and fizzy.

Drinkability: You need to drink somewhere with lots of cigarette smoke and stuff to make you hiding the truth. If you taste it in good conditions, I will suggest to have no high expectations.

Barraclou, Apr 03, 2005
Molson Kick from Molson Coors Canada
65 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.