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Molson XXX - Molson Coors Canada

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221 Reviews

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Reviews: 221
Hads: 522
Avg: 2.51
pDev: 40.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-24-2002

Brewed to be our strongest tasting lager using extra malt and hops in the brewhouse and fermented to give a smooth slightly sweet well balanced beer at 7.3% alcohol.
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Photo of cheesepuffs
1.68/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Super malty, super sweet, unbalanced, almost no hops to speak of, garbage. It reminds me of Malta Goya soda. It puts on a good buzz if that's all you're going for but there are tastier ways to get drunk. I'd rather drink twice as many Coors Lights than half as many Molson XXX's. I don't hate Molson Canadian but I cannot stand this Molson varietal.

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Photo of ordybill
2.9/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24 OZ can into a pint glass. Yes, I lack common sense.
This beer is not horrid, but it will not make my "gosh, I am craving a beer list". . . ever! It is made to impair and it does it well. The flavor is fairly rich with cereal and corn. Not much more to say but , it is sold mostly in gas stations here in GA.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After drinking this beer I didn't expect to make a review. But it scores so low that I can't help but say that it's not that bad. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't drink this to often. But it's not that bad.

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Photo of ShaneL79
1.17/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First beer I got drunk on. Stored behind my garage to hide from my parents for about 6 months before drinking. Beer was absolutely ruined, and it ruined me. It will always be a memory of the reason it took me another 5 years to get into beer.

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Photo of squezey
2.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks and feels like your typical Molson going down but a bit heavier of course with more alcohol bite. Decent if you're looking for something average but will take much less to get a good buzz from.

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Photo of Kris440
2.86/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Not bad, but not great. Although it has a clean, crisp feel and finish, the flavor seems a bit medicinal to me. In my opinion, regular Molson is better.

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Photo of SLAWLOR70244
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I feel bad giving this brew such a poor review. I can vaguely recall having some great times with XXX, when I was"younger". This was the holy grail, XXX was the ultimate party beer.

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Photo of SteveJeremy
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

I'm a big fan of Molson Canadian, and so far, I think I'm the only one in my neighborhood who says that. At the liquor store I work in, nobody buys the twelve packs, and the only Molson product that moves is Molson Ice. Nonetheless, I had a friend who went to Canada pick me up a twelve pack of a Molson beer they didn't carry in the states and he returned with a twelve pack of Molson XXX. Had no idea Molson was also known to bulk-package their own signature malt liquor, but you can never predict beer nowadays.

The beer is your archetypal malt liquor, with a surprisingly heavy bottle boasting thick glass. It's a sweeter beer, with high tones of corn husk, sweetness, and a sharp alcohol bite that gives you 7.3% abv with no subtly whatsoever. It's gonna take me a while to get rid of this twelve pack, given I cannot session this beer. Not bad, but nothing special, and a sharp downfall from the greatness of Molson Canadian.

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Photo of Samp01
2.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden yellow with a medium white head. Has fruity citrus nose with some grains and cereal, corn flavor. Palate is a medium body, carbonation is good. The finish is the same as above with some lingering sweet grains and alcohol on the end. Overall not too bad, an ok drinking brew for the style.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
2.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: snow white, fizzy foam forms on the pour, dies out to a thin, perimeter scum... sun-shiny amber liquid, crystal clear... occasional thin streak of lace

S: vaguely similar aromatics to a dry, spicy Belgian strong pale like Delirium... bit of that lightly-toasty, popcorny, curiously buttery pils malt note that some of those abbey blond knockoffs have... a bit pissy on the edges

T: oooh... hmmm... might have let this sit a couple minutes too long before popping the seal... dank, blanket spiciness with a low hum of rubbing alcohol to fill it out... there's a dry, powdery sort of quality to the malt, drop of brittle sweetness... strong aftertaste of dirty nickels and paperclips... spectre of dry apple juice late... the marginal deficit in malt sweetness matched with the metallic nuance and a bland, mildly clove-like phenol lingering in the finish groups this more with those purposefully-potent Belgian pales... dirty and metallic overall

M: relatively dry with a light-medium flow on the entry, rounds up a bit on the follow through... this really oughta be drunk quite cold...

O: well... not my favorite malt liquor... bit of a European approach to its constitution that works to a disadvantage here... it might be alright if the metal element was toned down - there's obviously something tasty hiding below - has to get through unobstructed

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Photo of Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you're acting as a beer "snob", it's not good, but if you're *trying* to mangle yourself (because it clocks in at 7.3%), you could do a lot worse. It doesn't taste bad at all, but it's nothing to write home about. It's clearly made for people who are trying to mangle themselves, so for the style/purpose, I'll call it okay/goodish.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.34/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Molson XXX brewed by Molson Coors Canada. This brew has an Abv of 7.3 . Now for being a higher abv it is not as dark as most brew with higher abvs. This brew pours out a dark amber color with a small white head. The smell, right off the bat, is sweet. It smells like malt liquor and it also has that look. The taste is bold, sweet, and refreshing. This brew has a different aftertaste but it is not bad. This beer goes down smooth, but you can tell the 7.3 abv. There is nothing bad about this brew. This beer must be cold to drink. Overall, I'm giving this brew a 3.25 out of 5.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.19/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

DATE TASTED: August 30, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner glass... OCCASION: watching The Tree of Life and trying to see what the director sees...APPEARANCE: pale golden effervescent body that holds a half-finger, off-white oily head; appears to be a pilsner; tracing is surprisingly consistent... AROMA: high-pitched doughy malts; toasted oats and cereal--not raunchy, but not appealing...PALATE: thin, slightly textured with the warmth of alcohol overtly at the throat; thirst quenching, yes...TASTE: blandly doughy; highly malty--the 40 ounce variety that makes this bitter and slightly abrasive... OVERALL: the XXX appeals for a purely frat-boy infatuation--I recall a good friend proudly plopping this on our curb, proclaiming the party to be "on"...otherwise, this lager scores a few points for not punishing with the alcohol, but t is worth seeking out almost solely for the alcohol per dollar ratio....

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Photo of Knock201
4.48/5  rDev +78.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is great cold or at room temperature. It tastes amazing and goes down very smooth. I will pay top dollar for it every time. The alcohol content keeps me happy as well. The only downside I can find is if it sits around long enough, it tends to have a lot of head, and in a bottle this can be a problem. All around a very good beer.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.66/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Molson XXX has a thin, stark-white head, a deep, golden appearance, lots of bubble streams, and a minimum amount of residual lacing. The aroma is bold- sweet grain and a faint hop sting. Taste is of sweet malt, whole kernel corn, and a subtle background hop bite. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Molson XXX Super Premium Beer finishes crisp, refreshing, sort of wet, corny, and surprisingly drinkable. This may be the smoothest high gravity lager on the market. No doubt, it's worth a try.


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Photo of Slickmick9514
2.85/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Gets me fucked up, even better by the pitcher, stage side at a titty bar in port ontario. Use to drink this by he case load in my 20's. a great beer to achieve the ultimate goal of drinking till drunk. The more you drink the better it tastes. Great memories.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.13/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Molson XXX

LOOK: Pours a clear golden color, white head forms and has some staying power, but eventually recedes to a ring.

SMELL: Has that cheap beer smell, mainly corn but certainly other adjuncts.

TASTE: Creamy malt and miscellaneous grain sweetness, and a good dose of processed hops that does provide a coarse bitterness. Still finishes on the sweet side. The alcohol is well hidden.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, slick on the palate leaving a bittersweet corn flavor behind.

OVERALL: This is much better than I remember. Used to pound these in college.

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Photo of BeerDocT
2.9/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Ah, Canadian-brewed beers in big cans. I was a big fan of Canadian Foster's for many years until they started brewing it in Texas and Alabama. Also a big fan of Molson Golden until they started brewing it in Colorado. Been meaning to try this one for a review for quite some time. Hope it lives up to my previous experience.

Served in an Imperial pint glass.

-Appearance 2.5: Very light golden color. Looks kind of watery. I imagine the brewmaster was going for something different, maybe a "true golden color" or something. Regardless, dropping some 40L grains in there would have made it look more...professional.

-Smell 3.0: The bouquet is of sweet barley with some slight adjunct hints. This has a distinct lager smell, which is sometimes bad, but in this case is actually just average.

-Taste 2.75: Front is slightly sweet, with adjunct hints of corn coming through the taste. Middle is smooth and light with slight tastes of barley. Finish is big with waves of sweet, malty goodness. However, this quickly fades into a smooth aftertaste that features more corny adjunct flavors. Are there hops in this? Maybe kent golding or something way down the alpha scale. Also, there is a pervasive, unnatural quality to this beer. The word "industrial" springs to mind. It started to grow in my palate after each sip until I felt like just giving up and stopping my session.

-Mouthfeel 3.25: Spot on for this style. Carbonation (CO2, of course) was refreshing and hit the mark. Nice, smooth mouthfeel, also.

-Overall 2.75: This brew is certainly not going to win any medals, but it is not the nightmare experience that some would have you believe it to be. It is a big beer and since it is a cheap beer, that means lots of adjuncts. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing regarding bouquet and mouthfeel. This is not a bad beer and you sure as shootin' could do a lot worse. I would recommend it to be consumed in limited quantities. Not a session beer unless you live in a cardboard box near the railyard.

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Photo of lilmissbeer
3.35/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Here's what this beer is: a beer that tastes like your typical American mass-produced lager but cleverly hides almost twice the alcohol content. Sure, it tastes like Budweiser, but you will be way more intoxicated than you expect to be. Molson XXX packs a punch. If you want something cheap that gets you drunk, look no further. Not much in the taste/smell(reminiscent of corn) department, but it gets a 5 from me in the category of "how drunk I am after 2 of them" :) Refreshing, fun, overall I was glad I bought it and will probably buy it again unless I find another beer with 7.3 abv for 12.99 a 12 pack.

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Photo of jwc215
2.54/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours golden with a thick, lasting head. Lacing sticks. Looks nice.

The smell is not so nice. Doesn't smell like much - some grain with a bit of rubbing alcohol.

The taste is of grain with some alcohol. There is a dryness to it - probably more from the carbonation and alcohol than from any hops. The taste is pretty typical of malt liquors.

The feel is light-bodied. A bit slick.

There are better malt liquors out there. While not undrinkable, this is a bland brew with noticeable alcohol.

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Photo of VALIS666
2.29/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The smell is the worst part about this beer as it is with most macro beers -- an unpleasant aroma of corn, stale water and cardboard. The appearance actually isn't bad, a medium-light straw with a good amount of lace. The taste is far from terrible, just a bit bland and on the malty side. If you need a high ABV for a BBQ or other sweaty outdoor event, you could do worse than XXX. You could also do a lot better, though.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
2.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer MUST be poured into a glass to be enjoyed. Anyway, Poured it into a glass, It came out a standard light yellow, With no head and no lacing. Below average of the type. Definitely had a strong smell of cooked, Perhaps slightly burnt corn. Not too bad, but not impressive. The taste was better than expected for it being such a high alcohol beer. Lots of corn, And some waffles?. Over all pretty good flavor. The mouthfeel does let a little bit of the alcoholic side of this brew come through, Although at $5.49 for an almost certain drunk in a 6 pack, This stuff is unbeatable. Although a warning, This will give you a next day case of the beer shits

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.02/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from can into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden color with a large white head. The heads retentions rather weak and it fades quite fast giving way a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell is heavy of cereal. Corn is the heaviest with a lighter amount of wheat mixed of a slightly metallic and caramel aroma as well.

Taste – The sweet corn present in the nose is the first meet by the tongue. There are light hints of caramel more towards the middle, but these are very light in comparison to the sweeter corn flavor. At the end of a taste, an alcohol flavor works its way in. It’s not too potent and gives a nice warming feel.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is good for the style. A little bit above average in terms of body with a medium level of carbonation. Very fitting for the brew.

Overall – This was not what I would call a great brew, but it did have some decent characteristics and did have a more potent flavor. It is very reminiscent of a malt, but with a little bit more flavor. Nothing great, but for the price (while not as economic as a malt like steel reserve) it works.

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Photo of metter98
2.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly died down and left some lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of sweet malts and corn in the nose.
T: The initial taste has notes of malty sweetness and the finish has some hints of bitterness. It becomes a little sweeter as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is not a bad beer for the style because the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste. It tastes more like a “souped up” American Adjunct Lager.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.18/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 25.4 oz oil can.

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with some light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to a thin layer covering the surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The aroma reminds me of an American adjunct lager - lots of malt sweetness including both grain and corn. Very light hint of hops.

T: The flavor is a little more balanced than you sometimes get in this style, starts out a little sweet from the adjunct malts (grain mostly, a little corn) and finishes with light bitterness.

M: Just a little bit heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a beer that reminds of college, upstate New York in the early to mid-1990s and getting this whenever we went to Canada because it was not allowed to be distributed in the US at the time. Better than I expected for the style, this is actual a fairly drinkable beer for the style. Pretty easy to drink. The alcohol is pretty well hidden.

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Molson XXX from Molson Coors Canada
61 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.