Molson XXX - Molson Coors Canada

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510 Ratings

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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 2.47
pDev: 26.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 60 | 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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Ratings: 510 | Reviews: 228
Photo of Sabre311
2.34/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Put me out of beer game for years

Photo of 2ellas
1.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Potentially the best molson offering

Photo of CMG-PSU
2.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

ahhh the old college standby when you needed some additional ABV and cant afford craft (or when visiting Canada).

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In my opinion it's not that bad.

Photo of ShaneL79
1.17/5  rDev -52.6%
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.

Photo of squezey
2.6/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of Kris440
2.86/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Photo of TopherBreski
1.45/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

You get what you pay for. Horrible aftertaste

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
2.75/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Photo of poppollutesminds
3.06/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes more list aluminum than beer... even from a bottle

Photo of almostjay
2.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

It doesn't taste too bad when it's ice cold. And it rocks you pretty hard, which is the point, eh?

Photo of BrianQuinn
1.35/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Well its an XXX so that's all you have to say

Photo of dodge408
2.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Well...It could of been much worse. A sweet malt that made me feel blah after 4 sips.

Photo of SteveJeremy
2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

Photo of Samp01
2.52/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of Tsull123
1.5/5  rDev -39.3%

It's not beer so much as gasoline and piss topped off with soda water.

Photo of Bouleboubier
2.84/5  rDev +15%
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

Photo of Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%
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.

Photo of nicholas2121
3.34/5  rDev +35.2%
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.

Photo of dacrza1
2.19/5  rDev -11.3%
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....

Photo of Knock201
4.48/5  rDev +81.4%
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.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.66/5  rDev +48.2%
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.


Photo of Slickmick9514
2.85/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.13/5  rDev +26.7%
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.

Photo of BeerDocT
2.9/5  rDev +17.4%
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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Molson XXX from Molson Coors Canada
59 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.