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Molson XXX - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
62
poor

220 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 220
Hads: 519
rAvg: 2.57
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 68 | 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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Reviews: 220 | Hads: 519
Photo of BMMillsy
2.03/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Beautiful black can pours a deep copper color with fluffy white head. Aroma of burnt corn, malt extract, and a bit of bitter hop. Flavor follows with heavy malts for the style--actually rather flavorful--and a relatively smooth finish. This one is a light-medium on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall, this wasn't very good and yet was drinkable enough to put it above others in the style. High class college beer here. (433 characters)

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a half inch white head of medium life. The body is a clear straw yellow verging on golden. It smells of malt and grass. The taste mirrors the smell and there's a little dried fruit in the aftertaste. I've seen a few refer to this as boozy and I'd agree.

But here's the thing folks. This is basically BMC but stepped up in intensity in all categories. How many times have beer enthusiasts vented on BMCs for being watering, mild, simple, etc? Well here's one that tries to rectify and frankly people are scoring it lower than those BMCs they'd call guilty and give a C to. Not really fair. And boozy doesn't bother people when it's from Europe, or an American craft brew. In fact I wonder if you relabelled this bottle with something fancy and craftlike if people in a blind taste test would say the opposite. So, you don't have to love this beer, I don't love it either, but to be fair you probably shouldn't call this bad or below average and still give a regular Molson an average. (992 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
1.84/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clean deep yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, small dryness, but that's about it. In the taste, sweet to dry small malt and a small fruity alcohol. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry fruity alcohol like aftertaste. Light flavor and aroma, but a bit boozy nonetheless. (306 characters)

Photo of papat444
2.24/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This and Labatt Bleue were what i started drinking, back when it was available in Quebec and before discovering Unibroue.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: A very pale, yellow body with a surprisingly thick white head that actually clings to the glass.

Smell: Alcohol infused corn and maybe a hint of fruit but that's a stretch. Strong for all the wrong reasons.

Taste: Ugh, that lacquer-like flavor of malt liquor. Strong but not too overpowering like others. Still not entirely pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Some spicy bitterness that feels fake is is probably from the alcohol burn.

Overall: Actually looked decent but it was all downhill from there. Enough for a review and i could already feel a headache creeping up. (725 characters)

Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.54/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a clear gold with no head or lace. It seems to darken a bit as it warms. The aroma is of corn and bread crust. The flavor has notes of honey, sweet corn, and a slight hop snap, bland. The mouthfeel is light. Molson XXX is an acceptable beer, slightly recommended. (279 characters)

Photo of barczar
2.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear light yellow with a large white head.

Aroma is corn adjunct and grain, alcohol and light citrus hop.

Flavor is fairly alcoholic and follows the aroma...sweet, corn, grain. But alcohol is dominant. Esters are present.

Body is medium full with medium carbonation.

Overall, more flavor than a regular molson, but the alcohol really comes through. (361 characters)

Photo of kalkavekkian
2.6/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a six to try it out as there wasn't a singles option where i was at. Light golden color with a small watery head. Smelled a bit of grain and and malt with some alchohol presence. Tasted watery and malty with not as bad of a booze tone as i had anticipated. Malt liquor like mouthfeel with a decent bite at the finish. Not too bad and better than expected. (365 characters)

Photo of dawatts
3.03/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Foamy head that settles to about a 1/8th of an inch. Color is of a light IPA. Slightly orange and a little inviting. More that I expected.

S - Slight bready smell with a touch of alcohol and a touch of citrus.

T - Taste is mild but not completely horrid for a mass produced adjunct lager. Slightest hint of citrus may indicate at least a presence of hops.

M - A little hoppy tongue feel on the sides and a little alcohol burn in the finish. Not overly carbonated like the other Molson's that ive had.

O - NOT TERRIBLE for the style but I still couldnt finish it. It just lacks character and depth. (606 characters)

Photo of Tone
2.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, gold color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of grain, slight pale malt, rice, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Malt Liquor. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of grain, hint of pale malt, rice, and sweet alcohol. Overall, good appearance, but other aspects are lacking. (370 characters)

Photo of Derranged
2.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a couple of oil cans after an ugly night. Poured into a pint glass:

A- Clear golden color with a thick fluffy white head.

S- Not too bad. Kind of fruity, some green apples along with malts and floral notes.

T- Kind of like the nose but not exactly. Grainy, sweet, fruity but with some odd astringent flavors to it, can't quite make out what it is. A little bit of booze burn shows up now and again. Overall the flavor wasn't very strong, it tasted a little watery at times.

M- Thin and very carbonated.

O- Not nearly as bad as I expected. It reminded me of a Euro Strong lager just a little. Its nothing more than just a way of getting drunk fast and for cheap. Not something I'll drink often but I might revisit this on a drunken night. (754 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
2.51/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Light stale orange with a brilliant clarity shows a strong feverish rise of effervesce. The head is proud, standing 2 fingers tall, creamy, with a dull egg shell coloring. Head retention is very good, as well the lacing that leaves a solid coating on the glass. Strong carbonation, great stay of the head and good coverage on the glass lace wise gives this some pretty good results for an malt liquor.

S: Light nose, very light alcohol detection considering the 7.3% which you would never pick up on. Light sweet toasted maize, clean, non-offensive. Average by style.

T: Sweet lightly toasted maize and grains. Sweet boozy alcohol mentions, some apple and hooch notes most associated by style. As it warms up the alcohol becomes much more evident and the driving force of the flavors.

M: slippery with an oily texture, tingly carbonation but is much more quiet then when first opened.

O: Overall pretty much in line with what I expected. The booze is the main focal point here, a decent visual when compared to others in show but is basically a sub-average drinking macro with a super premium label and alcohol content. Drinks better cold, needless to say. (1,167 characters)

Photo of jsisko01
3.11/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Poured vigorously.. has a clear, perfect looking golden color with an inch thick, creamy white head. Has nice lacing..

Smell - Grassy, somewhat skunky, and sweet. Nothing much stands out

Taste - Pretty bitter.. Some spices I can't point out, maybe clove. And it's somewhat sweet.

Mouthfeel - Thick body and well carbonated. The way the carbonation is actually makes me kind of bloated..

Overall - I thought this beer was going to be a lot better due to it's popularity, but I don't really enjoy it too much. (524 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
2.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

25.4oz fat can. Another Molson offering that I’ve only even seen in the States. And 'Super Premium', {cough} it would seem.

This beer pours a clear pale golden hue, with three fingers of thin foamy, rocky white head, which leaves a dense snake of lace around the glass as it quickly sets in. It smells of sweet grainy corn, and a bit of saccharine alcohol. The taste is very sweet corn cereal mash, and even more sweetness, but not edginess, from the booze. The carbonation is quite low, the body medium weight, mostly from the clammy, sugary nature, and smooth in the same vein. It finishes with a bit of the grain actually poking through the morass of lingering multivariate sweetness.

As far as malt likkas go, this ain't actually that bad – just too sweet in absence of the expected skank. The name resonates for some reason, though… (845 characters)

Photo of soju6
2.06/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours a light golden color with a big frizzy head and ample lacing.

S: Has a skunky aroma with a musty sweetness.

T: Has a syrupy sweetness with a cheap whiskey flavor and a sweet sticky finish.

F: Light body, too sweet.

O: One and done. All I can think of is "Offical Beverage of Hockey Hooligans". (307 characters)

Photo of jayhawk73
2.41/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got to check off the style... so here we go...

Pours an orange/amber color w/ a 2 finger off-white head. The lacing is actually somewhat decent on this one. Carbonation is decent on this brew as well. Nose is grain, fruit, and a hint of hops. Taste is the same, very flat and skunky vibe to it. Alcohol is definitely present in the taste, which is expected w/ the style. Mouthfeel is thin, and not really present. Overall, I will never have this beer again, and I recommend you don't either. (492 characters)

Photo of Kinsman
1.82/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 25.4oz can (roughly 750ml I guess) into a pint glass. Bought this as a joke to celebrate a friends birthday and now I'm left to consuming it.

Crystal clear light amber/dark golden color with a bit fizzy white head to start but quickly fades.

Sweet and grainy on the nose and just a touch of alcohol as well. Hops seem non-existent. As it warms the little bit of sweet malt notes it had disappear and are replaced by a metallic tin-like aroma.

Taste is just about what one would expect, however a bit watery for a relatively high ABV macro. Some bread and cereal like characteristics. A bit of corn as well. Hop bitterness seems stale at best. The only reason this doesn't score lower here is because the wateriness keeps anyone flavor from completely ruining it all.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated but a bit too boozy. Overall, there isn't much you can say about this beer. It only exists so Queebs can get drunk for no more than a toonie or two. (982 characters)

Photo of jeranbrews
2.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a "super premium" 24.5oz can into a 24oz glass mug.

A - Thick meringue like white head with small yeasty beads and shaving cream lacing. Clarity is high but color itself is a dull generic honey brown.

S - Lots of aluminum smells sadly. Smells like a 40oz. Generic malt liquor smells resembling freshly cut grass, corn and malts soaked in apple cider vinegar, wet rice, and corn husks.

T - Better than the smell would lead you to believe. Has a very distinct adjunct malt taste. No hops, no malts, no honey, no chocolate, not even any skunky flavors. If it were for the aluminum can taste in my mouth I might not know this beer was there. Leaves a slight "golden" aftertaste at the end of every non-exciting gulp. Must be the ABV talking.

M - No overly strong alcohol burn or fusil burn. A bit loose around the edges in a watery sense.

D - Beer does it's job of sending you into a light headed trance without putting too much hurt on the wallet. It's not the best beer around and I hardly think it's deserving of a title like Super Premium. If mediocre is their version of extravagance I shudder to think what the regular Molsen tastes like. (1,159 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fat (phat) can served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear brassy color with a off-white head that vanished in 2 minutes.

S - grainy sweetness with a light hint of fuel.

T - grainy and bitter upfront leading to a bit of an odd sweet twang and some fusel alcohol.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O - it's a friggin malt liquor what did you expect? (353 characters)

Photo of rudzud
3.42/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had one of these left over from playoff hockey. Figured I'd review it.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear golden colourwith a fizzy one finger head that never really fully went away, just faded into a white halo and thin wisps.

S - Some light malts, corn, and even some fruit sweetness. Surprisingly good nose and the ABV isnt really detecteble.

T - This is more of what I expect. There is some malt sweetness, and some corn, but mostly you're tasting the 7.30% ABV in every sip and it only gets worse as the beer warms up.

M - Crisp and dry thanks to the carbonation, but the high ABV is definately noticeable.

O - Overall this isnt a bad macro. Its high ABV can really creep up on you, and once it warms up it tastes hideous, but for what it costs its worth the money. (787 characters)

Photo of deadbeerriver
2.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

For those who drink ass water just to get smashed (which is hopefully no one here), Molson XXX could be the way to go. It has more alcohol than any typical frat house party beer, same great taste -- which is nonexistent. Unfortunately (for the party), it doesn't come in a 30-rack of miserable cans.

My first Molson XXX was in a can, and a few years ago. It wasn't too bad then, or so I thought. I've been trying to get into micro brews and craft beer these days, so going back to Molson now? I should have cherished my first time.

The beer smells and tastes and looks like any typical, cheap malt liquor. Disgusting, and no other words can describe it. It's almost like drinking a Coors Light, just with nearly double the alcohol. But what can you expect when the two major companies, Molson and Coors, collide to produce some disgusting waste?

Hopefully this doesn't deem as slamming the beer, but I wasn't expecting my "second time" a few years later to be this awful. There really isn't much to say about this beer.

Thanks for the cotton mouth, Molson-Coors! (1,066 characters)

Photo of neliam24
4/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer often gets a pretty bad rap and it isn't fair because this beer isn't that bad at all. The first time I tasted it I thought it tasted a lot like a quality craft brew. It's pretty high in alcohol content and has a heavy feel but that can't really come as a surprise considering it's 7.30 abv. Don't listen to the people that trash talk this beer until you try it for yourself. If you like heavier beers, give this one a shot. (434 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
2.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger foamy white head, with some sticky lacing to follow. The nose is grainy, slightly sweet, and some rice notes. The taste is sweet, slightly malty, grainy/ricy. Medium Body. I use to like just about anything from this brewery before, but not anymore. (316 characters)

Photo of talaysen
3.15/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Light golden color, head settles quickly leaving a very thin lacing.

Smell: Light, sweet smell.

Taste: Slightly metallic, bittersweet taste with minimal aftertaste.

Drinkability: Easy to become accustomed to the taste of this beer, it is farily light and goes down smooth enough.

Serving Type: Bottle.

Personal Note: I actually really enjoy Molson XXX. My rating is relatively low because in terms of beer, it's a bit wanting.

I drink this beer regularly (typically a case per week), and find that I've grown relatively fond of the taste of it.
I find that it's a great burger/grill food combination.

Lastly, at 7.3% ABV, I don't believe that you will find as light a tasting beer as this, with the same alcohol content. (739 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
1.38/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Another one of my first beers that i was told to check out because it was "A Good Beer". Needless to say I found out soon enough that this beer isn't as good as the guy had told me. It's appearance is of just about any standard Pale Lager, a clear golden yellow color and foamy head. This had a fishy taste in my opinion. Kind of turned me off from ever having this again. (372 characters)

Photo of GRPunk
2.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle (from Duty Free at the tunnel) poured into a tumbler.

A- Giant, foamy white head with loads of carbonation in a clear, golden body. Great stick.

S- Lots of cooked corn adjuncts in the aroma with white bread accents. Almost a rubbing alcohol when warmer.

T- Assertive cornbread flavor. Slight alcohol. Slight sweetness. Little hop presence.

M- Foamy and bubbly carbonation. Light alcohol bite. Decently full bodied. Seemed "thicker" as it warmed.

D- Flavorful enough to limit myself to 2 in a sitting. Not good enough to crave more. Overall, not the worst beer I can think of. (Yinpu anybody?) (604 characters)

Molson XXX from Molson Coors Canada
62 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.