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Molson OV (Old Vienna) - Molson Coors Canada

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Molson OV (Old Vienna)Molson OV (Old Vienna)

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BA SCORE
66
poor

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 30.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A mainstream lager with a moderate hop character and slightly sweet, fruity, refreshing aroma and taste.

(Beer added by: lipschitz on 07-23-2002)
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4/5  rDev +50.9%

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British Columbia (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -43.4%

10-10-2013 03:32:19 | More by ZachT
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Alberta (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +41.5%

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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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New York

3/5  rDev +13.2%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +13.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

07-12-2013 22:09:42 | More by DenisKolkin
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. can stamped: MAR0413-E08071051. Sampled on June 25, 2013

The pour is pale yellow with a rich, white head that lingers to the end.

The aroma is forward with grainy and pilsener malts, sweetness, and a Euro malt cleanliness. I don't pick up adjuncts myself.

The body is light and smooth.

The taste is also grainy and malty up front in a moderate way with a light bite at the end to balance it all off. It is fairly easy to quaff.

Serving type: can

06-25-2013 22:06:12 | More by puboflyons
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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +32.1%

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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.96/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 28/3/13

A clear straw yellow with plenty of bubbles feeding a surprisingly well sustained foam that ends up as a thin film leaving some random lace

S sweet corny malts, a little bubblegum and cotton candy and I'm not sure where that's coming from, metallic notes and everything's rather faint but unoffensive

T some purple candy and cracker on top of what I smell but with a little faint skunk

M thin but well carbonated, grainy aftertaste

O better then I thought but nothing special, just another macro lager

I'll admit I thought this would be a drain pour but it wasn't that bad, it wasn't that good either but drinkable

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 02:20:00 | More by wordemupg
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -24.5%

02-13-2013 13:07:15 | More by DaPan
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355 mL can from TBS. #2 in my series of cheap lager reviews that I am only doing because of the embarrassingly limited selection in this town. I've been a little curious about this stuff for a while because of its long history, but convincing myself to buy a 12-pack (the only format I've been able to find until now) just wasn't going to happen. A six-pack seemed fair though, given the lack of other options.

Pours a golden-yellow colour; a bit deeper in hue than most AALs, but in the grand scheme of things, still fairly pale. Two fingers of frothy, pearl-white head erupts at the surface, but vanishes quickly over the next minute, leaving behind nothing but a filmy cap and soapy collar. The aroma is muted and completely uninteresting, but to be fair it's not bad for the style - pale grainy malts, corn husk and a vague whisper of weedy hops. Not off-putting, at least.

Actually, this stuff really isn't so bad - it's a little sweeter than a lot of adjunct beers, but not in the usual sickly, corn-syrupy way. Don't get me wrong - there is obviously adjunct filler in here, but it is supported nicely with a pale grainy flavour and a light honey sweetness. The lack of any sort of hop presence prevents this from being significantly above average, though. At least it finishes cleanly, without any of those nasty vegetal, cardboard notes I sometimes find in cheap lagers. Light-bodied and fairly watery, with slightly less carbonation than most of Molson's flagship brands. This definitely tones down the bloat factor, and makes it easier to drink in large quantities.

I find it a little hilarious (and unsurprising) that one of Molson's best pale lagers is one with a recipe that originates from a completely different company. Reminds me a little of Foster's, another adjunct lager I don't mind drinking on occasion. Both of them are what I consider 'old guy beers' - a little more flavourful than average, easy to drink en masse, and consumed primarily by blue-haired people who pine for the good old days.

[Updated Nov. 17 2013]

For the record, I am not grading this as a Vienna lager, because it isn't one... like, at all. It's a decent adjunct lager though, and it definitely doesn't deserve its legendary nickname. For a Molson 'value brand', this is passable - I picked up a case when I went camping during the summer and made my way through it with no issue, and I picked this 6-pack up on sale because hell, why not? The sort of thing to keep in your fridge and offer to your friends that prefer this style of beer - especially if they're friends in the 50+ age bracket who might actually recognize it.

Final Grade: 3.2, a C+.

Serving type: can

09-11-2012 22:46:46 | More by thehyperduck
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New York

1.25/5  rDev -52.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

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Manitoba (Canada)

2.28/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle drank at a buddy's house, cold and out of the bottle.

I have seen this beer before. Pale straw with a white head that drops and does not lace. Smells of corn. A sweetness in the body that is clearly not from malt. Some vegetal and creamed corn flavours play on the palate. Surprisingly clean finish on the palate with no substantial off flavours (nor hop bitterness). For what it is, not bad... What I want? Not so much...

Serving type: bottle

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Ontario (Canada)

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Molson OV (Old Vienna) from Molson Coors Canada
66 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.