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Old Style Pilsner - Molson Coors Canada

Old Style PilsnerOld Style Pilsner

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BA SCORE
69
poor

86 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 86
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 17.77%


Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002)
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sAws


3.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As for Canadian macro-brews this is one of the best.

Appearance is translucent golden yellow with a straw/yeast smell. Tastes good and clean with slight aftertaste. Not sure I would truly call it a pilsner rather than just a Canadian/American lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 14:26:05 | More by sAws
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

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Saskatchewan (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

03-14-2014 21:04:03 | More by NorthernSoul
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3.5/5  rDev +22%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.41/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at The Beer Store approx. $2.20/ 473ml can. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass

A- Standard Canadian beer. Clear and foamy

S- Not much here but that is standard for this mass produced beer

T- Pretty good! Brings back a bit of nostalgia from visiting BC

M- Not much as usual but that's ok

O- Got to give this beer a passing grade

Food Pairing

Pair this with anything you want at a BBQ.

Enjoy!

Serving type: can

02-26-2014 00:52:06 | More by DaveBar
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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

02-17-2014 16:34:15 | More by Fader
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

01-31-2014 02:14:53 | More by Pmicdee
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

01-19-2014 00:58:28 | More by Sammy
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2/5  rDev -30.3%

01-08-2014 22:28:53 | More by Jotora
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This may be the most nostalgic beer of all for a Saskatchewan born fella such as myself ... One of my earliest memories is of rooting through this giant bowl of beer bottle caps my grandpa kept for who knows what reason, plucking out this beige-brown colored cap that said "Old Style" as my favorite. I guess I started early. The green, yellow, and red is more current and better known, but suffice to say this adjunct beer has been around for a while and any self-respecting Saskie drinks this instead of Labatt's or Bud (perish the thought). Anyhow, I will provide an unbiased and objective review. Pilsener is crazy-pale, almost clear, and smells grainy, with a bit of baker's yeast and green grass. The high level of carbonation makes the aroma a tad difficult to discern but realistically, who smells this chugger anyway? Flavor is muted, gentle, and smooth, with the thin watery body you'd expect and a sweeter than expected, slightly sour finish. I get some breakfast cereal, soda crackers, apples, weak lemonade, corn syrup, and a little coarse astringent rubbing alcohol in the finish. Some bias may creep in here, but I feel this brew has fewer flaws than many other macro-lagers (alright, the apple is probably acetyldehyde!), less DMS cooked character, and a pretty reasonable balance of sweet and dry. Obviously its a beer designed for mass consumption without too much in the way of mindful sensory analysis and I'd ratchet up the overall flavor intensity. Admittedly it was fun to try a Pils again, well aware that this is not a world-beater but able to enjoy some pretty good memories just the same.

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11-18-2013 02:44:41 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Ontario (Canada)

2.94/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Serving Type - 473 ml can poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance - Crystal clear with n insane amount of carbonation visible. Beer is slightly darker than a pale straw, and was poured with 2 fingers of what may be the ugliest head I've ever seen. Perhaps my pour was off, but the foam is lopsided and clumpy, and the lacing that is left behind looks like soap.

Smell - Not much going on here. Smells like your standard macro. Some grains and a bit of wet grass. Faint metallic smell.

Taste - Grains, wet grass as well. But also the faintest bit of pilsner malt which surprised the hell out of me. Other than that there's some off flavours- metal for one, stale vegetables for another - likely adjunct garbage.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation...maybe a bit to high. But not so bad really. Body is extremely light. Finish is crisp and pretty dry.

Serving type: can

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3.5/5  rDev +22%

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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, it's this year's Banjo Bowl, and as a Ti-Cat fan, I'm rootin' for the Roughriders, so I thought it was time to review the beer know as "Saskatchewan Champagne"

Appearance: Solid finger and a half of head that retained well enough but did not lace. The body is a pale gold that has steady carbonation.

Smell: Has a bit of a mild swamp scent to it. Warmning doesn't help either way as vegetation and earthy note dominate the nose. It's not strong enough to call it offensive, but it rubs me a bit wrong.

Taste: A straw and corn malt with a bit of earthiness in the background which turns to an almost cabbage like taste and ends with a small dose of mild earth hops.

Mouthfeel: The sweeter malt dominates the aftertastes with only notes of the earthiness. The carbonation helps out the entire beer as well, but the transitioning is a little abrupt.

Drinkability: It seems a bit lighter and crisper then most adjucts, but I wouldn't call it a work of art. It's a summer. A Macro, but somewhat more tolerable then most.

Final Thoughts: I guess this is another part of the Roughrider fanbase I'll never understand, much like wearing watermelons for helmets, and I for one am grateful not to be one of their number if I had to drink this stuff at games.

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09-08-2013 20:44:02 | More by TheHammer
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Can: Poured a light golden color pilsner with a nice pure white foamy head. Aroma of lightly sweet malt based with light cereal notes. Taste is also dominated by lightly sweet adjunct notes with light cereal notes and light sweet finish. Body is light with good carbonation. This was not as bad as I had expected but it is still a pretty bland offering.

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Old Style Pilsner from Molson Coors Canada
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