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Old Style Pilsner - Molson Coors Canada

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Old Style PilsnerOld Style Pilsner

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 21.95%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -65.2%

05-10-2014 07:21:51 | More by valianes
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Alberta (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

07-18-2014 09:44:01 | More by RandyFlameThrower
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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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1.63/5  rDev -43.2%

From Notes from Calgary Trip 9/27 - 10/1, consumed at The Garage. Some beers I had were good, some where bad. This falls into the latter category. When I was trying to decide what beer to try, I asked the bartender about this one, as its green tap handle that just read "Pilsner" left a lot to the imagination. The bartender called it redneck beer (I didn't know Canada had rednecks) and tried to steer me clear of it. I should have listened to him.

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass golden yellow, like any other macro. This one had a big foamy head (which like a macro style fell to nothing). Moderate streams of carbonation bubbles evident.

Smell: Bad. A foul aroma, hot dirty socks, some adjuncty sweetness also, but I don't think its supposed to have any adjuncts.

Taste: Just not good either. It was a little bitter indicating some hops, but nothing else outstanding. Left an aftertaste in my mouth.

Mouthfeel: Light and lively, but somewhat soapy. And that dang aftertaste...

Drinkability: If I was at home I would have dumped this, just not worth my time. But I was at a bar and felt obligated to suck it up and battle through this. I know it wasn't a bad tap line either, they had two taps of this and a small sample pulled from the second tap was just as bad for me. Skip this one.

10-05-2005 04:32:17 | More by BigRedN
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Ontario (Canada)

1.68/5  rDev -41.5%

Thanks Josh. Pale straw with a foamy white cap, leaving scads of lacing. Faint malty and corn aromas, tin and bread also present. Sweet malt flavours, corn and grain/hay/grass? Strange creamy mouthfeel, almost unpleasant. Odd bitter tin finish. Not in my top 100.

12-14-2006 12:52:32 | More by mrmanning
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Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -39%

01-08-2014 22:28:53 | More by Jotora
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Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -39%

07-17-2013 01:01:22 | More by deNevers
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Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -30.3%

06-20-2013 02:27:56 | More by cam477
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -30.3%

07-15-2013 22:24:00 | More by jmkoscie
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British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -30.3%

07-17-2013 19:23:59 | More by KStark
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Alberta (Canada)

2.17/5  rDev -24.4%

A- Light piss yellow, with a fairly decent head

S- Not a whole lot of scent but hints of grass are in there.

T- I can taste a little corn, with the dry grassy taste, slight hop bitterness.

M- Lots of carbonation

D- Cheap and a generic pilsner, so i can easily down 12 in 1 sitting. Good for a backyard BBQ with lots of people.

Serving type: Can

01-04-2011 06:43:16 | More by marcusR111
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Quebec (Canada)

2.2/5  rDev -23.3%

My ex girlfriend made me took that beer(she's from Saskatchewan), well first I bought that beer after 1800, so the price went quite high and end up for 21$ for a 12 packs, oh yeah added that it took me 2 hours to drive forth and back to the nearest village, God bless her sense of humor!

What can I say about that beer, nothing much, it is a quite average beer, with average everything. Unfortunately I only drank up from the bottle so I cannot really comments on the smell and look. I felt it to be very drinkable but with a particular bitter taste not leavin me easilly.

Anyway that beer reminds me that my ex father in law, rejected 6 bottles of Unibroue for his Molson Canadian, what a bugger eh.

07-29-2004 18:49:00 | More by 3Vandoo
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2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

05-13-2012 21:34:47 | More by smellgoats
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Alberta (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

05-29-2014 00:47:15 | More by Slongie
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Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

08-12-2014 01:36:27 | More by MayonakaStout
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2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

10-31-2013 22:50:20 | More by tangoafterdark
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Alberta (Canada)

2.33/5  rDev -18.8%

True, this is the can you associate with finding in the gutter, it's a timeless classic in Alberta since before I was born, a fall back for the majority of the population. I however, found this particular can in my dad's beer fridge (well, at least he replaced the Old Milwaukee).

It pours out of it's very familiar green, red, gold and white landscaped can depicting the average day out in the West back in the day (tongue in cheek). Pale cidery straw in appearance, the head puts up a fairly decent fight and lingers for a bout a minue. Smells of sharp corn husks, slight biscuit. Has a bit more flavour than the average macro that I've been used to (although for many it's been a while). The mouthfeel is fuller than the average macro as well. The only problem with Molson Pilsner is that it makes me sleepy after a couple of them, which totally reduces its drinkability points. A possible substitute for a sleeping pill, but that doesn't say much.

08-30-2003 21:24:13 | More by IronDjinn
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Ontario (Canada)

2.33/5  rDev -18.8%

Pours a pale golden adjunct lager colour, with a half-finger head that dies down over the next few minutes, leaving behind some modest lacing. The smell is uninteresting - malts and corn - confirming my suspicion that this is just a regular macro labelled as a pilsener.

Taste is actually not that bad. There is a bit of a diluted bread malt sweetness at first, followed by a very mildly bitter finish. There is a bit of an adjunct flavor, but compared to other Molson products it is very subdued. Of course, all of the flavors are subdued; if I didn't know better I would think this was a light beer for that very reason. Very watery and thin, with heavy carbonation. I feel a little bloated after drinking half of this.

For an adjunct lager, Pilsner is quite drinkable due to the lack of any serious off flavours. However, if they are going to call it a pilsener they should at least have the decency to use hops. Taking this as a macro lager, the score above would likely be at least a full letter grade higher (C+). Pilsner is to pilsener as Alexander Keith's is to IPA - but regardless of style interpretation, they're both good campfire/hockey/mindless inebriation beers.

[Updated Oct. 23 2013]

I did a bit of a double-take when I saw this tallboy at my local Beer Store - Vitamin P available in Ontario? When did this happen? I haven't seen this stuff since I was out working in Alberta. It looks great in the glass, but other than that there's not much I can add to this review. Molson's Old Style Pilsner is a passable adjunct lager that might get a halfway decent grade if they'd just call it that, but it's a piss-poor pilsner with no detectable hop bill. Maybe I'm being anal retentive, but other than the low price this one really doesn't have much going for it - if I'm trying to get drunk then James Ready is more abv at the same price, and if I'm trying to enjoy a tasty lager then there are plenty of vastly superior German/Czech imports at surprisingly comparable prices.

05-29-2011 16:20:10 | More by thehyperduck
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.33/5  rDev -18.8%

473ML can with no freshness date poured into pilsener glass.

Pours a pale yellow body showing lots of carbonation with a foamy white head. Retention's not bad, but no lacing left behind.

Aroma is corn.

Taste is a light corn and sweet malt that gets a bit stronger on the finish. I can't taste anything that might be construed as a hop. It's all pretty watery-tasting.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, low carbonation and almost creamy.

It's not a terrible beer, though it's not particularly tasty, nor to style. Goes down easily enough I guess.

05-17-2009 21:27:43 | More by nighthawk
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Ontario (Canada)

2.46/5  rDev -14.3%

Pale, pale yellow brew under and big, big bright white soapy head. Settles to a bubbly cap before giving way to a ring. Reasonably

Nose is typical pilsner-type hops and malt, nothing particularly exciting or offensive. Corny sweet to drink up front, slightly redeems itself with some proper graininess up the middle before giving way to a sweet sticky finish. Ends with a doughy bitterness. Not crisp in any way, just big and puffy sweet on the palate.

Not particularly fun to drink. Cheesy looking can as a bonus. That's done.

05-30-2013 00:08:39 | More by TerryW
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Quebec (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

09-03-2013 18:54:53 | More by Phyl21ca
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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-12-2012 10:41:25 | More by beerhunter13
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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-24-2012 13:41:15 | More by mdtnelson
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District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-05-2014 23:57:56 | More by dcbeers
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Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-03-2012 23:41:51 | More by bulldogops
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Old Style Pilsner from Molson Coors Canada
68 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.