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Old Style Pilsner - Molson Coors Canada

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Old Style PilsnerOld Style Pilsner

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 21.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

02-18-2013 01:40:59 | More by LampertLand
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

YES! So happy to see this available at the Beer Store. A classic prairie pilsner that has a serious cult following and a disgusting association with the Riders. From notes.

A - Light apple juice coloured pour with good carbonation. Bright and had a two finger fluffy white head that left good lace rings and a finger of retention.

S - Sweet grain, apple, pear, corn.

T - Sweet grain again, mild hope note, honey. Not all that unpleasant.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body, sweet finish. Good for the style.

O/D - I've had this a couple times out West and never felt it was too bad for the style. I could definitely have a few of these in a night and consider it one of the better adjunct lagers around. Avoids the DMS assault most examples of the style carry with them.

Serving type: can

01-18-2013 12:29:02 | More by tbeckett
Photo of bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +4.2%

12-10-2012 02:07:23 | More by bumchilly25
Photo of YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

11-03-2012 04:15:58 | More by YamagamiTravis
Photo of Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

08-19-2012 18:56:51 | More by Melomanemusher
Photo of Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

08-18-2012 01:11:24 | More by Vyronian
Photo of leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a straw yellow with a finger width of bubbly head.

Smell- Sweet corn, grains, apple, grassy.

Taste- Sweet corn, grains, and apple are all present followed by a grassy and dry finish.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- An easy drinking pilsner. This is one of the better macros out there considering its brewed by Molson. This would be perfect for a hot summer day after doing yard work or something along those lines.

Serving type: can

07-26-2012 02:23:32 | More by leaddog
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

07-16-2012 00:42:51 | More by Alberta_Beer_Guy
Photo of bzzerr

3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

07-11-2012 15:54:10 | More by bzzerr
Photo of bulldogops

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-03-2012 23:41:51 | More by bulldogops
Photo of sAws

3.23/5  rDev +12.2%
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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3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

06-11-2012 08:54:30 | More by A_Phrance
Photo of smellgoats

2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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

2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-12-2012 10:41:25 | More by beerhunter13
Photo of mdtnelson


2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-24-2012 13:41:15 | More by mdtnelson
Photo of RuckusDu


3.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a large head, just slightly off white. Body is extremely clear, golden yellow. Some lacing but doesn't stick around long.

S - sweet scent. Some wheat aromas, but overall pretty nice.

T - Again it is very sweet (relatively to other lagers). Good malt flavors. Everything is very light in flavor, but not offputting in anyway. As I continue to drinking, it becomes more and more mundane. The hops start to come out more and it tastes is a pretty typical pilsener.

M - Decent. Ok carbonation and slightly below average body. No complaints, but nothing sticks out.

O - Pretty typical, but always fun to try new brews. Thanks to richoch3t for bringing this back from Canada for me.

Serving type: can

01-19-2012 03:05:35 | More by RuckusDu
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

12-30-2011 08:16:39 | More by Wookster
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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +4.2%

12-02-2011 21:39:47 | More by papawu76
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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

11-28-2011 05:00:18 | More by barnzy78
Photo of rbuisson

Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev +4.2%

11-25-2011 20:29:27 | More by rbuisson
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +4.2%

11-23-2011 06:21:12 | More by Vandelayindustri
Photo of ozmodium

British Columbia (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I will do my absolute best to review this subjectively...however I have a soft spot for this beer, deep rooted in my soul. It is hands down my favourite macro git r done beer.

A: clear straw yellow, white 1/2" head disipates quickly, no lacing.
S: sweet bready light malt and sour hop extract.
T: taste is light and refreshing. It's not what this beer has but what it hasn't that makes it so great. Most macro lagers have that adjunct funk to them. This does not. Theres nothing remarkable to say about this beer. It is pretty simple, but its clear, clean and crisp.
M: lightly carbonated. Goes down smooth. Designed to be swilled quickly. When it warms it gets a bit boozy...
O: in my opinion THE best party get drunk beer. I never drink this and tell myself "oh this is really good, I like this and that about it" But everytime I drink it I like it enough to think "I could drink 15 of these"

Serving type: can

11-05-2011 02:35:20 | More by ozmodium
Photo of DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1" white head that receded over 3 minutes and left a slight lacing over straw coloured liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Musty, yeast and citrus hops.

T: Citrus hops upfront, bitter in the middle and a slight malt finish.

M: Thin viscosity and a low level of medium carbonation.

O: Better than average macro-brew that is surprisingly more drinkable than I remembered...

Serving type: can

08-24-2011 04:14:48 | More by DaftCaskBC
Photo of Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

355 ml can poured into a 16oz pilsner glass.

A - Couldn't have poured it any softer, and still ended up with a giant three finger head, slightly off-white in color. The beer is a rich golden-yellow hue, and with the head on-top, it doesn't look too bad (although the head was rather short-lived)..

S - Light, but distinct grassy hops and sweet grains. Not a lot going on, but not half bad.

T - Starts out with bitter hoppiness and adjunct grains, and finishes rather watery with some bready malt. Piney hops in the aftertaste. After the initial hit of hops and bitterness in the first taste, the beer settles down a lot and the hops and grainy malt feel well balanced. It is a bit watery, however.

M - The carbonation feels full and bubbly, and it has a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Feels clean and refreshing without tasting boring.

D - Not nearly as bad as I remember. It has a certain bite in the taste that most macro-brewed beers like this sorely lack.

Serving type: can

07-17-2011 00:42:14 | More by Converge
Photo of evlu1441

Alberta (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has a cult following in the Canadian Prairies, and especially Saskatchewan. It's never been my generic beer-of-choice.

It has a medium straw colour typical of many lagers, but certainly not so pale as to be unappealing. There was a nice foamy head, but now it has settled down to almost nothing.

The aroma is almost non-existent. It can barely discern anything short of a vague "beer" smell.

The flavour is quite a lot better than the aroma (as seems to be the case with many macro lagers). There is some nice hoppy bite to start out that is accented a bit by the carbonation. It leads into some full bready malt flavours that linger. I quite like it. It has a bit more flavour than your average macro brew.

Overall, I'm rating this as a macro-lager, and not so much as a German Pilsner. It is pretty decent. I wouldn't mind drinking a few of these around a campfire!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 23:28:17 | More by evlu1441
Old Style Pilsner from Molson Coors Canada
69 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.