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Molson M - Molson Coors Canada

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61
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 2.44
pDev: 24.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Molson M, the world’s only Microcarbonated lager is proudly brewed with precision and consistency. An authentic, 4.9% lager with an exceptionally easy drinking taste, because details make the difference.

Years of innovation have enabled us to create this Microcarbonated lager based on Molson Coors’ proprietary process. This process allows us to brew Molson M to the ideal level of carbonation to deliver all the goodness of the hops and the subtle flavours created by the yeast during fermentation, delivering a lager with an exceptionally drinkable taste.

(Beer added by: ZorPrime on 11-21-2009)
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Reviews by IronDjinn:
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

1.65/5  rDev -32.4%

Thanks to Mike at Little Guy Liquor for the sample. From a 355 ml can. Pours out a clear straw colour, lots of carbonation action, head settles quickly to a thin creamy cap.

Sadly there was the funk of adjunct and chemicals as soon as I cracked it open to pour. Oh lovely.... Sweet corn and grainy malt on the nose, mild bready malt farther in the background. No hops being accentuated by those micro-bubbles. No hops at all.

After the first sip my impression is that Molson is attempting to produce the blandest beer available on the market. If microcarbonation is supposed to remove almost all traces of flavour, then perhaps this can be deemed a glowing success. I can't in good faith list this as a straight 1, as there's no serious offensive flavour in there; really, there's just an absolute lack of flavour. There's nothing to comment on really. Well, there is a mild chemical burn noticeable on the finish, where hops would normally be. And that certainly isn't hops going on there.

The mouthfeel has a bit of bite from whatever chemicals happen to be lurking in there, and has a texture akin to seltzer water, but overall comes across on the thin side.

I admit I don't get it. That is the hype around the "microcarbonation" going on in this beer. Actually I do get it. The company came up with a marketing buzzword to garner attention, yet in the end it's just a hollow straw man. If flavour frightens you then this beer was made especially for you. Otherwise don't believe the hype or get sucked in, there's nothing really here. If you're concerned about getting filled up too fast pass on the thought of a beer entirely and go have some tap water.

04-23-2011 22:33:42 | More by IronDjinn
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -18%

06-20-2013 02:27:31 | More by cam477
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robnews

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured into a pub glass from a can.
Minimum head quickly dissipating to really thin lace.
Bright yellow color.
Smell a lot of sweetness coming off. Peaches maybe?

Taste is a little watery, with a strange sweetness to it, like peaches. Reminds me of those peach vodka drinks they have nowadays.

Not a big fan of Molson stuff usually, but this one is not really impressive. Slightly refreshing but too sweet for my tastes. Likely a one off for me.

01-21-2011 02:16:29 | More by robnews
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +23%

10-26-2013 00:41:38 | More by MJ63
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.43/5  rDev -0.4%

473ml can, one format among many at the corner liquor store recently - do you really need singles, 6, 12 and 18 packs? The 'Microcarbonated' marketing shtick gets even better with the half-assed depiction of trailing bubbles on the label.

This beer pours a clear, very pale, yet bright golden straw colour, with two fingers of tight, thinly foamy, and weakly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some low riser lace around the glass as it quickly settles.

It smells of sweet corn and some stale butter - very much like popcorn discovered uneaten a few days hence. The taste is plain, underwhelming in multiple senses cereal grain, a more specific corn grist, a touch of diacetyl, and only an echo of drying, 'why oh why me' nondescript hops.

The carbonation is practically non-existent, so say 'micro' if you must (hey, finally, truth in advertising!), the body a middling light weight, and more watery than this implies (my word machine unexpectedly failing). It finishes off-dry, some pithy cereal grain standing alone.

While this does taste a hell of a lot like flat Canadian, the lack of skunk and better than expected cereal (the faint praise machine is firing on all cylinders!) character make it drinkable enough, if not particularly enjoyable. I gather this means we'll be seeing it everywhere soon, a la Rickard's White back in ought-7...mmm..hmm.

03-04-2011 00:10:23 | More by biboergosum
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +23%

Pale straw in colour. Its white head is surprisingly big and very tight. I'm not surprised by it's poor retention and lack of lacing, however. Faint scents of grain and bread, and an even fainter banana note. What little flavour it has is beer-like in the most generic sense, with that same subdued banana as the aroma. It is clean though. Very clean. Feels thin and watery even for the style. A lot of the texture in most standard american lagers comes from the spritzy, prickly carbonation. Without it, there is almost nothing in terms of mouthfeel. If they wanted to make an even smoother lightly flavoured and light bodied mass produced lager, then they seem to have succeeded. It really does go down like a glass of ice-cold water.

06-22-2011 02:52:43 | More by mintjellie
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TheBeerGuy101


3.15/5  rDev +29.1%

It's an average (pale-golden) lager in appearance.
There is a slight head, but the glass I had it in, dissipated quickly.

Aroma is slight fruit and spice. There are some tones of malt and hops on the nose. I will say, it's one of the better smelling Molson brews I have had.
Some sweet corn adjuncts linger around with a bit of cereal grain.

Not offensive whatsoever.

Mini carbonation ( hence the micro carbonation used in production ) "M" Sort of like a popping on the tongue.
I found it faded fast.

Soft, easy drinking and smooth.
I would purchase this again, however, I think they should lower the cash you have to shell out from a premium price point.

Decent on its own, or with nacho's and burgers, wings or med-spiced dishes.

03-20-2012 04:08:08 | More by TheBeerGuy101
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ozmodium

British Columbia (Canada)

1.33/5  rDev -45.5%

Using a slick advertising campaign loaded with fancy words like "microcarbonated" Molson piqued my interest enough to purchase a pack of this stuff. Oh how I wish they'd have forgone the expensive marketing and "revolutionary" (and secretly proprietary) carbonation technique in favour of developing a beer which does not insult my mouth.

Poured into my trusty Vancouver Canucks ale glass.

Piss yellow, crystal clear, no head, no lacing, very sparse carbonation (is that what microcarbonation is? None?) I initially figured that this was a bad bottle, poured it out and the second was equal. wtf is this s#%t...

Smell is the best thing it has going for it, in that it actually smells like SOMETHING, an inoffensive sweet grainy smell. Not good though.

Taste is pretty lame, but not disgusting. Weak generic malts with a hint of old apples. No bitterness whatsoever. Meh.

This feels like a taste test of my homebrew before I bottle condition it (I hesitate to compare it to heavily to my homebrew tho, as my beer is actually not bad). Hardly carbonated, seems stale. Serve extra cold because as this warms it gets a but fumey.

This is one of the worst things I've ever had the displeasure of consuming. Avoid like plague infested lepers.

03-23-2011 03:01:28 | More by ozmodium
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +2.5%

A- Looks like a pretty standard macro lager...coloring is yellowish dry grass and of course is very clear. The head is cloud white in color, starts out very nice looking, but fizzles out quickly to a half-assed layer on top. Carbonation looks to be about right, with lots! Lacing is modest but there is some hanging onto the side of my glass, slowly sliding back into the beer.

S- Not much to report here....smells similar to Canadian, but a little better. Adjuncty cereal grains and maybe just a little hint of hop bitterness but underwhelming overall...not because it smells bad, but because Molson forgot to include any aroma of note.

T- Tastes much like it smells....very bland. Some boiled corn sweetness, maybe some rice grits to keep it clean tasting and some slightly metallic type finish....not offensive but it's vague and underwhelming. There's a sweet tasting flavor that lingers on the palate for awhile after the swallow...reminds me of the aftertaste of a sweet bread minutes after eating it.

M- I have to say that the body is a little better than watery thin, and with plenty of "micro-carbonation" to scrub the palate clean and keep this one crisp and refreshing...so I gave this area a little better than average for the rating.

D- I'm not really a fan of Molson branded product, and this one doesn't really scream 'different'...I agree with a previous review and think the different Molson varieties come from the same tank. This really seems like a Canadian clone....perhaps just a smidge better b/c the bad flavors are hidden better by the massive CO2. I guess I could drink this if my options are limited but would pass otherwise.

03-12-2011 04:08:39 | More by ChrisCage
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.05/5  rDev -57%

Bottle: Poured a pale bright yellow color ale with a small bubbly head with no retention or lacing. Aroma of corn and other crap adjunct is very light. Taste is also dominated by corn and crap adjunct thought very light and this ends up being very close to ginger ale. Not as bad as extremely bland.

12-27-2009 03:40:18 | More by Phyl21ca
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -18%

01-06-2012 17:50:49 | More by ThinkAgain
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

1.85/5  rDev -24.2%

New Molson beer. On the can, it says Premium Lager... we'll see. Also new is that the beer is microcarbonated. No clue what they mean.

A: Pours pale yellow and very clear. Typical. There is actually a good head that is soap looking. Disappear quickly.
S: Nothing strong, mostly cereals, grains and corn.
T: Cereals dominated taste with light notes of corn.
M: Thin body.
D: One is 'nuff... a beer to drink to quench your thirst, but I wouldn't want more than one!

Sorry I tried to be positive somewhere... better than Molson Ex...

I dont know what is new from this beer...

11-21-2009 20:01:45 | More by ZorPrime
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

1.75/5  rDev -28.3%

07-20-2014 06:09:51 | More by CraigTravor
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -18%

01-16-2012 14:30:36 | More by irishkyle21
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Derek69

Ontario (Canada)

3.44/5  rDev +41%

Molson M has taken a lot of flak amonst beer snobs, but I happen to actually enjoy it, especially at the $2 tall boy price point. Its like going to see an Adam Sandler movie and expecting an Oscar nominee. For a toonie I'm not expecting to be blown away, but this I find is far superior to the other macrobrews you find. I think Molson Coors was expecting it to be a bigger hit than it has been, I've been to a few restaurants that have it listed on the menu but no longer carry it. Also the supplier to the local LCBO has been trying to get this beer replaced there with something else.

It pours a light golden colour, two fingers of white head that dissipate quickly. The microcarbonation process injects many small bubbles, makes it interesting to look at.

The taste in inoffensive, not boozy or harsh at all. Makes for a good thirst quencher after mowing the lawn, also would be very easy to drink a few of these in a row.

06-06-2014 01:28:42 | More by Derek69
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -18%

12-14-2013 15:31:09 | More by DamageCase76
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

1.95/5  rDev -20.1%

Received this free with the purchase of a wine at our local grocery store.

Poured from a 710ml. can.

Appearance: A very pale gold body with a bubbling white head and a tiny bit of lacing.

Smell: Some faint fruit and adjuncts/corn. Light sulfur.

Taste: Mild fruit, stale flavor and nothing else really. Very bland.

Mouthfeel: Marginally better as it is smooth but very watery and lifeless.

Overall: Just enough for a review. Not worth the time.

12-02-2011 20:20:44 | More by papat444
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Alberta_Beer_Guy

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +33.2%

07-16-2012 00:42:15 | More by Alberta_Beer_Guy
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing (large bubbles) and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, corn, malts, light hops

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains, and lots of corn. There is also a light amount of hops and an apple juice sweetness. It finishes with a grainy corn aftertaste with a slight bitterness.

Overall – It really tastes like a light beer. It would make a decent lawn mower beer.. but I don't understand why they market it as some sort of amazing high end beer. Anyways, I wouldn't buy it again, but it was drinkable.

07-18-2011 13:17:59 | More by spinrsx
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Subliminal64

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +75.4%

Molson Canada is the first to introduce Microcarbonation. Basically smaller bubbles, and lots of them. Makes for an extremely easy drinking and smooth tasting beer.

This beer pours a light gold colour. Lots of small bubbles.

Smell is very faint. Like a dull Molson Canadian.

Taste is what a Canadian Lager should be. Strong, but not offensive.

Due to the microcarbonation it feels great on the tongue. Just the right amount. Goes down smooth.

Overall I was very impressed with this beer. I will be purchasing again in the near future. Good job Molson.

Also, if you consume alot do not fret. No Molson Mudslides the following day with this product.

MB

10-14-2013 22:20:53 | More by Subliminal64
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +12.7%

05-18-2014 08:22:01 | More by DreamDeath
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev +20.1%

Can from the Beer Store. 473ml into a pint glass - microcarbonation huh? Let's give this a whirl.

Pours a pale yellow, with a finger of white head that falls to the thinnest layer with some tight bubbles. This is super clear, but I detect some small bubbles rising in the body - microbubbles? Nose has some faint corn, mild DMS and a general sweetness but is very light. Nothing outstandingly offensive, and expected given the style. Taste has some general sweetness again, light corn, a touch of bitterness. Carbonation prickles the tongue a bit - is this the microcarbonation? Thin and watery feel. Not offensively bad, but relatively undifferentiated from any other macro adjunct lager out there, barring some interesting advertising.

05-24-2011 02:04:46 | More by liamt07
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batmanbach

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +12.7%

05-07-2012 17:24:54 | More by batmanbach
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uno99

Ontario (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev +22.1%

After seeing hundreds of billboards, trucks decal'd up, print ads and other marketing hype, I decided to splash out and buy a can of this -- worlds first "micro-carbonated" beer.

Served fridge cold, into a warm clean pint glass

A: For those wondering - micro-carbonation appears to be a process that makes the bubbles smaller, they actually appear to be undetectable to the human eye since the beer actually looks flat; take a sip however and there is indeed carbonation there.

The head dissipates quickly of course and leaves no lacing. the beer itself is fairly amber for a macro adjunct lager.

S: Its shite. smells a like a more malt forward "Canadian". At least it taste like something though. cheap 6 six-row barley and god knows what adjuncts. faint alcohol presence as the glass empties and the beer warms.

T: Lots of cooked corn and sort of a celery puree.

M: Sort of interesting here. I actually like the mouth feel. bubbles are undetectable on the tongue but the beer is certainly not dead feeling. Seems to make you far less gassy than the average over-carbonated macro shit...Unless it just comes out the other end?? I'll update later :S

Overall: One you should try for fun, and then move on to other stuff. Interesting science experiment. the Heston Blumenthal of beers.

04-16-2011 20:23:38 | More by uno99
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

1.8/5  rDev -26.2%

Had on tap at Toronto's Cask and Firkin. Served in a pint glass cool.

A-Golden clear yellow, light white head

S-Nothing

T-Corn cereal veg aftertaste

M-Light

D-Microfermentation? Really? Tastes like a regular Molson microcarbonated?

Sent from my iPod

07-20-2011 05:47:52 | More by jneiswender
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Molson M from Molson Coors Canada
61 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.