Molson M - Molson Coors Canada

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Reviews: 47
Hads: 96
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 17.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ZorPrime on 11-21-2009

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.
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Photo of korguy123
2.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Notes from 5/1/2011

A- Clear banana colored pour, two finger fluffy white head that disipates quickly. Carbonation started off fast and furious than sort of settles down to practically none.

S- Bananas and corn, grass, slight orange peel. Actually smells decent for a molson product.

T- Corn and grass, malts are muted. Clean aftertaste. Sweetness on the palette.

M- Light bodied, carbonation is minimal and what is there tickles the tongue slightly.

O- Typical Molson Canadian. Best served ice cold after cutting the grass on a scorching summer day. Not amazing, not offensive. (583 characters)

Photo of IronDjinn
1.69/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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. (1,662 characters)

Photo of uno99
2.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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. (1,291 characters)

Photo of kwjd
2.1/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

I bought this completely out of curiosity of what "microcarbonated" means. I saw this on tap a couple weeks ago for $7.50 a pint, which was too expensive, but it was just $2.50 or so for a can at the LCBO. Pours a clear yellow colour with thick white head. Head dissipates within a minute or so, but there is still a thin layer of head with some mild lacing. Smells of faint grains, but not much else. No real bitterness or sweetness, just watery. Mouthfeel is nicer than typical Molson lagers in that it isn't overly carbonated. I suppose the microcarbonation does help the mouthfeel match the taste of water. So I guess it has that going for it, which is nice. (662 characters)

Photo of RyanBelle
3.05/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer is not horrible. Very average, considering it's hype especially. It tastes unoffensive and grainy like a watered-down Canadian as many have suggested. It does have a slightly different mouthfeel which I appreciate, but it seems to lack the pizzazz that even Molson Canadian has (and it doesn't really have pizzazz) I'd say worth a try for the effect, but don't expect a life-changing brew. (398 characters)

Photo of MeisterBurger
2.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I hate that my curiosity over this gimmick made me surrender $2.25 to The Beer Store. But I felt I owed it to myself to see if smaller carbonation meant bigger taste. I hate to give away the plot this early, but guess what my friends? It does not.

There's definitely a slick, upscale air about the packaging. And it's even signed by John Molson. Who died 175 years ago. It's cool that he didn't let a little thing like death stand in the way of his endorsing this product.

Anyway, pours a very clear golden color yielding carbonation that looks normal size. Maybe there is subcarbonation that is too small for the naked eye? Yeah. That's probably it.

The aroma is mild sweet grains.

Microhopped more like it. It tastes weak and watery, with a light sweet biscuity, grainy malt cut by just the merest suggestion of hop bitterness. Clean taste. Tastes like a watered down Canadian with a splash of apple juice.

This is actually a pleasant enough beer. It's lacking any real bitterness or depth of flavour or character, but it's incredibly inoffensive and drinkable for what it is. (1,084 characters)

Photo of marty21
2.98/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear yellow with a finger worth of white fizzy head. Within a minute the head goes down to a ring around the glass left no lacing.

S: Sweet and sour grainy aroma.

T: Sweet grains are basically all there is.

M: Light fizzy carbonation with a light body.

O: Like I said before this is basically a lighter, less carbonated version of Molson Canadian. But upon looking up this beer I found out it is only 75 calories. So if you're someone looking for a better alternative to one of those low calorie beers this is perfect and a lot better then something like Molson Canadian 67. (592 characters)

Photo of ozmodium
1.32/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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. (1,247 characters)

Photo of ChrisCage
2.51/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (1,656 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
2.43/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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. (1,360 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
2.53/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml can poured into pint glass feb25 2011

A clear straw yellow with plenty of bubbles but not much for foam or lace

S a little sweet corn and not much else

T some sour lemon and some sweet grains, not much happening here

M I don't know what microcarbonated means because this has plenty of bubbles and no body

D sometimes the less flavor something has the easier it is to drink, not awful but I won't buy it again

not sure what gimmick this is supposed to have going for it but it failed to leave a mark on me
try again Molson (535 characters)

Photo of CrazyMike
2.73/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow apperance with minimal head that disappears quickly. Smell is very sweet with some grain, but kind of dull.

Taste is similar to the smell, dull but overly sweet. Picked up some grain and hops, but nothing big. Light-medium bodied with high carbonation. Aftertaste is very dry.

Overall, a generic adjunt lager. It is refreshing and easy to drink except for being overly sweet. Drink if you want something easy to chug. (432 characters)

Photo of Shadman
2.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Micro-Carbonated lol. What the hell sort of marketing ploy is that. Is Molson trying to recreate the 'dry' or 'ice' beer anew.

Looks like just about every molson lager. Light pale yellow, bone white head, next to no lacing. Lot's of tiny bubbles. Maybe that's the magic micro carbonation

Faint cereals and adjunct aroma. Nothing newsworthy here.

Taste. Meh. Stronger than normal cereal/adjunct flavour which isn't a good thing. Finish is sticky and slightly dry.

Not going to mince words. It feels like flat beer. Meh once again

It was a freebie tyvm, but I now know mico carbonation means little to no carbonation. Way to go Molson. Should b a smash hit with the 'my beer is too fizzy' crowd. (701 characters)

Photo of bryehn
2.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Found in a Quebec corner store, poured into my trusty over sized wine glass. Think I got a skunky bottle.

Poured a clear, watered-down golden color with a finger of loose head that lasted just a few seconds. The microcarbonated bubbles are smaller though.

I get a mild grain aroma that smells cheap.

The mouthfeel to its credit is very fine on the tongue,imparting a freshness like San Pelegrino carbonated spring water. It goes down easy, mainly because its so watery..

Sure reminds me of Canadian. It has a sweet corn and grainy taste that screams macro lager. There's a decent dryness that makes it tolerable, but its best consumed ice cold.

Had to try it, thought it may be a more full-bodied "signature" brew, but found a mediocre gimmick that tastes like a watered-down version of its big brother,despite the 4.9% ABV. One and done on this beer. (857 characters)

Photo of robnews
2.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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. (448 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
2.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A recent gift from some of my beer friends who know about my ongoing passion for CANs and The CANQuest (TM). Many thanks, fellows!

How curious - "M" for "microcarbonated", whatever that means. Also interesting is that it came in a 710 ml CAN, which is a volume that I do not remember seeing before.

An inauspicious start with regard to the head - I had an equipment failure with my chair just after my initial pour and while I had a finger of bone-white head initially, by the time I corrected the problem, the head had dissipated. Color was a pale golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was pretty standard - a lager sweetness overlain by all kinds of adjuncts. Nothing terribly new or exciting in that respect. I CAN't say much for the taste, since it was about as bland as processed AmeriCAN cheese. What a whole buncha nuthin'! Microcarbonated? Microtaste! Finish evidenced a little bit of the style's characteristic taste, possibly because I allowed it to roll around in my mouth before swallowing. Generally, though, it was simply bland. Overall, "M" did NOT stand for "Mmmmm, good." (1,097 characters)

Photo of PEIBeerGuy
2.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale, clear, and yellow. Basically pale apple juice. Any head disappears quickly without a trace.

No real smell.

The taste reminds me of some clear- and green-bottled beers. Almost that skunky component, but not quite. It tastes OK, but not like much of anything.

Feels fine in the mouth. Maybe a little too carbonated.

It's fairly drinkable. It's fine for an eve on the deck, or with a meal on a patio. I wouldn't pick it above any other choices, though. (462 characters)

Photo of Otterburn
2.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

golden straw color with small headfoam, small carbonation, clear and light appearance

smell diluted beer

taste is very light on the malt side, this brew taste like vegetables kind of soup, and this little molson taste,wich is not interesting in this case.

mouthfeel is light, very watery

drinkability is not the best (321 characters)

Photo of franktheman
2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this beer in a glass bottle. The actual bottle does not impress me, Molson should of designed a better bottle sticker, more creative than this...this beer is not even that carbonated, nothing like a bottle of Perrier! Would not recommend this a friend! (258 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.06/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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. (299 characters)

Photo of JOaikido
3.05/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at a Boston Pizza.

A- Ordinay golden macro lager with a very small head.

S- Touch of grain, very plain.

T- Mild lager. Some graininess. While not anything special, it rises above many macro lagers by having no noticeably bad flavours. Very clean tasting. Very little hops.

M- Not too thin for the style. Quite acceptable really. Carbonation fairly low.

D- A very easy to drink beer and not too watery. (413 characters)

Photo of ZorPrime
1.89/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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... (575 characters)

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Molson M from Molson Coors Canada
63 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.