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Molson Canadian Light - Molson Coors Canada

Molson Canadian LightMolson Canadian Light

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BA SCORE
63
poor

114 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 25.97%


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

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Canadian Light maintains the same character as Molson Canadian, which is slowly fermented to provide a light beer.

(Beer added by: IrishRedRock on 08-19-2002)
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plaid75

New York

2.68/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a light straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured faint adjunct malt and a slight grassy hop.

The taste was likewise subtle with a thin grainy malt, a slight sweetness and balancing hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall an above average macro light lager.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:36:09 | More by plaid75
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magine

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a clear light straw. Decent white head with better than expected head retention. Decent looks.

Brew smells of light hops and light malts. Bare minimum nose.

Brew is light, clean and would be refreshing on a hot day. Corn and sweet pale malts. Almost nothing flavorful or memorable. OK.

Brew is what it is, a light lager that wouldnt offend.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 17:09:29 | More by magine
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 2" white head. Very light clear straw yellow color. Smells like grass and some sort of mild hops. Very mild taste of corn with a mild acidic zing to the finish. Although thoroughly mainstream BMC average I have to admit this wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be and I'd choose it over many of the other weak light beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 12:30:58 | More by MoreThanWine
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HockeytownBrew

Michigan

2.55/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Typical light adjunct lager - pours a clear, pale yellow. Meager sized head that left behind a surprisingly good amount of lace.

S: Mild grains and slight whisps of hops. Ever so slight scent of fruit, maybe green grape. Per usual, not too much going on with this brew.

T: Just like the scent - mild grains, light hops, and ever so slight fruit notes. Crisp and clean finish.

M: Very light feel. This brew has a pretty considerable amount of carbonation. Again, very smooth and easy to drink.

D: Excellent.

Pretty much what I expected for a light adjunct lager. Good beer for parties and games where there's nothing better being offered.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 04:13:27 | More by HockeytownBrew
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dacrza1

New Jersey

1.63/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The Moment: Catching up on NBC's Thursday programming tonight...
Glassware: Cleveland Browns pilsner...
Appearance: A more orange version of the pale Golden; similar effervescence...
Aroma: A pungeant doughy malty sweetness....
Palate: A bit mellow, and a much more bubbly, gassy experience...
Taste: Syrupy sweet, smooth malt finish with little to be done on the way down the throat; clean water, yes--mostly just water...
Overall: Not much of a difference between the Golden and the Light, save the gas and the simplicity of its taste profile; drinkable in vast quantities, but preferably in pong/asshole/regatta/flipcup engagements...

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 03:37:30 | More by dacrza1
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.35/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Molson CANadian Light in a CAN as part of the CANQuest! CAN it be for real?

I decided to try a calibration beforehand and drank a regular CANadian before having its Light version. My pour created a fluffy two fingers' worth of bone-white head with low retention. It fizzled and bubbled with CO2, but ultimately fell harder than a drunken sod in the dark on Sunday morning. The color was a lighter, paler yellow than its leaded counterpart. Nose was pretty much the same - a sweetish, cereal-laden lagerish smell that I have grown accustomed to. Boooring! Mouthfeel was actually fuller, more effervescent than regular, but the taste was definitely lessened by whatever process is used to create a light version of a beer. This was almost bland and watery, like a broken pencil - pointless. Ho freakin' hum! The finish was equally snooze-worthy.

Serving type: can

04-16-2010 03:30:19 | More by woodychandler
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, slight hints of corn. Taste is crisp, basically flavorless, not really getting much of anything here. Feels watery in the mouth and is very drinkable due to it's lightness. Overall there is not much to this beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 15:53:19 | More by tone77
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.18/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear and very pale yellow color. Poured <1 finger fizzy white head. Very little lacing. Decanted continually.

S: Sweet fruity scent mixed with notes of corn and rice. There is a light spicy hops finish but it's very light.

T: Strong malty start of sweet fruits such as apples. There is a nice blend of corn that doesn't bring a bad flavor. There is a spicy flavor of hops and medicine. The medicinal taste isn't bad at all but adds a little depth to this light adjunct beer.

M: Smooth and sweet at first then turns a bit spicy and fizzy. Finishes very clean, crisp, and quite refreshing.

D: Good (better than most) light lager.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2010 23:09:39 | More by Haybeerman
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked DEC2709-07622NB. Sampled on August 28, 2009. SInce I am trying to lose weight I have been drinking more and more light beers and this one is actually pretty good as far as light beers go. The pour tends to be more golden yellow with a lot of foamy white head and excitable carbonation. The aroma is of barley, malts and a little grass. The mouthfeel is a tad heavier than many lights and in the medium range. The taste is has a nice balance of malts and a chaser of hops but not overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 00:53:14 | More by puboflyons
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

2.88/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

The color is a clear pale yellow with a very thin white head and has no lacing.

The smell is of a grainy, yeasty flavor with a bit of a corn smell.

The taste is of cooked corn and is very light. No hop flavor to speak of. Has a grain feel as well.

The feel of this beer is dry with a light, crisp feel. It is also very drinkable.

Serving type: can

05-12-2009 21:32:42 | More by Duhast500
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WakeandBake

Michigan

2.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A very pale golden color body with a thin fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is rather light,some corn,faint hay,and a slight bit fruity,very faint citrus. Flavor is quite light ( as to be expected) a bit of pale malt,some other dry grain,a bit of noticable hops,smooth drinker,with little to no aftertaste,not bad for a light beer, I would buy this again if I were into the light beer thing.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 17:41:23 | More by WakeandBake
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.75/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

poured a very pale straw color - but really should just be had from the can - soap like white head that faded fast to a thin film.
Smelled like "beer" I'm assuming that's the corn "adjunct" coming through no hops no real barley smells
tastes like a light beer has a (IMO) better taste than say a bud light
mouthfeel is slightly more than water... slightly
Drinkability... hahaha the only reason this beer exists is to sit down watch some hockey and put a 12'er away and not notice

when you gotta drink a light macro this would be mine of choice....

Serving type: can

12-05-2008 22:03:44 | More by sliverX
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zach8270

New York

2.33/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

bottle - 12 oz

Appearance - Light golden color with lots of bubbles and a meager head.

Aroma - Very weak aroma.

Taste - Has a light nutty flavor. Little taste and very little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Thin bodied and watery. Not bitter. Smooth to drink

Drinkability - Not a bad beer for drinking lots of very quickly. A good drinking game beer or one to pound while watching some television. Not a bad light beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 15:05:49 | More by zach8270
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a. Can from friends fridge. Can't really give it more than an average rating since it was out of a can.

s. Very present grains. Almost smells like a fresh haystack.

t. Grains and cooked corn. Very light. No noticable hop. Malt is Awol. Just a dry corn husk finish.

m. Crisp with a slightly dry finish. Not bad.

d. This is average drinking at best. For the average light beer drinker, this would work. I will be seeking out more flavorful beers.

Serving type: can

10-12-2008 14:39:15 | More by Stinkypuss
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becktone

Ohio

1.2/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

From notes 8-20-08

Eye: This beer is disgustingly clear. It is so clear that it looks more like water than like beer. The color, I wouldn't even call it yellow/straw, its more like tainted water. Head is white and has decent retention, ½ a finger I'd say. Looks like some nice lacing too.

Nose: Sweet notes followed by lots of rice, thats only the first time I get my nose in the glass. After that there is nothing, its almost as if that was all the aroma it had and it went right into my nose. Clean smelling water. It really has no aroma at all.

Tongue: There really isn't any flavor here. Rice is obvious, and what other flavor is here is terrible. I'm sad to have to call this beer. Slight sweetish notes chasing the aftertaste and quickly vanishing leaving an acrid and very dry aftertaste in the mouth. Agghh I hate this beer, it is so bad!

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Extremely light in the mouth, the consistency of carbonated water. Finish is dry. Easy to quaff, and if you're going to drink this you'd better be quaffing it. There's no other reason to drink this shit beer. If you're not drinking this to get wasted (because I'm sure it'll only take about 10-12 of these bad boys) I have no idea what is going on with that fucked up brain of yours. If someone tells me that this is their favorite beer, and that it tastes so good, I'm going to laugh in their face. Really, really glad I didn't pay for this. This beer isn't worth the minuscule amount of iron in my shit.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 16:57:32 | More by becktone
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rye726

Colorado

1.48/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pale yellow color with a huge white head that quickly dissipates. The nose is grainy with some bitterness. The flavor has a little corn added the the grains. Light overcarbonated body stings my tounge. I suppose a Canadian some where may enjoy this brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2008 02:10:46 | More by rye726
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JohnnyM2002

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 12 oz can, poured into a mug out of the fridge.

A - Pours a clear straw-yellow with a creamy white head; little lacing, but strong carbonation.

S - Mild grains with some minor floral notes in the background.

T - Semi-sweet, juicy grains with a finish that is anything but dry. Slight wheat aftertaste.

M - Thin body with strong carbonation that sticks around. Just a bit too thin, though.

D - This is what I keep in the fridge for guests who aren't willing to try something different...I grabbed one today to kick off Superbowl Sunday. Not a bad selection for a light lager at all, and it went well in my Dallas Cowboys mug. Figured it was about time to review it.

Serving type: can

02-03-2008 18:03:03 | More by JohnnyM2002
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Kjos29

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

1. Appearance like any light beer golden yellow
2.Smells like corn or a corn made beer.
3.Not bad definitely tastes better right at like 33 degrees had it more towards 45-50 big difference, but i guess you can say that about any light beer.
4.Mouthfeel was like a normal light beer average.
5. Me personally i could drink a ton of these, but sorta a thick for a lighter beer.
Overall, not a bad light beer but I'll try any Canadian beer. The Great White North makes a decent beer time and again. What else is there but snow, beer, and hockey. ha

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2007 07:35:02 | More by Kjos29
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Brad007

Vermont

3/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a typical light yellow color with a decent amount of foam. Aroma is pretty bland at first though I detect hints of corn adjunct and some sweetness. Taste is much of the same, sweet and yet some bitterness on the tongue. Nothing too impressive or offensive at the same time. Tastes like Molson Canadian, except lighter of course. I would give it a fair rating.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2007 02:09:31 | More by Brad007
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a very pale gold color with a medium-sized white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of barley, corn and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is very weak. There are mostly flavors of barley, malt corn and the typical macro sweetness, just in smaller amounts. The after-taste is slightly bready and a little sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-heavy body, finish is clean by default because there isn’t much there to leave any type of residue.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all, which isn’t surprising. There isn’t anything about this beer that would make me want to buy it. If I were going for an inexpensive light beer there are better and more inexpensive ones available.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2007 01:56:40 | More by TheManiacalOne
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Molson delivers a pretty basic light lager in their Canadian Light. The golden body is a little bit darker than most, which is nice, and the head is a creamy bright white but it dissipates quickly as expected. The nose offers a bit of yeasty fruitiness and some sweet malt along with some floral hops - nice! In the mouth it offers a dextrinous medium-light body and a gently zesty carbonation. The malt is just slightly grainy; and it leans towards sweetness but never really gets there. It's surprisingly rich for a light beer, and actually offers more flavor than some of the standard price-point beers out there. The balance is nice, and the transition is smooth from malt into lingering floral and spicy hops amidst a mild bitterness in the finish. Hmmmm... actually pretty good in comparison to most light beers. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2006 19:34:27 | More by NeroFiddled
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

For Macro Smackdown VII, I've decided to go international, while staying on North American soil. The home team in this clash of the titans is Canada's Great Light Hope, Molson Canadian Light. The visiting team is that clear glass bottled, bright yellow amigo from south of the border, Corona Light. Let's see how they stack up.

Medium amber with a fine dusting of miniscule particles and a fair amount of rapidly rising carbonation. The head can only be described as off-white and is slightly darker (barely so) than the head on the Corona. So far, the two are nearly identical. The place where this beer is the clear winner is in the consistency and structure of the cap, and the deposition of a little more lace.

The nose is typical for a macro light beer in that it's extremely low on power and presence with just a whiff of grain. Since there's very little to go on, further description isn't possible. Hops? No. As is usually the case, an underpowered aroma means a lack of any overt offensiveness.

In terms of overall personality, the flavor is identical to the aroma. This is one of the meekest, mildest light lagers that I've ever had, and I've had a fair number over the years. Canadian Light is undermalted, underhopped and woefully underflavored. More than most versions of the style, it tastes like a macro lager cut 50:50 with water.

I always find it challenging to talk about body when it comes to light lagers since they really don't have any. As the anorectics of the beer world, there's so little meat on 'dem bones that it seems silly to even comment. After multiple sips, I've come to the conclusion that this beer has a *slightly* bigger mouthfeel and holds its structure for slightly longer than the Corona.

MacSmack VII is a classic case of the relative merits of a lack of flavor (this beer) versus more, but worse flavor (its competitor). My preference should be obvious by the scores I've granted. I really hate to use the word 'preference' in that context since my real preference is to be drinking better beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2006 14:13:23 | More by BuckeyeNation
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

2.35/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I fell like all light beers are the same but thsi one isnt as bad as some of the ones Ive had. I usually have a lot of these and its non-light counter part when i got to Buffalo apparently Canadian beer is big over there. jaja Anyway the beer is a light gold color with very little head that quickly disappears. Tatse of some maltines and some hops during gth after tste a smooth mouthfeel that isnt dry at all. Smell is mostly og grain and alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2005 19:56:34 | More by JoEBoBpr
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PBRstreetgang

Ohio

2.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale straw hue, with excellent clarity. The bubbly white head reaches only one finger in height, but holds well. Little to no lacing. Faint grain adjunct smell, mostly clean. The taste is equally bland; some grain adjuncts and slight hop bite that leaves a bitter aftertaste worth mentioning. Thin body and high carbonation make up a crisp mouthfeel. The flavor is not bad for a light lager, and it is fairly balanced, but its so thin that eventually the alcohol is percived and detracts from its drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2005 01:36:10 | More by PBRstreetgang
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

1.4/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a white, five finger-head that vanishes almost instantly leaving no lace. Clear, very pale amber color. No noticeable carbonation and very light bodied. Nose may be a faint sweet hay. Starts with no hops or malts finish is almost like water. Even a bad lawn mower beer. The Canadians can brew a decent light - Keith's but this isn't it. $1.45 for a 340ml from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2005 22:52:15 | More by jdhilt
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Molson Canadian Light from Molson Coors Canada
63 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.