Molson Canadian Light - Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Canadian LightMolson Canadian Light

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BA SCORE
62
poor

133 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 26.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IrishRedRock on 08-19-2002

Canadian Light maintains the same character as Molson Canadian, which is slowly fermented to provide a light beer.
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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 46
Reviews by puboflyons:
Photo of puboflyons
3.45/5  rDev +36.4%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.7/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.5 oz brown twist off bottle, no freshness date to be found. 11.5 oz bottle, so for every case you buy that is about one 12 ounce bottle of beer missing.

Appearance: Perfect clarity with a very pale straw hue, one finger of foamy head struggles to stick to the glass.

Smell: Smells like a fresh light beer, very little hop and malt yet extremely clean.

Taste: Smooth with a plush crispness in the back, very light in the body department. Dry dextrin, cereal grain and malt husk. Bone dry palate and very very clean. Some watered down hop bitterness and flavour slides in middle to end. Virtually no taste in the finish.

Notes: All I would want in a light beer if I like the style. It holds a touch more flavour than most light beers and does not stray into any cooked veggie or odd corn aromas or flavours. If you like light beer this one might be for you.

Photo of Billolick
2.4/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 ouncer w/o freshness indication. Pours very light straw, with a feeble white head, minor lacing noted. Faint nose of corn/rice. This is not gonna be pretty. Here goes...taste is watery, adjuncts, nasty in general. Lawn mower beer, at best. Something about this stuff tells me 2 or 3 would lead to a nasty headache. Pass this macro, water waster by.

Photo of dacrza1
1.63/5  rDev -35.6%
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...

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.93/5  rDev +15.8%
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!

Photo of BigAl18
3.62/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Admitting the possibility of over rating a bit, but I have fond memories of this beer. Cold and fresh from the tap, it is not that bad.

Photo of tone77
2.6/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of plaid75
2.68/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.23/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Photo of Shiloh
2.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For a light this is very nice...for a light.
Colour is a weak, thin, golden hue. Head was one finger when arrived and quickly disapated and carbonation was light.
The nose was minor and thin as the colour.
But, the taste for a light was acceptable, evenly balanced, lite(ly) hopped and finished better than anticapated to the malts.....again, lightly.

Photo of zach8270
2.3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Photo of woodychandler
2.4/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of TastyTaste
2.23/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear very light gold color, like many a light american lager. Almost no head. Smell is slightly grassy with malt, but does have som adjunct tones. Taste is relatively bland, just light malt, and no noticable hops. No better or worse than many american light lagers, just another choice.

Photo of jdhilt
1.43/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

Photo of IrishRedRock
3.48/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I do believe, and correct me if I am wrong, that this is the beer that was replaced by Canadian Light. I have now had both, and they are eerily similar. However, I wont compare, I will just review this one, which I am drinking now.

Golden in color, and the lace actually is sticking all the way down the glass. Very smooth, not much flavor at all, and a bit watery. Therefore it's extremely easy to drink. I have had a few already and am feeling nothing. Definitely a better light than the BudMillerCoors light offerings. Oh well...I think its defunct anyway, but hey, cheers!

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.55/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Blah... not a special beer, and doesn't really hold a candle to it's full flavor brother. Light golden color with a short lived head. Medium low carbonation. Scents of corn and hops were present, but very light. Flavor was on the stale watery side for my liking, but none the less went down smooth, and would be a do-able session beer. Not much of an aftertaste, but notes of alcohol and hops were slightly noted. Worth a try, but nothing great.

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of WakeandBake
2.8/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Photo of canadianbarman
3.65/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

--Average brown bottle 331 ml, no freshness date.
--Poured a nice head that quickly left.
--Colour is what you would expect from a light beer, kind of a clear golden color.
--smell was also what you would expect, not much there.

Overall this is one of the better light beers I have tasted. It didn't seem to lose much by going light. You can still tell that it is mass produced, but one I would recommend to a light beer drinker.
Thx

Photo of WesWes
3.35/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It is crisp, clean, and refreshing with a dry lager yeast scent. There is also the aroma of some pale malts and brewing adjuncts. The taste is above average. It has a smooth taste with a clean, yet dry finish. It has no malt complexity at all, but is low in carbs. The mouthfeel is above average. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This beer drinks well. It's a little better than most light beers I've had.

Photo of Duhast500
2.85/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of Beastdog75
2.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

(Repost since my original review strangely disappeared)

I find most light beers to be unspectacular (or some, just downright nasty). Molson Canadian Light surprised me in that for the most part it remained true to the regular version. Sure regular Molson Canadian isn't a very spectacular beer in itself, but I just found it surprising that a beer's light counterpart actually has some taste.

Molson Canadian Light poured a bright straw color with a golden hue. A decent foamy white head formed and lasted about a minute. The smell is of light grains with a slightly sweet character to them. The mouthfeel was watery and fizzy like any light beer. The initial taste struck me as sweet, as the grain flavors made their way through. Although not awful, corn does seem to be a primary flavor in this brew. The usual light beer wateriness is here, but I kept on thinking that this stuff tastes alot like the original. One thing that sets them apart is that I detected almost no hops here whatsoever. No bitterness or dryness to be found. The aftertaste was light, with some lingering husk flavors and grainy/corny sweetness. Also there is no alcoholic warmth in the end to finish this one off.

This had less hop flavor, more wateriness, and more husk flavors and sweetness than the regular version, but once you get past that the two are very closely related. Not too bad for a light beer, although I certainly do not plan to drink this regularly. Definitely easy to drink, and as clean as clean gets.

Photo of Grogsky
1.89/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Not very flavourful. Lacks anything distinct. The scent is faint and unappealing, the taste is bland. Settles poorly.

Photo of Kjos29
3.48/5  rDev +37.5%
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

Photo of PBRstreetgang
2.86/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Molson Canadian Light from Molson Coors Canada
62 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.