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Molson Canadian Light - Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Canadian LightMolson Canadian Light

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44 Reviews

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Reviews: 44
Hads: 141
Avg: 2.65
pDev: 45.28%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | 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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Reviews: 44 | Hads: 141
Photo of Jason
3.7/5  rDev +39.6%
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.

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Photo of sliverX
3.7/5  rDev +39.6%
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....

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Photo of canadianbarman
3.65/5  rDev +37.7%
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.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.48/5  rDev +31.3%
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!

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Photo of Kjos29
3.48/5  rDev +31.3%
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

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Photo of puboflyons
3.45/5  rDev +30.2%
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.

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Photo of WesWes
3.35/5  rDev +26.4%
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.

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Photo of sabrills70
3.33/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poures a lite golden color with a 1 figer head after a fairly agressive pour. OK lace. Not much smell here - which is average for a "lite" beer. Very faint malt smells with even fainter hop smells. Picking up some corn and rice smells as well. Taste is OK for a "lite". Some subtle sweet malt with a bit of hops. Watery, but that is pretty much what I expected. Is better than other more popular "lites" (AB), and worse than others (Sam Adams). An average lite beer.

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Photo of rowew
3.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz long neck bottle - double label with random "witty" sayings on the back. Bottle brags about being North America's oldest brewery.

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow color - completely clear. Decent white head that quickly fades.

Smell: Fresh crisp smell of an adjunct lager. Very very slight hop smell.

Taste: Again - crisp, fresh taste. Very light bodied, clean taste. No aftertaste whatsoever.

Overall impression: Decent beer for what it is. I'm not a fan of light beers - but this seems to be better than a lot of the BMC offerings.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.18/5  rDev +20%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.15/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

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Photo of proc
3.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow...a light beer with some actual taste. In the world of light beers, this one stands out, albeit slightly. Pours out to a light, golden color in the glass with some lively carbonation going on. Not much aroma-wise, with a hint of cooked veggies coming through. The taste is decent, bordering on good. There is a bit of hop bit on the swallow, which actually shocked me a bit. As good as Sam Adams Light and one of the better, if not best (if there is such a thing), interpretations of a light beer

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Photo of Brad007
3/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
3/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Photo of ElGuapo
2.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

i drank a few which says a lot for a light beer. this had a little more flavor than other lights, but it still lacked. i would take it over bud coors miller any day, but i don't think i will take it at all. so far no light beers have really done it for me except for sam adams. lights are just not fantastic

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.93/5  rDev +10.6%
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!

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Photo of magine
2.93/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
2.92/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Such a disappointment. Look is poor, scent is hardly there, and the taste is almost vinegar like. On top of that the mouthfeel is pretty poor, so all in all a pretty poor lager.

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
2.86/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Photo of Shiloh
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of Duhast500
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of WakeandBake
2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of plaid75
2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of riversider76
2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an average beer. Way too much head in my opinion. Average color and taste. Heavy for a light beer. The regular is much better. It's a drinkable beer, but I wouldn't run out and buy a twelve pack! Better than Labbatt's Blue Light on any day!

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Photo of Beastdog75
2.65/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Molson Canadian Light from Molson Coors Canada
67 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.