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Molson Canadian Light - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
62
poor

125 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 26.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev +56.9%

TheMaltMan, May 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

GennyCreamAle, Nov 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

Dapperticus, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of sliverX
3.75/5  rDev +47.1%
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....

sliverX, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of Jason
3.7/5  rDev +45.1%
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.

Jason, Jul 27, 2003
Photo of canadianbarman
3.7/5  rDev +45.1%
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

canadianbarman, Jun 04, 2004
Photo of IrishRedRock
3.53/5  rDev +38.4%
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!

IrishRedRock, Aug 19, 2002
Photo of Kjos29
3.53/5  rDev +38.4%
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

Kjos29, Dec 28, 2007
Photo of bbapst
3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

bbapst, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

RespetoCerveza101, Apr 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

deplanty, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.45/5  rDev +35.3%
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.

puboflyons, Aug 29, 2009
Photo of WesWes
3.38/5  rDev +32.5%
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.

WesWes, May 15, 2004
Photo of sabrills70
3.35/5  rDev +31.4%
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.

sabrills70, Nov 07, 2004
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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

OldmanPHX, Jul 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

dsnyder61, Sep 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

Ryanc23, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of rowew
3.23/5  rDev +26.7%
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.

rowew, Jan 11, 2005
Photo of Haybeerman
3.18/5  rDev +24.7%
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.

Haybeerman, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.15/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

JohnnyM2002, Feb 03, 2008
Photo of proc
3.13/5  rDev +22.7%
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

proc, Oct 29, 2003
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3/5  rDev +17.6%

dgeebs07, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev +17.6%

tommy5, Oct 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev +17.6%

TonyY, Jul 28, 2013
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Molson Canadian Light from Molson Coors Canada
62 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.