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
84
good

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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
Photo of becktone
1.24/5  rDev -51%
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.

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 rye726
1.46/5  rDev -42.3%
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.

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 CBFanWish
1.88/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Just imagine Canadian watered down. Terrible. This crystal clear yellow beer came to me with a nice manufactured head. It was gone in seconds. The smell was of corn and there wasn't much of that. There was a buttery taste. I don't know much, but I know that this is not a good thing.I also had a hint of grains to finish it off. A bitter aftertaste.

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 ZachT
1.96/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Nothing going on in this beer

Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.01/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

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 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 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 JoEBoBpr
2.35/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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 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 Boto
2.4/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle: This beer pours a pale yellow color, with a bit of a white fizzy head. Well, it doesn’t smell bad, it just doesn’t smell like much at all. I get a weak nose of some sweet malts and that macro adjuct aroma. The taste isn’t offensive, just watered down. Typical thin light beer, with a hint more flavor than its American counterparts.

Photo of kunzbrew
2.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I really do not care for this beer or any molson beer, it gives me really bad gas. Light color and body with no hops or malt just a bunch of corn and rice. My mother in law comes and she brings the crap, so i have to drink it and my wife puts up with the gas.

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 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 HockeytownBrew
2.55/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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 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 francisweizen
2.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a pretty decent light beer from Molson. It pours a nice, light golden colour with a small white head. The aromas are malty and bready with a kiss of hops. The taste is mildly malty, very light and not hoppy at all. The mouthfeel is thin, but not too watery and the drinkability is good as well.

A solid light beer, almost as good as yuengling traditional lager light...

The appearance, smell, and taste of this light beer, are definately more subdued in the canned version, as compared to the bottled version.

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 riversider76
2.68/5  rDev +5.9%
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!

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.

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