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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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2/5  rDev -21.6%

nrs207, Feb 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -21.6%

jrutigs, Nov 16, 2011
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2/5  rDev -21.6%

billbeers, Jul 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -21.6%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -21.6%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -21.6%

bigox420, Nov 28, 2011
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2/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 28, 2006
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2.23/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

TastyTaste, Mar 08, 2005
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Hearneator, Feb 06, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Feb 22, 2007
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Dapper_Dan_Man, Aug 06, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

instinct2, Dec 26, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

BlissJunkie, Sep 18, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

ZEB89, May 06, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

turbotype, May 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

charlesjwinkler, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of zach8270
2.33/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

zach8270, Nov 20, 2008
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2.35/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

woodychandler, Apr 16, 2010
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2.35/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

JoEBoBpr, Dec 06, 2005
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2.4/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Billolick, Jun 05, 2005
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2.42/5  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.

Boto, Apr 05, 2005
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2.48/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Stinkypuss, Oct 12, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -2%

Bighorn, Jun 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -2%

MinorThreat, Aug 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -2%

probert, Sep 04, 2014
Molson Canadian Light from Molson Coors Canada
62 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.