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Molson Dry - Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
61
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 2.47
pDev: 23.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An easy-drinking beer of superior character, Molson Dry has won numerous international brewing awards. This extra dry brew imparts a subtle impression of hops with no residual bitterness. Launched in 1989, Molson Dry was awarded the North American Specialty Lager gold medal by the 2002 World Beer Cup.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2003)
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-16-2012 14:26:25 | More by irishkyle21
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-17-2013 19:51:43 | More by MinorThreat
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-10-2012 02:04:12 | More by bumchilly25
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-15-2012 13:26:50 | More by oldp0rt
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MattBreight

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-06-2012 13:00:54 | More by MattBreight
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-08-2013 00:42:00 | More by orangesol
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-27-2011 16:40:32 | More by Gregwa
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Jim_DemonDeacon


2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-10-2012 20:46:28 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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stella77artois

New York

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-22-2013 16:43:29 | More by stella77artois
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-23-2013 21:26:17 | More by Exeter
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Skizem

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-23-2011 22:32:47 | More by Skizem
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Cooker_stp

New York

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-25-2013 00:28:07 | More by Cooker_stp
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billab914

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-21-2014 00:47:11 | More by billab914
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szmnnl99

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-24-2012 14:40:16 | More by szmnnl99
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mynie

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I never understood why anyone would attach the word "dry" to a liquid. When I was younger I thought "dry" gin kind of made sense, because it made your mouth feel parched. And then I realized that calling a cocktail dry was a way to make it known that it was boozy, not watery. Both those make sense. But beer? WTF?

Anyhow, this has a grassiness similar to Rolling Rock, with big nodes of corn and other canned veggies. Not particularly beery, but there's something going on there and there are no off nodes. Bizarrely enough, I think I like the higher ABV "Cold Shots" version of this better, even though that particular beer seems marketed directly to wannabe homeless people.

Serving type: can

02-23-2013 23:14:18 | More by mynie
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - pale yellow brew, heavily carbonated, with 1/4-inch sustained head of foam.

Smell - corn adjunct aroma with a thin hop smell as well. Very familiar smell, not complex or interesting.

Taste - pretty neutral start with a sweet corn malt flavour coming through in the middle. Finish is sudden and short, leaving a boring wetness in the mouth and little aftertaste profile to speak of.

Mouthfeel - for all the carbonation this is pretty smooth, although the lack of sustained flavour at the end creates a dull experience.

Drinkability - this is easy to put away, especially when cold, but still isn't a great choice. The sweetness becomes annoying after a while. The higher alcohol content also means you need to be careful also.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 00:40:57 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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BigRedN

Nebraska

2.58/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Notes, Consumed during Calgary trip on 9/29 at Murph's Irish Pub. Buckets of Molson products $12, couldn't pass up a cheap drink. I order this because I thought "Dry" beers had gone the way of the Dodo.

Appearance: I drank it straight from the bottle, I didn't want to be too much of a beer geek and ask for a glass. I imagine it is typical macro though.

Smell: Very little smell, even as I tried to take inconspicuous whiffs from the top of the bottle and not look too foolish. I would have thought that any aroma would have been concentrated, but either this has no aroma or is too cold (sat in a bucket of ice).

Taste: Typical macro, only less. At least with a macro you tend to get an aftertaste, either good or bad, this had almost nothing. Little taste on the tongue (slight adjuncty sweetness), nothing once it slipped past, on its way down.

Mouthfeel: Light lively, well carbonated and well, dry.

Drinkability: Well, it's easy to pound these away, but would I buy it again? Probably not, I only did this once for the novelty of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2005 20:15:25 | More by BigRedN
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PiratePete

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not an offensive beer. It does not smell bad. It does not look bad. It does not offend. Poured out a light gold colour with a small head that eventually disappeared. Nose of light malt, some hops, and ... and ... that was it really. Its a basic massed produced beverage that is a good massed produced beer. A "liquid" mouthfeel and no real aftertaste. Too bad. Strangely enough one could say that it has drinkability 'cause it is not an offensive beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2003 08:05:03 | More by PiratePete
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Richter35

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from .75 L King Can, which proceeded to make a mess of my clothes and floor. Into a tall wheat beer glass it went...

Look is pale straw colour with white, fizzy head.

Smells:

like metal
corn/grain
a bit sweet

Tastes better than it looks or smells, which I guess is a good thing. Smooth taste with some malt, corn and sugar...somewhat metallic with a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Average.

Mouthfeel is not good. This brew is a syrupy, sugary... a slight tinge of carbonation at the end reminds you that you're actually drinking a beer. Dry [obviously].

Drinkability is limited due to the severe lack of personality. Molson Dry may even pale in comparison to it's weaker, watery stablemate [Canadian].

Note:
In my honest opinion, if you like the style PC Dry is better and cheaper.

Serving type: can

09-15-2010 22:10:10 | More by Richter35
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decided to grab this with some empty return money after it won a Bronze Medal in the North American Style Lager category at the 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards. As I expected, there's nothing overly offensive about this beer, but its drinkable mediocrity doesn't make it an 'award winner' in my eyes.

Pours a standard golden yellow with a thin cap of bubbly white froth that dissipates about half way through drinking. Smell is creamed corn, adjunct grains, fruity and floral notes from the hop extract, slightly metallic aromas, and fusel alcohol. Taste is clean nondescript maltiness, faint bite mid-palate, watery mouthfeel with a chalky finish and non-existent aftertaste. After warming a bit, the beer adopts a cheap white wine/chardonnay flavour. Not enjoyable.

Overall, Molson Dry is no different than the rest of the macro slop out there, and it's embarrassing that this would even be considered for an award at our national beer competition. Bleh.

Serving type: can

10-22-2010 06:35:47 | More by cratez
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Barraclou

Quebec (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale golden. No head at all.

Smell: No smell. Apple juice or real beer got more smell.

Taste: That's ok for a macro adjunct lager.

Mouthfeel: What mouthfeel? Molson markets as having no aftertaste...

Drinkability: It is ok for a macro. Some drinkers like it, others not.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2004 21:37:09 | More by Barraclou
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BoitSansSoif

France

2.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I remember when my old man used to buy this in Windsor at the beer store. I haven't seen it in years, so I had to grab a 6-er while in Montreal.

A-Pours a light golden w/decent white head. Retention is only fair, and there is some light tracing.

S-Faint grain, light malt, light noble hops.

T-Very light and slightly sweet malt, ephemeral citrus, and a fair amount of noble hops in the finish. Aftertaste is slightly metallic with traces of hops.

M-Light and watery with strong carbonation...what do you expect?

D-It's fun to bash macros, but this one's not too bad. It's slightly better than average, and it's easy to understand why I use to like this one way back when. This one's better if left out of the fridge for 10-15 minutes before drinking unless you are a fan of beer completely devoid of taste.

Serving type: can

03-21-2009 02:41:12 | More by BoitSansSoif
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

710ml can. This was the beer of choice amongst my small-town friends who eschewed Molson Canadian, but wouldn't go as far as Big Rock, and reminds me of a spate of weddings back in the late 90s.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow hue, with tons of puffy, thinly foamy, and kind of creamy off-white head, which leaves some sparse streaky, sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly drops away.

It smells of mild creamed corn, quite metallic, weakly sugary pale malt, a touch of acetone, and kind of dusty and musty at the same time. The taste is moderately sweet, husky corn, further almost wheaty malt notes, a steely flintiness, a hint of diacetyl, and some very mild musty, weedy hops. So far, so Canadian.

The carbonation is slightly on the high and frothy side, the body medium-light in weight, but not quite thin in its smoothness, building somewhat on the base Canadian lager. It finishes more or less clean, just a bit of latent dry grainy booziness.

I can see why my oh-so-discerning drinking buddies chose this over Canadian, as while there isn't a whole lot more going on than in the base ubiquitous lager, it's way smoother, substantially more easy to drink, and hey, 10% stronger to boot. Those two-fours seem like a bit less of a stupid idea to me now. Just a bit, I swear.

Serving type: can

12-10-2010 02:32:18 | More by biboergosum
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

11-20-2011 22:03:21 | More by RedAleMan
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

08-26-2012 16:33:27 | More by Melomanemusher
Molson Dry from Molson Coors Canada
61 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.