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Molson Dry - Molson Coors Canada

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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

An average beer for Molson. I understand that they brewed better beer 40 years or so ago. A fizzy drink with a subtle beer taste, instead of a softdrink. Bit crisp and passable with dinner that tastes. Metallic taste from can. If you are 16 its a cheap high.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2003 04:20:09 | More by Sammy
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.13/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a golden colored beer with almost no head. Aroma is very weak, almost like water. Taste is very boring with no aftertaste at all. This was very uninspiring in the end. I had this after a golf game and I guess this is more of thirst quencher then anything else.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2004 16:53:42 | More by Phyl21ca
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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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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -19%

12-06-2011 01:53:21 | More by Rochefort10nh
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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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DoubleJ

California

3.03/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Madhatter Saloon, on to the beer:

How do I describe this beer? Take Canadian, clean up the taste and aroma, give it more alcohol, and eliminate the aftertaste. While it's not as good as Canadian, it's still pretty enjoyable. This non-offensive, lightly flavored beer seems to be a popular choice for swilling down in Québec.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2007 18:19:13 | More by DoubleJ
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plaid75

New York

3.03/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a medium straw hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and decent lacing.

The smell featured a doughy malt with a smooth sweetness.

The taste consisted of a relatively full adjunct malt with some corn sweetness and a light grassy hop. A bit sweet for a dry beer.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a pretty flavorful macro.

Serving type: can

05-14-2009 01:39:56 | More by plaid75
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -19%

11-23-2011 02:55:45 | More by PEIhop
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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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bluejacket74

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a clear straw yellow color, with about an inch white head. It smells like grain/adjuncts, and the aroma isn't strong at all. The taste isn't strong either, there's a little bit of grainy sweetness and that's about it. However like it's name it does finish dry, with very little aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light, but I wouldn't call it call it watery. It does go down pretty crisp and smooth, and it is non-offensive (mainly because the taste is on the weak side). I could drink this every once in a while if I'm in the mood for macro beer. Yeah, it's not a great beer, but you could do worse.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2006 22:46:43 | More by bluejacket74
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.21/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Tried the Molson Dry at Baton Rouge in Montreal and it was just a beer nothing exciting. Poured a clear golden yellow with thin white head that did not lace. The smell was wet grain. The taste was typical of most Adjunct american beers. The mouthfeel was light in body with good carbonation to start and then faded. Overall it was ok.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2013 02:02:47 | More by WoodBrew
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.1/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz Can Costco Quebec

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 2 or 3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, breads/grains, metallic, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is an abov average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and corn mixed with some slightly harsh herbal/metallic notes. It ends with a grainy/'dry' aftertaste.

Overall - I seem to recall enjoying this beer when I was younger.. I guess I've come a long way since then. It's a distinct metallic slightly harsh taste that doesn't make it all that drinkable. I wouldn't buy this one again.

Serving type: can

07-26-2012 17:11:25 | More by spinrsx
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francisweizen

Alaska

3.38/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Molson Dry is slightly worse in the bottle. It pours a nice light yellow colour with a small head into my pilsener glass. It smells of hops, and some light malts. It tastes very basic; malty and hoppy. The finish is very hoppy and dry. Bitter, even. The mouthfeel is crisp and to-the-point. The drinkability is very good.
Cheers!,
F.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2003 10:44:14 | More by francisweizen
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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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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

11-22-2011 02:25:04 | More by jmdrpi
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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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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The boring cousin to Molson Canadian, Molson Dry doesn't leave much of an impression at all. Very pale, although a decent head from the start. No real smell except a small touch of metal. No real flavour on top of that except a very mild amount of grainy hops, a bit metallic too. No aftertaste whatsoever, the label follows through with what it claims. Crisp indeed. If you want cheap beer to drink on a hot day, but don't want any flavour (good OR bad) to get in the way, then this is your beer. Neutral all the way.

Serving type: can

07-16-2003 01:55:23 | More by IronDjinn
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

02-13-2013 13:06:14 | More by DaPan
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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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MinorThreat

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.38/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I almost forgot I had one of these on my trip to Momtreal...it really was a forgettable brew. Looked pale and fizzy, moderate head that didn;t saty long...sweet aroma some fruit and light hops..like a cider...taste and mouth were soft and mild...hardly any malt or hop profile...just smooth and sweet....uneventful abrupt finish....not very "dry"...not really much of anything...so smooth and soft no real flavor profile was apparent.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2005 06:17:32 | More by pootz
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

2/5  rDev -19%

02-23-2013 03:56:01 | More by JohnnieNepal
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is a staple of my father's and whenever i visit my parents, this is what i get. Finally decided to sit down and review it. Had it with my supper, tenderloin steak & mexican sausages on the barbecue.

Poured from a 341ml. can.

Appearance: Pale yellow body with a huge 3-4 finger snow white head, very frothy.

Smell: Ugh, hate this smell. Adjunct with a little metallic edge. Not pleasant. Would be a 1 but since it's to style, i'm giving it a 2 but not more.

Taste: Toned down skunkiness with lots of corn in there. Nothing offensive but nothing great.

Mouthfeel: Eh, feels like it tastes. A bit moist which is weird but the carbonation & cold make it toelrable.

Drinkability: One's enough and only once in a while.

Overall: It's actually better from the can than in a glass. One of the only macros i can tolerate, maybe because i've been conditioned at me dad's.

Serving type: can

05-23-2010 22:42:01 | More by papat444
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

2.88/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I wish this was available stateside. Poured out to a medium yellow color with good carbonation and a short lived white foamy head with some traces of lace around the glass. Slightly alcoholic nose with notes of corn and hops. Initial flavor is very dry and smooth, with hints of corn, and malt being very present. Finished as one would expect, quite dry. This is my idea of what a dry beer should be. Worth a try when you're in the Great White North.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2005 00:16:52 | More by Frozensoul327
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -39.3%

03-21-2012 02:41:10 | More by randylangford
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Molson Dry from Molson Coors Canada
61 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.