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Molson Stock Ale - Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Stock AleMolson Stock Ale

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 27.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A traditional all malt ale with a fairly strong ale taste.

(Beer added by: slitherySOB on 12-06-2002)
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

07-24-2014 02:00:35 | More by Razor1955
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Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -64.4%

07-20-2014 23:17:32 | More by StangT5
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Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +77.9%

07-20-2014 20:08:11 | More by kbrine85
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2/5  rDev -28.8%

07-19-2014 18:35:14 | More by Sellen
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

07-06-2014 04:56:55 | More by MasterOfArgos39
Photo of kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

04-27-2014 19:28:48 | More by kwjd
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +6.8%

04-03-2014 00:49:24 | More by BigBry
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

03-13-2014 05:40:29 | More by curtismontcalm
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District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -11%

12-26-2013 03:41:01 | More by dcbeers
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +6.8%

12-09-2013 03:44:48 | More by boszormeny
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New York

3/5  rDev +6.8%

11-29-2013 06:02:32 | More by timmy2b
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -11%

10-10-2013 03:39:40 | More by ZachT
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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -11%

09-08-2013 18:42:40 | More by irishkyle21
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Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev +14.9%

Appearance: A good finger of head that didn't lace at all, but did stick around. The body is a golden colour with bronze highlights that has slow carbonation.

Smell: Smells like a mild pale ale as straw malts are the backdrop to mild hops and slight scent of concentrated fruit punch. Warming didn't help it either way.

Taste: Pretty generic stuff and not far away from a standard lager. Starts with some sweet biscuity malt, but then turns to a touch of mild fruity yeast as it transitions to a light kick of mundane hops with a slight metallic note.

Mouthfeel: That metallic note I could do without but the transitioning is smooth and it walks an odd and pleasant line between smooth and rough. Carbonation needs to have a bit more of a presence. Aftertaste is a very mild fruit/hop mix.

Drinkability: It's a bit heavier then I would expect it to be, but it is refreshing and easy enough to drink. Enough flavour to keep you drinking, but mild enough for nothing wild.

Final Thoughts: Pretty much everything I could expect from a beer branded as a Stock Ale. It's fairly generic, and it doesn't do a lot for me, but what it does, it does fairly well.

04-06-2013 01:39:26 | More by TheHammer
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-13-2013 13:06:59 | More by DaPan
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +6.8%

09-15-2012 07:33:50 | More by NedShakeshaft
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

05-04-2012 08:55:59 | More by Wordslinger
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2.5/5  rDev -11%

12-27-2011 13:42:30 | More by cdwil
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1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

A - Slightly goldish color. I was expecting pale yellow so this color was a plus. Head dissipates quickly to a small white ring.

S - Smells faintly of bread but not much else.

T - Slight lemony taste but not much else. Finishes dry.

M - High carbonation almost champagne like and leave a slight burn.

O - The appearance wasnt bad but that was pretty much it. I couldnt finish the remainder of it.

12-22-2011 19:46:08 | More by dawatts
Photo of pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +6.8%

Bottle .

Another domestic beer I cut my teeth on revisited many years later. This one is not so bad.

Clear light amber gold a small white cap which lasts better than most Molson brews tells me this has more gristed malt than most corporate brews...smells like Dominion crystal malt with a wisp of brewer's caramel. Grainy, lightly grassy aroma with a hint of apple.

Modest body, light grain character is balanced with sharper hopping than normal for corporate brews, light fruit esters and a fast dry clean finish.

Probably the best beer this company makes, and that is really no glowing recommendation...at least it has discernable ale character.

04-28-2010 01:14:10 | More by pootz
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2.63/5  rDev -6.4%

Thanks to a friend for bringing this down from Canada. It poured clear gold with a tall white head that quickly faded. There's no discernible hop profile that I can find, I really think this is a cream ale at best. The malts are smooth, simple and bready. Like most macro beers, this is light and highly carbonated (and has a mild "cheap beer" vegetable tang). I have to point out the vintage logo is pretty awesome, but that's really the main thing this beer has going for it - the label.

09-21-2009 02:22:17 | More by tempest
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Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -5.7%

Well, it has been more than twenty years since I have had Molson Stock Ale. One of the guys at work decided, since it was his turn to supply the beer, to buy Stock Ale. After a sixteen hour shift I was thirsty enough to try anything and I was really looking forward to this blast from the past. In the parking lot, the beer ice-cold, and rehashing the events of the day...

Molson Stock Ale isn't bad but it isn't worth the $38 demanded by the LCBO for a 2-4. In fairness to the brewers I sampled this beer under less than ideal conditions but I am confident I got the general idea.

I will probably wait another twenty years before borthering to try it again. A Canadian ale or a Canadian lagar? There is no need to put too much thought into this one. Molson Stock Ale, while emblematic of a working-class beer and of times past, is still just a common-place beer and really no better or worse than a other beers of it's class.

05-30-2009 20:59:17 | More by mwrseeley
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Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +18.5%

341 ml bottle from the beer store

pours golden with a tight white head that lingers and laces.

aromas are pale malt driven with some fruitiness and noble hops.

the flavour is malt forward with some light fruitiness and biscut qualities. the hopping comes in late and provides a nice balance without any bitterness.

mouthfeel is a bit thin but hey its a macro-brewed American Blonde Ale. its most cetainly all malt or at least no adjucts can be detected by my palate.

if you can find this fresh it is a good purchase.

great for sessioning.

11-03-2008 19:52:36 | More by matt7215
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2.17/5  rDev -22.8%

First off, my buddy was aging this particular case. I have not heard of anyone aging a Molson before, so I don't know if this is how a fresh one would taste, however...Poured into a pint glass. A musky sandy blonde color, with very thin white head that dissipated quickly. Smelled of roasted malts and metal. Mouthfeel was very thin for an ale, with very light carbonation. Almost an American lager taste with a slight hop finish. At only 5% ABV, a drinkable beer if you can get past the below average taste. Cheers.

04-11-2008 21:09:15 | More by Gtreid
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2.68/5  rDev -4.6%

This beer is one of the many offerings form Molson i have tried over the years. Personally i find it enjoying. To the point were can drink a lot of them, but that is about it. I drank it all night on New Years eve and woke up remembering everything. So i guess that’s good. In all seriousness, I World drink this over any other American macro and be fine with it. It is a solid beer but the type that has flooded the market for years.

01-16-2008 02:46:03 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Molson Stock Ale from Molson Coors Canada
70 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.