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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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Photo of kbrine85

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +77.9%

07-20-2014 20:08:11 | More by kbrine85
Photo of curtismontcalm

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

03-13-2014 05:40:29 | More by curtismontcalm
Photo of MasterOfArgos39

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

05-04-2012 08:55:59 | More by Wordslinger
Photo of Razor1955

New York

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

07-24-2014 02:00:35 | More by Razor1955
Photo of matt7215

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
Photo of TheHammer

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
Photo of DrJay


3.15/5  rDev +12.1%

I have to say, this beer holds a special place in my heart. This was the slumming beer of choice back when I was playing in a local rock band. The first time we bought it from Brewers Retail we were just looking for something cheap for the boys to drink while practicing. The beer label with the anchor leapt out at us. When we ordered a case, the salesperson looked confused and wasn't sure whether they had any in the back. He came back a few minutes later and told us that he found a couple cases in the back corner hidden under some other cases. As we left the beer store we happily noted that the case was dusty, like it had been forgotten in the cooler for a couple months. It immediately became a staple for band practice for the next several months. Anyways, on to the review...

Very pale straw yellow with a bright clarity topped by a dense white head which started off thick but quickly dropped to a thin layer. Fine lacing also stuck to the sides of the glass. Mostly malt sweetness in the aroma, but there is a bit of fruitiness. Malt grain character and sweetness carry into the flavour and hops are nearly non-existant. Clean finish without being overly dry and a bit of hop bitterness shows up in the aftertaste. Light body that's overly thin and medium-high carbonation. This isn't a spectacular brew, but it's light and refreshing. Probably my favourite offering from the big Canadian brewers.

341mL brown bottle with no freshness date.

12-05-2004 23:50:23 | More by DrJay
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +6.8%

04-03-2014 00:49:24 | More by BigBry
Photo of timmy2b

New York

3/5  rDev +6.8%

11-29-2013 06:02:32 | More by timmy2b
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
Photo of NedShakeshaft

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +6.8%

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

3/5  rDev +6.8%

12-09-2013 03:44:48 | More by boszormeny
Photo of slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -0.4%

I can't comment on the appearane. I drank this straight from the bottle. Hopefully, someone else can talk about appearance. Had it again, right this time. Appearance is a light gold, not quite yellow. Head is about 2 fingers for about two minutes, then collapses to nothing. Smell was heavy with malt, as was the taste. Hardly any hops. Sort of a light lager turned ale. Good beer, nice for just getting back from work.

12-06-2002 13:45:10 | More by slitherySOB
Photo of DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-13-2013 13:06:59 | More by DaPan
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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
Photo of mwrseeley

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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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
Photo of dcbeers

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -11%

12-26-2013 03:41:01 | More by dcbeers
Photo of irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -11%

09-08-2013 18:42:40 | More by irishkyle21
Photo of cdwil


2.5/5  rDev -11%

12-27-2011 13:42:30 | More by cdwil
Photo of ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -11%

10-10-2013 03:39:40 | More by ZachT
Photo of biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -11.7%

I'll state my final impression first: this isn't as bad as other Canadian macro offerings, but it is, no mistaking it, on par with what you'd expect from a swill. No head formed really what so ever, less maybe to the outsides. A yellow colour, a light degree of golden in it. Aroma of corn starch, not overbearing but certainly adjunct filled. A fairly heavy body, satisfying and considerably clean considering the level of adjuncts in the aroma and taste. The flavour stays clean as well, although doesn't part far from the adjuncts. Not overly bloating and certainly not as low quality as some of the value brands offered in Ontario. Still, I wouldn't really opt for this on a hot day even... hmm, this is pretty lager-esque for an "ale"...
To describe it most fairly I think it's appropriate to riff on a fellow Ontario reviewer and just say: it goes well with chips.

04-26-2007 02:57:14 | More by biegaman
Photo of kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

04-27-2014 19:28:48 | More by kwjd
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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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Molson Stock Ale from Molson Coors Canada
70 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.