Molson Canadian Ice | Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Canadian IceMolson Canadian Ice

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
After slowly fermenting each brew, Molson Canadian Ice is followed by a cold aging process, and then carefully filtered to create a smooth, drinkable brew with an appealing aroma.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-23-2003

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 71
Photo of Squire123
2.25/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Because it was on a sale rack next to the cash register.

Standard version of an ice beer. Good Lord, there must be a real demand for this stuff because everybody and his brother seem to be making multiple versions. It's lightly colored, lightly hoped and lightly flavored with a higher ABV being it's primary asset. Maybe the target customers really don't mind a lack of malt into their purchase decisions, and that's ok too. Like roaches and spiders cheap beer has it's place in the overall scheme of things.

Just the thing for the Ice Beer ticker who rarely travels North.

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Photo of wordemupg
2.35/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

355ml can poured into pint glass 22/2/12

A pale golden yellow with a thin cap of foam that's gone in an instant leaving no lace

S sweet corn and some grains, not much going on here

T Wow you can really taste the ice, but for real though its pretty bland, its not that it tastes bad it just tastes like nothing

M another thin well carbonated brew with very little aftertaste,

O pretty basic stuff with very little going on, bad rating for having no flavor

sometimes I'd rather have a beer with off flavors then no flavor at all, well perhaps that's not entirely true but this is not worth trying

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Photo of biboergosum
2.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml can. So many latent hockey memories being dragged to the surface by the scratched ice imagery of the label...

This beer pours a clear, medium golden straw colour, with two fat fingers of thin puffy white head, which leaves a single raised island archway of lace on one side of the glass as it readily abates. It smells of sweet creamed corn, a bit of virtuous grain, mild diacetyl, some expired fruit esters, and softly underwhelming earthy hops. So far, very much the classy malt liquor. The taste is more neutral grain, less corn and rice, but still balanced fairly amongst them all, a slightly acrid edge that has to be the booze, and a tiny drying note that may just be the ghost of hops past. Yup, posh malt liquor. The carbonation is a bit zingy, and on the nose, but generally inoffensive, the body medium-light, a bit fruity in its bearing, and smooth enough, the lingering cloyingness kept well back. It finishes drier than anticipated, a little warm, with a low-profile mustiness.

Style firmly in mind, I can't say that this is all that bad. It's pretty much Canadian with a little extra muscle, and sweetness, but without the extra skank.

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Photo of Spica66
3.2/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Darker than pale yellow. Medium color for a lager, I guess. Pretty high carbonation and a two-finger head.

S: Smells of grains.

T: Tastes slightly malty/grainy and a little musty?

M: Standard for the style.

D: I don't see how you couldn't drink all of this that you wanted. Lord knows I have seen enough of my friends downing it like water!

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Photo of Reagan1984
2.93/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before April 09 date on the label.
Cheers to a friend of mine that had us over for dinner the other night. He had a six of these in the fridge. I brought some "good beer" to drink that night but told him that I was going to steal one of his to do an official review. I don't really see too many opportunities to get my hands on a Molson Ice..

Bright gold to a dark straw color. A two finger foamy white head forms and then settles to an 1/8th inch skim of foam across the beer. There actually was more lacing than I had anticipated.

Aroma is of grass and is that creamed corn? A touch musty.

Flavor is mostly sweet. I'm going to stick with my creamed corn description. Hey, I like creamed corn, so that's not a big dig. After this you get some very light hops and then a crisp finish. A little to sweet for me without much character to balance.

The mouth feel is very light and watery. Sure it's drinkable but not extremely appetizing either. I think I like other Molson products more....

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Photo of colts9016
2.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At the first pour there was a strong skunky smell but the smell over a few minutes the skunk smell went down to a hint. There was a thick white foamy head at first but there is only a very small one now. The color is a pale yellow with plenty of carbonation. A toasted malt aroma with hints of cooked corn and wheat. There is a light bitterness with a touch of sweetness. It Finishes Bitter and has an aftertaste that is a bit skunky.

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Photo of dnichols
2.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I poured a 12 ounce capped brown bottle into a pint glass.

A: It poured a clear yellowish body with tons of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. There was a slight quarter finger white head that disappeared fast leaving a small white ring around the collar. There was spotty and temporary lacing.

S: I tried hard but did not find much of an aroma to speak of. There were slight hints of grains but no spices or distinct aromas.

T: It had a thin, sweet front with a tangy, zesty and spicy back. The flavors were diluted and temporary. There was moderate carbonation and a hit of bitter aftertaste.

M: It had a light body with a zesty carbonation and slightly sour aftertaste.

D: It would be an good beer with hot and spicy food on a hot, dusty, and humid day. Not much of a beer if flavor is a goal. But for hydration and refreshment it is a decent brew.

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Photo of GrimmReaper
2.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straw yellow with nice creamy white head,dissipates quick and leaves mild lacing.Nose is grains,wet grass with sour notes in there.Taste was rather pleasant,same as the nose but going down rather refreshing with a creamy feel to it,dry finish with a mild hint of bitterness,not bad at all for a macro beer,don't notice the higher abv at all,medium to lite body,could down a few of these.

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Photo of evilpoptartz7
3.08/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not a big fan of ice beers, but this one is not bad. The taste of alcohol beacause of the high ABV is present but it does not ruin the taste unlike some other ice beers. My favorite beer to drink when I'm watching hockey. Inexpensive and worth a try.

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Photo of cyrenaica
3.22/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was the first ice beer that I tried and I was pleasantly surprised. It had a floral aroma that I was unable to identify but was pleasant to the nostrils. The colour was beer like, a clear golden colour. It was very crisp to the taste but with no clear identifiable flavours. A beer that goes down too damn easy.

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Photo of boblog
2.97/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good ice brew. Most of the time I dislike that genre of beer.The strong ABV didn’t seem to affect taste negatively. Very smooth taste. Very typical Canadian lager aftertaste. Overall worth a try and it doesnt cost much. A good "lets get crunk!" beer.

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Photo of CBFanWish
2.35/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Though Molson Ice is a decent beer, as far as I'm concerned, It's brother, Molson canadian Ice is a total waste of my time. It is very much a lesser beer. The smell is nothing but a nose full of skunk and the same goes for the taste. Very Grainy also. I couldn't buy this again.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A very good ice beer, in my humble judgement. It lacked the common heavy alcohol laced flavor that is found in so many ice beers. I noticed that the beer seemed almost sweet, and had notes of corn and barley. Overall one of the better ice beers that are available today. Worth a try for adventure seekers.

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Molson Canadian Ice from Molson Coors Canada
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