Molson Canadian Lager
Molson Coors Canada

Molson Canadian LagerMolson Canadian Lager
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From:
Molson Coors Canada
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #140
ABV:
5%
Score:
66
Ranked #30,576
Avg:
2.83 | pDev: 24.03%
Reviews:
580
Ratings:
1,370
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 08, 2022
Added:
Aug 21, 2001
Wants:
  37
Gots:
  492
SCORE
66
Poor
Molson Canadian LagerMolson Canadian Lager
Notes: Around the world, Canada is seen as a shining example of nature at its best. We have thousands of freshwater lakes and barley fields as far as the eye can see. That's what makes us so proud to brew Molson Canadian, our signature beer. Brewed without preservatives, from St. Johns to Vancouver, over 3000 Canadians have a hand in bringing Molson Canadian to their family, their friends, and their communities. The people who live here truly deserve a beer brewed with the best this land has to offer. That’s why we make sure our award winning lager is as clean, crisp and fresh as the incredible country it comes from.
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Rated by bv51 from Washington

3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Not much taste
Aug 08, 2022
 
Rated: 2.53 by burnaby391 from Canada (ON)

Jul 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.06 by dm771 from Canada (ON)

Jun 18, 2022
 
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

3.21/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Courtesy of the the great @coronaeus sent my way BIF 15 to drink during game 7 of the leafs bolts game... we all know what happened : (

beautiful crystal clear light gold. Nice creamy frothy white head lingers; even get some lacing with the nucleated glass.

Aroma smells like a leafs win; combined with a little bit of malty sweetness. Not much else I’ll say maybe just a touch of hops on the nose too.

Taste watered down subtle sweet maltiness; again a touch of nondescript hoppiness. It’s just enough for me to say it’s hops but not much else can be said.

Light body; nice lively carbonation, low low bitterness on the finish; almost more grainy bitter than hoppy bitter.
May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -47%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
Purchased as a single bottle from Publix for $1.90. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Clear, pale straw. Minimal pale white head.
S - Biscuit, corn flakes. Not too much else here.
T - Matches nose. Extremely muted. Essentially a wheat-esque La Croix.
F - It's definitely refreshing. Watery. Light bodied, with plenty of carbonation. Thin.
O - Not great. It's refreshing, and closer to water than beer. Then again, it doesn't really try to be more than it actually is. It's not really worth trying, and I won't get it myself. I wouldn't really turn one down, though.
May 11, 2022
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Rated by Fedorable

1.82/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
It's awful. Watery shit
Apr 23, 2022
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Reviewed by dbeau485 from Florida

4.52/5  rDev +59.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of my favorite lagers. Like Labatt’s Blue, you can find this beer at some Florida Publix stores and a 6pack is cheaper than American beers. Way better than anything Anheiser Busch makes.
Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by mmontalto from Massachusetts

2.17/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2
See through beer. Pretty tasteless, awkwardly sweet at first, then bland. It's easily chuggable and refreshing, but it truly tastes as if it's 90% water. The smell is decent, though.
Apr 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by JFlowers

Mar 06, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Drank my fair share of this when not drinking Golden in college in Rochester. Molson dominated there. While fond memories and nostalgia drive a likely higher-than-deserved rating, I do believe this still tastes okay, and quenches the thirst, after a long day of snowmobile riding in the great north woods of NH.
Feb 17, 2022
 
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

2.76/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
De Hopt. En copa Teku. En almuerzo, con arroz con gambas tras llevar a niño al poli a jugar a futbito con Javier y Jose. Insípida aunque refrescante, con un ligerisimo dulzor maltoso que su marcado amargor tapa. Al menos no desagrada y aporta una chapa más para la coleccion
Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 2.34 by JonnoWillsteed from England

Dec 01, 2021
 
Rated: 2.85 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 01, 2021
 
Rated: 2.93 by Meddwol from Michigan

Oct 29, 2021
 
Rated: 2.95 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Oct 17, 2021
 
Rated: 2.6 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Oct 08, 2021
 
 
Rated: 2.16 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Sep 17, 2021
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Rated by CsWimberly

5/5  rDev +76.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Best beer
Sep 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by NappyB from Illinois

Aug 30, 2021
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Reviewed by BNSlums from Washington

2.58/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Its important to not become too comfortabley numb by rating only experimental craft brews. I have had Molson on draft in Vancouver, BC but this is the first time from the bottle.
In the glass it appears strikingly clear, like more so than water. Typical lager color, straw yellow without much shine. Carbonation looks gentle and viscosity is very flimsy. A nose of grainy stale malt and sweet corn mixed, generally flat. Not much hops out of the glass.
Nose more intense than palate: tasting like Rainer, Coors, Bud etc.

Very similar to Kokanee but not as sweet.
Aug 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by RahFoodie from Canada (ON)

Jun 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Jun 15, 2021
 
Rated: 2.9 by balizz

Jun 09, 2021
 
Rated: 2.41 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Jun 05, 2021
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Reviewed by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
This is not at all a bad tasting beer. Though the feel leaves a bit to be desired. This beer would be a lot better with any carbonation. It sorta has the feeling of a flat beer even though it doesn't taste like flat beer. Otherwise the taste is not that bad.
May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

3.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Molson Canadian pours into my glass the usual pale, straw color as any lager. The head is rocky, white, and surprisingly lasting.

Aromas of sweet corn up front, supported by pale, biscuit malts lending their own sort of sweetness to the profile. The nose seems to thin out at this point, giving a sort of generic dried graininess combined with a musty, dusty quality like an abandoned, dust filled room. Only there for a second, and then gone. Finish gives the barest, briefest hint of grassy, leafy hops before fading into the background.

On the tongue, Molson Canadian is smooth and rounded, with an up front sweetness. Sweetness is fairly generic to start but soon tastes like creamed corn. Roundness builds slightly in the center, accentuating Molson's basic refreshing qualities. That rounded quality blends with a more generic sweetness held up by generic pale malts to give a profile that is surprisingly balanced and refreshing.

Molson Canadian is a pretty simple, straightforward beverage. As lagers go however, it has most of the right flavors and while Molson doesn't hide its adjuncts, it doesn't smack you in the face with them either. I would gladly have this on a hot summer day, or any day when I just needed a little refreshment.
May 26, 2021
 
Rated: 2.69 by Metalgod666 from Michigan

May 04, 2021
 
Rated: 2.77 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by altstadt from Canada (BC)

2.6/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Clear pale gold color. Pours a short head that collapsed in less than half a minute to only a ring around the edge of the glass. Moderate flow of small bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Left no lacing.

Sweet scent. Very light yeast funk. Very light malt. Something else that I can't identify. Swirling the glass kicked up just a hint of barnyard for a couple of seconds.

Slightly sweet with a little bit of malt flavor. There is a hint of some pepper-like spice when it warms up a bit. The unidentifiable scent shows up in the flavor as well, but is more offensive in the flavor. I still can't figure out what it is. The aftertaste is some of the sweet malt and just a bit of some bitters.

Moderate tongue tingling as it grows to a coarse foam. Slightly astringent.

The weird scent and flavor do not seem like something that should be in a beer. The slight hint of barnyard when agitated is a nice touch. This is a rather average (and inoffensive) New World mass market Lager. I don't think any Germans would consider this comparable to their every day beer.
Mar 11, 2021
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Rated by thebeard99 from Canada (BC)

2.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A traditional Canadian lager that I consider a great summer beer, best served ice cold.
Feb 21, 2021
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Rated by JuanPn from Louisiana

4.74/5  rDev +67.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
i like the warm bread flavor of this beer, even when cold, it takes you to fresh bread

very few beers i give a 5 on
Jan 30, 2021
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Reviewed by bigdeuce from Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Look, it’s better than any American Macro and less expensive than most of them. It’s the typical macro. No taste, smells like skunk, overly carbonated but in the middle of a pandemic, it’ll do just find.
Jan 19, 2021
 
Rated: 2.85 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2021
 
Rated: 2.68 by waffleguy from Canada (AB)

Dec 27, 2020
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Rated by SchwarzwaelderHumpen from Michigan

2.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
Ok cheap beer. You will not be discriminated against when bringing it to an all day party
Dec 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 09, 2020
Molson Canadian Lager from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 1950 ratings