Molson Canadian Lager | Molson Coors Canada

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2.82/5
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1,816 Ratings
Molson Canadian LagerMolson Canadian Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
molson.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,990
Reviews:
537
Ratings:
1,816
pDev:
23.76%
Bros Score:
3.31
 
 
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Ratings: 1,816 |  Reviews: 537
Photo of robotic_being
2.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Celtics76
2.7/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
2.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 16oz can into glass. Date stamped on can bottom is 'SEP0218' (best by date).
Crystal clear, gold colored body. Off white head stays around as thick cap. Actually leaves behind some lacing.
Slight aroma of slightly sweet cardboard and barley malt. Faint floral hops.
Taste does not deliver a pleasurable experience. Taste has some cardboard, and the aftertaste brings out a vegetal hint. Has a metallic mouth feel, and thin body. Very good carbonation.
Off putting over all taste of weird vegetal silage. No real after taste. Not recommended, but there must be millions of drinkers who choose this as their first beer of the session (followed by many more).

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Photo of johnlowe
3.94/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnnyrafer
2.84/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DavetotheB
3.19/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gatornation
2.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From start to finish this is a horrible lager. Molson Golden is at least drinkable. This had a horrible vegetable hop with brine water and malts. A terrible after taste and finish. Budweiser ,Corona,Coors, Pabst,Old Style all kill this Lager.

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Photo of Vetbidder
2.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

See through and straw colored with little head from tap. Beery corn sweet, not much else on the nose. Easy to drink but I’m not in love with the vegetal sweet finish. Medium in thickness with medium/light carbonation

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Photo of Vylo
2.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.4/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mysticmage
1.25/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I am Canadian so I can’t give straight ones but even in my wild youth this one just didnt appeal...

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Photo of Marcgrams
2.78/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a typical golden and color and there is a white head that faded away rather quickly. The taste is neutral and inoffensive. there is little to no lacing left on the glass. There are beer I prefer to drink because they are cheaper, but not necessarily better.

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Photo of Slack
3.05/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DigitGrowler
2.78/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of joeywheeler
4.61/5  rDev +63.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of McBraniel
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into lager glass, best before 6/11/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Touch of fruity/yeasty notes in the aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt/corn and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a good adjunct pale lager style. All around good robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Nicely flavorful for the style. Clean pale malt/grains and mild earthy hop balance. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of Markpalmer
3.4/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This has been my regular weekend beer to get drunk on for about two decades. It tastes good, it's refreshing, and inexpensive. It's not the best or my favorite beer, but it's far from the worst and when it comes down to spending as little money as possible for half-way decent non-light beer, Canadian is the choice.

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Photo of Kemblain
3.51/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.92/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Ocalafox
3.46/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dugz
4.69/5  rDev +66.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

This is exactly what I look for in an american style. You can clearly taste a little malt and hops which is unusual for this style. This is what american beer should taste like imo. It's light, fizzy, very thirst quenching, not too heavy, and has a good real beer flavor. Buy this.

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Photo of brewnme
3.07/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Molson Canadian Lager from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 1,816 ratings