Molson Canadian Lager
Molson Coors Canada

Molson Canadian LagerMolson Canadian Lager
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Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #247
ABV:
5%
Score:
66
Ranked #48,596
Avg:
2.83 | pDev: 24.03%
Reviews:
566
Ratings:
1,892
From:
Molson Coors Canada
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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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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Photo of realJohnnyHobo
3.34/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This one is probably one of my favorite adjunct lagers of all time, alongside Moosehead, from Canada. It should be noted that this is the original beer designed by John Molson showcasing Canadain ingredients.

Pouring rich golden hue with aggressive carbonation and a 2 finger white head, with a smell of sweetened malts and notes of corn.

The flavor is a smooth, medium-bodied mouthfeel, with full flavor. Tasting notes from the start include a mild yeasty note up front, with mids of rich 2 row Canadian barely, and a finish of lightly hopped sweetened corn. Semi-dry finish.

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Photo of dsfunk207
3.02/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle of Import, Expiration date of JUL/05/20. Poured into a pint glass.

Look - golden, plain-looking lager. Clear and decent head.

Smell - Slight honey bread, no strong scents or anything that really pops out

Taste - Tastes just like the smell: Honey, bready, a little malty. The finish is really crip.

Feel - Very smooth. Light carbonation, nothing exceptional.

Overall, this would be a great beer for hot summer days after some yard work, doing some activities, or just hanging out on a hammock. Nothing exceptional, but it's an easy-drinking beer that would be great for anybody just getting into beers. Great on its own or with some food.

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Photo of 1009
3.87/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

The way a lager should taste. Crisp and slightly sweet from that majestic Canadian barely. Best enjoyed on a frozen body of water with a hockey stick in one hand and a bottle in the other. The ultimate pond hockey beer enjoyed by players of all levels. Well done Canada. Well done. I’ll never turn down a frothy Molson.

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Photo of elnachooo
2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cerveza dorada, con una pequeña cabeza espumosa de buena retención. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. Aromas débiles a malta y algo de trigo. En boca es bebible pero olvidable.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.96/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A soft fluffy uniform white head retains well over a sparkling clear gold head, leaving coral layers of lace.

This actually has a semi-bitter bite to it. It's crisp, a little grassy, and...not terrible. It's still sweet with notes of corn, green grape skin and a hint of white toast before coming to a semi-dry finish.

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Photo of MrJames1501
4.94/5  rDev +74.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love it!
first beer which I drink
Pours a deep, clear golden colour, fully flavoured, love foam on that. smooth to drink.

Now I love to drink beer.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.56/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad AAL at all. Served on tap in a shaker at the airport. Clear and yellow, with a slight collar of foam. Aromas of grain, bread, and floral hops. Nice flavor of dough, and biscuit, grain, and something slightly sweet which ranged from butter to honey to sweet corn depending on the sip. I'd put this just below High Life and tied with Stroh's for go to cheap AALs.

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Photo of defunksta
4.2/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep, clear golden color with a creamy and clingy, white foamy head that lasts. SRM of 10. Darker than most lagers (4.00)

Aroma: Light honey biscuit, bread, and corn. Subtle citrus. Nice aromas for a lager. (4.00)

Flavor: Flavors follow the nose. Honey and lemon bread. Definitely some grains. However finishes crisp, balanced, and dry. Extremely delicious. Great grain and bread malt profile and I don't detect any adjuncts. Well-done. (4.25)

Feel: Very smooth body. Yet, it's crisp with great carbonation and finishes clean. Slightly heavier bodied than I expected. (4.00)

Overall: One of the best American lagers I can remember. Balanced and full of flavor. Tastes bready and I don't get a whole lot of corn adjuncts, which is nice. Not really an adjunct lager. It's just great all around. Fantastic body and smooth. I'd classify this is one of the better American lagers. This would warrant comparison to some of the best American lagers. (Final Rating: 4.20)

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.94/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(12 oz bottle, OCT1319 07010M; purchased cold... poured into a simple mug)

L: polished-clear, pale gold liquid; fire-cracker cloud of white foam on pour, collapses into smeared-out collar... little bit of lace; an anomaly

S: lightly-toasted corn bread, subtle hint of syrup; overtone of malt liquor-y sweet dough... manzanilla brine far in the back??

T: smooth, doughy maltiness which lingers through the finish; thin layer of watery dryness at the bottom of the palate... vaguely light-caramel note in the aftertaste; very delicate spicy color... almost has a Euro pale thing going on

F: smooth, silky malt-pudged body up front; long finish that quiet disappears... does have a soft sizzle... more than water

O: had this and Golden in high school a few times and I always remembered liking the Molson line more than the BMC lot - if it wasn't Miller Lite, however, it was often Yuengling, and Molson was an occasional wildcard rare treat... I do love Molson Ice, and this one comes in a close second (1434)

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.21/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a nonic pint glass; best by October 13, 2019.
A: Pours a crystal clear, sparkling golden color with lots of champagne-style bubbles, a frothy, white, one finger head, solid cap retention, but somewhat soapy lacing
S: Aromas bread rind, green pepper, grasses and grains. It has a really inviting aroma, certainly for comparative purposes.
T: Semidry, but leaving a fruity, almost sweetness on the tongue. Palate follows the nose closely but corn a bit more evident. Very light bitterness tucked in, just enough for a crisp, refreshing finish.
M: Light bodied with light, but steady carbonation overall. Drinks smoothly.
O: Have been surveying the AALs recently. Surprised by Budweiser and MHLs early noses, not is a good way. This drinks as smoothly, cleanly, and refreshingly as any of them. Would not hesitate to have again, and again, etc.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.06/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Review: 330ml bottle of Molson Canadian: 4.0% vol.

My version was 4%, but in normal countries the ABV is 5%.

Nice logo on the bottle, of a maple leaf, Canada’s national flower.

On pour get a very frothy white head and a golden coloured beer. Not much in the bottle but what comes out looks pretty fine, a nice looking lager.

Some good carbonation going on. Head maintains well and there is some light lacing.

Has a lovely light lagery aroma, nice and malty, wheaty……nice on the nose…..

Not getting a lot of taste or flavouring from the beer, all a bit like a tonic water, so, so very light.

Goes down easy for sure, but so does water, and this has no real bite to it at all. Ok the hops are to be found, eventually, and there are some sweet malts there or thereabouts, and it is nice to sip slowly, but it is generally a boring and bland lager that doesn’t do anything for the imagination.

Tasteless, watery and boring. Dare I say it but a bit like Canada itself, DULL……………..cough! LOL

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Photo of Byoung_Ju_Kim
3.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Refreshing easy-drinkable beer. Draft version has strong barley scent when it pours freshly. Love to drink this with a side shot of whisky. Tastes like average beer you can find at supermarkets..Not to bad or not to good.

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Photo of Augiedogie23
4.3/5  rDev +51.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love it! It easy to drink, has a smooth finish. It is a session beer and great in summer or winter. For those who want a heavier beer but want it drinkable.

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Photo of Buckeye55
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Have drank this one on and off over the years. Was always a good change of pace from other aal's always seemed to have a fuller flavor. While I can't rate it quite at average, it isn't far off

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Photo of JuliusBonsall
3.39/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

1992, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I’m working as a foley artist for Cool Runnings. I’ve been dry 8 days and my best mate Gordon Blevins rolls up on a Huffy White Heat he borrowed from John Candy and side-arms a brown bottle my way — it’s a Molson Canadian Lager. After a long day mimicking the sound of a bobsled running the track using only menstrual cups and a lint roller (don’t ask… trade secret), I can’t say this golden gift is unwelcome. Pretty sure I busted a wagon wheel on the Oregon Trail anyway. I pop the cap with Gordon’s bottom tooth, open my throat, and pour this well-rounded, drinkable brew down the chute.

I don’t feel the same VIP swell blooming inside as I do while crushing a High Life, but who does? Looks, smells, tastes like liquid gold drunk from the nook 'twixt a moose’s antlers.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.1/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Actually not that bad. Easily drinkable, refreshing, fairly crisp and light. Pours a nice golden color with a little lingering white head and actually has some spotty lacing. Smells faintly of corn, malt and grain. Tastes similarly, but it’s fairly smooth and crisp and clean. No skunkiness or bad odors/flavors. Thin, mild mouthfeel and decent carbonation. I’d easily drink a couple of these on a hot summer day or by the grill.

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Photo of TRamrod
3.91/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

This is my review of molson draft in Canada, the imported crap is junk. This is a fine lager, meant to fill the niche of "camp beer", it's not a refined experience. This beer will be enjoyable going down. This beer will get you drunk if desired. Just a well rounded "i wanna have a beer, enjoy it, and possibly have 4 more and be moderately drunk" beer.

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Photo of BelugaBeer
2.15/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It tastes exactly American Coors. Very light color. Feels like water. It is cheap beer for chugging without feeling full. All this said it is not terrible.

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Photo of DavidD3
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was surprised at the sweetness of the malt in this brew, but it's nothing special otherwise. A good cheap, easy-drinking option when you want to save some money.

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Photo of Anti_Weed
3.79/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has some real beer flavor, although a bit diluted. Only adjunct is wheat so the flavor is cleaner than most US macro brews. This is my beer of choice when I want to save money.

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Photo of Tantonys
4.73/5  rDev +67.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

"An honest brew makes its own friends" said John Molson years ago. Still true today. Not quite as good as Moosehead, but a tad better than Labatts. Owned by Coors now, they haven't tampered too much with the recipe. I prefer Molson Ale, but can't find lately...

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Photo of cardfan212
2.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Drank from a 12 ounce bottle. Scores are based on the style.

Look - Plain, classy, and blatantly Canadian.

Smell - Very mild earthiness, but only in the deepest recesses. Not a very fragrant brew.

Taste - Sweet malt with a strange light spice.

Feel - Light body with slightly less carbonation than a normal AAL.

Overall - Nothing special or memorable, but very drinkable.

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Photo of bristol2120
2.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

pours a medium gold with not much of a head at all - not much at all here by way of aroma - vague generic hoppy scent - taste isn't awful - inoffensive with a faint hops presence detectable on the aftertaste - overall the best way I can describe this beer is inoffensive - there's not much there, but what is there is okay if served very cold and in the right circumstances - I would put this beer just above most American macrobrews

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Photo of BitbEerpenguin
3.79/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a good summer beer that is low on bitterness and medium sweetness. It is a great refreshing beer when you want some flavor versus a tasteless light beer.

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Photo of PMakowski
3.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - mostly clear golden straw appearance. Medium small foam head and a bit of glass lacing
Smell - basic lager smell, clean and crisp with the typical adjunct aroma of corn and barley
Taste - this isn't a "poor" beer, its great crisp flavors and its easy to drink. Mineral quality in this separates it from other adjuncts. I prefer it over the Molson Golden. Only negative is the high carbonation.

I don't know what else to say, its fairly typical but i like it, better than majority of American Adjuncts. Grade is a B.

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Molson Canadian Lager from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 1892 ratings