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Molson Canadian Lager | Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Canadian LagerMolson Canadian Lager

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada

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

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A clear straw colored beer, a white head with some lacing, no curtains.

Smelling sweet, corn flakes, pears and some lime.

Sweet white bread, apple cider or soda, a slight lemon peel bitterness.

Medium high carbonation, medium sized fizzy bubbles, refreshing and watery, small body.

Good for thirst, not that great for taste. Too much soda character.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale yellow color with a white foamy head that goes away rather quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma is macro grain, possibly corn and minimal malt. Taste is much of the same with a bitter finish. Mouthfeel is very thin. Overall it is not a horrible macro beer and better than the ones south of the border.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review adapted from notes taken 9/4/11

Note: 300th review posted to BA, this beer holds a special place in my heart

Appearance: Pours a clear gold, white head, some fizzy lacing - good for the style

Smell: Grains and some dry corn - cereal malts with some graininess - some slight spiciness, but mostly this just smells like a remarkably inoffensive lager

Taste: Quite similar to the aroma - mild, but more flavorful than the "average" adjunct lager - cereal malts, grain, corn - slightly sweet, but mostly dry - for the style, this is nicely balanced - slightly bitter - nothing exciting here, but nothing bad

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, smooth, crisp, clean - medium body

Overall: Not the best, even for this style, but... it opened doors

When I think back to what kick-started my interest in craft beer, Molson Canadian is one of three beers that comes to my mind. I will save these for my 400th and 500th review. Anyway, when I first had Molson Canadian, it was remarkably better than the crap I had tasted up to that point. Honestly, it's not that great, and it isn't as good as Narragansett Lager, but it is worth a try.

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Molson Canadian Lager from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 1,782 ratings
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