Molson Canadian Lager | Molson Coors Canada

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68
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1,755 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
1,755
Reviews:
525
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
23.18%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
433
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Dg12
2.24/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Act25
2.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

No better than any other mass adjunct in my view, just better looking. As kids we were fooled by the origin (Coors/Colorado; Molson&Labatt/CAN) but they're all corn beers like the rest of American diet. I dont do flavored coffee or chocolate and I dont do corn-sweetened anything so why would I like flavored or corn-based beer?

A: The head and lace have a soapy quality, which resides in the taste and feel too, and the appearance is the best part. The beer is crystal pale yellow with lots of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually receded, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing all the way down. Almost too sudsy.

S: Light aromas of perfumey corn flakes w minor, floral hops. Soapy perfumey here too. Hardly a man's beer!

T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of flowers, bath foam, corn and rice, with scant bitterness to try to bring a conclusion to a wafery, thin, scented, soapy mess of a beer.

M: It feels cloying and mouth coating like soapy bath water. and it is light-bodied, soapy, watery and not at all clean on the palate with lame, fading carbonation.
O: Not refreshing, this is a lame, soapy, unmanly beer. It's marks fade as it does as you drink it.

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Photo of Malacant
2.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Basic beer. A bit too carbonated for me.

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Photo of thoglund
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AngryDutchman
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A couple of 12 oz cans while standing on a corner.
Look? Drank it from the can which is simple and straightforward. In sure it's straw colored which is "to style."
Smell - grainy and metallic, like the first beers I ever tried. Brings back fond memories although it may be the can speaking. Pabst in the 70's tasted metallic because of the water. But I digress...
Taste is fine "for what it is." Somewhat better than the typical "American Standard" since it seems less corny and more barley. Hops are minimal but must be there since it isn't "Keystone-ish."
Feel - most would probably say under carbonated but that's a plus in my book. I'm happy enough. Again, for what it is..
It's a North American Adjunct Lager and not unpleasant. Satisfying without trying. All 3s.

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Photo of forshamegetit
3.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edthehead
2.4/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.06/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.23/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Tastes of fresh barley and is actually impressive for it's fine flavor. But just plain tastes watered down. Like they actually added a bunch of water after brewing. And always seems under carbonated to me.

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Photo of Beerdrinking
3.74/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid beer for drinking. A great basic beer. The beer I support during stanley cup playoffs and other times of the year. Obviously not a craft but it's my beer for casual drinking. Good enough.

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Photo of Squire123
2.85/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of -chii-
2/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Tracker83
3.47/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.49/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLK7299
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 54V4G3
2.09/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
2.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JoninVT
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ob512316
3.07/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

My go to beer during the Stanley Cup playoffs, people way too often expect too much out of macro beer.
Look: Light Yellow
Smell: generic Adjunct lager corn and grain
Taste: Smooth, crisp and no strong/ weird aftertaste
Feel: High carbonation
Overall: This beer always refreshing, people way too often rate it way lower than it deserves because it is a macro.

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Photo of Jlabs
3.34/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.12/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle, pours a clear yellow with a small white head that slowly disapates. Aroma corn, grain, sweet, malt. Taste malty, corn, crisp, clean, sweet not to bad.

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Photo of notchucknorris
2.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of johnnyjj
1.06/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

All I can really say about this beer is: Wow! I have tasted a lot of beers but I am hard pressed to call this a beer. Maybe a long long time ago when I used to drink the American mass produced gnat urine I would have called this a beer. But having lived in the Pacific NW 28 years and drinking the micros, this Molson is more like seltzer. To think people actually pay money to drink this junk amazes me, but when you look at who we elect to public office it fits in.

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Photo of Noelan
3.24/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is my go to beer when I visit places without craft, or go to parties where the intention is to get drunk, not appreciate mirco brews.

Look: The generic macro brew color, piss yellow, slightly darker than others. A finger of head that fades at a medium rate. 2.75

Smell: Typical of a lager, grain, veggies and some sweetness. Different from most though, the best a macro brewery has to offer. 3.0

Taste: This beer is delicious. Crisp, refreshing and great if you're in the sun. 3.5

Feel: High carbonation. 3.0

Overall: 3.25. This beer will always hold a place in my heart.

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Molson Canadian Lager from Molson Coors Canada
2.89 out of 5 based on 1,755 ratings.
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