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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Ratings: 1,813 |  Reviews: 536
Photo of BrewNoob1
3.07/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tony4536
4.5/5  rDev +59.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: brilliant gold with rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" white cap wih good retention

S: has a light grain and cracker smell seasoned with a light touch of hop spice

T: fairly mild clean smooth flavors with a hint of fruit, light grains, and a mild bitterness

F: the body is medium light and the fermentation is medium high.

O: this mild, easy to drink beer offers little to challenge or excite

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Photo of csmrx7
2.41/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mark-MGD
4.85/5  rDev +72%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My go to on a hot day. Best consumed at 32F.

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Photo of StormAles
2.49/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of wbpattonjr
4.18/5  rDev +48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I am trying to find a replacement for Heineken, which I dearly love the taste, but will not ever purchase another, because of their liberal stance on "open borders". I have tried many and so far only Shiner original premium and Molson Canadian lager are acceptable.

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Photo of Nace4
2.85/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beerreddy
4.3/5  rDev +52.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of davidward
2.11/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Just a standard, industrial Lager beer.

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Photo of cknoch
2.94/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zaphog
2.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BellinghamBiker
2.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DeanAmbrose
2.6/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a plastic cup at a local bar. Pale straw yellow with quickly fading foam. Smells like beer. Taste was slightly sweet but not overwhelming. Mouth feel was a little watery but it went down smooth. Carbonation that made me burp quite a bit. Over all not bad. Typical mass produced brew. This is a party beer and it is cheap.

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Photo of jkblr
3.3/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle BB 9/4/17 poured into a pint glass at fridge temp. The beer is very pale straw yellow in color with a film of white head. I get a hint of corn in the aroma and little else. The taste follows with malt and corn combined and no bitterness. The mouthfeel is light with heavy carbonation and only a touch of oily/soapy feel on the swallow. Overall, ok. It's a decent AAL. I was in the mood watching hockey, so ok.

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Photo of dbl_delta
2.86/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle ordered by mistake (hey they thought they had Molson 1908 Strong Ale, which sounded like it was worth a shot). About what you'd expect. Canadian Budweiser, eh? I'd have poured it if I'd had a drain handy.
Stay away.

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Photo of fthegiants
1.73/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of swim
2.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Transparent gold yellow and a very thin layer of frothy white head.

S: Faint typical lager smell. A hint of fruitiness, like apple or pear. An even smaller hint of funky adjunct graininess.

T: A somewhat crisp but very mellow lagery flavor. Has a bit of a funky adjunct and corny grainy taste to it. A touch of toastiness and fruitiness. More sweet than bitter but not much of either. Light and short lived aftertaste.

F: Medium carbonation. Somewhat smooth but thin and watery. Nearly no coating of the mouth.

O: Pretty flavorless even for what it is. Certainly drinkable but not exactly enjoyable.

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Photo of Breizhe
2.55/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

There's no more accurate a word to describe Molson Canadian than "average". One of (in my own opinion) the most inoffensive big beers, usually available at a decent price. Alright for a party, camping, or barbeque where someone is likely to nick a can or two, but not great for relaxed settings.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
1.49/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Continuing my review of alcoholic beverage disasters, I arrive at the posterbeer of Canada, the Budweiser of the north.
This much we know: it's better than Budweiser (doesn't say much), better than the other Canadian mistake (Labatt Blue) and probably better than weasel piss (although it smells like it).
The colour and nose shouts "stay away", but I am committed to drinking this through. I haven't had one since my early 20s, when this was the only choice my friends had here in Toronto. And an immediate surprise: I didn't like Molson back then, but I actually remember it to be better than this. This is pure garbage.
But what do I expect of something that is "brewed" mostly by machines, as opposed to artisans? Something that doesn't have artificial preservatives, but has enough corn syrup and other chemicals to put fast food to shame (well, almost)?
This corn-ish, barley-ish, watered-down, bland something is not beer. If you think it is, you have been sold a mass produced lie. Break the chains - explore the art of actual beer.

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Photo of Johncnh
2.65/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Karl1990
4.67/5  rDev +65.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A good clean tasting beer. I like this or Pabst when the store has no fresh German pilsners or locally brewed strohs. Good for drinking when outside in the spring or summer.

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Photo of 94rocker1
3.61/5  rDev +28%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lorenzai_Konstantinov
3.04/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hard pour into a tulip yielded a 1 finger fizzy white soda head that receded in under 30 seconds. Surprisingly there was a minor amount of lacing. Heavy carbonation! Very typical BMC look, pale yellow colour. Nose is a little skunky with a basic bread and barley malt. Taste is of corn, with the 'prairie' barley playing equal parts and just the slightest bit of unidentifiable hop bitterness. There is a malty smoothness to this beer that is unusual for the style, a flavor that reminds me of brown sugar or molasses. The mouthfeel is above average and does not seem as carbonated as it's appearance suggests. In my younger days I loved this stuff and it still has a place in the world of beer for me. It has a signature taste that is enjoyable and easy to drink. It makes a nice around the campfire beer with a more distinctive taste than your average BMC macro lager. Overall it's worth the price of admission.

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Molson Canadian Lager from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 1,813 ratings