Molson Golden
Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #189
Ranked #28,455
2.74 | pDev: 24.09%
Feb 11, 2024
Aug 21, 2001
A smooth, mellow beer of moderate sweetness, not too bitter and slightly malty.
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Rated by KeithGreatNorth from Canada (BC)

2.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Dec 04, 2023
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Rated: 3.03 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Feb 11, 2024
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Reviewed by Beer_Emperer from Florida

1.35/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
I remember when this was an ale, not a lager. At that time it was pretty good- in fact it was the #1 imported beer in America. Why they changed it to this poor attempt of a lager is my biggest question.
Dec 28, 2023
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Rated by Ggallin from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +46%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poor?! I would beat you as easily as Rick Moranis. Molson Golson, mofos!!
Aug 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Skabiski from Maryland

1.94/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
I haven't had this beer in over 25 years and now I know why. Starts with a sour,funky aroma. Taste follows the aroma but is somewhat muted(thankfully). I know my tastes have changed, but I couldn't find much to like about this beer.
Aug 01, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by Rhetion from Florida

Dec 07, 2022
Rated: 3.07 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Nov 29, 2022
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Reviewed by 45colt from New Hampshire

2.04/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
When I first started drinking beer it was Busch, Miller, and Shlitz…. then I tried Molson Golden. That’s all my friends and I drank, now fast forward 40 years, it’s okay I don’t hate it I just out grew it.
Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 3 by wac9 from Pennsylvania

Sep 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Tweezerjam from Pennsylvania

2.04/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Ehhh. It says on the bottle “specially brewed for the unique flavor of an ale and a lager.” Problem is, its a weak ale and weaker lager. This could be okay if it wasn’t so watered down.
Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by seakayak from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Molson Golden Lager, 5% - clear straw gold color with a frothy white cap of foam, solid lager aroma and taste with mild corn, grains, and hops. Better than most! Cheers!
Aug 25, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Molson Coors Canada "Molson Golden"
12 fl. oz. green glass bottle coded "SEP2622 13 61020040408". Sampled on MAY1222.
$12.99/12-pk @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a gold to deep golden body beneath a finger's width of white foam. The aroma is sweetish and just lightly grainy; it's obvious that this is an adjunct beer. The hops are as expected: light, non-specific, and in the background. The flavor follows pretty closely. It's lightly sweet and threaded through with delicately spicy and herbal hop notes. There's also a delicate apple-like fruitiness to it. As far as bitterness goes there's just enough to balance it and it teeters on becoming sweet. It finishes with a drop of sweet malt and apple lingering, and then some emerging hops as the malt erodes. The head dropped fairly quickly althought plenty of fine bubbles can be seen rising steadily below. I'd say that's about average, and the lacing follows suit. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and gently crisp. All in all it's not bad for what it is.
Review #7,961
May 12, 2022
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Reviewed by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Molson Golden is perfect beer before Oktoberfest. From when it gets hot, in N. Hemisphere, around memorial day to labor day this beer quenches your thirst, leaves a nice crisp up front flavor then a corn and hop finish. Drink this ice cold in July and August. But when September rolls around it is change to another beer. At middle of September I stock up on Oktoberfests since they are best and seasonal. Granted you can get Molson Golden all year round, and I did get a case of this in winter, but this is a summer beer. I wish Golden was a 5.5 or 5.7 at only 5%abv it is on par with Labatt blue, granted different flavors. This is a typical adjunct lager that is designed to be consumed with speed. This beer reminds me of fishing on 1000 islands in a boat which is illegal in Canada. Good times. I say 3.25 overall but certainly not "poor" this is a good beer and deserves respect for being a good macro. I know the men with man buns would argue that IPAs are better blah blah blah, but for an import and being a beginner beer for the 16 to 20 crowd down the tracks, or in the woods this is a tasty beer. I guess the use of corn makes it cheap too but for a Adjunct lager this is what is expected.
May 03, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Drank ridiculous quantities of this in college in Rochester. Molson dominated there. We used to fill the bed of a pickup truck for bottle returns weekly. While fond memories and nostalgia drive a likely higher-than-deserved rating, I do believe this still tastes okay, and quenches the thirst, on a hot summer day.
Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

2.46/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
I cannot believe I've never reviewed This old time classic. This Beer was once regarded as the high end of Imports, my dad and older friends really thought there was something extra special about Canadian imports...maybe there was circa. 1993?? I don't know, but it really did seem exotic to be when I was 16.

Soo here we go.....
It couldn't be more clear gold. Watery, pale gold. Thin, scattered white foam lace.

Sweet corn and green hop with sour, yesstie aroma all over.

Subtle, clean...easy feel like water, but with fermented canned corn and wheat. Crisp bite, then smooth with a green, corn, wheat and long malty flavor. Subtle, easy, mundane.

It's a $7.00 6 pack bro!
Feb 13, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Molson beer in Canada is better and different than what gets sent to the USA. It's a bit more hoppy, crisp and very fresh tasting with a some more bite than the US version. Even in the 1980's I had long neck bottles in Montreal and I enjoyed the light taste of Molson.
Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.27/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw, transparent, head is off white and presents with less than 1 fingers worth of head, then dissipates to nothing but a ring along the glass.

Smell is sweet corn, adjunct and a nice grassy hop kick.

Taste is adjunct, basic macro lager, some corn, limited hop character.

Mouthfeel is high carbonation, moderate sweetness, low bitterness but sharp carbonic lingering bite.

Overall a decent macro lager, the sweet corn/grassy hop kick is enticing and the adjuncts are not awful.
Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 2.41 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Oct 03, 2021
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