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Molson Golden | Molson Coors Canada

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2.71/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
molson.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A smooth, mellow beer of moderate sweetness, not too bitter and slightly malty.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,414
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
640
pDev:
23.62%
Bros Score:
2.73
 
 
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7
Gots:
124
Trade:
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Ratings: 640 |  Reviews: 226
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5/5  rDev +84.5%

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5/5  rDev +84.5%

Photo of hreardonjr
4.86/5  rDev +79.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great cheap beer with a nice content. Enjoy when firing up the grill.

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4.5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's become my go to beer. Very refreshing. Nice job Molson.

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4.5/5  rDev +66.1%

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4.42/5  rDev +63.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

UPDATE: This was a review of a Molson Golden brewed in Canada. I do not endorse, and no longer buy, Molson Golden brewed in Colorado, USA.

Poured the beer from a bottle into a wide-mouthed, chilled glass.

-Appearance 4.0: Beautiful light golden color. This is a deeper gold than any other lager I can think of. Slight head. Carbonation visible; very small bubbles.

-Smell 4.5: Smells...very good. I smell slight yeast, hops, grains...there is also something else in there that I cannot put my finger on. Very refreshing just to smell this beer.

-Taste 4.5: Smooth taste, slight hoppy flavor. Nice barley notes and a very refreshing taste. I could see myself drinking these all night!

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Very "big" mouthfeel. An almost perfect level of carbonation. Few lingering tastes afterward. Smooth and enjoyable.

-Overall 4.5: Refreshing, reliable and delicious. Goes well with food, but I reserve it as an always dependable session beer.

Molson Golden is a highly underrated beer. I consider it to be the best Macro-beer brewed in North America. I think some people have had bad experiences because of skunkiness caused by the green bottle, which is a shame. Try to find a bottle with a "best by" date at least three months away.

$10.99 for a twelve pack in Acworth, GA.

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Photo of Curtis
4.33/5  rDev +59.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A totally underrated beer. This pours clear, golden, beautiful. a nice head, not too much, not too little. the smell is as beer should be: hops, malt .. yum. It can get a little skunky, which to be honest, I really don't mind if it is not excessive. The alc kick is decent, and actually a little surprising as the flavor of alc doesn't come through at all. It is very, very drinkable, maybe a little too much so. I can down three of these in a half hour and not realise it.. until the buzz hits.. which is nice and smooth, not heavy and sickening. All around, a true favorite.

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4.25/5  rDev +56.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +56.8%

Photo of nicholas2121
4.24/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Molson Golden brewed by Molson Coors Canada, with an ABV of 5.00% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. This brew has the look of most American style brews on the market today. Not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of Molson Golden is mild skunkie with grains and malts. You also pick up some hops in the smell of this brew. Not so bad so far for being in a green bottle. As most of us know green bottles are famous for being skunked. This brew here seems to have a hit of skunked but not to bad. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on the richness of grains and malts then a nice clean finish. There is a real slight and I mean slight skunk taste to this brew. You really can't pick up on the skunked in Molson Golden. To be honest this is a nice everyday drinking brew. Molson Golden has a real super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this this brew. The mouthfeel of Molson Golden is Rich, Clean , Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Molson Golden a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Molson Coors Canada did a super nice job with this brew . If you like American style brews look this one up.

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Photo of steeler
4.15/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well i had this molson offering last night. Pours out a nice deep golden color, with a small head that doesn't last, and then fades to a small ring of laceing. Looks decent. Smell was average for a macro, and that trademark corny molson smell. Better than Canadian's smell. This was a great tasteing brew tho, goes down smooth, well carbonated with a sweet, tart after taste. Quite pleasing. This is a beer that can be slammed all night, and that's what i did. I HIGHLY recommend this beer, its light years ahead of Canadian. Highly enjoyable, tastey and light! Highly recommended!

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4.04/5  rDev +49.1%

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Molson Golden has a thick, white head, heavy lacing left on the glass, a clear, golden appearance, and lots of bubbles streaming up. The aroma is strange- like an old basement, with sweetness. Taste is more or less like typical beer, but one can detect sweet grain and a higher than average hop bitterness in the middle and end of the sip. There is a grassy note here as well. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Molson Golden finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. Overall, this is a very good beer.

RJT

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Photo of Puggy300
4/5  rDev +47.6%

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of groggycorpse196
3.92/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Somewhat sweet. Not bad though not my favorite

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3.92/5  rDev +44.6%

Photo of cmkstewart
3.91/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A charming brew that makes me remember a time when things were just a little bit simpler. It was a day unlike any other with a very slight and welcomed chill on the wind near Banff NP. I sat down with my Father and shared a bottle of this beautiful brew. We got into a spot of trouble as I was only 7 at the time, but we thought that was legal drinking age in the Great White North. Still, the beer has the warm golden tones of a July sunset. The smell and taste of the nectar God himself drinks after he mows the lawn in July. But, the feeling is a smooth intake and mild finish, like me when I've had a few. Overall this is an above average daily drinker, also like me it is best in shot bursts.

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Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.9/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.9/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an ultra clear pale gold. Streaming carbonation under a quasi-dense 1 1/2 finger head that will stick for a while. Very decent waves of lace. Noble hops and some sweet fruits phenols like stawberries. Very mild malt presence, almost wheat-like; but a slight vinous character keeps the taste balanced well against light german hop flavors. Dry and somewhat tart aftertaste, but the mouthfeel remains crisp and refreshing. The all around flavor is a bit timid for the style, but the clean finish makes a great drinkability.

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3.85/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So, I have read the reviews and concede its not an all-star brew as far as ingredients and smell, but it is a damn fine, easy drinking beer. I keep coming back to this beer as a go to as it is light, clean and has no pretense. Its just a beer, plain and simple, but good.

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Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.71 out of 5 with 640 ratings
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