Molson Golden | Molson Coors Canada

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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
Ratings:
633
Reviews:
221
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
23.02%
 
 
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

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2/5  rDev -28.1%

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2/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.44/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Bottom of neck stamped JAN0912.

Appearance - Pour white one finger head with good stick and low retention. Clear pale straw body.

Smell - Distinctly skunky marijuana. You could smell it from several feet away after the pour. That's the only character.

Taste - Extreme taste of dust. Very acidic. Bone dry.

Mouthfeel - Effervescent. Acidic and astringent. Light to medium body; somewhat sticky.

Overall Drinkability - Must be a skunked bottle. Beers like this make me really wish breweries would get over green bottles. I have no sympathy because I feel the skunking is an almost inevitable part of the design of this product, as such.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.08/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: clear yellow body, dense foamy white head quickly dies, slight broken yet clingy lace speckles the pint glass

S: wheat, sweet corn, roasted barley

T: bitter, and sweet at different times slightly bland, dull

M: light, refreshing qualities made it feel watery, came out really clean, sessionable, no aftertaste nor finish

O: hmmm . . . not sure what to say on this part, but its originally Canadian, so might be good for watchin' hockey, eh?

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Photo of mttfrog13
3.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance = tan/amber/brown color. White head

smell = malty with a bit of fruitiness

taste = It has a lot of fruitiness, but it's not the main flavor. It is pretty malty and full flavored, and kind of just "normal" tasting.

mouthfeel = Full flavored, light, and balanced

overall = I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I like it more than regular moson probably.

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Photo of mralphabet
2.58/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Poured a golden yellow color less than a fingers worth of head that settle quickly to a ring with spotty lacing.

S: I'm getting a little sweet smelling malt then a light hops, not much else.

T: Tastes a lot like the smell... nice sweet malt upfront that lightens through the mid palette and finishes with a very light hops... Very little aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with a very crisp and refreshing carbonation.

D: A very drinkable beer, good ABV so you could drink a few.... But there is just not enough taste to make it really worth while. It is just a beer.

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Photo of jmdrpi
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can, bottling date on the bottom.

appears a light golden color, white head that fades fast. slight corn in the aroma. taste is fairly bland, but not bad for the style. light malt flavor, a touch of hops. thin body, higher carbonation.

interesting that I read on Molson's website that this is a blend of Ale and Lager. One of the better choices for cheap beer.

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Photo of tdm168
2.16/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a pale golden yellow with 1/4" of soapy, foamy head that recedes after about a minute. The smell is quite grainy at first, but just a tiny amount of hops are noticeable after a few minutes. The taste is grainy with a bold bitterness in the finish; mostly corn here. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a good deal of carbonation.

This is yet another forgettable mass produced beer.

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Photo of david18
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a review I wrote about the bottle version:

This is a blonde ale? Molsen has a bit of a soft spot in my heart when, back in the 70's, it was among the supperior "canadian" beers one could get when crossing the border. You should try the Brodeur. However, this is worse than heineken in terms of skunky smell (I used to think it was on purpose), old flavor and lack of maltiness. Avoid.

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The draft version is not much better but it is ubiquitous in Canada and better than Bud.

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Photo of BeerDocT
4.42/5  rDev +59%
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 Beerandraiderfan
2.72/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Just a shade darker than pale straw yellow, absolutely no head retention, dissipates quicker than a paycheck at an indian casino. Grassy corn aroma, not terrible, mild skunk, not in the level of Euro lagers though, which is actually better from a guy who likes his green bottle skunk.

Not a bad taste actually, faint hop metallic bitterness, easy to drink, very light, no off flavors, small skunkiness. Lots of carbonation to give that spritzy vibe to it. Corn aroma did not lead to corn husk taste, which is nice. A decent hot weather pick, but they still charge too much for this stuff.

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Photo of dhannes
2.92/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Wanting to go on the cheap to get a lighter lager/pilsner, I found Molson Golden as the second lowest non-U.S. macro at Apollo Liquors ($5.49 for a 6-pack--same as Molson Canadian and 20ยข more than Point)...poured chilled into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A=I was put off by the slight greenish tint to the otherwise light gold color; head was white, but not prominent.

S=Honesty, I didn't try hard and couldn't detect any while drinking.

T=Light and crisp, but not flavorful by any stretch. Slight hops taste...but more flavorful than light beers.

M=This paired alright with the pizza...ironically, the pizza I had was my favorite and the taste seemed off...hoping it was the beer, and not a change in the pizza recipe.

O=Not quite what I was hoping for, but not bad...an okay session beer if you have friends over that like Canadian things and don't know beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.58/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer it's a good social brew. There isn't too many charactoristics that can be described on this. The beer is light in color, golden like the label says. The nose has some skunk on it but not enough to gross me out. The beer has a good drinkablity to it. Not a lot of head but overall it's decent.

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Photo of Looneybiz
1.91/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a golden transparent hue with an inch of head and a little bit of lacing.

The smell was a bit skunky like its been sitting on the shelf for too long. Behind that you got some malty aroma.

Upon tasting there isn't a whole lot going on. Served cold I was able to get it down alright but really was not impressed with the flavor. Had a wierd ending that wasn't bitter or sweet, just kinda there and not very pleasant.

Moutfeel was overly adjunct, or in other words, addjunk and watery.

First beer I've listed on here that I wouldn't drink again unless someone handed me a free one and there wasn't anything else to drink. I'd take a Molson Candian over this hands down. Not sure what Molson was thinking with this one.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
3.08/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good rich one finger head of dense foam, broken but clingy lace. Color is a 5 on the SRM Beer color grid. Smells of fresh cut wheat, sweet corn, and roasted barley. Taste is fresh, leading with roasted wheat, and cooked corn, then flavors of barley, and light citrus. Tangy, bite your tongue feeling in my mouth, too much carbonation for my liking. Refreshing taste that is clean and tart, but not bitter. This is a slightly better than yard work beer, but not as flavorful as the beer I like to share with my beer buddies.

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Photo of richkrull
3.22/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very pale straw color

S - Skunky. What is it with these Canadian beers and their skunky smell? I don't get how that's appealing.

T - Not bad, little skunky though not as bad as the smell. Decent tasting beer.

M - Pretty average light feel.

D- Good. i could have a few more of these. It's a pretty good tasting beer once you get past the skunkiness.

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Photo of JayS2629
1.23/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A- Clear pale straw yellow with thin white head, little retention, and no lace.

S- Damp hay, musky skunk, stale boiled corn, and wet grass, sulpher and boiled eggs

T- Grassy, skunky, bitter and terrible spoiled corn, stale bread

M- thin and watery, over-carbonated

D- Terribly ruined taste with strong doses of skunk and thin watery feel. Absolutely horrible drain pour.

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Photo of dacrza1
1.88/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The Moment: Enjoying the return of smell and taste, long shelved since allergies took their toll...
Glassware: Cleveland Browns pilsner...
Appearance: Pours a pale, tawny yellow, the color of dead grass; head quickly settles to a thin, uneven bubbly white...
Aroma: corn and malt that together is omewhat pungeant; airy, oxygenated vapor sits in the doughy strength...
Palate: approximates seltzer with its late fiz and medium-bodied tongue--almost like an Italian soda...
Taste: late pilsner accents with an aftretaste that lingers; syrupy aroma invades the sip; looking forward to ChexMix to marry this beer to its purpose...
Overall: As cases go, this can work; as fortunate as I feel to be able to rate beer again, I was a bit foolish to welcome myself back with this watery fare; mouth-quenching with a bit of beef bite that doesn't make the beer as easy-drinking as it should be...

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Photo of mynie
2.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I went as a Canadian guy for Halloween and so I carried around and drank a six pack of this.

It was skunked Molson. That's it. Skunks must be made of gold, I guess.

People complain too much about some skunkiness. I don't mind it, in the right context. Back when Heineken's bottles were more translucent, that skunkiness was damn pleasant. But, you see, Heineken is actually a very well brewed european lager. Molson is a shittily brewed American adjunct, only I could tell whether or not this was adjunct because of all the skunkiness.

All things considered, though, the flavor wasn't *that* offputting. I slugged down a sixer. It's remarkably smooth, gave me no indigestion, and the back end was void of the burning fizziness that you get from a truly awful macro. Still, I won't be buying it again any time soon.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.63/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was one of my parents' favorite beers when i was growing up. Still cheap and drinkable after all these years. Pours its name with no head, lace, or frills at all. Light, corny nose with a touch of grassy fruit.

Tastes like macro town although a little svelter and less clumsy than the American versions. Thin but not too watery in the mouth. Easy to drink and uncomplicated, but not completely lacking soul.

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Photo of sliverX
3.6/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light golden hue with a huge rocky head that faded fairly quickly bubbles streaming upward at a constant quick pace. Looks slightly better than every other macro.
Smelled of sweet light malt and not much else.
Tasted sweet malty and unlike a macro I picked up only a slight corn taste but this has more of a sweetness to it like good late summer sweet corn.
Mouthfeel is a thicker light not much wateriness in this one.
This ones not too bad I'd be happy to drop a few in the cooler for friends and give them a slightly better option over "cold water"

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Photo of mikesgroove
2.56/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

and the quest to get the worst continues on. doing traveling most of this week, but managed to spot this one in a local bilo. served cold and poured into a pint glass, consumed on 08/18/2010.

actually a decent pour with a pale golden yellow that was simply loaded with carbonation. a nice head of white capped it off and reached a height of around two inches.

light aroma, mostly light grain and hints of corn. slight grassy hops, but very very light. this carried right over in the flavor which was again far too light for my tastes, but what can you do. small hop presence in the finish and a light cereal grain balance. nice feel, was not too light at all and overall not a terrible expierence by any means.

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Photo of NODAK
3.28/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Somehow, this beer ended up being different than what I had expected. It had been a long time since I had one, and certainly don't recall this.

Smell was a bit skunky....a little bit of corn sweetness. Nothing special nor out of the ordinary. The taste, however, was full of corn adjunct sweetness followed by a somewhat pronounced graininess. Very little hop profile here at all. Finish and aftertaste are pretty sweet with a twinge of the grain. One of the sweeter finishes I've had with a lager.

All in all, not a remarkable beer as far as flavor is concerned but it's drinkable from the sheer standpoint that it will not offend.

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Photo of jsprain1
2.52/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A- Pale golden, straw colored even. Weak head.
S- Corn, with just a shade of toasted malt. weak smell.
T- The taste is of corn with just a shade of hop flavor.
M- Actually pretty rich and smooth for what it is.
D- This beer is just unimpressive. And is it really a blonde ale?

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Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
2.78 out of 5 based on 633 ratings.
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