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Molson Ice | Molson Coors Canada

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,558
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
494
pDev:
26.8%
Bros Score:
2.96
 
 
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Ratings: 494 |  Reviews: 178
Reviews by Foxman:
Photo of Foxman
2.26/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It pours a completely, utterly, crystal clear straw yellow, carbonated and personality-free. A finger of uniform, bright white head settles soon to snowy froth. Thin lacing spirals the inside of the glass.

The aroma is tinny and crass, with vegetal skunky adjuncts pretty much voiding any presence of grain or more enjoyable hops.

Upon tasting, the grain and corn sweetness is swift and plentiful. The sulphury cabbage from the aroma is absent here, blissfully, and replaced by a vague peppery hop note. The finish is about as crisp and clean as you'd expect from a macro, with a lingering light bitterness that fades to a metallic memory. It's better than the aroma, but just what does that really say?

Light bodied, the carbonation saves the day, because the presence says water otherwise.

I remember when this first came out everyone was raving about the alcohol content. Drink and get fried faster. Honestly, I couldn't get fried fast enough to keep drinking this beer. Far from the worst I've had, sure, but with no real identity and a dead skunk in the nose, I can safely say I will steer well clear from here on out. Ice cold, it goes down, but anything less and it's just as likely to come back up.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
3.72/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a light golden color with very good clarity and lots of carbonation. The head builds up tall and foamy and it is just off white in color. It fades nearly as fast as it forms leaving behind little to lace.

Smell: The aroma is simple and clean with a mild cereal grain character.

Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor is similar to Molson Canadian but a little stronger. The favor is somewhat sweet with a cereal grain malty body offset by a light grassy hop presence. It finish quickly and cleanly, a little bit dry, with some of the light hops bitterness. The texture is smooth but with good carbonation and a medium body.

Notes: Overall I would say that this is one of the cleaner crisper Ice beers that I have had.

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Photo of Jason
2.96/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thin lace with good clarity. A bit more harsh from what I remember. Mild solvent alcohol in the nose and flavour. Thin on the malt with little hop to balance though being on the dry side it is not too bad. There are cheaper $$$ ice beers that taste the same.

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Photo of huthuty
4.21/5  rDev +68.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours light orange with minimal head
Smells dense of cereal like an old world pilsner
The taste I found surprisingly impressive, light in hops with a balance between the flavor of the malt and alcohol, a very good lager taste in my opinion
Overall this is a very solid lager, although the smell isnt the greatest

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.96/5  rDev +58.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very clear gold with lots of carbonation and a small skim of a white bubble popping head that is quickly dissipating.

Smell is actually a nice clean beer smell comprised of breadiness, clean water and also some yeast. fairly simple and not a whole lot of sweetness on the scent.

Taste is also full of beer breadiness. Getting the malts and carbonation on the tongue. Also picking up some faint hop flavors towards the back end.

The mouth is a bit thicker than a typical adjunct and more fitting to the ice style. Definitely borders on medium but with just a hint of wetness on the finish.

This is a very easy drinking ice beer and I really enjoyed it. At 5.6 % ABV this goes down very smoothly. It also comes in at a decent price point making this an easy addition to my shopping cart every so often to round out my beers in the fridge.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.52/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So, my freshman year at college was when the concept of ice beer became a thing. This was one of the first and most popular of the ice beers. I didn't really get it then (among many other things), and I definitely don't get it now. I do remember the green bottles, like many Molson products. But this is my ice beer night so let's go!

Pours straw yellow with a head that at least temporarily fills my mason jar. Nose is grainy but not offensive. Taste is similar. Not a ton of booze or adjunct, this pretty close to the drinkable zone. Relatively crisp and over-carbonated, but you could do much worse. I mean, it is what it is, but it's actually pretty good for an ice beer. My college years don't seem like as much of a total waste now, which is a plus.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From notes taken 01/17/17:

Amber-toned light gold color, quite clear with steady stream of bubbles to replenish and otherwise weaker head of off-white. Decent net-like lacing. On nose, a pleasant breadiness. Also some esters or fusels or alcohols, just a tad fruity and in my opinion, not so pleasant. I’m somewhat dreading this, too much like a Malt Liquor, but I knew that before I opened it. Thankfully, none of that is very strong for too long, but moving on to tasting. Palate is a little better than I expected. Much of what was described for nose, but a strong crackery backbone and floral to to herbal to nearly rindy suggestions. Still a little too sweet, but not in the way of honey, more so just a general malt and booze sweetness. Light to almost medium in body, with a fun sloshy and gulpy effervescence. Better than a Malt Liquor for sure, and even a number of regular Adjunct/Pale Lagers but I can’t really compare it to the non-existent list of other Ice-Brewed Adjunct Lagers I have had.

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Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Very light yellow in color with some tiny effervescent bubbles and a head that actually showed a bit of retention.

Smell – The smooth grain aroma seems to be sans the funk, which is always good for a Pale Lager sold in a green bottle.

Taste – The grain is smooth, comparatively speaking, and the finishing sweetness is typical of the style.

Mouthfeel – This one lacks the good carbonation of the Canadian Lager, and it is not as smooth.

Drinkability – This wasn’t bad, but the “ice” treatment of this lager didn’t help the beer at all and only gave it a 0.6 increase in ABV.

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Photo of bigbellysailor
2.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer is decent for the ice style. Flavor is pretty balanced...Drink it nice and cold. Smell is average. This is one I drink when my funds are low along with IceHouse at $7.99 a 12 pack. and 6.9%. Overall it's easy drinking, cheap and strong wich is why I purcahsed it.

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Photo of taters21
3.37/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a three finger off white head that recedes to about one finger in size, lots of carbonation.
Some fruity esters, light hay, biscuity malt sweetness, nothing off.
Caramel, and alot of sweet malt followed by a semi dry finish and a touch of grassy hops.
Mouthfeel is creamy for an adjunct lager, I like it.
Overall for an adjunct lager, this blows me away.

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Photo of sponberg
1.21/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Had one of these at a poker game at a friend's house. He poured it into a glass and I tried it without looking at what it was first. I folded with a straight flush.

So what does it taste like? Go out on a rainy night & find a skunk that was knocked dead by a case of cheap beer falling off a truck. Take that bad boy home & wring him out in a glass. Molson makes some decent brews - this is NOT one of 'em...

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3/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Doomcifer
1/5  rDev -60%

Photo of Billolick
2.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured very light, very clear, very minimal head and no lacing. Just the faintist wiff of malt in the nose. Watery, lame, a waste of good water. What else can be said of this nasty brew. To bad Molson doesnt brew a classsier product. This stuff is ok to boil some Brats in. Good for a very hot humid day while pushing the mower. Besides that pass it by. Buy some craft brew.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
2.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of briandaube
1.25/5  rDev -50%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an ugly aal color, but with a little more darkness and depth to the yellow color, probably because of the lesser water content caused by the 'icing' of the beer. Aroma is wickedly alcoholic. Seriously, you'd think this is 8%abv+ if it was a blind aroma sniffing competition. Sometimes the skunky aroma helps, because it obscures the alcohol.

Taste, one of the very, very few beers I'd say to drink very cold. It tastes like alcohol! The warmer it gets, the more this aspect gets played up in the mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little high, thankfully, but it doesn't do enough to trick me into thinking its well hopped or isn't a little thin malt wise to the fusel like alcohol heat. When they are skunky, it actually tastes better.

Its kinda harsh, but sometimes that's what you're looking for.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.06/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a fizzy yellow beer, bright golden clear body with large fizzy white head dwindles quickly leaving fine bubbled sparse lacing. Aroma has cooked veggies with light cereal notes no actual hop components going on here. Flavor is pretty weak watery, cooked veggies metallic waves of grain. Pretty rediculous flavored American corn and rice ridden product. Mouthfeel is fizzy and light watery bodied, even from an ice beer. Not the worst canned beer, that would be Carling Black Label. Completely unremarkable brew from America's oldest brewery.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of CloudStrife
2.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

24oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear light golden yellow with a moderate dense white head. Ample visible carbonation. Doesnt leave much lacing.

S: Has the typical adjunct lager aromas. Fairly subdued as long as it stays cold.

T: Inoffensive mild brew that isnt as strong as the name may suggest. Flavors as pretty smoothed out. Sweetness is more present than most of this style. Lil bite of booze.

M: Light to medium body with a good deal of carbonation. Guess it goes back easy.

Overall its another mainstream beer that is easily confused with all the others. Bit better than some of the competition I suppose.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ksiazewski
3.25/5  rDev +30%

Photo of biboergosum
2.88/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of the weirder things in my experience, is seeing "Imported" stamped on a bottle of Molson freaking Canadian, when I find myself across the 49th. Even more so, is me dropping a buck-fiddy, just to see what the those outside my country are seeing that we aren't...

This beer pours a clear, pale straw colour, with two fingers of foamy white head, which rapidly diminishes to a thin cap, leaving nothing but some slinking suds around the glass. It smells of mild white grain, and weedy, skunky hops. The taste is sweet corn grain, some glycerine, and mild weedy hops. The carbonation is average, the body medium weight, oily, and kind of cloying. It finishes sweet, and warm, but clean - no boozy edge.

For the style, not too shabby. None of the negative aspects are very prominent, the extra bit of alcohol behaves itself, and if you like corn, that's what you do get here, in spades. Wow, strains of homerism, anyone...?

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Photo of dacrza1
2.5/5  rDev 0%

DATE TASTED: September 12, 2014... GLASSWARE: Baltika stange...OCCASION: O's double-header sweep... APPEARANCE: shockingly lucid soft yellow body that is thinly bubbly; thick, foamy three-finger head laces sporadically; surprisingly tangible patterns .. AROMA: definite biscuit mats present; hops are slightly corny, a bit funky and gassy? noxious? some light bubblegum too--odd... PALATE: firm, medium-bodied, oily and lingering, though the aftertaste is light and unobtrusive...TASTE: lightly toasted, with some beechwood in the aftertaste; sweet and malty when swished; nondescript otherwise...OVERALL: mellow-not at all the Ice that one expects; at 5.6 ABV, it provides a bit more heft than the usual rote pilsener; sweet, cleansing and soft by its end...like the oversized can, but not much making this experience memorable...

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Molson Ice from Molson Coors Canada
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