Molson Ice | Molson Coors Canada

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Molson IceMolson Ice

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 172 | Ratings: 481
Photo of tone77
3.07/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is also mild, some malts and corn. Not a whole lot of flavor here. Feels light in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall not terrible, but nothing special here.

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Photo of Mavajo
2.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale yellow color with an average white head. Not much on the nose here. Taste is very light as well. Nothing interesting at all. Grainy/malty with maybe the slightest hint of hops. Mouthfeel is carbonated and extremely thin. So watery that I couldn't even finish it. It's drinkable in that it doesn't do any offensive or challenging, but it's not enjoyable enough that you'd want to have more than one. Catch 22, I guess.

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Photo of WakeandBake
2.97/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A Pale staw gold color body with a light creamy head and lacing. The aroma is slightly skunky,and malty very little else. The flavor is very grainy and has an artificially sweet finish but not too bad . This is a little better than I was expecting, very sessionable.

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Photo of MikeRa
3.59/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Here is what I can say about this beer:

A: It has a Golden Pale color.

S: I can't smell any hops at all in this beer

T: You can taste the hops in this beer, which makes it semi-bitter.

M: It goes down smooth.

D: This is a nice session beer, that I will buy again.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.15/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the 24 fl. oz. can marked SEP2408-03337L. Sampled on August 25, 2009. The pour is a pretty clear straw yellow with a good inch or more of foamy, bubbly white head. The aroma is a bit of corn, some hops, and some malts but for an ice beer the alcohol scent is diminished. The mouthfeel is heavier than water with reasonable texture and staying power on the tongue. The flavor comes across as malty and bready with a tinge of sweetness. Better than I expected.

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Photo of WesWes
2.8/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a towering white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a dry, pilsner malt and adjunct scent along with little to no hop aroma. The taste is average as well. It has a clean pilsner malt and adjunct taste with a super dry finish. It's easy drinking, but lacking any real character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is your standard "ice" brewed lager. It's crisp and clean and devoid of any real beer taste.

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Photo of civilizedpsycho
2.16/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured bottle into mug.

Appearance: Clear and golden with a decent head that goes fast.

Smell: Very bland. There is the slightest malt aroma, but not much.

Taste: Has a slightly bitter kick, but nothing special. Again, it's pretty bland without being terrible.

Mouthfeel: Very thin.

Drinkability: It's not horrible, but I probably won't be getting it again.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.06/5  rDev -20.8%
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 kshankar
2.89/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a carbonated and fairly clear yellow..with a decent amount of foam and lacing. Lacing? Surprised

Smells like mild grains and a touch of malt

Tastes like the smell. Grainy, otherwise somewhat sweet

Mouthfeel is watery (no surprise), its thin, and carbonation is okay

Drinkable? Yea. Taste is bland and unoffensive, and that's what its supposed to be. Can't attack this for being an adjunct lager.

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Photo of zeff80
2.53/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, fizzy, straw yellow color with a fizzy, white, one-finger head that dissipates very quickly and left no lace.

S - It smelled of corn, caramel and not much else.

T - It tasted of corn, caramel malt and some grassy bitterness. Fairly sweet, too.

M - It was very crisp and sharp on the tongue. A light bodied lager.

D - This is okay. If I were to ever go ice fishing in Canada, I could see myself taking some of this.

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Photo of Duhast500
2.35/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass.

The color is a clear yellow with a slight white head with no lacing.

The smell is a bit of a stinky, grainy flavor. Some malt flavor.

The taste is slightly sweet but not very strong in flavor. On the plus side the flavor to this beer is anything but abrasive and is easy to drink even for the inexperienced palette.

This beer has a light body with light carbonation to it. It's pretty easy drinking like most Canadian beers. It is a bit crisp and clean tasting.

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Photo of scuppers
1.91/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light yellow, keeps thin foam on top, a little wet lacing on the glass.

Smell: Not much. Faint corn and baking soda.

Mouthfeel: fizz with slickness.

Taste: served at 45.5 degrees F. Beginning notes of corn and salt; soapy. Then sugar and pennies, sweetness. Finishing notes of well water. Drinkability seems to decrease with time, but buzz-factor goes up quickly.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
2.91/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Why? Because it was cheap and available. Why not, chump? Out of a green bottle this beer was a perfectly clear, pale gold color with a thin, off-white head. The retention was weak but the lacing actually pretty good. The aroma was quite skunky, with lots of corn and a light sweetness. The flavors were about what one would expect, starting on a dry, grainy note my palate had trouble pulling specifics out of it until the pale malt sweetness at the end finally showed up. The mouthfeel was a bit rough and oily, the carbonation medium/high and the body medium.

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Photo of armock
2.88/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this as I was leaving NY at a gas station 24oz can for $1.49 couldn't pass it up for the sake of science.

A - Poured a clear yellow with a big white head that actually leaves lacing behind

S - Not so good stinky grainy malt

T - Not too bad some slightly sweet malt not much else comes out

M - This beer has a light body with light carbonation to it

D - Its been a long time since I've had my last Molson Ice and for some reason its easier to drink now than it was back then its not a bad beer to drink after shoveling the driveway or watching hockey.

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Photo of generallee
3.72/5  rDev +43.1%
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 yesyouam
2.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Molson Ice is a very clear, very sparkling, pale golden lager with a large foamy white head with nice retention and lacing. Lemon and corn are in the aroma, along with a touch of light, sweet malt and alcohol. It's pretty light bodied, but sturdy and smooth. The finish is dry, crisp and papery. It's pretty sweet and corny tasting. There is a hint of pretzely malt and alcohol in the flavor. It's not bad for a macro. It's just on the cusp of being inoffensive.
(rated Sep 23, 2008)

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Photo of Mistofminn
3.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pale golden color with decent white head. Smells of pale malts and virtually no hops. Taste of corn, grains and malts. Has a light body with a medium carbonation. Good balance. Very drinkable.

If it has "ice" in the name, chances are its a cheap and quick buzz, and thats really all its good for. I will most likely have it again but I wasn't overly impressed.

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Photo of nrpellegrini
2.93/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale yellow golden color. Has a nice white head that stays around a laces a bit. Smells sweet, a bit sour, or metallic. Taste is very crisp with a carbonation bite. Watery and some pale hops for flavor. Mouthfeel is decent, it goes down easy and I wouldn't mind having another.

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Photo of BierFan
2.23/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 24 ounce can into a tumbler glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow with a white head. When the carbonation subsided it looked like apple juice.

Smell: Lite aroma of pale malts. No noticable hops at all.

Taste: The taste is a combination of malts, corn and a slight metallic taste.

This is a very poor excuse for a beer. Even when compared to other American macro lagers it's subpar.

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Photo of PatrickJR
3.16/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from an 11.5 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Pale yellow with about 2 fingers of head that settle quickly. This brew gets some cool points because a thin cap remains atop the beer and there is actually some minimal lacing.

S - Skunked, of course. Beyond this, some generic biscuit malt with a touch of grassy hops. Pleasant enough.

T - Pretty good for the style. A big dose of sweet, bready malt with a slightly floral hop note. Finishes with a strange musty/chalky note that while unexpected is a nice addition.

M - Light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Flatter and heavier than most macros, but it actually brings out some good flavors in the beer.

D - A little too sweet and a little low on the carbonation end for me to choose this over other macro lagers. Not a bad example, but not something I can see serving a specific purpose or occasion.

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Photo of JamesS
3.52/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light, fizzy, yellow color with some good head, but not much carbonation. Decent malty scent, slightly skunky. Nice taste for a macro lager, good and crisp, mostly malt, with just a bit of hop presence to smooth it out. Very smooth, a nice ice beer overall.

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Photo of CJfromPhilly
3.45/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from the 12 oz. bottle a nice golden with a half finger head that settles into a medium collar. Lighter than expected carbonation, not nearly as fizzy or bubbly as other macros. Nose is malty. Taste is smooth & malty with very little hops & a clean finish. Mouthfeel is squarely in the middle, not watery or heavy. Overall, a decent, drinkable alternative when money's tight. or when there's only inferior choices available.

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Photo of abriggs1
4.42/5  rDev +70%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I'm very surprised this beer got such low ratings. It may be mass produced, and it may not be all that unique, but Molson Ice is certainly delicious and gets you very drunk on the cheap. This is not a craft brew, but for what it is there aren't many better beers out there. Molson Ice manages to be refreshing, tasty, and full of alcoholic goodness, a trifecter of awesomeness. It drinks well in hot and cold weather. You can down one after mowing your lawn or let it warm you up on a cold winter night. Molson Ice and I go way back. My taste in beer has certainly become much more eclectic since the days of chugging Molson Ice in my parent's basement, but I don't think I'll ever get sick of this beer.

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Photo of akronzipfan
2.97/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a - pours light gold with a fairly timid and airy head

s - slight hint of grains and a tinge of hops

t - grains dominate throughout with a mildly bitter finish

m - light bodied with medium to heavy carbonation

d - this is a decent, but very ordinary macro lager

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Photo of Bierguy5
2.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. green bottle, 5.6% ABV. Pours a clear golden straw color. A few tiny bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass. White head disappears pretty quickly, but does leave some nice patches of lace.

Skunky and sulphur-like aroma. Grainy, with some corn notes as well. Not very good in this department.

A good deal of sweetness up front for the style. Very pale malt character, not much going on here. However, not grainy, and fairly clean. A bit of earthy and grassy hops at the end, with really only a slight amount of bitterness.

Light body, but not overly carbonated. Not very impressive, but maybe a small step above some of the others.

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Molson Ice from Molson Coors Canada
2.6 out of 5 based on 481 ratings.
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