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Molson Canadian 6.0 Cold Shots | Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Canadian 6.0 Cold ShotsMolson Canadian 6.0 Cold Shots
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Same great Molson Canadian taste, but with 6% alcohol in a 250ml slim can.

Added by canadianbarman on 05-08-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
74
Avg:
2.41
pDev:
46.06%
 
 
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 74
Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
1.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

250ml can shotgunned through nostril 23/10/11

A well I dumped it into a tulip for fun and it has a bright golden yellow body with decent carbonation and a short lived two finger head that fizzes like cola and leaves no lace

S candied corn and cooked veggie notes with a little booze

T sweet malt with a little wet hay but just a bad boozy chemical flavor that I could live without

M foul aftertaste and just hard to choke down

O nasty stuff that I don't recommend unless you have a drinking contest to lose

I remember when these little things had a target on the bottom side of the can for shot-gunning. I advise you keep this in you mouth for as little time as possible, perhaps I should have slayed it in 2 seconds flat just for effect

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Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of generallee
3.28/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a slim 8.5oz can into a pint glass. A freshness date is printed on the bottom of the can. The can also has the abv listed at 6%.

Appearance: The body has a pure golden color with great clarity and some visible carbonation. From the pour it makes a tall white head of foam. This quickly settles down to a wisp thin film which make some slick spotty lacing.

Smell: As I had expected it has a light aroma with a pale biscuity malt and very faint grassy hops.

Taste/Palate: The base is a pale malt with a plain biscuity and saltine cracker like character. It has a dry overall taste with very light hop flavor and bitterness. The palate has a smooth almost creamy texture with soft carbonation.

Notes: For the style its average. It's not really exciting but it is clean and the 8.5oz can is easy to put down quickly.

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Photo of EsoxLucius
2.45/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a friend had these in his fridge, so they were 'free'...

A: Pale yellow, thin looking with a tiny, fade fast head.

S: sweet with some metalic grains in there.

T: not good. tastes like wheat mixed with water that's been filtered through a bag of bolts.

M: surprisingly the high point for me, it was a bit thicker than i'd expected.

D: because it's small, it's gone fast.

Notes: there are plenty of better beers that are 6.0% for a similar price point that far surpass this beer and you get a 'full size' for the price, not some Red Bull can.

only purposes i feel this beer serves is for sneaking in to venues or going for a "i drank 24 beer in a night" goal for lightweights, which isn't impressive here anyway, as pounding through a 24 full size of 5.5% is fairly common place, hehe.

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Photo of MJ63
3/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of biboergosum
2.43/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

250ml can of 'amped up' Canadian taste. Hmmm - 20% more booze, but ~27% less volume, per container - a net loss. I recall buying this when it was new, and wondering why I was being tempted and coddled, at the same time, as an unwitting Canadian (the nationality) beer drinker...now that notion seems so quaint.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with lots of puffy, frothy, and mildly foamy bone-white head, which settles soon enough, leaving some sudsy swaths of splotchy lace around the glass in the process.

It smells of bready, starchy grain, husky corn, a bit of twitchy and phenolic alcohol warmth, and faint weedy, dead grassy hops. The taste is sweet, sugary pale malt, cornmeal, overcooked veggies that have been in the fridge for weeks, wet paper, and a further bit of stanky grassiness. None too complex, this.

The carbonation is fairly sedate for this style and its ilk, just a soft and lilting fizziness presiding, the body a smidgen heavier than the standard Canadian, and really quite smooth, with a touch of airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry (unfortunately in a corny vein), and gently warm - nothing else has the presence to linger, apparently.

Well, this is hard to believe, but I dislike this way less then when I first drank it (wherein I crushed an 8-pack - novelty being the order of the day), B.B.A. (Before Beer Advocacy). Overall, a simple and even, if generally bland strong Canadian macro lager, the marketing and packaging still the most interesting thing about it.

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Photo of mdaschaf
2.56/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks korguy123 for this one...I think?

Poured into an Evolution tasting glass, perfect size!

A: Clear, light yellow in color, small head formed, but gone quickly.

S: Wheat, slightly metallic, corn

T: Not terrible..heavier on grain, slightly sweet. Little bit of alcohol

M/D: Has a bigger body than expect (i.e. compared to most adjunct lagers). Not a bad beer for its intended purpose.

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Photo of traumaqueen
1/5  rDev -58.5%

Photo of al_al1357
2.67/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GrimmReaper
2.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Light yellow with a white head that don't last and little lacing.Not much of smell to this one,kinda faint greeny grass with a little bitter bite,goes down harsh and carby like with a heavyness to it,didn't quite care for this,novelty kinda can that don't take much to drink and get a buzz...more for the young crowd.

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Photo of DaveBar
2.63/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at the LCBO as a single and served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that lasts a minute before film out. Light to medium gold colour and filtered clear

S- Not much here at all. Really bad scent like a metal can

T- Not so good. Not so happy. Just an alcohol bomb.

M- A North American brew that has a niche... people that don't have time or the stomach to drink good brew. Bet you it's people that a stopping on the side of the highway to slam two beer as it's a different charge to drink a brew while driving but stopping and pounding two outside the car is not DUI LOL

Food Pairing

This not so great beer went well with...... I don't know. It's just a brew designed to slug and drive or slug and whatever. LOL

Enjoy if you can!!!!

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Photo of tone77
3.16/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 8.5 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some malts. Taste is of malts and a touch of corn. Not a lot going on here. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
1.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of irishkyle21
2/5  rDev -17%

Photo of evlu1441
2.61/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've never had this, but it is a staple of teenagers who want to get drunk quick. The tiny can is a little bit of a laugh, but I guess it's all part of the image.

It looks just like any other lager: pale golden colour (maybe a bit too pale), and a thin foamy head. Lots of bubbles.

Smells faintly of wet corn, and not much else.

The taste is fairly grainy, with an adjuncty taste very noticible. The alcohol is also a little apparent towards the end. The mouthfeel is a bit heavier than normal for this kind of beer, but it lends itself well to the slight toasty malt notes. Fairly average, but the alcohol takes away from it a bit.

Overall, this isn't as horrible as I expected. It definitely not as bad as I expected, but not great. I see why the kids drink this.

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Photo of Ammon
2.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of RedAleMan
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of DreamDeath
2.75/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Shiloh
2.42/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Most interesting thing about this product is its packaging...comes in a tall, thin "pony" like can with contents of 250 ml.
Everything about this brew is sub par but marginally.
Nice colour, short of crown..aroma lightly of yeast and the taste is on the sweet side of well balanced.
Limited carbonation and weak bodied.
Find myself wondering "why"...is it the ABV they hope might promote sales? This product deserves to be consumed with a paper bag wrapper....but where to find a bag so small.
Geez!

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Photo of SebD
2.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of SometimesIfart
2.16/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of thehyperduck
2.89/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

250 mL can from a 4-pack picked up at the LCBO; served ice cold. I've had this many times over the years, though not nearly as frequently as standard-issue, run-of-the-mill Canadian. I guess today is the day where I finally become bored/alcoholic enough to drink a can alone so that I can review it?

Pours a familiar pale yellow colour, topped with a half-finger of fizzy, bone-white head that quickly evaporates. A few scattered strands of lacing remain. I can't really blame them for not putting effort into making this look good; normal people who are not giant dorks just drink this from the can, anyway. The aroma is pretty neutral, and I can't really think of any descriptors to use here other than vaguely corny and sweet. At least it's too mild to be off-putting.

Fortunately, the same notion applies to the flavour. While this lager offers nothing outside of the usual, bland adjunct lager tropes - notes of corn husk, boiled vegetables, grainy malts and cardboard - these features are present in surprisingly well-balanced proportions. While I would not describe the flavour as appealing, it manages to avoid my main gripes with this sort of beer: syrupy sweetness, ethanol heat, and even the off-flavours are kept to a minimum. Light-bodied and watery, with restrained carbonation compared to most adjunct lagers, offering only a slight bite. Very easy to drink quickly, so mission accomplished I guess - that was probably the only objective to begin with.

Final Grade: 2.91, a C grade. For a 6.0% macro lager intended primarily for irresponsibly rapid consumption, these Molson Cold Shots honestly aren't that bad. No, they don't taste great, and yes, if push came to shove there are plenty of domestic pale lagers I'd pick long before this one (forgetting about imports and craft stuff entirely). But four of these cans will give you a good buzz for a very low price, and you don't even need to worry about gagging on anything - perhaps except the shrivelled remnants of your pride.

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Photo of cfrancis
1.88/5  rDev -22%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had these while at the Carnivale de Quebec. They rock being able to put a 6 pack in your jacket pockets for "walking around beer" But realistically, it's Molson Canadian jacked up a bit and slammed into a small can. If you are trying to get drunk then this is the ticket, if you are looking for a good beer to enjoy and drink responsibly, then try anything else.

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Photo of CrazyMike
2.8/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale yellow appearance with minimal foamy head. Has a sweet, corn smell with a hint of grain.

Taste is almost entirely wheat and sweetness. Picked up a slight hint of grass and malt. The taste starts off strong but quickly wears off. Light with bad carbonation, aftertaste is sweet and boozy.

This is a weird beer that is not meant to be savored and seems like a training beer for shotgunning or drinking games. If your drinking it for that purpose, there are better beers.

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