Molson Canadian 6.0 Cold Shots | Molson Coors Canada

Molson Canadian 6.0 Cold ShotsMolson Canadian 6.0 Cold Shots
BA SCORE
4%
Liked This Beer
2.32 w/ 75 ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,615
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
75
Liked:
3
Avg:
2.32/5
pDev:
30.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of biboergosum
2.43/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +10.3%
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 woodychandler
1.95/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Oops! I CAN't remember who sent me this one, but I got one of the slim "CANadian X" CANs in a CANQuest trade and tonight is Molson CANadian CAN Night at Chez Wood, so this is the next entrant in the journey.

A note to Molson: When you put "Xplicit Taste" on the CAN, you really set up your consumers' expectations. Little package, big head. 8.5 Fl. Oz. (250 ml), but two rocky, bone white fingers' worth of head with extremely low retention. Do NOT look away following the pour or you will miss it. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an odd sharpness, not quite pine-like, but along the lines of a cleaning agent, not hops. Pine-Sol! I do not consider this a good thing. Mouthfeel was very smooth with a basic lager sweetness on the tongue. Aha! Now I understand what others were referring to as to its drinkability. It would be quite simple to just crack open a succession of these puppies and suck them down, awaiting the occurrence of the magic. Me, I was feeling less than magical halfway into it. It was not as sickeningly sweet as some high gravity adjunct lagers that I have consumed in this quest, but I could feel a drying of my brain as I drank it. Hangover City, baby! Finish left me craving a beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.16/5  rDev +36.2%
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 WesWes
2.61/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a dry, pilsner malt and adjunct scent. It's light with a slight metallic aroma. The taste is horrible. It has a skunky, adjunxt laden flavor that 's dry as a bone and devoid of beer character. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a forgettable brew. I get the whole "cold shot" marketing. The only way to drink these are to slam em' cold.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.7/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Molson Canadian X

Pours a very pale yellow with a bone white head that does not last very long.Aroma of sweet cereal grains and buttery toffee. Not a ton of flavor, a flash of cereal grain, biscuit and very mild hop. Some buttery notes. Alittle alcohol. Not the greatest, but light for the ABV. Tastes like regular Molson, but cleaner and stronger. Mouthfeel is on the medium side of light bodied, moderate to low carbonation. Overall, this isn't alot of things, including terrible. This can has been sitting for a while (and reads Canadian X), but was eventually re-branded as Cold Shots. A Red Bull for drunks.

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Photo of Erik-P
1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of wordemupg
1.93/5  rDev -16.8%
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 Howlader
1/5  rDev -56.9%

Photo of bumchilly25
2.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of schopenhauerale
2/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of thehyperduck
2.89/5  rDev +24.6%
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 rydev24
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of oldp0rt
2/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of StormAles
2.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SebD
2.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of generallee
3.28/5  rDev +41.4%
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 randylangford
1.25/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of pootz
2.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Cute 250ml Kiddy cans ( hide ‘em in yer jeans from teacher)…noxious sweet kiddy taste (Hides the alcohol well that you intend to get gooned on)_….seems like another winning marketing device for Molson who have staked out the “kiddy” market for their own.

Nothing special or note worthy about this beverage (I say beverage because it has as little in common with real beer as a soft drink) with the exception of warnings on the can to serve extremely chilled…..I can see my gag reflex kicking in if I had to drink this Popsicle-sweet green beer at room temp. Bland pale yellow appeance..no head or aromas to speak of and a sweet corn taste devoid of hops with an indescribably annoying sweet after taste (corn syrup mixed with stale chip oil is the closest I can come in description)

The typical mega brewer let down in the taste department is not the real story here. I think the mindset behind the kiddy kan (250ml) the 6% ABV and the 4-pack is a priceless statement on the devolution of mass Canadian beer marketing politics. They obviously see the kiddies (teens and arrested development twenty-somethings as the main market for their mass produced slop but they must salve their federal nannies who pay lip service to the tragedy of teen addictions and auto deaths (Yet the feds profit handsomely from the arrangement via booze tax and monopoly alcohol sales) So they show “good corporate citizenship” by packaging their little kiddy alcohol bombers in small 2 gulp cans and 4-packs (and sell more units for teens hungry to get gooned on this wobbly pop)……classic modern Canadian compromise of a once proud brewing tradition.

If you guzzle 8 of these buzz bombs before the Averil concert try not to yak on your crew of fall off something high or wet the bed when you pass out….let’s be careful eh?…drink a lot but don’t blame us eh?

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Photo of Bouleboubier
2.35/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

How could you resist buying a crud beer in a 8.5 oz Red Bull can for $0.99?...Well, it sucked tailpipe, just about.

Basically, it's a marginally hazy, largely fizz-limp liquid - a yellowy-orange gold, not unlike new motor oil. "Baked" and "cornbread" are what comes to mind when pondering the scent. Hops? Thought I picked up the faintest hint of them - likely I was hallucinating. Many flavors previously un-encountered: deep-fried plain donut, sulfury matchhead, used cooking oil (aftertaste), grass/dirt clump, and the aforementioned cornbread. While the appearance suggests a peculiar deficiency in carbonation, the belting out of a few violent burps suggest otherwise. It's nearly cardboard dry on the bed of the tongue and a musty tang (or vice-versa) lays at its sides. I don't even think I could make it through enough of these to catch a buzz. Lousy.

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Photo of RedAleMan
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
2.66/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured in a pint.

Appearance: gold plain and simple...1/4" white head.

Smell: light light hops.

Taste: dry hops, alcohol is pretty evident.

Mouth: medium, heavy not much to complain bout in this department.

Overall: fancy looking can, not a fancy beer. Just good enough to pass the time. Don't shy away from it, if you're a lager fan you might like it more than me. Salud.

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Photo of Raime
2.16/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of boszormeny
1.75/5  rDev -24.6%

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