Molson Export | Molson Coors Canada

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Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With over 100 years of brewing tradition behind it, Molson Export continues to grow in lore. Its history, however, could never be as rich without the original, high-quality ingredients that have come to distinguish it from other brands.

We brew Molson Export with two-row barley, an exclusive strain of ale yeast that goes back to the origins of Molson Breweries, hand-selected Golding and Oregon hops and water.

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Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 306
Photo of tone77
2.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a bit of apples, grains. Taste is full of green apples, a slight metallic twang to it, somewhat resembling a Minhas product. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall WTF Molson, you can and have done better than this.

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Photo of thebadone24
3.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I don't think that Molson Export was terrible by any means during it's attempted introduction into the American market. It just wasn't noteworthy enough to stand out on it's own as a Molson offering. With Molson Canadian, Ice, Golden, Canadian Light, and XXX on the shelves, Export made for a solid inclusion in a sampler, but wasn't going to move cases of itself by itself in America. Is still enjoyed throughout Canada though (and I think is more renown in Montreal than Toronto.)

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Photo of MichaelGennings
3.77/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Molson Export Ale.

473ml can. 5% alc.

Golden and Oregon hops

For a mass-produced ale this beer is very well done.

It has a thick white head. The beer itself is golden in colour.

There isn't much smell. There is grain, biscuit, hops, and an overall sweetness. But it's all quite faint.

The taste is typical beer. And that's not bad. There is a bit of grain, a dab of hop bitterness, and sweetness. All very mild.

The mouthfeel is watery and yet effervescent.

The finish is crisp and dry.

I really enjoy this. Served icy-cold on a hot day it's very refreshing.

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Photo of Raime
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Second to the last random from my neighbors mixed box. I received two Molson brews because according to him his absolutely cannot stand them. And we're talking about a man who found a ten year old bottle of Guinness in the woods and drank it. So here we go.

Pours a murked yellow which is somewhat surprising considering the style. Head is frothy and thick standing two fingers in height. Seeing some sediment float around.. Uh oh.

Smells adjuncty which js exactly as anticipated though there is a definite fruitiness coming through.

Luckily the fruitiness takes hold over the adjunct in this case. Not like IPA fruity, but pretty decent.

Feel is relatively light and it swallows easy with a moderate carbonation.

Overall nothing about this beer is big but it was better than I had expected. Now seeing that this is a blonde instead of adjunct I understand the fruit aspect better. If I were to ever see these around here at a low price point I'd pick them up for a definite easy drinker.

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Photo of reddfoot
3.57/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Actually this is not bad. Nice light golden colour, decent somewhat unique taste, a bit metallic but with decent bite and nice bitterness. Smell is meh, not much to it. I'd drink this again.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.73/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a stemmed glass. No date.

Appearance: Clear bright golden yellow with a thin white head. Some small strands of lacing noted here and there.

Smell: Clean, a bit herbal/leafy with a mix of noble hops and English bittering hops.

Taste: Malty with a mix of noble hops and English tea-like bitterness. The malt was biscuity in character.

Mouthfeel: Nothing special. Just right carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: A no fills ale. Drank two of these without batting an eye over the course of a 2 hour networking meeting with appetizers to pair with it. A solid ale. Nothing terribly memorable, but definitely flavorful.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
2.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This beer pours a clear golden straw color with 3 fingers of white bubbly head and lots of carbonation.

Aroma - Pale buscuity malts, a bit of apple, some light floral hops.corn. Not much going on but it smells pleasant enough

Taste - Corn, apple peel and a slight apple sweetness, pale malts, some light hops.

Feel - light watery body with some slightly prickly carbonation. very easy drinking.

Overall - This beer is very similar to all other macros you can taste the adjunct but it definitely has some fruity esters which may come from the ale yeast. not horrible for what it is,

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can enjoyed in the hotel room?
Light golden color with a bubbly spirited white head. Bready sweet maltiness little to no hops. Safer than drinking the water.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.12/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brilliant deep straw color with a 1 finger head lasting 2 minutes and lively activity.

Faint aromas and flavors of grains and corn with some lemony fruitiness. Crisp bitter taste of average strength and a hint of toffee. Good freshness.

Average body with a prickly feel. Well balanced finish, dry ending with a bitter mouth coat.

Overall : A notch better than the average brand having a little more taste and body.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Molson Export. With that nice logo in front of that beer.

The smell of it is really disappointing and I was like its an other Molson dry product.

The look of it is really light. But you can see a nice carbonation. There is no head
at all.

Now about the taste I was really surprised. It was better than the smell. You have that touch of caramel sweet corny taste. The taste is between a Budweiser a Sleeman Draught and Coors Light. This is the only one Molson product that I like right now with the Coors Light.

So overall would I recommend it ? For sure. You wanna drink a Molson product. Take a Molson Export. This is much better than a Molson Dry or a Molson Canadian. If you are at the bar and have the chance to try the Molson Export. Try it.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Clear light gold with gentle carbonation bubbles
S: Light malt with a metallic note, some delicate hoppiness as it warms
T: Light bodied and easy drinking, some malt sweetness and faint but discernible hops, nicely balanced finish
M: A tad on the thin side but this is to be expected, doesn't detract personally.
O: A nice take on the export ale style though could use a bit more body but a decent Molson product nonetheless.

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Photo of mwrseeley
3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It had been a long time since I last bought a 2-4 or had even set foot in "The Beer Store". I had gotten into the habit of buying a single from Fuller, Hacker-Pschorr, Mad Tom or whatnot from the local LCBO. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up a case of my old standby from my younger days - a case of Moslon Export.

It has been pretty enjoyable. It has a bitterness that let's the drinker know that it isn't just some crap macro offering. This is a beer I can keep in the fridge for company that doesn't stray too far off the beer path.

Very drinkable, especially after mowing the lawn.

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Photo of mynie
3.7/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

“This here is the real Mol-son. The rest? They are just Mol-daughters.”
-Some French guy next to me at bar. (Translated. [By me.])

I’ve heard people say this is the same thing as Molson Canadian only it’s in a different can because those crazy Quebecois demand difference. Those people are stupid since this is an entirely different beer.

This is one of those beers that tastes way better on tap than in the can. I don’t know what causes that because I am not a professional canman. Good front end and the back gets a little sour and syrupy, kinda like your lesser American macros. Very nice front all the way through, though, and the downer back end ain’t that noticeable in the tap version. It’s a real bargain, too, the Bell Center only charges 11 bucks a tall boy!

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Photo of jaslesp
3.57/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This a good pretty good beer for a macro, but it was first made when it was a micro-brewery. It has a great ale color and smells fruity. The taste ia awesome for a macro so i think it is above average. The mouthfeel is like most of the ales. In average it is definetly the best ale you can find everywhere in Canada!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

i like this better than either canadian or golden. its very sessionable and less artifical tasting. pours clear yellow color with a excited white head over an inch tall, decent retention. watery look overall, but not bad. smells like pale malts, very light, with on;y some bittering hops in there as to not be offensive. taste is the same, but i reckon a stiffer hopping would make this a damn fine beer, it seems to be lacking to me, and that could really set it off. mouthfeel is good, smooth and drinkable, lighter body but not too light, with bright carbonation. sessionable, especially when ice cold. i dont mind this one in the summer when i am on a budget.

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Photo of biegaman
2.78/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Export says 'ale' on the label, but looks like a conventional lager in the glass. It is bright golden, filtered to near oblivion, with soda-pop bubbles and an antiseptically white head that falters and leaves little lace.

The bouquet has a slight pungency like that of a cheap cider vinegar and smells, just generally speaking, 'off'. If not for that off-putting pungency I'd say it resembles creamed corn. It certainly has the sweetness. In fact, this thing smell like it has more corn than a Mayan harvest festival. I wouldn't be surprised if there was mention of it in the Popol Vuh.

Perhaps the kindest thing I could say about Export's flavor is that there isn't much of it. The sting of aggressive, artificial carbonation makes more of an impression on the palate than the flavor of corn kernels, which, by the way, is about the only flavor that exists. There's nothing that resembles barley (or hops, for that matter).

The border that divides ales and lagers, although easily defined in technical terms, is far from concrete as far as things like taste and texture go. Some lagers offer a world more of flavors and body than ales. Just as equally, some ales, like Molson Export, contain even less malt and bitterness than even the palest of lagers (which this really drinks like).

Molson makes a number of abhorrent beers and, in full fairness, also have a few passable offerings in their portfolio. Export, in my opinion, doesn't fit neatly into either of those two camps. It's not offensive, but it's far from pleasant. I can't imagine any scenario where I'd recommend anyone buy this beer. It is distasteful at worst, forgettable at best.

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Photo of TheHammer
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Produced a finger of head that did manage to lace and stick around fairly well. The body is a clear gold with some decent carbonation. Nothing of exceptional note, but it seems to be a general, all around good job here.

Smell: Fruity esters and yeasty smells, apples and pears come to mind, but it doesn't quite hit the nail on the head. There is a nice backing of grain malt to it. Could be a bit stronger though.

Taste: Starts with some light, doughy malt that turns to much more fruity taste with some mild yeast and ends with a dusting of a mixed bag of light hops. It's a nice halfway point between a more flavourful ale and a more generic lager taste.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean, and doesn't leave anything in the way of aftertaste. Easy to drink, although the carbonation is a little meek. There is also a very slight clinging plastic feeling I could do without, but it is fairly subdued.

Drinkability: It's a little heavier on the stomach then you would think, but other then that it's easy going down with enough flavour to stay interesting.

Final Thoughts: One of Molson's better offerings, that is for sure. When I was younger, Export wasn't my cup of tea as it seemed to be a lot heavier and hoppier back then, however now, it is a suitable replacement for when only Macros are on tap.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.84/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Molson Export is like most typical North American beers. It pours a golden clear with initial big head that dissapates quickly. The smell and taste are mostly grain. Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer that is drinkable.

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Photo of bullwinkle88
3.73/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Molson Ex, one of my favorite beers and probably the one I've consumed the most of in my life, largely attributed to my days at the factory way back when (Miss those stubby bottles).

This is definitely Molson's finest product in my opinion, which is saying something because I enjoy most of their products save for the rare misadventure (Molson M).

Nice crisp taste with a hoppy spicy kick. One of my favorite styles of beer and Ex is a premier option. Mouthfeel is prickly and effervescent. My one complaint is the beer's flavor seems to diminish surprisingly quickly, so try to find one with the closest brewed date.

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Photo of Stocean1
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a two finger head out of the can, off white with good retention and some lacing, a light yellow body, clean and clear look.

Smell is some grainy malt and light hops, some floral notes.

Taste is grainy malt with some adjunct, a little bisuit and pepper, floral aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with plenty of carbonation, still relatively smooth, clean and crisp.

Overall a decent macro that I have always enjoyed.

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Photo of marc956
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I guess my taste buds have improved in the last 13 years. In university this was a common staple at parties. Just had my first one in a few years albeit in cans rather than bottles. So maybe it's
the metallic influence? Doesn't seem as good as it used to be. Still better than Labatt though.

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Photo of gskitt
2.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap in Montreal. This beer poured a golden color, much carbonation is evident by the bubbles. Shiny white head dissipates quickly. Scent is a bit off-putting, not skunky, just a bit, well, macro. Smells like corn. Buttered corn. Taste was not comparative to the smell. Much better. Not great, just better. The appeal for export must be drinkability, not taste. Mouthfeel was a bit grainy and dry after a while. Not my favorite.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.19/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent golden colour (like the majority of Molson's beers), topped with a creamy one-finger head. Retention is decent; it takes a few minutes to dissipate to a thin half-centimetre cap with some lacing. Tons of bubbles stream to the surface constantly. Looks pretty good, actually. The smell is faint and bland but there is nothing off-putting in it; mostly malted grains with a touch of yeast and fruity esters.

It wouldn't surprise me to find out that there are adjuncts somewhere in Export's recipe, but that is because I tend to expect that level of quality from Molson. In actual fact, Export is quite clean-tasting - light grain malt sweetness leading into a faint twinge of dryness, presumably from some form of hops. There is some corny adjunct character, but it is not a seriously dominant facet of the taste. All of the flavors are well-balanced with each other, and the end result is a surprisingly decent (and ridiculously drinkable) blonde ale. Carbonation level is a little high. The surprisingly long-lasted head gives the beer a bit of a creamy mouthfeel. It's thicker than Canadian but overall still rather light-bodied.

[Updated Sept 2 2015]

I was out west for two years and never saw this stuff there. I'll admit to missing Ex a little bit during that time... it was one of the first beers I had after coming back. As far as mass-produced Canadian beer goes, this is one of the better options - and I say this as someone who is not a fan of most Molson products at all. Export is in the upper echelon of products brewed under their name, but it's still nothing all that special, and I'd definitely take a Labatt 50 over this.

Final Grade: 3.19, C+.

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Photo of heebes
2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle always.

A favourite of a buddys, usually consumed when at his place, outside in summer. When poured it's a pal golden yellow with a frothy white head. Nose is grain, malt, bit of fruit notes come through and a touch of alcohol. Taste is decent, easy to down a bunch, certainly tastes like you'd expect a macro to: not much flavour, most grain and alcohol. Light to medium mouthfeel. Not sure how he can only drink this one beer every single day; to each their own. Overall, I can stand to have one if I stop it for a visit.

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Photo of BigBry
3.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brought a couple bottles back after consuming a few while in Montreal. Standard brown bottle, "Expertly brewed for over 100 years", I got a bottle with the vintage label.
Pretty basic beer, golden yellow with a white head. Average retention, thin lace. Light malt and hop smells, but still more aroma than most macro lagers. It tastes as expected, a bit more barley malt and hop bite than Molson Canadian.
medium body, crisp carbonation, easily drinkable. A slightly more flavorable macro lager.

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Molson Export from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 306 ratings