Molson Export | Molson Coors Canada

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Molson ExportMolson Export
BEER INFO

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

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
292
Reviews:
101
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
20.72%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
2.72/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
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 biboergosum
3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I grew up with the notion that this was Molson's export-only beer, and thus available in foreign countries, airports, and well, Quebec, not out West. Let's give 'er!

This beer pours a clear pale golden colour, with three fingers of somewhat creamy, foamy white head, which leaves lace all around the glass. It smells of light white grain, and skunky, weedy hops. The taste is soft cereal grain, a bit of corn sweetness, and lightly acrid, weedy hops. The carbonation is average, the body mildly cloying, and it finishes dry, a little skunkiness persisting.

Ok enough for something with its heritage - I had no problem drinking this, unlike its extended family...

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No head wathsoever when pourred into glass (I guess this too pelased Mr and Mrs everybody...). No spice and very little aftertaste. I'm not sure what the other BA's drank cause I don't see anything interesting here. This is the usual macro brewed beer that is very light and designed for those hot summer days...

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Photo of oberon
3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale/yellow color with medium head that dissapated fast,a light spiciness in the smell.Taste is pretty straight forward with some hop bitterness in there,nothing complex.Not a great beer but Iam not offended to drink a six pack of this either.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.63/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Basic golden beer with an average strength and a few more hops.

The head retention is slightly better than average, and it leaves some nice lace about the glass.

There's a touch of lager yeast sulphur and a very mild fruitiness over its delicate malt. Some non-descript hops are in the mix, but don't stand out on their own.

It tastes, dare I say it, a lot like Budweiser, but with more hops. And the sweetness of the malt is there because there's more malt, not because of fewer hops.

It's medium bodied and gently crisp in the mouth, and it's a little bit more drinkable in comparison with most American macro lagers, as the hops lend it a touch more character. On the other hand, this is a Canadian beer, and there are a lot more Canadian lagers with more hops than this.

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Photo of mendvicdog
1.55/5  rDev -49%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of billab914
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Burnished gold fading to palest yellow at the margins. The ivory colored head is respectable, despite the fact that it's more Iowa pebbly than Aspen rocky as it deflates. Fat strands and streamers of lace look good as well.

Molson Export may be a pale ale in the sense that it's pale and an ale, but the nose has next to nothing in common with what I think of as an APA. It smells like a standard macro lager as brewed by any of the big North American breweries. Each sniff delivers a simple graininess and no real hop presence.

On the palate... this is a Canadian macro lager all the way. There might be a hint of floral hoppiness, but no more than that. A modest malty sweetness early in the mouthful leads to a lightly crisp, clean finish. The only two positives that I can come up with are that it has a little more flavor than similar offerings from the U.S. and it doesn't seem to be turning nasty as it warms.

Molson Export can either be thought of as a terrible APA or an okay macro lager. It's obvious to me that it's the latter and that's how I've approached it. I doubt that I'd ever pay import prices for it in a bar. Then again, if BMC products were my only alternative, I'd have no problem 'going Canuck'.

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Photo of duceswild
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Jason
3.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.5 oz brown twist off bottle, no freshness date to be found. 11.5 oz bottle, so for every case you buy that is about one 12 ounce bottle of beer missing.

Appearance: Clear pale dull bronze colour, good lacing off of the two fingered head.

Smell: Faint yet odd fruity alcohol aroma, clean is where it is at.

Taste: Super crisp and smooth off of the moderate body, thin on the malt with a dry dextrin on the palate. Hops are level with the thinness of the malt and add a nearly tasteless bitterness. Finishes clean with a slight ale twang in the back.

Notes: Very easy drinking, no off flavours yet don’t expect any flavours to impress either. At $5.89 a six pack there is better and cheaper beer out there.

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Photo of Slatetank
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of orangesol
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can enjoyed in the hotel room?
Light golden color bready sweet maltiness little to no hops. Safer than drinking the water.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.84/5  rDev -6.6%
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 BeerForMuscle
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jwc215
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours golden with virually no head.

The smell is "macro-ish" with grainy/cerealy character - just a hint of fruity esters.

The taste is of a "macro" attempt at an ale...Fizzy and grainy - sweetish - with hardly any hop bitterness...Cardboardish, bland finish.

It's not "bad" but very mediocre-ish. Some esters are there to distinguish as an ale, rather than a typical macro-lager.

Okay for what it is. Mainly inoffensive, but nothing particularly special or tasty.

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Photo of krome
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
1.25/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of WesWes
3.12/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is decent. It has a clean and refreshing pale malt scent that a bit weak, but finishes with a fruity, yet dry lager yeast aroma. The taste is average. It has a weak and watery pale malt flavor with little hops present. It goes down easy and finishes a little skunky. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This is a good drinking brew for those hot afternoons, but nothing else. It has a weak palate. It's one and done for me.

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.56/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I found a cheap bar that carried this on draft for $2 during my stay in Montréal. I wasn't expecting much in the first place, but I thought throwing a twonie was worth the risk. I committed a crime by consuming this without any Canadiens hockey on the tube to watch. On to the beer:

The beer is a pale blonde in color, akin to a lager. Good patchy white head on top of it which has good retention. Sweet. Very sweet. Lots of sweet corn in the aroma and taste, and creamy on the palate. Creamed corn? There's a very light fruitiness that adds another flavor to this one-dimensional beer. Despite being labled as a pale ale, bitterness is next to nothing.

When I think Molson Export, I think of two things: Canadiens hockey and creamed corn. It's palatable, but some (such as myself) might find it too sweet and unbalanced.

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Molson Export from Molson Coors Canada
3.04 out of 5 based on 292 ratings.
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