Molson Export | Molson Coors Canada

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Molson ExportMolson Export

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.39/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was very surprised to see this in the states, especially here in Gardiner. It's all over the place in Canada, but I've never seen it here... Very light yellow, clear body with half inch offwhite head. Light scent of malt and alcohol. Similar to a macro lager. Slightly above-average mouthfeel, Tastes somewhat watery, somewhat sweet with a noticeable hop presence. Not the tastiest beer I've ever had, but surprisingly tasty for what it is and definitely one of the best macros I've had. Having said that, it's a bit more watery than I'd like. If the flavors were turned up a bit, it'd be a very good beer. I'd drink this again.

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Photo of JOaikido
2.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear golden colour. No head really. A little ring of bubbles around edges and some light lacing. Some bubbles continue to rise.

S- Sweet smell but not distinct, sort of like fake fruit candy. Not a strong odour.

T- Not watery, but flavour isn't strong. Candyish sweetness needs some hops bitterness to even it out.

MF- Crisp. Carbonation level OK. Leaves mouth dry and a little pasty after.

D- Extremely easy to drink and fairly refreshing.

Not as bland as a lot of macros, but flavour was a little bit off and unbalanced compared to higher quality ales. Still, among the better of Molson's standard products.

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Photo of dubman003
3.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

So I got this beer after it went from Canada to a man who visited Canada, to his son, to the son's friend, to me. It has been a journey and I can't tell how long since its been brewed. However, it does remind me of Molson XXX, which I don't know if it should be punished for or celebrated for. A unique taste is as important to me as the quality of the beer itself.

A note on my ratings, the smell is nasty, but the mouthfeel is excellent and the taste is very good, so I don't know how that works a hundred percent, but it works. Worth drinking and nice to try something I can't get on the shelf in the states.

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Photo of alehopman
2.88/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium gold, light gold in color, initial 2 finger head when poured into nonic glass. Above average carbonation, head collapsed to a tight one that stuck. Smell is slightly sweet and grainy, no real hop aroma detected. Sweet malt flavor with very slight fruit element The fruit element increased as the ale warmed. Very faint hop finish, not as crisp as Labatt 50. Some residual bitterness/adjunct aftertaste. A light, smooth ale that's kind of underwhelming but fits into the throw-back old time flavor category.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Its a golden beer with a pretty descent heaed that doesnt last too long. It taste pretty maltya nd has a few more hops tan expected. Overall a good tasting beer but nothing amazing. I personallly enjoy drinking it and could have many of them without feeling stuffed but probably feeling drunk.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.63/5  rDev +19.8%
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 jasonpeckins32
3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I never realized this was considered and APA until now. What once was a leading beer in a piss-poor category now becomes a sub-par beer in a good beer category. This is definitly much better than Mr. Bud McMiller, but its not going to fare well against some good APA's. Anyways, I'll take it for what its worth.

Not a bad beer here, pretty average tasting. I've had much better beers io my day, but I've also had much worse. This is actually a very easy drinker. I could down several of these with ease and without choking them down and cussing myself out for resorting to it again like I would with busch light or something. Nothing all that special, but not a bad beer at all for the price. Probably would make a great beer to introduce to your thick-headed bud light buddy.

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Photo of CrazyMike
2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is amber/yellow. Nothing to special. The smell is very small, if anything it seems a bit alcohalic.

Tastewise, kind of light and carbonated. Not to much depth at all, a small hint of hops prevented me from wondering why it isn't labeled a light beer. Aftertaste, a bit dry and bitter. Easy to go down.

Overall, this beer did not impress me at all, no characteristics that would make me buy it again.

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Photo of ahking
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average tasting brew. Pours golden clear with little to no head or lacing. Quite crisp and clean, slightly bready flavor. Medium hop bitterness. Very little smell at all but I can pick up some sweet oats and wheat in the aroma. Definately a drinkable macro beer, better than most Molson products.

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Photo of Hibernator
2.88/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Molson Export
11.5 oz brown bottle
Green jet ink label that reads M18523 18:09A
Served mainly out of the bottle, but used an 8 oz juice glass for appearance

* Enjoyed during 02-12-2006 east coast blizzard *

Pours a golden yellow-orange blend. Light whisp thin circle lace for a head.

Whiffs of grains and corn.

Rather clean and crisp on the palate. Sweet corn with a honey drizzle flavor. Easy to drink and full of various adjuncts.

Paired this up with a spinach and artichoke pizza and they worked very well together.

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours ultra clear pale straw. A soapy three finger head shows decent retention but minimal lacing. Simple grain and ceareal adjunct nose, without any noticable hop aroma. Sweet pils/munich malt base, hint of apple ester, and a weak hop aftertaste. Very thin body and high carbonation produce a light and crisp mouthfeel with a clean finish. However, the characteristics of the classic APA are lost for want of a beer more appealing to fans of light lagers. Highly drinkable, but at the cost of being watered down and boring.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.04/5  rDev +0.3%
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 Beastdog75
2.39/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Molson Export is one of those beers that leaves me wondering why it is brewed. Molson Golden is similar enough to this, and they both fall into the category of being ales that are almost indistinguishable from fizzy yellow lagers. This is a reasonably crisp beer, but overall it is quite lacking in flavor.

One nice thing about this brew is its apperance. Molson Export pours a nice golden color, and the foam measures in at a little over a fingers worth which actually retains for about two minutes or so. The aroma is nothing special: typical adjuncty beer. Grainy, husky/musty, with the slightest hint of hops detectable. The mouthfeel is thin and fizzy. The overall flavor is light and grainy, with some selztery qualities as well. Weak. A mild, barely detectable bitter fruitiness can be found here, and the finish is somewhat dry. The aftertaste mostly consists of a corny/grainy flavor, although for a fleeting moment some pleasant bready qualities arrive. This is briefly followed by a flavor reminicent of spent coffee grinds. The brew concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

Both Export and Golden taste rather weak and adjuncty, but the saving grace with Export is the brown bottle as opposed to Golden's green (and some of its inherited lightstruck qualities). With the first sip, I nearly thought that this was as flavorless as Coor's Light, but some of its mediocre flavors ended up appearing. This is a swilling beer, nothing more.

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Photo of BuffaloBilly
4.75/5  rDev +56.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is my #1 favorite beer, second being molson canadian, third being labbatt's blue. I love this beer, it is the greatest beer I've ever had. I love this beer cold with a hot pizza on a sunny new york summer day. Has a great frothy head, and pours a nice golden color. BEST BEER EVER! Highly recommended.

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Photo of sid
3.93/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Molson Export has been my staple since I was in grade 11 (now out of university) This is a man's beer pure and simple. This is the best fall-back beer at a bar when they don't serve what you like.

Out of all the molson products, Export has the most flavour and tastes the best. Starts of smooth with a smell of raw hops ending with a sharp bitter hop finish, a classic finish thats been around for a long time. The hop finish is truly the best part of this beer. Canadian, Blue, Corona, Miller... has nothing on Export in terms of flavour.

I remember the day back in early high school when I used to wear my Molson Ex hat, my Chem teacher came up to me and know what they call Export?..I looked at him with confusion and he says " the armmedillo beer"...I figured it out later...when you turn the ship sideways, you see an armedillo. Anyways, this beer has prestige and hertiage over the past 100 years, the same taste and the same classic export finish.

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Photo of riversider76
3.76/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend brought this over fresh from the duty free shop. It had a nice color and a good old fashioned beer flavor. It was refreshing,but not too light. I'm sure the freshness was a factor. I liked this beer better than regular Molson Canadian. I would recommend trying this beer.

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Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had Molson Ex on tap in Montreal and Quebec City pubs. The head disipates on this beer pretty quickly. If I'm feeling like a light Ale that is "drinkable" this is the beer for me. Mouthfeel is refreshing and the taste is much better than your average macro as the quick but potent hoppy aftertaste you get with this beer is what I like about it. It's what Molson's chief macro beer, Canadian, should taste like.

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Photo of RocketWidget
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color, head is light but not lacy. Taste is pretty much the essence of average - no negative tastes, sweet, slightly hoppy, but nothing interesting here. Drinkable. The best example of an average beer that I can think of. But why would you want to settle for average?

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wish that this was more readily available in the states. Pours out to a clear bronze color with a touch of red. Not much of a head, medium/low carbonation. Slighly chemical odor, with overtones of hops and ale. Rather dry taste with overtones of malt and hops with a small touch of what I would call sour mash. Slightly sour and creamy aftertaste that is quite dry. Not a bad beer, but not amazing either. Nonetheless, wish it was eaiser to get in the states other than in variety 12 packs. Worth a try.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden color with a white frothy head. Nothing to note here with the aroma. The best thing I can say about this beer is that it's nicely balanced and very easy to drink. I guzzled three of these in no time. Very average beer with little redeeming value.

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Photo of TastyTaste
2.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A surprising beer, to say the least. After trudging through the other beers in the Molson mix pack, this beer actually has a little character. Clear Medium gold color, with a head that fades fast. Smell actually has a little bit of hops present, although faintly sweet and floral, they are there. Taste is underhhwleming for an APA, but for an APA from molson it is pretty good. Biscuity malt flavors lead into actual hops. AVersus the style, this beer is sub-par. Too bad you can't give points vs. the brewery...

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Photo of Barraclou
3.46/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Molson Ex was the first 24 pack I bought (when I was still "never thinking to have my id on me today". My taste have changed and I don't really appreciate it no more for a drinking night. I will make an exception for that review time. The appearance is quite good, but its smell is just too chemical / adjunct for me. Molson Ex taste is pretty sweet and fruity. A good bitter hops taste follows it and it is probably the most classic aftertaste you can get from a Molson macro. Drinkability: Average, but very good for an adjunct macro.

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Photo of redmosquito
3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Part of a Molson variety pack at a party. The beer pours a gloden yellow color slightly darkes than the Canadian and Golden. I'm actually somewhat impressed with the aroma, very bready yeast aroma with a hint of floral hops. The flavor is more or less what I expected which is slightly malty and not very bitter, clean and yeasty. This beer does have more body then the lagers offered by Molson. This is an okay beer, of which you can down severalin a sitting.

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Photo of TheDeuce
3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-clear bronze color, slightly red, minimal head, clarity is ok.

Smell-grainy hops, no-off flavors really, a little corn.

Taste-at first it seems clean but a nice hoppy bite at the end works well, crisp and refreshing.

Mouthfeel-light for the style in my opinion, but nothing bad at all, it goes down smooth with an ok aftertaste.

Drinkability-I could easily have another, its a light pale ale with enough flavor to tide you over.

Overall-while being a little light and thin for the style, Molson Export works, it stands up to any macro competitor I'm sure, most craft brew of this style is superior though.

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Photo of sabrills70
3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium straw color with a 2 finger head that went away fairly quickly. OK lace.Smells of sweet malt with some corn and rice notes, not much, but some. A hair skunky. Not much if any hop aroma. The main difference between this and Canadian is that this being an ale, it does have some "fruity" tastes associated with it, as an ale should. It is a bit heavier than Canadian, as well. It tastes of sweet malt but the fruityness of it quickly takes over, but that too quickly fades into generalized macro aftertaste. Its OK for a macro ale. A nice change of pace from the typical macro lager. Not a great ale, just a nice chage of pace

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Molson Export from Molson Coors Canada
3.03 out of 5 based on 286 ratings.
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