Black Horse
Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
American Adjunct Lager
2.83 | pDev: 20.49%
Aug 23, 2019
Sep 13, 2004
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Rated: 3.52 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Aug 23, 2019
Rated: 2.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Jul 02, 2019
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

2.99/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pints out of the bottle at Harbour View Restaurant. Soaking wet cold and miserable with 4 hours before the ferry leaves Port Au Basques. Clear yellow lightly sweet and a bit grainy, cold and crisp. Its a macro lager, not anything you wouldn't expect cleanly made. The first one went down in record time as I slowly returned to somewhat normal. The next two paired well with the Greco pizza I savored before heading getting on the ship to head back home.
Jul 14, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by probert from New York

Nov 18, 2017
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Reviewed by MichaelGennings from Canada (ON)

3.79/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Black Horse is brewed by Molson Coors in Newfoundland and Labrador. 341ml bottle. 5% alc.

The beer is a pale golden colour with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly.

The aroma is biscuit and white bread. The taste is the same, plus a subtle graininess.

There is a pleasant effervescent mouthfeel.

The beer is light bodied and the finish is crisp and dry.

Nothing exceptional about this product. It's well-made and thirst-quenching. In other words, a good beer.
Jul 25, 2017
Rated: 2.69 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Oct 04, 2016
Rated: 3 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Oct 22, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jul 19, 2014
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Reviewed by ThePorterSorter from Oregon

3.06/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Big time want sent to me from merc
The beer pours a clear straw yellow topped by a fluffy white foam head that settles gradually with minimal lacing. The nose is negligible except for a faint, metallic grain sweetness. The flavor strives to be a clean balanced (flavorful) lager, but falls short... missing the flavor boat in a big way. I get some grain and a dusting of hops, nuff said. It's a clean drinking, light bodied, watery beer with some grain sweetness, minimal bitterness, adequate carbonation, and lingering metallic bubblegum in the finish. I'm certain a pilsner urquell would be my canned go-to lager over this.
Jun 30, 2014
Rated: 1 by Erniehoppyhung from Canada (QC)

Aug 26, 2013
Rated: 2 by lgmol from Canada (NS)

Jul 26, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by KStark from Canada (BC)

Jul 17, 2013
Rated: 2.25 by cam477 from Canada ()

Jun 20, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by wertschy from Pennsylvania

Sep 28, 2012
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Reviewed by BierStein711 from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a Nonic in a Northwoods wilderness

Two and a half finger off white head; excellent retention for a lager of this type.

Golden pale in color with a corny smell, and virulent carbonation.

Tastes of copious malts, especially rice, followed by a hint of apple and a sweeter finish.

Overall, this was the decent beer to choose from in the situation I was in. Furthermore, I wanted to try what appeared to be a local brew, but much to my dismay wasn't. I shan't have this again.
Jul 12, 2012
Rated: 3 by aceparadis from Canada (AB)

Apr 13, 2012
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Reviewed by biegaman from Canada (ON)

3.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
You can never be sure when seeing the word “premium” on a label, but the fact that Black Horse - funny name for such a pale beer - can support a head is a good sign. It suggests a proper amount of malt was used. The fact that it's also a bit hazy (although still transparent) is another positive indicator that perhaps this offering is "premium" after all.

The beer may look corn-colored yellow, but fortunately it doesn't smell like corn. The nose is primarily hay and grain and lacks any foul adjuncts. This is a real surprise for a Molson's product - usually they smell no better than a gym bag. Some are actually hard to stomach but this aroma is acceptable and even reveals some soft water minerals.

Black Horse is like a European pilsner that's atrophied. Same build - just much weaker. It has a grainy and lightly corn-y malt bill that gives way to a clean mineral finish. If this actually were a European pilsner it would surely rank third-tier but as a North American style lager it's actually fairly decent. It lacks the plight of corn syrup.

Though a bit sweet for my tastes, Black Horse is likely to suit most mainstream palates. It is not unpleasant and is unlike many commercial lagers which, as they warm, become an accelerating treadmill of syrup or sugar which doesn't let you get off. The rush of bubbles that comes with each sip helps keep the palate spick-and-span and feeling fresh.

Black Horse is an historic Canadian brand - I'm glad to see that Molson, who usually does an effortless job of compromising (formally) great beers, hasn't entirely ruined it. While their portfolio shows no signs of progress - it's like the Soviet Union under Brezhnev - at least they've maintained a bit of the past. This is likely the kind of agreeable light lager people enjoyed before mainstream beers were diluted with foul adjuncts.
Jan 22, 2012
Rated: 3 by ahugenerd from Canada ()

Dec 16, 2011
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This beer poured out as a clear golden yellow. The head was small, no lacing here. The smell is malty, not too much else perhaps a little hops. The taste is decent but nothing special. The mouthfeel is light and drinkable. Overall the beer is an average lager, not much to really rave about here. I wouldn't have to seek it out again. Was nice to try though.
Jul 03, 2011
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

1.96/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
A real macro lager. Pale fizzy yellow. A bit of dot lace on a huge white head of malt foam. Horrible smell, wafting throughout office like I was a homeless person. I may have to toss this glass. Dry lower than average mouthfeel. Corny taste. Dry aftertaste. Four ounces was enough to drink. Thanks though anyways Mark for the beers from Newfoundland.
Sep 08, 2008
Black Horse from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 28 ratings