Molson XXX | Molson Coors Canada

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BA SCORE
2.48/5
553 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed to be our strongest tasting lager using extra malt and hops in the brewhouse and fermented to give a smooth slightly sweet well balanced beer at 7.3% alcohol.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,083
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
553
pDev:
26.61%
Bros Score:
2.3
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
96
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of taters21
2.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a nice golden color with a half finger of head that quickly recedes to nothing.
Smells of green apple, corn, booze, and light malt.
Taste is rather sweet with the corn, followed by malt and possibly diacetyl, ending in some light, grassy hops.
Mouthfeel is that of a lager, almost creamy.
Overall, not bad, but a bit under the bar for my tastes. I much prefer Molson ice to this any day.

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Photo of km02600
3/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jkblr
3.26/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

24oz can bb 10/16/17 poured into a half liter skate mug at fridge temp 7.3% ABV. The beer is golden straw yellow in color with off white sticky head. It is leaving some lacing. Smells a little sweet and maybe musty? Taste is sweet with a little counteracting bitterness at the end. Noticeable alcohol as it warms. There is a barely perceptible hint of the AAL aftertaste but it's largely defect free. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick and strongly carbonated. Overall, good. When you buy a 24 oz can of 7.3% malt liquor, you know what you're going to get. This is done mostly without flaws.

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Photo of sethwashere
1.07/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This is a good ?beer? malt liquor...If You're Laying In The Gutter!! Ugh! Don't Go There. Molson is appealing to the ghetto with this sauce.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
2.87/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.01/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of IWannaTakeSomeOFF
2.94/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kojevergas
1.8/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

24 fl oz aluminum can somehow acquired at a bodega in Brooklyn for a scant 92 cents. Don't ask me how.

7.30% ABV. "No preservatives" (aside from hops, I assume...)

Honestly, it's a little better than I expected in spite of its syrupy sweetness and off-putting sticky mouthfeel. Medium-bodied. All I taste is cheap malt and adjunct. Simple and shallow fare with average duration and intensity of flavour.

Booze is evident, but it's not egregious.

I'll finish the can with some effort, but it's not the worst fare I've encountered. You could do worse at this price tier and ABV, but it's still pretty poorly built and lacks balance.

Low D- (1.80) / AVOID

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Photo of k47k
2.83/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SteveS1111
3.24/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It's different than the macrobrews taste wise. It really isn't that good, but it's got a unique character. Also, the head lasts a bit longer than it does with Bud or many of the other macrobrews. It has a higher alcohol content, but it does have some other good qualities besides that. I wouldn't say it's great beer, but it isn't terrible either.

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Photo of Merticois
2.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sheltonr
2.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jbf190
2.31/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerFinch
3/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really, does anyone at Beer Advocate think any of the swill water beers are worthy? I've had all the molsons and all I can say is that if you're just looking for a basic beer without all the effort and let's face it, 'stuff' that ends up in a quality micro, this one is not bad at all. I can drink one or two without feeling full. It won't wow you, but it won't make you run for the mouthwash either. I'm surprised so many here feel it's so bad.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
2.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of toti1972
3.53/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
2.4/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of 54V4G3
1.76/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Loxosceles
2.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Look = Dark yellow, golden straw color
Smell = grainy malt and alcohol
Taste = strong grainy malt and sweet...and alcohol
Feel = highly carbonated and thick

Not bad for the price. Especially if you want something with more flavor and kick than a regular adjunct lager. I tried it on the rocks as well. That kicked out some of the carbonation and thinned it down, which made is smoother and more palatable.

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Photo of gatheredwaters
2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Determined419
3.56/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fortyfield
2.45/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Look - A touch darker than your typical macro lager, head forms at first then quickly dissipates. Fairly high level of carbonation visible.

Smell - Grainy malt and booze. That's about it here.

Taste - Very similar to the smell, though perhaps the taste is slightly smoother than the smell would suggest. The booze is there but it doesn't burn, finishes quite dry with minimal aftertaste.

Feel - Appropriate level of carbonation. Slightly prickly feel on the tongue but not overwhelming.

Overall - Poor tasting brew but I admittedly gave it some bonus points for the price and strength. When served very cold, this is at least a serviceable beer. Though unless I ever end up unemployed for an extended period of time I don't plan on purchasing this again.

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Photo of Hendry
2.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Molson XXX from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.48 out of 5 with 553 ratings
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