Molson XXX | Molson Coors Canada

BA SCORE
62
poor
548 Ratings
THE BROS
56
awful
Read the review
Molson XXXMolson XXX
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
Ratings:
548
Reviews:
226
Avg:
2.51
pDev:
26.29%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
94
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 548 |  Reviews: 226
Photo of nater919
2.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.01/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of IWannaTakeSomeOFF
2.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kojevergas
1.8/5  rDev -28.3%
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

 658 characters

Photo of k47k
2.83/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SteveS1111
3.24/5  rDev +29.1%
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.

 351 characters

Photo of Merticois
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sheltonr
2.41/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jbf190
2.31/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerFinch
3/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

 449 characters

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of toti1972
3.53/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
2.4/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of 54V4G3
1.76/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Loxosceles
2.69/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

 407 characters

Photo of gatheredwaters
2/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Determined419
3.56/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fortyfield
2.45/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

 759 characters

Photo of Hendry
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
2.43/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Dave1999
3.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
2.95/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a narrow pilsner glass: color is straw gold, head is off to bright white, nice bubbly lacing on the glass, very carbonated

Smell is very grainy, very flat flavored, not enticing. worst quality of the beer and only gets worse as the beer warms.

Taste better than many adjunct lagers, funny to think this is tagged as a malt liquor, but i guess thats where it falls when you put these ingredients together and get this result. Barley malt is barely present with a heavy grain focus flavor, corny, hops are flat in flavor.

Mouthfeel is ok at the start, but as it warms the brew becomes sharp from the carbonation and harsher grain flavors. I did have a thought that this brew was not so bad, but give it 5 minutes to warm up and it shows its true colors.

Overall, not so bad compared to many similar in the style and at this strength, but you need it icey cold to numb your tastebuds.

 898 characters

Photo of GrimmFandango
4.8/5  rDev +91.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BEER88
2.12/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Molson XXX from Molson Coors Canada
2.51 out of 5 based on 548 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe