Molson XXX | Molson Coors Canada

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62
poor
552 Ratings
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56
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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
Ratings:
552
Reviews:
227
Avg:
2.51
pDev:
26.29%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
96
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.02/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from can into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden color with a large white head. The heads retentions rather weak and it fades quite fast giving way a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell is heavy of cereal. Corn is the heaviest with a lighter amount of wheat mixed of a slightly metallic and caramel aroma as well.

Taste – The sweet corn present in the nose is the first meet by the tongue. There are light hints of caramel more towards the middle, but these are very light in comparison to the sweeter corn flavor. At the end of a taste, an alcohol flavor works its way in. It’s not too potent and gives a nice warming feel.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is good for the style. A little bit above average in terms of body with a medium level of carbonation. Very fitting for the brew.

Overall – This was not what I would call a great brew, but it did have some decent characteristics and did have a more potent flavor. It is very reminiscent of a malt, but with a little bit more flavor. Nothing great, but for the price (while not as economic as a malt like steel reserve) it works.

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Photo of agreenman19
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of metter98
2.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly died down and left some lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of sweet malts and corn in the nose.
T: The initial taste has notes of malty sweetness and the finish has some hints of bitterness. It becomes a little sweeter as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is not a bad beer for the style because the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste. It tastes more like a “souped up” American Adjunct Lager.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.18/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 25.4 oz oil can.

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with some light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to a thin layer covering the surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The aroma reminds me of an American adjunct lager - lots of malt sweetness including both grain and corn. Very light hint of hops.

T: The flavor is a little more balanced than you sometimes get in this style, starts out a little sweet from the adjunct malts (grain mostly, a little corn) and finishes with light bitterness.

M: Just a little bit heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a beer that reminds of college, upstate New York in the early to mid-1990s and getting this whenever we went to Canada because it was not allowed to be distributed in the US at the time. Better than I expected for the style, this is actual a fairly drinkable beer for the style. Pretty easy to drink. The alcohol is pretty well hidden.

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Photo of zoso1967
1.25/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of randylangford
1/5  rDev -60.2%

Photo of jsboates
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of BigCheese
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of BraveGator
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of alwaysintense
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of carrollmel7
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of OldTime
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of mikerems
3.5/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of lucas
4/5  rDev +59.4%

Photo of Ktmktm01
4/5  rDev +59.4%

Photo of rydev24
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of tdm168
2.58/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark gold with a thin lacing of loose, bubbly head that quickly fades away. The smell is sweet and grainy. The flavor is sweet, grainy, and slightly bitter. The alcohol is evident, adding warmth, body, and a little spiciness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp, warm, and smooth.

For malt liquor this isn't bad. It's got flavor and body, but nothing too special. There aren't any of the off notes one may expect from the style. Rarely ever do I pick up this style, but this would be my go-to if I did.

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Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of zhumphrey
1.5/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of BMMillsy
2.03/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Beautiful black can pours a deep copper color with fluffy white head. Aroma of burnt corn, malt extract, and a bit of bitter hop. Flavor follows with heavy malts for the style--actually rather flavorful--and a relatively smooth finish. This one is a light-medium on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall, this wasn't very good and yet was drinkable enough to put it above others in the style. High class college beer here.

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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.5/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a half inch white head of medium life. The body is a clear straw yellow verging on golden. It smells of malt and grass. The taste mirrors the smell and there's a little dried fruit in the aftertaste. I've seen a few refer to this as boozy and I'd agree.

But here's the thing folks. This is basically BMC but stepped up in intensity in all categories. How many times have beer enthusiasts vented on BMCs for being watering, mild, simple, etc? Well here's one that tries to rectify and frankly people are scoring it lower than those BMCs they'd call guilty and give a C to. Not really fair. And boozy doesn't bother people when it's from Europe, or an American craft brew. In fact I wonder if you relabelled this bottle with something fancy and craftlike if people in a blind taste test would say the opposite. So, you don't have to love this beer, I don't love it either, but to be fair you probably shouldn't call this bad or below average and still give a regular Molson an average.

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Molson XXX from Molson Coors Canada
2.51 out of 5 based on 552 ratings.
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