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Molson XXX | Molson Coors Canada

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2.48/5
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555 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:
#44,855
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
555
pDev:
26.61%
Bros Score:
2.3
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
95
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 555 |  Reviews: 228
Photo of BMMillsy
2.03/5  rDev -18.1%
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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Photo of PeteRiz
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.5/5  rDev +41.1%
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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Photo of dugly2ugly
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Pillowburn
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of OWSLEY069
1.84/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clean deep yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, small dryness, but that's about it. In the taste, sweet to dry small malt and a small fruity alcohol. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry fruity alcohol like aftertaste. Light flavor and aroma, but a bit boozy nonetheless.

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Photo of jharkins07
2/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of rsant
1/5  rDev -59.7%

Photo of slimntubbs
1/5  rDev -59.7%

Photo of Peyton5410
3/5  rDev +21%

Photo of papat444
2.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This and Labatt Bleue were what i started drinking, back when it was available in Quebec and before discovering Unibroue.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: A very pale, yellow body with a surprisingly thick white head that actually clings to the glass.

Smell: Alcohol infused corn and maybe a hint of fruit but that's a stretch. Strong for all the wrong reasons.

Taste: Ugh, that lacquer-like flavor of malt liquor. Strong but not too overpowering like others. Still not entirely pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Some spicy bitterness that feels fake is is probably from the alcohol burn.

Overall: Actually looked decent but it was all downhill from there. Enough for a review and i could already feel a headache creeping up.

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Photo of JeffTheJuice
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.54/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a clear gold with no head or lace. It seems to darken a bit as it warms. The aroma is of corn and bread crust. The flavor has notes of honey, sweet corn, and a slight hop snap, bland. The mouthfeel is light. Molson XXX is an acceptable beer, slightly recommended.

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Photo of GreatBloomer
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of barczar
2.33/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear light yellow with a large white head.

Aroma is corn adjunct and grain, alcohol and light citrus hop.

Flavor is fairly alcoholic and follows the aroma...sweet, corn, grain. But alcohol is dominant. Esters are present.

Body is medium full with medium carbonation.

Overall, more flavor than a regular molson, but the alcohol really comes through.

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Photo of UfosBigRigsnBBQ
3/5  rDev +21%

Photo of animal69
2/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of StayCeeJay
2/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of kalkavekkian
2.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a six to try it out as there wasn't a singles option where i was at. Light golden color with a small watery head. Smelled a bit of grain and and malt with some alchohol presence. Tasted watery and malty with not as bad of a booze tone as i had anticipated. Malt liquor like mouthfeel with a decent bite at the finish. Not too bad and better than expected.

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Photo of Gregwa
2/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jophish17
1/5  rDev -59.7%

Photo of dinojrbtom
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of dawatts
3.03/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Foamy head that settles to about a 1/8th of an inch. Color is of a light IPA. Slightly orange and a little inviting. More that I expected.

S - Slight bready smell with a touch of alcohol and a touch of citrus.

T - Taste is mild but not completely horrid for a mass produced adjunct lager. Slightest hint of citrus may indicate at least a presence of hops.

M - A little hoppy tongue feel on the sides and a little alcohol burn in the finish. Not overly carbonated like the other Molson's that ive had.

O - NOT TERRIBLE for the style but I still couldnt finish it. It just lacks character and depth.

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Molson XXX from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.48 out of 5 with 555 ratings
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