Molson Fireside Lager
Molson Coors Canada

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
German Schwarzbier
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
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Avg:
3.37 | pDev: 17.21%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviews by thehyperduck:
Photo of thehyperduck
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

473 mL can from the LCBO; coded Aug 22 2019 and served barely chilled. They haven't done much with the Rickard's label lately, and this seems like the sort of beer that would typically have it affixed.

Pours a deep chestnut brown colour; good clarity, with crimson red highlights and an inch of buff-tinged foam situated atop. It wilts within the next five minutes or so, eventually reduced to a smooth, creamy quarter-inch cap and frothy collar, partnered with a tight band of even lace. Its aroma is less subtle than some schwarzbiers, with the roasted malts imparting notes of cocoa and coffee, accompanied by caramelized sugar sweetness, toasted nuts and just a touch of smoke.

A serviceable no-frills dark lager: not too sweet, and not particularly flavourful to be honest, but not objectionable in the least. Notes of grainy malt and lightly caramelized sugars dominate the forefront, with faint suggestions of coffee and woodsmoke towards the back end. Light in body, with low carbonation levels that lightly prickle the palate; feels soft and smooth, but not quite 'silky' as it's much too thin for that. Excellent drinkability, as you'd expect from a 4.6% premium macro lager - every bit as easy to knock back as Canadian, if not moreso.

Final Grade: 3.53, a B grade. Fireside Lager is quite possibly the best Molson-labelled product I've ever tried, which means we'll probably never see it again after this year. All kidding aside, I'd recommend giving this beer a try - it might not knock your socks off, but it's a passable dark lager that I enjoyed more than I expected to.

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Photo of Larryfunnell
4.06/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was in my local beer store today, and the attendant seeing the variety I was buying suggested I try this, which had just come in today. In a can, it pours out quite dark with a brownish head. The smell I found underwhelming, but with plenty of hops notes. They claim seven different hops in the beer. It drinks smoother than it's darkness would suggest, with a hoppiness to it and hints of caramel and chocolate. I did find a bit of lingering aftertaste in it. Overall better than I expected, given Molson's mainstream offerings.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good for a Molson branded product.
September 16 2019

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. LCBO purchase for around $2.65 CDN. The advertising worked on me, I was intrigued.

Appearance - Dark near black color and nearly two fingers of loss light tan head are poured. Not much staying power and no lacing.

Smell - Wood, coffee, chocolate, some sweetness in there, maybe almost too much sweetness. Still plenty of aromatics and very inviting.

Taste - Initially some wood, some smokiness and coffee flavors, but they are quite thin. On the plus side, no everlasting bitterness or acrid smoke. Slight bit of metallicness at the end.

Mouthfeel - Body is moderate, carbonation a touch lighter than usual, finish is spritzy on the tongue.

Overall - Better than expected, a decently made dark lager that I would be willing to enjoy again. The nose is the highlight but a tasty product and much better than many of Molson's core line up.

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Photo of johnamason
2.21/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good dark color. Bit of a burnt, smoky, taste, which may be where 'fireside' comes in. A lot of flavor for a Molson product, but not a particularly good flavor. Possibly the best thing to come out Molsons since their Stock Ale (1908), which I would much rather drink.

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Photo of Andy32
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Molson Fireside Lager from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 6 ratings