Molson OV (Old Vienna)
Molson Coors Canada

Molson OV (Old Vienna)Molson OV (Old Vienna)
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From:
Molson Coors Canada
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
Vienna Lager
Ranked #140
ABV:
5%
Score:
68
Ranked #30,280
Avg:
2.83 | pDev: 29.33%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
55
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 16, 2022
Added:
Jul 23, 2002
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  22
SCORE
68
Poor
Molson OV (Old Vienna)Molson OV (Old Vienna)
Notes: A mainstream lager with a moderate hop character and slightly sweet, fruity, refreshing aroma and taste.
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Rated: 2.06 by NicolaiMacKenzie from Canada (ON)

Nov 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON)

Jun 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Spark420

2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
When I was a kid a lot of the dads drank this beer and us kids would quite often steal a swig when backs were turned. The can is rather attractive with the knight and ov shield but the beer is not the greatest. It’s a chore to drink more then 2 of these as I feel they taste worse with the more you have. Mostly malt with slight bitter after taste. Almost no head on this either. Once in a while I’ll pick one of these to give it another try but always come to the same conclusion. There are better beers at the same or lower price.
Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

3.16/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I finally bought a can of Ov by Molson .
473ml at 5%.
poured a 2finger head into glass that quickly evaporated but left a lace as you are drinking golden color with good carbonation.
taste is a little sweet mild bitterness makes it easy to drink
overall it's ok an average beer.
cheers.
Sep 29, 2021
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Rated by Homebrewkingpin from New York

4.35/5  rDev +53.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
at this price point hard to beat
it pours a nice golden color good lacing with a malty clean refreshing taste macro brew.
Aug 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Fionas from Canada (ON)

4.11/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I find this beer very appealing. From the initial pour, with a head of foam, to the lacing it leaves on the glass. I also like the touch of dryness on the finish. Has a nice malty taste that goes down easy. This is an old time beer that has an interesting history, as it was first produced in the U.S before coming to Canada over a century ago. This is a beer that I can enjoy drinking from the bottle, or a glass. It is delicious. The taste is on the light side, but very thirst quenching on a hot day or any day for that matter.
Aug 06, 2019
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Reviewed by MichaelGennings from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Old Vienna by Molson. 5% alc.

This beer has a thick and creamy head. The beer is standard golden colour and very clear.

Smell is white bread, barley malt, and a slight sweetness.

Taste is grain, biscuit, and some hops to give it a subtle bitter note.

The beer is light to medium body and the mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Finish is crisp and dry.

Nice glass lacing on this.

For a macro lager this is exceptional taste and value.

If you are open-minded, enjoy good, traditional-style macro lager, I recommend trying this.

Grade: A.
Mar 22, 2019
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Reviewed by badgerbeer1 from Wisconsin

2.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Not being from Canada and generally a fan of Molson products, I was excited when on a Canadian fishing trip our outfitter offered us a case of “OV.” I see why it is not found in the states. I hesitated to even marinate our sausages in it. I quickly turned to hard booze as this became the last beer remaining.
Sep 10, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by FadetoBock from Canada (AB)

Apr 28, 2018
 
Rated: 2.13 by shivtim from Georgia

Mar 30, 2018
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Rated by amcfadden from Canada (ON)

4.76/5  rDev +68.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Can't spell Love without OV
Feb 09, 2018
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Reviewed by danx_42 from New York

3.75/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I remember buying these in what we used to call "splits", a 7 oz. bottle. A friend of mine and I drank an entire case of them in one night back in 1980 or so and we thought it was great beer. I've seen 12 packs of bottles (12 oz.) from time to time and I'd buy them, but I came across a case of 12 oz. cans this weekend and scooped it up @ $13.99. A great value in my opinion. One of the best "cheapo" beers around and is a hell of a lot better than PBR.
Aug 03, 2017
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a straw like color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of mild grains. Taste is malts, grains, some metallic notes at the finish. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is not bad at this price point, but drinks more like a Pale Lager than a Vienna.
Jul 16, 2017
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Rated by davidward from Florida

2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
A mass produced lager.
Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.34 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Jun 29, 2017
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Rated by NordicHermit from Canada (ON)

2.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Simple, better-than-Canadian corn beer. Reminds me of my childhood. This was dad's swill of choice for a number of years.
May 27, 2017
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Reviewed by jphallenbeck from New York

3.82/5  rDev +35%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Availability in Rochester NY is spotty, but a few places have it in 12-pack bottles. My favorite light macrobrew. Extremely well balanced. Clean, crisp, mild flavor. I always look for it on the first hot days of the year because of how refreshing it is. Nice label design too.
May 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.1 by SportsGuy33 from Canada (ON)

Feb 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Hephaestos from New York

Feb 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Russ_Macklem from Canada (ON)

5/5  rDev +76.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
OV is a highly refreshing 'vintage' or 'dirty old man beer' that's been around a long time. Canadian adjunct lagers tend to be a LITTLE more full bodied than their American counterparts. This certainly has more body than say Miller High Life. Beers like Labatt Blue, Molson Canadian, Formosa Springs and other budget beers like Laurentide or Crystal fall into this category.

According to the website, OV is supposedly all malt, but I can't be sure that they are telling the truth.

Despite this, for the style, or even smaller category of 'Canadian Style Lager', OV nails it. It is bubbly almost light ale like while still retaining the crispness of a lager. It smells of grain and clean water, and BEER. No off notes in the scent. The mouthfeel is light-medium light, and the beer fully coats the palate with malty sweetness balanced perfectly by the modest amount of hops. The finish is crisp, refreshing and dry, making you want to take another sip. Perfect for sessioning and not too heavy. This is my go to when I want to have a few and hang with some friends. The price point helps also!

Maybe some of my waxing poetic about this beer is nostalgia; my Windsor ON family has been drinking this stuff for many years. That being said, having tried just about every American/Canadian style lager I can get my hands on, I crave this beer the most.

As I've found with other Molson beers, OV seems to test best out of the bottle or on draft. Molson canned beers always taste funky to me.

So "Just say OV!"
Nov 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.8 by Boo-urns from Canada (ON)

Aug 06, 2016
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Reviewed by utopiajane from New York

3.5/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours very pale gold with a thin head that lasts well for how thin it is. It hangs on for dear life . Clear. has a mild nose. earth for hops and a touch of apple skin. Some malty scent. grain. earthy malt. taste follows the nose. Mild. Fruity eseter seems subdues int he drink and the beer has a nice dryness. finishes crisp, clean and with no off flavors. Hop give a crisp bitterness. Light mild malty.
Jun 21, 2016
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This 12-pack was brewed in Golden, Colorado.

Old Vienna is listed as a pale lager with the ingredients being only water, barley malt, hops, and yeast. It has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden straw appearance, with some bits of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet malt, white bread, and clean water. Taste is the same, with a mild, rounding hop bite at the end. Mouthfeel is high-light, and Old Vienna finishes crisp, refreshing, and it seems to be a bit higher quality than others of its ilk.

RJT
Jun 11, 2016
 
Rated: 2.93 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Feb 13, 2016
 
Rated: 1.37 by hotsudge from Canada (ON)

Jan 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 28, 2016
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Rated by Benny_Efkola from Canada (ON)

2.63/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
Grew up watching all the adults drinking old vajayjay , oldie and somewhat goodie.
Nov 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Jul 25, 2015
 
Rated: 2.86 by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

Jul 20, 2015
 
Rated: 2.68 by OneTuffPony from Canada (ON)

Jul 12, 2015
 
Rated: 2.25 by Cycle69 from Canada (ON)

Feb 02, 2015
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Rated by FenixDelta753 from New York

3.66/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Good and drinkable for the money. Much better than comparable beers at this price.
Jan 15, 2015
 
Rated: 2.75 by RandyFlameThrower from Canada (AB)

Dec 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.84 by slackt

Sep 02, 2014
 
Rated: 2.48 by PrendUnVerreDeBiere from Kentucky

Aug 19, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by kbrine85 from Canada (ON)

Jul 20, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jul 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Zorko from Belgium

Jul 02, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by BeerOps from Illinois

May 17, 2014
 
Rated: 1.25 by DubCo21 from Virginia

Apr 15, 2014
Molson OV (Old Vienna) from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 68 out of 100 with 96 ratings