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Molson OV (Old Vienna) | Molson Coors Canada

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
molson.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A mainstream lager with a moderate hop character and slightly sweet, fruity, refreshing aroma and taste.

Added by lipschitz on 07-23-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
77
Avg:
2.76
pDev:
44.93%
 
 
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 77
Photo of BuffaloBilly
5/5  rDev +81.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer i've ever drank hands down. I like it even better than molson export. It's probably the absolute smoothest beer around. Exceptional taste and mouthfeel. I really could drink this beer forever, its so smooth. Drinkability is awesome. Just a classic beer. This beer is great anytime of the year, especially in the summer it can be quite thirst quenching, its a little malty and somewhat sweet, but it's just got a classic taste thats hard to describe. This beer is pretty popular with the elders, and pretty well known around wny.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.35/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fair offering from Molson. This brew has nothing to do with the Märzen / Oktoberfest style, as it is a more of a classic lager, and the O.V. Stand for "Old Vienna", so perhaps this is an attempt at a Vienna style lager. Anyhow, it pours from the can to a medium yellow color with a two finger head of white foam that dissipates over time. Aromas of sweet corn and malt. Taste is medium bodied and not offensive; mild malt, light corn and grain, a touch of hops, hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel was pretty good, and had some consistancy about itself. Not as weak and watery as most macros. Drinkability is north of average. Worth a try, but mostly consumable as a lawn-mower beer.

THE BLOODHOUND FACTOR: Both muts were mildly interested in this one, but the sweetness seemed to turn them off.

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Photo of jayc333
2.65/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an pale yellow with about a quarter inch of bubbly white head. The head doesn't disappear right away, but it does come and go a little too fast, leaving behind sub-par lacing.

Smells of sweet malt and citrusy hops, but nothing spectacular.

Had a sort of dank taste to it, and finishes dry. It's quite different, but once again, nothing spectacular.

Mouthfeel was thin on the palate, but far too fizzy.

Like I've mentioned twice before in this review, this beer is what it is, which is nothing specacular. Will not be buying again.

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Photo of slitherySOB
1.7/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I remember my grandpa drank this. I think this was his first beer. So, I decided to try it. Sort of nostalgic reasons. Anyways...
The beer bottle is prettier than the beer. Pours a clear yellow with no head. None. Their is a very thin ring of white bubbles around the rim of the beer. That's it. No lace. Smells of corn, grain, and grass. Tastes weak, but alright. Bit of bread, corn, and grain husks. Slightly overcarbonated mouthfeel. Thin and watery. Not very drinkable. Not very good.

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Photo of Litterbean
2.67/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Strange beer, sold for a dollar at the local hot-spot. I expected a flavorless beer, but it actually had something to it. There was definite maltiness in this one, something along the lines of a light bock, no kidding. Bready, toasted flavor even though it was masked by a watered down, carbonated, awful watery flavor. There was something to this but not a whole lot. I'm impressed that it had any flavor at all, considering the place that I frequent has basically nothing decent but Yuengling. A cheap and effective beer.

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Photo of IronDjinn
1.82/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a can, pale clear and yellow, a splash of white head at first, but no retention. The smell is of sweetish corn and grain husks, with a bit of a sharp bite, either from hops or chemicals, it is difficult to tell. Flavour is raw and husky, with an underlying sweet undertow. The mouthfeel is about average, but it has a caustic burn texture to it, from the adjuncts or other unmentionable additives. If you're gonna drink it then drink it ice cold and straight out of the can, it eases the pain a bit. Otherwise skip it completely.

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Photo of DrJay
2.13/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thin white head that disappeared rather quickly. Clear, pale, straw-yellow. Mild smell with little in the way of hops or malt, but with noticeable corn aroma. Corn sweetness dominated the weak flavour, with a mild sourness at the finish. Very thin body on the edge of being watery. I'm glad I tried this one for free.

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Photo of Fiset35
2.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

OV is a more inexpensive cousin of the Molson family - this is good and it is bad. OV is roughly $3-4 cheaper than the Molson Canadian case, and you can tell. But, you get what you pay for, and OV hits the spot.


OV is moderately yellow when you pour it, and it has little head. You get an acidic corn-taste after you swallow. Some will not like it. It isn't bad, but noticable. I'll call it "unique". There are better tasting beers out there, but let me also stress that this beer isn't BAD.

OV is a beer in which you can drink a couple, or several, and enjoy them all the same - they're easy going down.

You get what you pay for, and OV is a good buy for the price. I still wish they made OV splits. You could get a case of 'em for $7!

If you've got the extra $5, then go Canadian. But if you don't, then why not OV?

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Photo of CBFanWish
2.62/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not up to par with other Molson products. Pours pale golden yellow with no head. Corn in both the aroma and in the taste. It is smooth going down. I don't know about buying this again. It was not true to the style. I was dissappointed by the whole thing.

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Photo of pootz
2.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This beer has been misclassified. This is the O'Keefe brand lager known as Old Vienna that molson bought out in the seventies. It still bears the blue lable and OKeefe knight. Molson has kept the OKeefe Old Vienna (O.V.) formula pretty well untouched. OV is a Canadianized version of the sweeter vienna lagers. It is sweeter than most Canandian mega brews.

The last time I had this beer was when my high school buddy used to snich a few of his dad's beers. I never really liked this beer then so I have had no desire to buy it regularly since. I had one recently at a pub down town and I realized it isn't as bad as I remembered.

Pours a darker straw color, small white head that laces out, medium carbonation, smells of cooked grain, fusil sweetness and corn aromas. Starts crisp then sits with a medium light malty body then finishes thinly with a sweet after taste.

Not a really memorable beer but it has been a staple in Canadian beer stores for 50 years so It must have a following among older Canadian beer drinkers.

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Photo of allboutbierge
2/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yuk.

Simply put, O.V. is flat golden straw water that has no discernable similarities to any good interpretation of the Marzen style. Aromas of corn and adjuncts dominate the smell. Most qualities are similiar to a cheap macro pale lager. Its fizzy, yellow, and smells like Busch.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is slightly better than average for a Canadian beer. All aspects of this brew meet criteria with one exception...Where's the Head??? Appearance is weak due to the fact that it looks like apple juice. Put two fingers of lasting foam on this puppy and you have a contender.

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Photo of shirfan
2.62/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale gold with very little head, and a slightly sweet aroma.

I would not be able to tell the difference between this and Molson Canadian; they both are fairly bland, lightly hopped, sticky lagers that must be well-chilled. Otherwise they have a sandy, swilly taste.

Properly cooled, OV was quenching and marginally drinkable but boring. Lawnmower or "give to your non-ba friends" beer...not up to par with Ex or Canadian Ale in the cheapie case department. Will not be purchasing this again.

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Molson OV (Old Vienna) from Molson Coors Canada
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