Old Style Pilsner | Molson Coors Canada

Old Style PilsnerOld Style Pilsner
147 Ratings
Old Style PilsnerOld Style Pilsner

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002

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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of toddsschneider
2.29/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of talbotjf99
2.77/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured cold from a can into a pint glass. Very pale gold with little head or retention despite visibly lively CO2 within.

There isn't a whole lot on the nose of this one. A bit of wet grassy fields, a smidge of corn husk and just a tiny whiff of a memory of a Belgian wit.

Taste is light but what there is is good. Noble hops in the foreground and balanced well with malt. Not getting any off flavors aside from a slight, and not much out of character, metallic afterthought. Overall though the flavor is good per style but as said, it is subdued.

On pace with the dialed down flavor, as expected, this one is pretty light in the mouth. Carbonation toes the line of too much, although on the other hand, on a warm day it goes a long way towards slaking a thirst.

Overall...I like all variety of pilsners for a variety of reasons, at one time or another. This one is certainly light, but if you're in the mood for a generally light beer, this one will get the job done just fine.

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Photo of headlessparrot
2.34/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TronFunkinBlows
3.67/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of British Columbia's classic tasting German Pilsners.

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Photo of Bunman3
2.29/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I have a soft spot in my heart for this beer, having consumed it in copious quantities over the years. Let's be clear - Pil is no different than any other mass-produced Canadian beer. It's clear, with a foamy head and your standard macro lager taste. At one point, it was priced like a "budget" beer, but that's no longer the case. I'm not even sure if there are bunnies on the label any more. It's a sad state of affairs...

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Photo of OneTuffPony
2.57/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BcCraft710
2.56/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Nikolai070
1.75/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of Corson
2/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Metalbrew
1.5/5  rDev -47.2%

Pilsner pours a light yellow, and has a soapy head. The taste is bizarre depending on what can you drink. I found that the beer tasted like melted glue and depending on the can, it has a harsh taste that leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Wouldn't recommend.

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Photo of Danielr26
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of urbantakeover
3.12/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of atsir
2.24/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of slackt
1.42/5  rDev -50%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
2.98/5  rDev +4.9%

473 ml can served cold into a Keith's pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for about $2 CDN.

Appearance - clear and pale golden color. Few bubbles but capped by a finger and a bit of white fluffy head that leaves a trace of lacing.

Smell - some grassy notes, but not terribly aromatic even for the style.

Taste - grassy up front, then more grainy on the back end. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Decent pils, but not terribly exciting.

Mouthfeel - medium body and carbonation is a bit low. Medium finish.

Overall - not a bad effort at a pils, but there are many other options available for about the same price.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of MayonakaStout
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of catispoliceman
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dcbeers
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of mjacquard
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of krl2112
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Old Style Pilsner from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 147 ratings
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