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Molson Canadian Light | Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Canadian LightMolson Canadian Light
BA SCORE
2.51/5
Poor
149 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Canadian Light maintains the same character as Molson Canadian, which is slowly fermented to provide a light beer.

Added by IrishRedRock on 08-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,069
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
149
pDev:
26.29%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of CBFanWish
1.88/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Just imagine Canadian watered down. Terrible. This crystal clear yellow beer came to me with a nice manufactured head. It was gone in seconds. The smell was of corn and there wasn't much of that. There was a buttery taste. I don't know much, but I know that this is not a good thing.I also had a hint of grains to finish it off. A bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Grogsky
1.89/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Not very flavourful. Lacks anything distinct. The scent is faint and unappealing, the taste is bland. Settles poorly.

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Photo of ZachT
1.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Nothing going on in this beer

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Photo of uziangis
2/5  rDev -20.3%

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2/5  rDev -20.3%

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2/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of nrs207
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of choll
2/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not good at all. Has a strange taste up front then a strange aftertaste.

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Photo of jrutigs
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of billbeers
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Exeter
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of DrBass
2/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of bigox420
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.01/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

For Macro Smackdown VII, I've decided to go international, while staying on North American soil. The home team in this clash of the titans is Canada's Great Light Hope, Molson Canadian Light. The visiting team is that clear glass bottled, bright yellow amigo from south of the border, Corona Light. Let's see how they stack up.

Medium amber with a fine dusting of miniscule particles and a fair amount of rapidly rising carbonation. The head can only be described as off-white and is slightly darker (barely so) than the head on the Corona. So far, the two are nearly identical. The place where this beer is the clear winner is in the consistency and structure of the cap, and the deposition of a little more lace.

The nose is typical for a macro light beer in that it's extremely low on power and presence with just a whiff of grain. Since there's very little to go on, further description isn't possible. Hops? No. As is usually the case, an underpowered aroma means a lack of any overt offensiveness.

In terms of overall personality, the flavor is identical to the aroma. This is one of the meekest, mildest light lagers that I've ever had, and I've had a fair number over the years. Canadian Light is undermalted, underhopped and woefully underflavored. More than most versions of the style, it tastes like a macro lager cut 50:50 with water.

I always find it challenging to talk about body when it comes to light lagers since they really don't have any. As the anorectics of the beer world, there's so little meat on 'dem bones that it seems silly to even comment. After multiple sips, I've come to the conclusion that this beer has a *slightly* bigger mouthfeel and holds its structure for slightly longer than the Corona.

MacSmack VII is a classic case of the relative merits of a lack of flavor (this beer) versus more, but worse flavor (its competitor). My preference should be obvious by the scores I've granted. I really hate to use the word 'preference' in that context since my real preference is to be drinking better beer.

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Photo of nater919
2.06/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Cycle69
2.08/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.23/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a very pale gold color with a medium-sized white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of barley, corn and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is very weak. There are mostly flavors of barley, malt corn and the typical macro sweetness, just in smaller amounts. The after-taste is slightly bready and a little sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-heavy body, finish is clean by default because there isn’t much there to leave any type of residue.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all, which isn’t surprising. There isn’t anything about this beer that would make me want to buy it. If I were going for an inexpensive light beer there are better and more inexpensive ones available.

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Photo of TastyTaste
2.23/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear very light gold color, like many a light american lager. Almost no head. Smell is slightly grassy with malt, but does have som adjunct tones. Taste is relatively bland, just light malt, and no noticable hops. No better or worse than many american light lagers, just another choice.

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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of dwarren1969
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BlissJunkie
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

Molson Canadian Light from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.51 out of 5 with 149 ratings
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