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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An easy-drinking beer of superior character, Molson Dry has won numerous international brewing awards. This extra dry brew imparts a subtle impression of hops with no residual bitterness. Launched in 1989, Molson Dry was awarded the North American Specialty Lager gold medal by the 2002 World Beer Cup.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2003

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Photo of Sammy
2.07/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

An average beer for Molson. I understand that they brewed better beer 40 years or so ago. A fizzy drink with a subtle beer taste, instead of a softdrink. Bit crisp and passable with dinner that tastes. Metallic taste from can. If you are 16 its a cheap high.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.73/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

710ml can. This was the beer of choice amongst my small-town friends who eschewed Molson Canadian, but wouldn't go as far as Big Rock, and reminds me of a spate of weddings back in the late 90s.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow hue, with tons of puffy, thinly foamy, and kind of creamy off-white head, which leaves some sparse streaky, sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly drops away.

It smells of mild creamed corn, quite metallic, weakly sugary pale malt, a touch of acetone, and kind of dusty and musty at the same time. The taste is moderately sweet, husky corn, further almost wheaty malt notes, a steely flintiness, a hint of diacetyl, and some very mild musty, weedy hops. So far, so Canadian.

The carbonation is slightly on the high and frothy side, the body medium-light in weight, but not quite thin in its smoothness, building somewhat on the base Canadian lager. It finishes more or less clean, just a bit of latent dry grainy booziness.

I can see why my oh-so-discerning drinking buddies chose this over Canadian, as while there isn't a whole lot more going on than in the base ubiquitous lager, it's way smoother, substantially more easy to drink, and hey, 10% stronger to boot. Those two-fours seem like a bit less of a stupid idea to me now. Just a bit, I swear.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.13/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a golden colored beer with almost no head. Aroma is very weak, almost like water. Taste is very boring with no aftertaste at all. This was very uninspiring in the end. I had this after a golf game and I guess this is more of thirst quencher then anything else.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Molson Dry
355 ml. "vented" can, "H184242 18:44"
$2.19 Canadienne @ Intermarche 8160, 850 Rue St-Jean, Quebec, QC

Appearance: Crystal clear yellowed straw-gold body beneath a short-lived head of bright white. Very little to no lacing.
Aroma: adjunct malt and alcohol; clean.
Mouthfeel: medium-light, gently crisp. Subtle astringency.
Flavor: Adjunct malt with an edge of alcohol. Low-level bitterness. Clean. No real hop flavor, but a background suggestion of such.
Impression: Fairly well-made, but flawed in design. At just 5.5% alcohol it has the flavor profile of a malt liquor.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.21/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Tried the Molson Dry at Baton Rouge in Montreal and it was just a beer nothing exciting. Poured a clear golden yellow with thin white head that did not lace. The smell was wet grain. The taste was typical of most Adjunct american beers. The mouthfeel was light in body with good carbonation to start and then faded. Overall it was ok.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.01/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Madhatter Saloon, on to the beer:

How do I describe this beer? Take Canadian, clean up the taste and aroma, give it more alcohol, and eliminate the aftertaste. While it's not as good as Canadian, it's still pretty enjoyable. This non-offensive, lightly flavored beer seems to be a popular choice for swilling down in Québec.

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Photo of plaid75
3.03/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a medium straw hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and decent lacing.

The smell featured a doughy malt with a smooth sweetness.

The taste consisted of a relatively full adjunct malt with some corn sweetness and a light grassy hop. A bit sweet for a dry beer.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a pretty flavorful macro.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz Can Costco Quebec

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 2 or 3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, breads/grains, metallic, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is an abov average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and corn mixed with some slightly harsh herbal/metallic notes. It ends with a grainy/'dry' aftertaste.

Overall - I seem to recall enjoying this beer when I was younger.. I guess I've come a long way since then. It's a distinct metallic slightly harsh taste that doesn't make it all that drinkable. I wouldn't buy this one again.

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Photo of bluejacket74
2.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a clear straw yellow color, with about an inch white head. It smells like grain/adjuncts, and the aroma isn't strong at all. The taste isn't strong either, there's a little bit of grainy sweetness and that's about it. However like it's name it does finish dry, with very little aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light, but I wouldn't call it call it watery. It does go down pretty crisp and smooth, and it is non-offensive (mainly because the taste is on the weak side). I could drink this every once in a while if I'm in the mood for macro beer. Yeah, it's not a great beer, but you could do worse.

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Photo of papat444
2.74/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is a staple of my father's and whenever i visit my parents, this is what i get. Finally decided to sit down and review it. Had it with my supper, tenderloin steak & mexican sausages on the barbecue.

Poured from a 341ml. can.

Appearance: Pale yellow body with a huge 3-4 finger snow white head, very frothy.

Smell: Ugh, hate this smell. Adjunct with a little metallic edge. Not pleasant. Would be a 1 but since it's to style, i'm giving it a 2 but not more.

Taste: Toned down skunkiness with lots of corn in there. Nothing offensive but nothing great.

Mouthfeel: Eh, feels like it tastes. A bit moist which is weird but the carbonation & cold make it toelrable.

Drinkability: One's enough and only once in a while.

Overall: It's actually better from the can than in a glass. One of the only macros i can tolerate, maybe because i've been conditioned at me dad's.

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Photo of mynie
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I never understood why anyone would attach the word "dry" to a liquid. When I was younger I thought "dry" gin kind of made sense, because it made your mouth feel parched. And then I realized that calling a cocktail dry was a way to make it known that it was boozy, not watery. Both those make sense. But beer? WTF?

Anyhow, this has a grassiness similar to Rolling Rock, with big nodes of corn and other canned veggies. Not particularly beery, but there's something going on there and there are no off nodes. Bizarrely enough, I think I like the higher ABV "Cold Shots" version of this better, even though that particular beer seems marketed directly to wannabe homeless people.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.35/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Molson Dry is slightly worse in the bottle. It pours a nice light yellow colour with a small head into my pilsener glass. It smells of hops, and some light malts. It tastes very basic; malty and hoppy. The finish is very hoppy and dry. Bitter, even. The mouthfeel is crisp and to-the-point. The drinkability is very good.
Cheers!,
F.

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Photo of thehyperduck
2.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fancy new re-branded 355 mL can from TBS. I worked at a liquor store in Edmonton a while back and that was the only place I had ever seen anyone purchase this stuff (though, like all loyalists, they of course insisted it was 'the good stuff'). I've never seen anyone in Ontario drinking this, ever, but I am assuming it's just one of those brews that is only popular regionally (like Labatt Crystal) or in certain age brackets (like OV).

Pours a familiar pale golden-yellow colour, topped with one finger of fizzy, soapy white head that fizzles its way down to a smooth cap over the next minute or two. Pretty indistinguishable from most of the other pale lagers in the Molson portfolio. The aroma is bland with no real redeeming qualities; it just smells like corny cereal adjunct sweetness.

Acceptable flavour for the style, but nothing out of the ordinary really. With only some grainy pale malts and corny sweetness, there isn't a lot to dissect here. Slightly dry finish with a bit of a corny vibe. Drink this stuff quickly - the flavour is quite minimal when cold, but as it warms it starts to taste more and more like apple juice. Light-bodied and watery, with lower-than-average carbonation. Smooth-drinking and fairly refreshing.

Final Grade: 2.85, a forgettable C grade. Molson Dry shows the approximate level of quality that I've come to expect from one of Molson's 'premium brand' lagers. It's drinkable and fairly clean, but inherently bland and not a standout in its category. I'd have no trouble drinking this again - but realistically, if I'm at a pub or shop with selection so poor that getting Molson Dry is even a valid consideration, I'd probably just get Canadian. Skip this stuff; unless you've been riding this horse since the beginnings of the Dry Beer Craze, there's no compelling reason to hop onto it now.

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Photo of IronDjinn
2.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The boring cousin to Molson Canadian, Molson Dry doesn't leave much of an impression at all. Very pale, although a decent head from the start. No real smell except a small touch of metal. No real flavour on top of that except a very mild amount of grainy hops, a bit metallic too. No aftertaste whatsoever, the label follows through with what it claims. Crisp indeed. If you want cheap beer to drink on a hot day, but don't want any flavour (good OR bad) to get in the way, then this is your beer. Neutral all the way.

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Photo of pootz
2.38/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I almost forgot I had one of these on my trip to Momtreal...it really was a forgettable brew. Looked pale and fizzy, moderate head that didn;t saty long...sweet aroma some fruit and light hops..like a cider...taste and mouth were soft and mild...hardly any malt or hop profile...just smooth and sweet....uneventful abrupt finish....not very "dry"...not really much of anything...so smooth and soft no real flavor profile was apparent.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I wish this was available stateside. Poured out to a medium yellow color with good carbonation and a short lived white foamy head with some traces of lace around the glass. Slightly alcoholic nose with notes of corn and hops. Initial flavor is very dry and smooth, with hints of corn, and malt being very present. Finished as one would expect, quite dry. This is my idea of what a dry beer should be. Worth a try when you're in the Great White North.

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Photo of Jacobob10
2.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing great about this beer. No aftertaste? Well, it's easy to not have an aftertaste when there's not much taste at all. Golden colored, small head. Pretty boring stuff. Decent if you need a cheap beer to get wasted off of. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.

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Photo of Shadman
2.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Remember the dry beer craze? I think it was 2 years before the 'ice' beer craze..but I digress.

Average looking lager..maybe a bit paler than their flagship Canadian beer. Big, fizzy white head that quickly receded to a very thin cap/ring. Poor lacing. Again, average for a macro.

More adjuncts and less grainy malt aroma than what I'd expect from Molson here.

Taste is thin and watery. Some astringincy, but no real malt or hop flavor here worth discribing. Does finish dry so it gets to keep it's 'Dry' labelling I guess.

Thin, weak-bodied, and watery in my mouth...ugh

Molson took the flavor out of their Canadian and made Labatt's Blue/Coor's Lite instead. Pass

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.39/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Brilliant straw color. White 2 finger head lasting 2 minutes with poor lacing. Dull.

Flavors of corn and grains with a hint of skunk. Super faint bitter taste with an alcohol aftertaste.

Light body with ok carbonation. Faint and short bitter dry finish.

Overall : Taste like dirty water.

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Photo of ChrisCage
2.79/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Gave this a hard pour and was treated to a 2 inch thick foamy white head, but it dissipates rather quickly, but a thick film does stay over the beer. Color is a crystal clear grassy tone and there's lots of carbonation columns rising. There isn't really any lacing to speak of.

S- The aroma is mild, and consists primarily of dry dusty grains. There is a faintly sweet boiled corn smell and possibly some malt mixed in there. No hops are detectable...just a bland, slightly sweet aroma.

T- Tastes primarily of corn malt and is grainy. Again, there isn't really any hop bitterness on the finish....just a very faint flavor that resembles a bit of a metallic note.

M- Fairly thin, but a little bit more body than most macro lagers. The carbonation isn't as fizzy as I thought it would be, but it's still quite zippy on the palate.

D- Well it's easy enough to drink. There isn't a whole lot to this beer and the alcohol is well hidden. This is much better than Canadian and I do notice a difference in taste....in a good way....it is dryer. Just not a great "dry" beer. Still this would be a good summer or party beer.

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Photo of slitherySOB
3.02/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A cheap Molson product that is appreciated only when mass amounts of beer want to be ingested with the accompinament of pizza, burgers & fries, or other greasy food. Actually, it's not bad. The price is right also. It's a cheaply priced, cheap flavoured beer. When poured in a pilsner glass, the head does a whoosh, as this is very carbonated. It then settles down to a pathetic film. It's a light gold colour, very fizzy appearance. Smell was light malt, hops, and faint alcohol. Tasted bland, but that's too be expected from a cheap beer like this. It is dry, leaving any thirst beforehand quenched. I could drink this all day, but would prefer not too.

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Photo of Noxious26
1.78/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

341ml bottle in a plastic glass.

Clear, straw yellow in colour. White head is 1/8 inch on the pour, but quickly reduces to a thin ring around the edge.

Fairly standard macro aroma of grains and adjuncts.

True to it's name, it has an astringent and dry finish. Starts off fairly smooth with light grains, but it's like the adjuncts build up toward the finish when it's very astringent and dry. Dry grainy aftertaste.

Light bodied and overly carbonated. Harsh caustic mouthfeel.

Molson Dry is like a drier version of a macro lager. In my opinion, that makes it worse. Avoid.

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Photo of cratez
2.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decided to grab this with some empty return money after it won a Bronze Medal in the North American Style Lager category at the 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards. As I expected, there's nothing overly offensive about this beer, but its drinkable mediocrity doesn't make it an 'award winner' in my eyes.

Pours a standard golden yellow with a thin cap of bubbly white froth that dissipates about half way through drinking. Smell is creamed corn, adjunct grains, fruity and floral notes from the hop extract, slightly metallic aromas, and fusel alcohol. Taste is clean nondescript maltiness, faint bite mid-palate, watery mouthfeel with a chalky finish and non-existent aftertaste. After warming a bit, the beer adopts a cheap white wine/chardonnay flavour. Not enjoyable.

Overall, Molson Dry is no different than the rest of the macro slop out there, and it's embarrassing that this would even be considered for an award at our national beer competition. Bleh.

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Photo of BigRedN
2.56/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Notes, Consumed during Calgary trip on 9/29 at Murph's Irish Pub. Buckets of Molson products $12, couldn't pass up a cheap drink. I order this because I thought "Dry" beers had gone the way of the Dodo.

Appearance: I drank it straight from the bottle, I didn't want to be too much of a beer geek and ask for a glass. I imagine it is typical macro though.

Smell: Very little smell, even as I tried to take inconspicuous whiffs from the top of the bottle and not look too foolish. I would have thought that any aroma would have been concentrated, but either this has no aroma or is too cold (sat in a bucket of ice).

Taste: Typical macro, only less. At least with a macro you tend to get an aftertaste, either good or bad, this had almost nothing. Little taste on the tongue (slight adjuncty sweetness), nothing once it slipped past, on its way down.

Mouthfeel: Light lively, well carbonated and well, dry.

Drinkability: Well, it's easy to pound these away, but would I buy it again? Probably not, I only did this once for the novelty of it.

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Photo of BoitSansSoif
2.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I remember when my old man used to buy this in Windsor at the beer store. I haven't seen it in years, so I had to grab a 6-er while in Montreal.

A-Pours a light golden w/decent white head. Retention is only fair, and there is some light tracing.

S-Faint grain, light malt, light noble hops.

T-Very light and slightly sweet malt, ephemeral citrus, and a fair amount of noble hops in the finish. Aftertaste is slightly metallic with traces of hops.

M-Light and watery with strong carbonation...what do you expect?

D-It's fun to bash macros, but this one's not too bad. It's slightly better than average, and it's easy to understand why I use to like this one way back when. This one's better if left out of the fridge for 10-15 minutes before drinking unless you are a fan of beer completely devoid of taste.

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2.53 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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