Molson Stock Ale | Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Stock AleMolson Stock Ale

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional all malt ale with a fairly strong ale taste.

Added by slitherySOB on 12-06-2002

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Photo of OneTuffPony
2.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

An obscure offering from Molson. Only available in 24 bottles, bought for $39.99 at The Beer Store.

Look: Gold. Pours a thin white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Cereal grains with that classic corny adjunct/cooked vegetable smell.

Taste: Like the smell, but with a tinge of some spicy notes (which probably comes from the hops). I guess this is what gives the beer its identity. Similar to Molson Export.

Mouthfeel: Very low carbonation. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. A little rough around the edges, but still highly drinkable.

Overall: It's a Molson product and tastes like one.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fortyfield
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thehyperduck
2.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

341 mL bottle from a two-four picked up at TBS; packaged Aug 25 2015 and served slightly chilled. I've been curious about this one for years, but its relatively high price and inconvenient format - only sold in 24 bottle cases - have proven to be (previously) insurmountable mental roadblocks.

Looks pretty typical - it pours a clear golden-blonde colour, producing one finger of soapy white froth that fizzles itself out over the next minute or two. A small curtain of lace is deposited; the head itself is survived by a foamy collar and a bubbly film on the surface. Looks fine, but the aroma offers up nothing of real interest - grainy pale malts, boiled vegetable water and some subtle orchard fruit esters are the only descriptors that come to mind.

"Blech" might be a slight overstatement here, but it still about sums up my feelings for this one. An uninteresting, somewhat corny flavour profile that consists of grainy malts, corn chip sweetness and some ale yeast apple-y fruitiness on the back end. It's thin-bodied and kind of watery, with lower carbonation levels than your average macro that result in a smooth mouthfeel. Serviceable when served cold.

Final Grade: 2.9, a C grade. This bottle marks the halfway point of the case I picked up a few days ago, so I've had plenty of time to ruminate on what I think of this beer. Molson Stock Ale's label practically oozes nostalgia - and I say this as someone who is under 30 (and thus too young to actually remember if/when this was popular). The actual beer inside that bottle, though, is bland, borderline swill. The only saving grace for this one is that it goes down the hatch with little effort/fuss when served ice cold. Mediocre even by macro standards; Labatt 50 and Molson Ex would both be preferable.

(Rated this as an American blonde, because I find it has much more in common with that style than with any APA I've ever imbibed. If you go into this beer expecting an actual APA, you'll be disappointed... moreso.)

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Photo of Cycle69
3.08/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of haharight
2.06/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Corn Corn Corn. What a disappointment. I love my Canadian Ales; this one I had been missing out on due to its very low popularity. Picked up a 24 bottle case for a staggering premium price. Overpowering cheap taste, truly disappointing. Brand wise, the logo and colour scheme are great and I think Molson should revamp this one...first change the recipe. If you're going for beers your dad drank and are a Molson fan then stick with the Export.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
1.6/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Another bland a flavourless lager from Molson. Had this right after Labatt 50 and much preferred the 50. A hint of malty sweetness and nothing else worth noting in this one. A last resort.

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Photo of andrenaline
2.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stuart_roche
5/5  rDev +75.4%

As some have said, Molson Stock Ale has a slightly metallic taste, I would say slightly bitter, it may not appeal to younger palates. This and Heineken are my favorite beers. I thought they quit making this, so maybe I can find some!

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Photo of Razor1955
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of StangT5
1/5  rDev -64.9%

Photo of kbrine85
5/5  rDev +75.4%

Photo of Sellen
2/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of MasterOfArgos39
3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of kwjd
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of BigBry
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of curtismontcalm
4.25/5  rDev +49.1%

Photo of dcbeers
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of timmy2b
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ZachT
2.68/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of irishkyle21
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of TheHammer
3.22/5  rDev +13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: A good finger of head that didn't lace at all, but did stick around. The body is a golden colour with bronze highlights that has slow carbonation.

Smell: Smells like a mild pale ale as straw malts are the backdrop to mild hops and slight scent of concentrated fruit punch. Warming didn't help it either way.

Taste: Pretty generic stuff and not far away from a standard lager. Starts with some sweet biscuity malt, but then turns to a touch of mild fruity yeast as it transitions to a light kick of mundane hops with a slight metallic note.

Mouthfeel: That metallic note I could do without but the transitioning is smooth and it walks an odd and pleasant line between smooth and rough. Carbonation needs to have a bit more of a presence. Aftertaste is a very mild fruit/hop mix.

Drinkability: It's a bit heavier then I would expect it to be, but it is refreshing and easy enough to drink. Enough flavour to keep you drinking, but mild enough for nothing wild.

Final Thoughts: Pretty much everything I could expect from a beer branded as a Stock Ale. It's fairly generic, and it doesn't do a lot for me, but what it does, it does fairly well.

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Photo of DaPan
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of NedShakeshaft
3/5  rDev +5.3%

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Molson Stock Ale from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.85 out of 5 with 38 ratings