Molson Exel
Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #108
Ranked #29,174
2.43 | pDev: 34.98%
Jan 15, 2023
Mar 25, 2003
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Reviewed by charleskimmle from Canada (BC)

2.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
pours a bit darker than most pale lagers. fairly good carbonation and mouthfeel for a non alc. The carbonation feels fairly natural, whereas a lot of the other non alc brews tend to have large coarse carbonation like a soda. The taste is fairly good, mainly pleasantly malty, with some sweetness, very mild metallic, a bit of some other funk going on but it's not quite skunky. Could use more hop expression. I used to enjoy this at room temperature on a regular basis. It's refreshing and probably very hydrating, good thirst quencher.
Jan 15, 2023
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Rated by Ebstan

4.62/5  rDev +90.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Its good stuff I paid about 8$ at giant tiger for 12 cans .I am very satisfied and hoping there's more when I go back.
Sep 13, 2022
Rated: 1.71 by Spark420

May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Burgz from Canada (AB)

2.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
I’ve recently decided to take a break from alcohol for personal reasons so picked up a few different NA beer to try.

This one was in a 355ml can poured into a dimpled mug. Pours a nice light golden colour with minimal head that dissipated very quickly.

Nothing really noteworthy on the nose, smells a lot like any light macro lager.

Tastes the same, reminds me of a very light Canadian or Coors. No hop taster present but can pick up some grain like flavours.

Overall it’s not all that bad. I don’t think I would go out of my way to drink it if I didn’t give up alcohol but if you’re in a situation like me it does the trick. Actually tastes like beer, albeit a very light beer.
Aug 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Chris1234 from Canada (SK)

2.74/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
I often buy and enjoy a 12 pack of Exel from my local supermarket. This time one of the inner cans had been punctured and was empty. I didn't realize until the other 11 had been drunk that the inside of the box was mouldy. I could receive no refund from the store.
Aug 29, 2019
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Reviewed by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

2.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25
It's spelled "Exel". Missing the "C". It's also missing anything to make it remotely worthwhile.

Let this one get incredibly cold--wait for near-slushee consistency--and poured. Golden, slightly hazy. Decent head, though some of that might actually be chunks of fluffy head ice shavings. Hmm.

Smell is metallic, herbal, bitter, sweet malt, heavy corn. Taste is sweet, sweet malt, corn, slight metallic twang, and not much else--the herbal character of the nose does not survive in the taste, which is just shot through with candied sweetness. Body is fine, carbonation is fine. But why would I continue to subject myself to this?

I guess if you don't think of this as beer, it's a palatable "malt beverage," and not totally un-refreshing in, say, brutal heat. Probably better for you than cola. But as beer, this ranks very low indeed. Maybe the worst (or nearly the worst) of the non-alcoholic beers I've sampled.
May 08, 2016
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

2.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
A-Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight malt flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent beer
Sep 14, 2015
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Reviewed by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

2.28/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Retrieved this can from the depths of my fridge following a "hard on the liver" weekend of camping. I really don't mind Exel as a "beverage", but it is hardly a "beer". It really doesn't taste much different than most macro lagers. On a hot day when all I really want is a thirst quencher, this fits the bill well enough, I suppose.
May 31, 2015
Rated: 2 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Feb 27, 2015
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Rated by FrankS

1.3/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
This tastes like carbonated water to me.
Feb 20, 2015
Rated: 1.75 by DreamDeath from Canada (NB)

May 20, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by cam477 from Canada ()

Sep 26, 2013
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

2.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
355ml can, a castoff from a local grocery store's stable of wine-making supplies and NA beer. I so miss beer aisles in supermarkets south of the border.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two pudgy fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and weakly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some rather impressive sudsy chainlink fence lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of a pretty sweet breakfast corn cereal graininess, raw and sugary, with a bit of that cooked veggie astringency that you tend to find in Molson's cheap(est) offerings. The taste is watery corn pops, or Bugles snacks, if you're familiar with those, and little else beyond a subtle dead grassy, vegetal astringency.

The bubbles are fairly well sublimated, and hardly capable of popping up later, the body on the lee side of medium weight, not quite thin, but you can see it from there, and smooth like mineral water. It finishes mostly off-dry, the malt shedding a modicum of the corniness, and just going with a plain Jane graininess, one barely touched by anything resembling hops.

Not good, but hardly off-putting - it's a bit like a maltier version of Canadian, without the drying booziness. Wow, who'd a thunk? Drinkable if you just really miss macro lagers, and are in a dry county/country, or pregnant, or the like.
Sep 05, 2013
Rated: 2.25 by phishbone23 from New York

Jan 23, 2013
Rated: 3 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Jan 16, 2012
Rated: 2 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2011
Rated: 5 by rbuisson from Canada (MB)

Nov 25, 2011
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Reviewed by marty21 from Canada (MB)

2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
A: Pours a clear dark yellow/golden with one finger worth of foamy head. Settles to a solid cap and left quite a bit of lace.

S: Light grains with some cooked veggies. But everything seems watered down to make this weird stale aroma I’ve never smelt before.

T: It seems sweet when it first hits the mouth but then you get a stale grain and veggie taste.

M: Light carbonation with a light body. It lacks that crispness that you would get with normal macros.

O: The appearance on this beer is better then any normal macro beer out there. But that’s where it stops. This style of beer just doesn’t interest me and I don’t see myself ever drinking it again. I can see where if you have drinking problems you could turn to this but for me I’ll still with beer with alcohol.
Apr 20, 2011
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Reviewed by changeup45 from Florida

1.13/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
Sampled a while ago. Not even sure why I had it to begin with. Perhaps bored. Had to struggle to just get through one. Aroma is weak pond water, color is standard swill gold, and the flavor is weak, watery with some wheaty grain flavor but what is there isn't very good at all.
Aug 23, 2008
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Reviewed by Ricochet from Ohio

2.16/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
This was a notch below Pabst N/A but tasted most like it. It was golden, fizzy but the smell, that empty husky beer scent that most n/a beers have detracted lots. Mouth was average and so was appearence, washed and drank like a soda beer beverage. Taste turned south though, this was sour, tasted of cooked corn, and was very acidic with nothing to back it up. When the bar ran out of Kalibur from Guiness I switched to this and bleah. It's the same taste category as Pabst NA but did not appeal to me at all. I'm assuming this is priced higher for a 6 like O'douls so for the taste/price ratio, doesn't cut it.
Oct 29, 2006
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