Black Ice | Molson Coors Canada

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Black IceBlack Ice

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Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An 'Ice brewed' beer which has a clean, fresh, snappy taste and a mellow aftertaste from the ice - filtering process.

Added by canadianbarman on 02-21-2003

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Photo of rbuisson
5/5  rDev +88.7%

Photo of steeler
4.05/5  rDev +52.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I'm rating this beer with the style in mind, something a lot of people forget to do on this site. This is an ice beer, and at one point in the early 90's I beilieve, this was a big seller for molson, and I can see why. I purchased this yesterday, for 4.95$ from local beer store, came in a 40oz brown bottle. I poured a bit into a glass to see what it looked like, had a light golden, perfectly clear yellow color. Looked rather nice. There also was a thin line of lacing atop the beer, which i was very surprised to see. After cracking that huge bottle, immediately smell the adjuncts, but no off smells, just smelled like beer, and with the add ABV I'm surprised it smelled this good. I drank this one nice and cold, after being in my fridge for about 6 hrs, so it was well chilled. But o m g this was one tasty "ICE" beer. Out of all the macro ice beers I've had, this has hands down been the best. It goes down with slight bitterness (not caused by hops) well carbonated, and malty, with virtually no after taste. Well done Molson! Well drinkability, as with any 40oz you pound em back, so it gets a perfect score, as it really does go down like water. Overall this a great, insanely cheap beer, that you should definitely try! Overall, it seems that i find Ice beers taste better than just straight macros, i just wish the abv wasn't higher for ice beers!

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Photo of cyrenaica
3.38/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very smooth beer with almost no aftertaste. This beer pours a nice light golden colour with a small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is nice and earthy and very pleasant to the nose. The mouthfeel is satiny with light carbonation The taste is what really wins me over. The taste is crisp and clean, and smooth. This is one of my favourite wintertime beer.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.34/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Well seeing as I have an overabundance of buck-a-beers in the fridge lately I may as well get to this one now...

A- Surprisingly pours with a thick puffy white head that settles rather quickly, although it retains a thick-ish layer over the brew itself! The color is your typical golden, but is slightly richer than usual, and is crystal clear. Decent sticky lacing clings to my glass and there are several columns of carbonation rising, both big and fine bubbles.

S- Typical musty dry grains, along with adjuncty corn dominate that aroma spectrum. Some moderate malt sweetness is noticeable in the backround as well. The finish is somewhat metallic with some esters of alcohol making it's presence. Still better than nothing I guess.

T- Adjunct laden but at least there is some malt flavoring here, I'm guessing due to some water being skimmed out. There is a little malt sweetness, some metal and some dried out prairie grass/grain. Again, not bad, just not great.

M- Although more flavorful, than usual this is still thin bodied and doesn't amount to much. It is clean and crisp still and the scrubbing action of the carbonation on the palate makes me remember that this is a typical macro lager.

D- Well I have to say Molson has made a beer that I'd pick up's the right price, has some flavor, and makes for a decent beer to enjoy with some friends on the patio. The alcohol ends up being well hidden and just has a little more character than your typical macro!

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3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Dean1139
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad, most cheap beers have a burnt hair aftertaste, this doesn't. If you want bang for your buck give this a try, trust me, you could do much worse.

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Photo of Shiloh
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average straight across the board, certainly nothing special here, but nothing wrong either..
The product I had today came in a 1.18 litre glass bottle with a 6.1 ABV, a nice fit for a brown paper bag..
Light golden in colour, limited head, fairly well balanced and full bodied..
Acceptable but with reservations..

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Photo of pavpav12
3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of VTBrewHound
3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of bigox420
3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of Retroman40
2.94/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1.18 L Wide Mouth Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a light golden straw color with a puffy head that settles rather quickly.

S - Corn/adjuncts dominate with some hints of malt and hops.

T - Grains with some hop and malt flavor in the background.

M - Good carbonation, very easy to drink and very clean finish.

O - Bought a 40 in Ontario since I collect them. I certainly wouldn't pay Ontario prices if I didn't have to. This is a fine beer for what it is.

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Photo of CrazyMike
2.77/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow appearance with a large amount of head. Grainy, corn smell with a hint of sweetness.

Adjunct taste with lots of sweetness. Has a boozy taste to it as well with a hint of corn and metal. Surprisingly light bodied with poor carbonation. Aftertaste is metallic and has a lingering sweetness.

Felt greasy buying this, but overall it's pretty light for borderline malt liquor. It's good for getting drunk for cheap, but it's a little more tolerable then other beers in its class.

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Photo of Viggo
2.77/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 ml can, nice for swilling.

Pours a clear golden, big soapy white head forms, some lacing, head disappears fast, pretty typical. I can smell it from here. Really sweet and corny, alcohol, citrus, bread, once again typical of the style. Taste is very sweet, some caramel, citrus, alcohol, corn, bread, metallic finish, pretty weak. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, actually pretty smooth because of the carbonation, decent body too. Not too bad, definately have had worse.

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Photo of Squire123
2.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RedAleMan
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of joefinnigan15
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Tolosa
2.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, but not great either. Quite carbonated so not so easy to chain drink.
It's not very expensive and has a better kick than your average Molson's.

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Photo of pootz
2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is Black Label done in the ice process. It has some characteristics of black label but neither this Black Ice nor Molsons other Carling offering have the full bodied taste of Black label lager when it was a Carling staple. This Black Ice, like regular black label has retained one characteristic common to the Carling products I remember disagrees with me the same way the old Carlings BL did. Tastes ok but afterwards (well, see my avitar for an idea of what happens). It must be the yeast...whatever it is it's the one reason I stayed away from Black label for years.

Too bad too because this Black "ice" is a good tasting smooth enough lager.

Mine poured a light gold color, very clear and not too carbonated, with a light frothy head that does not stay long. Smells of light maltyness and not much hopping. Starts fairly light and crisp then sits with a not unpleasant malty sweetness on the palate slight wisper of hops then finishes clean with no decernable after tastes.
A smooth and easy drink for a mega brewed ice beer....I think you may like it if you like medium bodied lagers. I certainy can't fault this beer on smooth taste but it just seems to diagree with my system....even in single pint quantities.

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Photo of MJ63
2.51/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of irishkyle21
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Hoppy_McGee
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of RHVC59
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Jerid
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Kremlock
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Black Ice from Molson Coors Canada
2.65 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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