Molson Canadian Wheat | Molson Coors Canada

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Molson Canadian WheatMolson Canadian Wheat

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Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with Soft White Spring Wheat grown in Canada, Molson Canadian Wheat is our premium unfiltered wheat lager with a taste that's as smooth as it is refreshing.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.15/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Molson Canadian Wheat

So the look of it. Very golden with about a finger of head. Noce medium carbonation

The smell of it: The wheat is definitely there. You have maybe a touch of Banana.

The taste of it: Wheat, Banana. For a Molson Canadian , this is definitely taste good, much better than a molson dry or molson Canadian or even the molson Export.

So overall would I recommend it? For sure I will buy this again if I get the chance. This is a nice beer to drink. I was really surprised by Molson. This is the only with Molson Export that I like about them.

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Photo of Subliminal64
4.1/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite Molson products besides Molson M. Also, this beer will not give you the terrible Molson Mudslides like Canadian will.

This beer pours a cloudy golden colour.

Smell is very neutral. not potent, but not weak.

Taste is a perfectly balanced wheat. Some wheat beers are sweet, but not this one. Perfect.

Mouthfeel is great. Very smooth with the right amount of carbonation.

Overall I was very happy with this beer. Would purchase this before most European offerings.


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Photo of IdeaSpeeder
2.7/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance - Looks like a what beer. Cloudy, golden straw coloured, pored with 2 fingers of bright white head which unfortunately dissipates quickly. A bit of lacing is left behind.

Smell - Smells like a wheat beer. Definitely smelling some wheat in there. Rather bready smelling.

Taste - Does not taste like a wheat beer. Uhh. not a lot of wheat here. None of the typical cloves and bannanas and spices you'd get from other offerings. Sort of tastes like wheat-y molson canadian. It's really not that bad for what it is. But it is that bad for a wheat beer.

Mouthfeel - Extremely light, medium carbonation, crisp finish. Refreshing but watery.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.71/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Medium sized white head settles into a decent lacing above a cloudy pale straw golden colored beer.

Light aroma of standard wheat beer smells, light lemon, light wheat, and lighter washed out spices.

Lighter tasting wheat beer, with some washed out wheat and lighter yet on some yeast tastes.

Light dry aftertaste without much taste remaining with this light bodied beer.

A very light tasting wheat beer from Molson.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
2.93/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

473 ml can poured into a pint glass. Picked up a single can from LCBO for $2.35 CDN.

Appearance - Fairly effervescent, with clear golden color. Creamy and mountainous 3 fingers of head was extremely white, but didn't hang around too long. Still a good looking beer.

Smell - Grassy notes a few bready malts. Wheat unsurprisingly, but everything is very subdued and washed out. Nothing unpleasant here, but nothing terribly inspiring either.

Taste - Basically tastes light a very light wheat beer would, without much any sweetness that would be picked up in a true witbier. Fairly bland and leaves a slight bitter aftertaste. It is what is expected since it is Molson Canadian with a stronger wheat focus.

Mouthfeel - Thin feeling with good thirst quenching abilities. However comparing to a witbier is unfair since it really lacks the wheat relatively speaking. Light bodied as well.

Overall - Not a bad brew, but this really doesn't suffice if you're trying to introduce someone to new beer styles since it stylistically still very similar to Canadian.

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Photo of slitherySOB
2.31/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale piss yellow colour with a huge four finger head that quickly dissipates into nothing. Smells like corn, wheat, lemon and straw. Tastes pretty much like it smells. Mouthfeel is smooth. I'll give it that. Overall, a decent Molson product, but a beer I won't be seeking out again.

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Photo of TheHammer
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: It's slightly cloudy, but not overtly so as you can still make out the other side of the glass. The carbonation in the body is steady, and it did produce a finger and a half of head. No lacing though, and average retention.

Smell: Straw like lage smell blended with a light tone of citrus and wheat malt. Warming doesn't really help it either way. Nothing special, but nothing bad.

Taste: A sweet lemon citrus starts us all before it is slowly and steadily overtaken by straw like lager malt. There's not anything more to say. It's brilliant in it's simplicity, but leaves you wanting something a bit more.

Mouthfeel: Transitioning is good, carbonation is a little lax, the light lemon aftertaste is nice but the crescendo of the beer is a bit odd. The good slightly outweighs the bad.

Drinkability: Yeah, it's pretty good but it's a strange beast. It walks an odd line between wit/light lager and hefe/real lager. Not quite as light as it should be given it's fairly simple flavour, but still an easy summer drinker.

Final Thoughts: Certainly nothing to write home about, but nothing overtly bad on this one. It pretty much does what standard Canadian does, only a little better, and that being a benchmark for what is average.

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Photo of hopsolutely
2.9/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Definitely a macro lager, albeit one brewed with actual wheat. Not certain why I purchased it other than the simple fact that Molson-Coors could do so much if they only wanted to...

Can pours a hazy golden colour with a white head that has decent retention & lacing. Bready aroma that I would have sworn includes corn (or HFCS) as well as the barley and wheat - but there is definitely wheat! Likewise in the flavour. There's no sign of Germanic or Belgian yeast strains, pure "macro lager", but a clean & crisp taste that doesn't linger.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tall can from the Ottawa LCBO for $2.30

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, corn, honey

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some honey and corn. There is also a hint of banana and apple. It ends with a grainy slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall - Well it's better that the regular Molson Canadian. Not really a wheat beer like I've grown accustomed to. More like a lager with a hint of fruitiness. I appreciate that they didn't drum it up with a whole bunch of artificial flavours like some other Macro wheat beer brewers do.

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Photo of decimator
3.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

473ml can poured into a pint glass. ABV 4.5%.

A - Poured a cloudy pale yellow with a big foamy head. Head slowly reduced. Decent lacing. Looks like a wheat beer.

S - Light bread and a hint of citrus.

T - Some sweetness, light bread, hint of citrus, metallic notes in the finish.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body with a bit of coarseness from the lack of filtering, some creaminess, clean finish.

O - Light and approachable but it's pretty average for a wheat beer. Despite that I wouldn't refuse one if offered.

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Photo of TerryW
3.3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not in the same class as German wheat beers, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless. Borderline shocker actually, given that it's a Molson Canadian branded product.

Looks good. Big creamy white head over top of a slightly hazed, honey coloured beer with a lot of carbonation action happening. Actually looks fairly interesting. Lots of lace.

A whiff of lemon citrus and wheat, bread and corn. A hint of medicinal alcohol. Fairly subdued overall. Wheat and lemon to taste, but again, subdued. Watery mouthfeel, off taste finish somehow, like old grass.

Kudos to Molsons for the attempt, but it just ain't quite there. Doesn't have the fine nuance of a proper wheat beer and ultimately comes across as a fairly coarse facsimile. Better than it's namesake brew for whatever that's worth.

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Photo of Olek4374
3.26/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at a Sobeys SWCB in Edmonton and got a free Canadian Wheat glass too. Poured a cloudy yellow characteristic of that of any old wheat beer. The taste was nothing spectacular - you got a hit of wheat, but on the whole it tastes a lot like regular Canadian, which is to say, not great but not awful either. Carbonation was pretty high for such a beer, and the aftertaste was clean and refreshing. I'm not sure if I'd buy it again, but it wasn't as bad as I had expected.

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Photo of andrenaline
2.67/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a slightly hazy pale straw colour, thin layer of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Bready malts, grassy wheat, sweet corn, hints of lemon citrus rind and a metallic finish.

T - Very mild wheat, loads of sweet corn, some sour citrus rind, grassy notes linger on the finish with a bready malt flavour.

M - Lighter bodied, a tad prickly and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - I didn't have high hopes for this one and it basically met those low expectations. Not something I would buy again and it failed on so many levels. Flavour profile is bland and weak, though I suppose it's marginally better than their base Molson Canadian offering. Either way, I wouldn't recommend this brew.

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Photo of UltimateBeerReviewer
4.56/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The serving style was a 473-mL tall-boy can from the local beer store.

They were surprised that I was looking for this beer; I haven't seen or heard of any advertising of this been on the TV or radio. I was pleasantly surprised to hear of Molson's attempt at a wheat lager, and was not disappointed with the beer that I got.

It poured a two finger head, lingered appropriately dissipating to a fine lace.

Although not as thick as I had hoped being an unfiltered lager, it was a nice golden straw colour that bode quite well with the translucence of the lager.

In terms of olfaction it resonated with notes of sweetness, roasted wheat and barley; A complementary blend that was not the least overbearing.

This light lager was very pleasant on the palate and had a modest sweetness and complexity to it that I look forward to enjoying on a hot summer day. The mouthfeel of this beer is quite pleasant; however the carbonation seems to be lacking.

Overall I am quite impressed with Molson on this one; they have been quite successful in creating a pleasant unfiltered wheat lager.


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Photo of wordemupg
2.74/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 12/4/13

A pale yellow, quite hazy and about as many bubbles as one could fit in a glass, two fingers of foam has decent retention and leaves lots of random lace

S smells like a macro lager with a little dry cereal, slightly skunked, a little cardboard, pretty lame

T more of the same really, I was expecting something much different from Canadian but not so much, just tastes like another macro with a little wheat, Yawn

M thin but not quite watery, well carbonated with a clean finish

O It's not terrible but its nothing I'd ever buy, not offensive but not worth trying either

I really don't know why they bothered, trying to enter the Craft market with another macro? Good luck Molson, your going to need it

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Photo of biboergosum
2.71/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml single bottle from a local remainder bin. Unsettling how they only refer to 'beer' anywhere on the label, as opposed to specifying lager or ale (Kim Mitchell, represent!), which for a 'wheat beer', one might want to know, but I'm suspecting the former, given the odds.

This beer pours a cloudy, very, very pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of tightly foamy, puffy white head, which leaves a few wayward streaks of sky crane lace around the glass as it seeps away in a surprisingly lazy manner.

It smells of sweet corn grist, battered wheat malt, and a subtle mineral character. The taste is more of the same (a committee diktat , I would presume) - sweet corn and wheat blend cereal malt, a not-too stale lemon fruitiness, stoney minerality, and a relatively minor Canadian lager hop stank.

The bubbles are present, and generally quite laid-back, the body an adequate medium-light weight, and only tacitly smooth, that roundhouse committee really only capable of so much. It finishes just off-dry, the wheaty component doing well enough to be seen.

Leave it to Molson-Coors to create a wheat beer that isn't really a wheat beer. Sure, there are a few agreeable grainy wheat notes, but once that's well blown over, we're still left with the usual I Am Canadian, See What Happens When...bullshit. I wish I could say that this is worthy of a Rickard's White comparison (gah), but I can't, as retrogression is hardly praiseworthy in my world.

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Photo of Diane_Brew
3.34/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Tried this one out on a sloppy Saturday. Bro just picked up a case so we could give it a whirl. Booya, Jim.

A: Not quite wheaty and thick enough for me. Would prefer if it's s little less see-through. Kinda looks like pee when you're hung over.

S: Exactly what you would expect from a Molson Canadian everything. Hints of wheat and snot. And beer.

T: A little too Molson Canadian-ey. A little too bitter at the end.

M: Not as thick as a typical wheat beer. More like a needle.

O: Not as filling as other wheat beers (freak sister says it looks sucky like milk has been poured in it). It's no Molson M and it's no Blue Moon when it com to wheat beer.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

473 mL tallboy can from TBS, served ice cold.

Pours a cloudy straw-yellow colour, topped with two fingers of frothy, fluffy, sparkling-white head that dissipates relatively slowly. A decent swath of sticky lacing clings to the sides as it recedes. The beer itself is highly effervescent, with streams of bubbles surging toward the surface. It looks the part of a wheat beer, at least, but it doesn't really smell it - the aroma is mostly grainy sweetness, with a touch of wheat malt and corn. Not a lot of distinguishable wheaty character, and certainly none of the citrus or spice you'd find in a genuine, quality wheat beer.

The flavour mostly falls along the same lines as the aroma. Grainy cereal malts, some light wheaty sweetness and a faint hint of lemony citrus are really the only notes I can pull out of this stuff; anything else would be a reach. Fairly clean-tasting overall, with nothing particularly objectionable about the flavour profile. Crisp and light-bodied; fairly thin in the grand scheme of things, but the wheat malt is enough to stop it from seeming as watery as most Molson products. Very easy to throw back quickly.

At first I was going to submit this as an APWA, but a quick perusal of the related press releases informed me it's technically a lager. The can itself makes no claims either way, only calling itself an 'unfiltered wheat beer'. APL is really the only category I can stuff it into, although I guess adjunct lager would probably be justifiable as well.

Final Grade: 3.25, on the high end of the C+ range. Molson Canadian Wheat is extremely mediocre when compared to other wheat beers. That being said, it's not supposed to be a hefe or a wit or even a Rickard's White - it's an industrial lager with some wheat in it. Taken in that context, it's a perfectly acceptable offering in my eyes - not a beer I'd go out of my way to re-purchase with any sort of regularity, but something I'd definitely consider selecting over the usual macro suspects. Suitable for pounding during a hockey game or when at a bar with terrible selection, but not much else.

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Molson Canadian Wheat from Molson Coors Canada
2.95 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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