Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2005
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
So let me see if I’ve got this straight. Calgary Beer is made in Edmonton, and only sold in Saskatchewan? Golden-straw colour. Has that distinctive ’union made’ aroma of cooked apples and fusel alcohol. Quick, watery palate is merciful, showing more cooked apple, a hint of spice and very faint malt but less fusel. This would make a good retrobeer.
DuffMan (5788) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, purchased at the Co-Op. Light golden, mediocre head with poor retention. Aroma is chemical-tainted grains. Harsh grainy flavour, thin. This tastes like shit.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
remember Calga-reeee, Calga-raaaa commercials. beer not as memorable. pale yellow canadian lager
presario (4423) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I used to drink this in University. Using tomato juice to make the beer last longer on a student’s budget the tomato juice in a Calgary produced the best mushroom cloud when being poured into the glass. Kind of a shame that you have to go to Saskatchewan to buy a beer named Calgary. Is it the same beer. Hard to say 20 years later, but I hope not since my memory is better than the taste. Looks, tastes and smells like a generic Molson beer.
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Bottle) Found this beer in Assinaboia, Saskatchewan. Pours a ginger ale coloured body and a medium, white head. Hyper-carbonated. Grassy nose. Fizzy, lemony flavour. Poor...
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
341mL bottle purchased eons ago in Edmonton, likely at Chateau Louis Liquor Store. From my notes. Pour was pale golden with foamy white head settling to no lacing. Aroma of light malts and corn. Taste is very slightly better than the average macro. Except for the label, there was nothing else memorable about this beer.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ahhhh…fond memories of Calgary export beer. It was a true western dry lager made with specially malted conquest barley malt and hops from BC…It was crisp, tart and finished dry…a wonderful delight to cut the bald-ass prairie dust otta your throat on a hot summer day spent traveling to the stampede…..But I say “WAS” because it is no more…Molson’s closed the Calgary brewery and I fear the recipe for Cal-EX went south.
This beer has the familiar trademark of the buffalo head in the horseshoe but that is where the resemblance ends. I was shocked when I saw this beer I thought was extinct sitting on a shelf in a Saskatchewan beer store …so I bought a 12. It certainly isn’t Calgary Ex the way I remember it . This beer is far too sweet and missing the distinct hop tartness and dry finish that Cal-EX was renown for.
Poured a medium straw color. Small cap that laced out nicely no strong aromas…slight wisp of sweet grains. Started peppery from the carbonation then a sweetness wrecks the hop balance and the body goes thin and malty with a musty bready finish….not Cal-EX…but some kind of Molson mega brewed pale lager with no character.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Last time I saw this on the shelves in Calgary was around 1995. Apparently my old tasting notes say: "Better than Molson Canadian and after drinking 4 supercans I had no hangover". Wow....was I ever young once or what? I remember this as being thin and watery but with a touch more hops than usual Molson ales/lagers.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2009
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours golden yellow, Almost no head.Sweet corny aroma. very fresh, But a bit too corny tasting. Pretty standard boaring canadian mass produced Lager. It is kind of odd that you Can’t buy the beer called Calgary in Calgary, or anywhere in alberta for that matter, However, I don’t really feel all that cheated that we can’t buy it here.
Hammy78 (658) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
330ml bottle sample. I will never forget when my father brought home a ton of it from out west. From what I remember it was a lot better than a lot of the other products Molson offers.