blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tiny stupid looking can courtesy of tupalev. The second in a series of beers for my own private "Swill Night". So it goes against everything this "beer" stands for but I <gasp> poured it in a pilsener glass. "Wonít someone think of the children!" It pours a slightly bubbly pale gold with a small diminishing white head. Aroma, well there isnít much of one but I could almost smell some corn and grain...I think. Iím almost scared to taste this thing but here goes. Wow, Molson has done it! The perfect beer for the average Canadian beer drinker: almost no taste and more alcohol! Theyíre geniuses! So to try and decribe the "flavour" is a little silly but thereís some sweet grain somewhere in there and some corn and finally some alcohol. The scariest part to me is Iíve had worse. Anyways, stay the hell away from this junk.
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Has pretty much no taste. On the bright side, if youíre trying to get sloshed, it has approximately the same content of alcohol as a regular can, but in a slightly smaller volume. Other than that, not much going for it.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2005 Watery, metallic and somewhat crap-flavoured with sweaty pleather, stale Corn Pops and burning tires in the nose. The extra alcohol imparts a certain bitterness and fullness, perversely reminiscent of a Belgian. Somewhat better than regular Molson, Iíll wager. Hey, at least itís not "lite."
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
clear gold, tight foamy white head. grainy aroma with stewed corn. funky corny flavour with a whiff of alcohol. sweet and sour corn finish.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Can (250ml) - A door prize from tupalev at the tasting he hosted July 28 - thanks, dude! This really is impressive - looks like a dented depleted uranium shell casing. God, what a moronic corporate entity Molson is - lets make it smaller, but STRONGER - hey, yah yah yah! Here goes. (Chugged straight from the can, Iím not wasting any of my glassware on this). Aroma pretty meager - corn, skunkiness, some very sour and stale grain, but mostly corn. Taste is ... sort of foul, almost skunky, but thatís the horrible corn extract, with again, sour graininess, perhaps a bit of hops, I dunno. Mouthfeel is strangely sticky and the aftertaste is nasty - sour ditchwater, some alcohol residue. Keep this VERY cold. Better yet give it to a street person instead of a loonie next time.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Little can. severd very cold.. Tinny, corn, a hint of skunk, bad aftertaste. Not much different from most of Molsonís offerings.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cold Shot Can. Same pale yellow Canadian appearance, this one with a bit more of a frothy white head. Same corn Molson macro aroma that is disgusting actually. Mouthfeel is surprisingly frothy, well carbonated (not too much actually) and Iíll admit it, enjoyable in a thirst quenching way. The taste is also more tolerable - the mouthfeel seems to smooth the Canadian out; it is still all macro grainy type taste, and I canít honestly admit to tasting any more flavour, but somehow this turns into a passable but not enjoyable macro lager. I wonít buy it again, and I think the concept is ridiculous, but I find it pretty amusing that it was this easy to trump your own "flagship" beer.
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
250 ml can from LCBO - thanks to tupalev. The can warns me to "drink very, very chilled", and I suppose the proper way to "enjoy" it would be shotgunned straight from the can, but I decided to get fancy and pour it into a nice tulip glass. Looks as expected - pale gold with a medium-sized white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is sweet and grainy with some fusel alcohol notes in the background. Flavour is similar - starts sweet with some canned vegetable flavours, ends with a moderate alcohol burn. Pretty nasty stuff. I notice that the Molson Dry Cold Shots have already disappeared from the market (in Ontario, at least), so I suspect the gimmick has run its course and this ass-juice will be gone soon as well.
thefatguy (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís really what Canadian should be, a 6% brew with flavor. Too bad the cans are so small.
shorlin (550) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Good side: You only have to buy 4X250ml at a time, not 6X341ml to get a new beer and a new can for you collection. On the bad side: you have to drink them. Pale yellow fizzy beer. Probably more taste than Canadian 5.0, but is the taste better? Not really.