merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: Corn, Sweet Biscuits
Appearance: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Very Thin White Head Ring, No Lacing
Taste: Sweet Corn, Mildly Metallic
Mouthfeel: Poor Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Watery
This beer is exactly íYellow Fizzy Waterí as a fellow RB tried to refute several reviews earlier. Apparently, his palate must be more refined than mine because this is just another adjunct failboat.
Valfar (71) - San Miguel, EL SALVADOR - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The only Canadian beer Iíve tasted so far. One of the nicest ones, beginning with its aroma, malty, cereal and sweet, very inviting. It has also a good medium body, fuzzy and a nice foam. Its taste is a bit smooth, sweet malt with traces of bitterness. Thanks Canada.
fakebeersnob (102) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Was hesitant about reviewing this one. This was a beer I drank frequently before getting in to craft, micros, and foreign beers. I find it difficult to drink now. I had it at a wedding last night and after two I switched to mixed drinks. Sure, it is a lot better than Bud Light and Budweiser, and marginally better than Miller Lite, but overall it is just a bland beer. Can only drink it very cold.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
24 oz can into a glass. Woo, íMerica! Wait...
A: Pours a straw color. The three-finger white head actually has a bit of duration to it - a good duration, actually. Thereís even some spotty lacing left on the glass. For a macro lager, this looks damn good.
S: The aroma is generally pretty corny, with some lime sweetness. Not as bad as, say, Budweiser.
T: It starts with a notable presence of cereal grains. Aside from a subtle fruit ester quality and the faintest twinge of hops on the aftertaste, there isnít a whole lot of flavor. The best feature isnít that itís great, because it clearly isnít, but that the bad elements of the style are restrained acceptably.
M: It feels sweet and even a bit slimy on the palate. However, if thereís a positive trade-off, itís that the raging carbonation ever-so-prevalent in the style is dialed back well. Very easy to drink, but I wish it was drier - the sweetness is a bit cloying to me.
O: Iíve had FAR worse macro lagers than this. And Iíve even had worse craft beers than this, too. This is perfectly okay, if not exactly good. I can now see where some of you Canadians are coming from - this blows our BMC out of the water. Hell, Iíd even drink this again.
Chad9976 (1067) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 I poured a 24oz can into a large mug. It had a best before date of 3/23/14. It cost $1.81 ($0.08 per ounce).
Appearance: Clear gold hue, plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a large, bright white, fluffy head which retains and laces quite well for a macro lager.
Smell: Corny, but sweeter than most of the style. Nothing off-putting.
Taste: Itís not too often you encounter a beer of this sort thatís noticeably sweet, and if you do they tend to be a little cloying. In the case of Molson Canadian, I think the adjuncts are actually balancing it out and preventing that from happening. Thereís pretty much just one flavor throughout: a lightly sweet taste of pale malt, akin to eating an English muffin untoasted. Thereís a bit of a corn/metallic tang on the finish, but itís not abrasive. Thereís even a lightly sweet aftertaste identical to the beerís flavor itself. While I wonít exactly jump for joy over this palette, I will say thereís actually flavor to appreciate here with no acetaldehyde, diacetyl, or DMS present.
Drinkability: Craft beer nerds tend to label beers like this "fizzy yellow lagers," but Molson Canadian is actually quite contained. While itís plenty carbonated, itís not spastic or out of control. The mouthfeel is thin, but not "light" lager thin, nor is it watery. Itís a smooth brew for sure. At 5% ABV, itís got enough body to satisfy for one large serving. I wouldnít recommend sessioning it, though.
UncleMcHoppy (25) - Old Tappan, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet and light, but then it's not meant to be taken too seriously. Enjoy it on the patio on a sunny summer afternoon or during the hockey game on a cold winter night.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gerbeer (1420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Saved this for #1000 as it was the first beer I drank as a teenager. Times have changed - all for the better. 355 ml can. Pours a clear gold with large head. Aromas of mould and corn syrup. Flavours of sweet boiled malts, corn syrup, and cardboard. Not much there but easy to quaff and one can crush the can against the forehead when finished. Nostalgia...
alexsdad06 (4355) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz, bottle. Pours a clear, golden yellow color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet corn and other grains, lightly toasted, light grassy. Light body and fizzy carbonation. Not the worst, but...
Storm_Shadow (106) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottles,cans,taps,kegs. The generic go to beer for most Canadians. Very plain lager with golden appearance and small white head. Very very light malt with almost no finish. Dry.
Douberd (1554) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
355 ml can from trade with MisoW, thanks for the country tick Michal! Poured into a regular water glass, ABV 5%
Golden yellow colour on the body, with lots of activity in it. Almost two fingers of white head, froathy, with low retention. No lacing left on the glass.
Almost no existent aroma, a bit of malts way back, soap.
Sweet taste but no character at all, again some little malts, slighty less boring than ordinary water.
Very thin on the body, biting carbonation. Decent dryness on the palate at least.
I didnít hold my hopes high about this one so I wasnít disappointed at all, it paired very good with baked sausages and hot onions though.