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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 1.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Formerly Molson Hi Dry.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2271) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2013
This is what some of my friends drank in high school to get wasted, also Molson XXX. It was a deep gold pour but pretty rough & boozy. No one drank it for the taste.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
lesifflebiere (1328) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2013
Couleur doré assez intense, mousse savonneuse qui demeure plus longtemps que prévu. On sent le houblon, mais aussi le sucré de l’alcool. Les saveurs ressenties en bouche dès la première seconde sont toujours là à la dixième : alcool et maïs. Très éructante. Artificiellement chaude et réconfortante, la Molson Dry 6.5 est un affreux mutant de la blonde canadienne de base ; c’est donc un breuvage sans goût, destiné au large public, avec de l’alcool en prime, ce qui diminue le ratio coût versus effets éthyliques. C’est sa seule (et peu glorieuse) réussite.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
#1076 Bottle; Nose is dry lemon, medium citrus, little elderflower, later cooked vegetables, feel Is mediumweak, carb is medium, taste is decent, sweet green apple, some wet, grassy hops, alcohol

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalchopz (2367) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
Originally rated December 2005 when it was called Hi Dry. Pours a medium golden colour with good lively carbonation. White head is big and foamy with tiny bubbles. Aromas of malt liquor, malty and alcohol. Semi-sweet malt start with a dry finish. Kind of unpleasant at first with a strong corn taste and alcohol, but as the brew breathes, becomes quite smooth. Even apples appear in the aftertaste. A nice decent light malt liquor.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 8, 2011
Further in the Molson Dry series is 6.5%, one up from the regular five-point-five and far less than the sugary rice-wine mess that is their ten-point-one beast. Why do I rate these things? Well, why not? Perhaps it’s a sense of morbid fascination, that by tasting all of the Molson Dry series from weakest to strongest I learn more about the brewing process, how they arbitrarily add alcoholic content, how getting utterly wasted from a ten percent monster might not be the best idea compared to simply sipping on a six-point-five brew such as this. Or, perhaps it is my fascination with gutter beers, which seem to be so prevalent across the North American continent. Then again, there are plenty of gutter beers in Europe as well, but they don’t come in 1.18litre bottles - and perhaps that is the difference. So, opening up this behemoth of a bottle I pour it into my Cantillon glass. The head is large and white, the body is gold with a modest level of carbonation. The aroma is faint, it’s of corn and grain alcohol but nothing overpowering. The taste is bad corn and rice adjuncts mixed together with a sickly sweet finish. This stuff is poorly made and doesn’t do the job right anyways; if I want to get drunk, I’ll go for the 10.1% bottle, or better yet, just buy some damned vodka already!

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
Big ass 1.18 litre jug style bottle. This one was just called Hi Dry, not dry 6.5. Man, Gatineau is awash in jugs of beer like this. Every gas station and variety store you go in has a nice selection of jugs of malt liquors. Pale yellow body pours a frothy, short lived white head. Nose is vegetal and quite grainy and hints mostly at corn and hay. Not as offensive a flavour as I suspected. Like stale pale malts with corn and white bread. Pretty bland with a bit of a booze kick towards the finish. Better than some of the other gems I got from the same shop.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle as Molson Hi Dry. Golden colour with off white head. Aroma of malty grass and wet towels. Flavour is very complimenting of the aroma. Light watery palate. Lots of carbonation.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2007
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur jaune dorée et transparente. Nez de grains de malt pâle, de maïs sucré avec des petites herbeuses (gazon mouillé) et un léger arôme d’alcool métallique. Mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aqueuse. Goût de grains de malt pâle avec un goût métallique et de faibles notes de légumes bouillis lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût sucré de maïs avec un léger goût d’alcool métallique présent jusqu’en finale, accompagné de notes herbeuses (gazon mouillé). Post-goût court et aux notes sèches, légèrement alcoolique et métallique.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2006 950ml can, acquired at the QC-NY border crossing. Pours clear yellow, head quickly declines to nothing. Very similar to Molson Canadian, with the slightly increased taste of alcohol and the drier finish. Nothing special to seek out, but for $2 CAN flat, you can’t beat almost a liter of quaffable brew.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heemer77 (5106) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2006
From a 950 ml can purchased at a duty free shop in Canada. The body is medium yellow with a white head. Teh aroma is corn with glazed ham. The taste has some dry carrots with some corn. There is a light palate, but not distracting. A decent beer.


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