Jabah (388) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is the typical skunky lager, but I find it a bit smoother than most of the american lagers, probably because it’s a pale lager. Also maybe the water slightly better/cleaner. To me, it’s more like the Molson Exta Pale versus Molson Golden...but with a slightly higher ABV%. It’s not a bad bar beer if they only serve domestic and such.
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
355ml twist off bottle. SEP0814 printed on neck. Drank from the bottle on an outdoor ice rink. Its a crappy ice beer, not as good as the dry versions.
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
"very similar to Labatt Ice in almost every way. A decent enough session beer. Nothing more, nothing less...I guess it depends what you expect. Ever so slightly recomended for a macrobrew."
Dacrza (853) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
DATE TASTED: September 12, 2014... GLASSWARE: Baltika stange...OCCASION: O’s double-header sweep... APPEARANCE: shockingly lucid soft yellow body that is thinly bubbly; thick, foamy three-finger head laces sporadically; surprisingly tangible patterns .. AROMA: definite biscuit mats present; hops are slightly corny, a bit funky and gassy? noxious? some light bubblegum too--odd... PALATE: firm, medium-bodied, oily and lingering, though the aftertaste is light and unobtrusive...TASTE: lightly toasted, with some beechwood in the aftertaste; sweet and malty when swished; nondescript otherwise...OVERALL: mellow-not at all the Ice that one expects; at 5.6 ABV, it provides a bit more heft than the usual rote pilsener; sweet, cleansing and soft by its end...like the oversized can, but not much making this experience memorable...
Darkmagus82 (2266) - - AUG 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-30-12-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance- Pours a golden-straw color with a one finger fizzy head. The head of the brew fades quite quickly to leave only minimal lacing.
Smell – The aroma is sweet of corn and has a decent bready smell. Mixed with these aromas is a light caramel as well.
Taste – The taste is quite sweet up front and remains so throughout the taste. It begins with a light bready taste mixed with a strong sweet corn taste. As the taste advances the bready fades with the sweet getting stronger. As the taste sweetened with flavors of caramel and more corn, it became a little cloying. The flavors were never really off, just a little too sweet. In the end a light metallic taste joins the sweetness leaving a sweet and light metal flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of creaminess and carbonation. Both were good for the style and made for a rather easy drinking brew.
Overall- Well nothing really all that fantastic and definitely nothing to go out of your way for. For 50 cents a bottle thought, you can’t expect too much, and it could be good for a party style brew I suppose.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It has a light golden color with very good clarity and lots of carbonation. The head builds up tall and foamy and it is just off white in color. It fades nearly as fast as it forms leaving behind little to lace. The aroma is simple and clean with a mild cereal grain character. Its flavor is similar to Molson Canadian but a little stronger. The favor is somewhat sweet with a cereal grain malty body offset by a light grassy hop presence. It finish quickly and cleanly, a little bit dry, with some of the light hops bitterness. The texture is smooth but with good carbonation and a medium body.
Bulk_Carrier (3742) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmmmm...ha, just found an old after hockey beer. Here’s my take.
This was always poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a super light yellow to almost golden color with a rapidly dissipating white foamy/bubbly head. The lacing was mainly not really there.
The smell had that typical cooked corn/rice thing going on.
The taste was mostly just sweet through the previously mentioned flavors.
The palate, well, that was pretty light for the most part and it showed a fairly decent sessionable quality about it.
Overall, well, its an AAL, what does one expect? Me, hmmm...not bad, I’d have again depending upon what else was served.
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of corn, grains, and slight malt. Taste of malt, corn, and light hops. This light bodied brew is just another "ice" pale lager.
rookiebeersnob (1) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is my first stab at a rating, so I figured I’d start with a softball, good ol Molson Ice. Once upon a time, I used to think Ice Beer was some kind of premium; now I know them for what they are: crap beer that has had extra crappiness frozen into it by removing some of it’s most redeeming ingredient...water.
Smell: Awful. Reminiscent of the men’s bathroom at a stadium during your 6th inning piss break.
Appearance: Darkish yellow, pretty much what you would expect when you take a light beer, freeze it, then squeeze it out like concentrated orange juice. Imagine that. lots of misleading head that quickly dissolves to nothing. However, if forced at gunpoint to experience this swill using just one of my senses, I guess looking at it isn’t all that bad. So, you know, props to Molson Ice for not looking as bad as it smells/tastes/is!
Taste: Remarkably metallic, considering I poured it from a bottle. When I was younger, I drank beer with my friends but secretly thought it tasted awful and assumed all beer was like that. This is one of those beers that lead me to that early opinion and no doubt robbed me of several years of actually enjoying good beer. Thanks a pile, Canada!
Palate: Sticky yet watery, like a sprite that’s gone flat in a solo cup. Only instead of sprite, it’s actually mop water from aforementioned stadium bathroom, and by solo cup I mean a crusty sweat sock.
Overall: Terrible. Not even a low-budget choice. For tight budget weeks, I’ll stick with the lights...not much to right home about either way but at least I’m spared the assault to all of my senses (except one). If this is the only thing to drink, I can’t help but wonder if I floated a few ice cubes in this swill if maybe, just maybe, the water-to-alcohol ration might balance out enough to turn it back into plain ’Ol Molson and henceforth become merely tasteless yet tolerable.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at home. Pours brilliantly clear gold with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is corn, Pils malt, light alcohol notes, and spicy hops. Flavor is pale malt, corn, light hops and bitterness, light alcohol and a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.