bcBelgianbrew (115) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I haven’t had an Old Style in quite some time. On a golf course near where this beer began, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Why is it Saskatchewan’s unofficial provincial beer when it began in Southern AB? Nice hops on the finish. Or was it wheat? Is that a hint of urine? That’s about it. I commented to my companions it tasted watery. They weren’t sure what I meant b/c the expression on my face was pleasant. I was enjoying it for nostalgic reasons. If it’s cheap and hot out, why not. As good as any other mass produced swill. You need to drink a lot of it to be satisfied. The label is awesome.
reebtogi (5525) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
341ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a small white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is light malts and hops. Taste is malty sweet with a mild hop bitterness that finished relatively clean. Standard macro lager.
ration (2117) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with light golden with a high foam. Aroma grass, some hops. Very bland and overall all-round pilsner. Typical pilsner, yet not from the low end.
RD400F (226) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Not as bad as people say. I actually don’t mind drinking this to get wasted with friends. Sweet taste, lotsa co2, but no character or anything interesting about it. Fuckin giver!
pushkinwow (2515) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the Saskatoon airport - guess its a prairie thing to have this there. Clear gold with a white fluffy that settles fairly quickly. Grain, mild hops, inoffensive. Somewhat light but not bad for a macro, above moderate carbonation, mild sweet, becomes very slightly bitter at the finish. Overall not much really going on here but neither is it something that you want to throw out which is saying something considering Molson’s usual products...and I love the old school label.
Metalchopz (3036) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had to wait for the plane at the Calgary airport and found the Molson Brewhouse. Went inside and discovered this beer (which is no where to be found in eastern Canada). Loved the old school label, so had this. Poured a golden colour with a big fluffy slightly warm head that is long lasting and has decent lace. Grainy nose with a little hop. The mouthfeel is not bad, kind of dry and crisp. Medium-bodied. Again, grainy taste with some corn and a bit of hop in the finish. Slightly truer to a North-American pils than Labatt Blue. Not a bad swill.
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: sweet grainy malty nose , slight wet cloth, soapy top. Generic but not that bad.
Appearance: clear golden with proper pour. Medium plus white top, sparse lace.3+
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium light bodied. Thin body but bearable. Sweet malts with slight soapy top. Soft with lighter carbonation (for macro brewing). Some bitterness at finish, I am pleasantly surprised here.
solidfunk (7231) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2011
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A little better than a lot of the other macro breweries around alberta, but we’re not talking a world of difference or anything.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap and 355mL can all over Saskatchewan. Had about 20-30 servings of this over the course of the week. I will say that of all the macro pale lager available in the province, not only is this the one considered most "local" for some odd reason, but it is also easily the best. Much better than any of the Great Western locally brewed stuff. Molson Pils is probably brewed specifically for these strange niche markets that grew up on the stuff and Molson perhaps brought it back by popular demand.
The pour is unassuming with a suddy, thick, white head erupting atop clear, piss gold. Decent retention. Nose can be a little all over the place. On tap I have sometimes been rewarded with vinegar, sauerkraut, and/or ocean shellfish. In the can, sauerkraut and off-character are absent giving way to sourdough, lemon, and fresh biscuit. Taste, however, is the thing really going for it. At first, it is your run-of-the-mill macro lager with forced carbonated sugar water. But, give it some time and the body actually develops a sourdough fullness with even mild lactic tartness in the back end. I honestly do think this is worth at least 6/10 on taste, which seems impossible, but it is actually quite good. Bonus points for being cheap, easily accessible, and making a pale lager that has sort of redeeming value.
northropfrye (3199) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 Bottle. Very generic tasting pilsener. Cheap and not worth trying at all. No character.