Brewed by Molson Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Pale Lager
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
At Pilsner we have not changed since our beer was 1st brewed in 1926. Why? It’s right there on the bottle…. "old style". Those are more than just words on a beloved label. Being true to who we are has kept our drinkers loyal and kept Pilsner from being a fad. And that’s why our advertising, promotions and even our website have been done in the style of 1926- old style. Being true to who we are has kept our drinkers loyal and kept Pilsner form being a fad. The stagecoach on the label is not a band wagon..... the rabbit would not stand for it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RD400F (222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow (2345) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalchopz (2730) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle 341ml
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
solidfunk (5996) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2011
A little better than a lot of the other macro breweries around alberta, but we’re not talking a world of difference or anything.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
northropfrye (2916) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 Bottle. Very generic tasting pilsener. Cheap and not worth trying at all. No character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
473ml can. A really old school macro brew. It is pretty much another generic Canadian lager. Went down easy, at least.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
Poured clear amber with a thin head. Plain grainy aroma. Crisp carbonated mouthfeel. Flavour is mostly generic corn grain. Not recommended

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maley1 (909) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Golden yellow pour with small head. Aroma of corn and grain. Nice crisp taste with good carbonation. Not much for flavour but very drinkable.

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