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

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2015 This beer always appears at house parties and it screams "too cheap to buy something that doesn’t taste like crap" to whomever bought it. Sour and foul, a lot like urine, way too yellow even for a Pils. Naturally these should be "shotgunned" rather than poured in a glass to enjoy the proper experience! 3/1/3/2/4 Re-rate October 29, 2015: It’s been at least a decade and a half since I tried this one, so it’s time for a re-rate of this ever-present pilsner in the west of Canada. Famously featured in the Fubar films, this is a regional staple for better or worse, with fine can art that makes you really think like you’re back in Germany.... or you’re stuck in a cheap velvet painting of what Germany should look like (sans refugees and all the rest). Poured warm into a glass there’s this bubbly-type white stuff that I suppose is mean to look like head but disappears too fast to really pontificate on it - there’s a boring yellow colour and more carbonation than a 7-Up with a pack of Tums thrown in it. The aroma is metal and sugar with a hint of lemon. Flavour is metal and cardboard with a tangy citrus finish. Really thin on the mouth, no texture at all. This is in fact bad stuff, far worse than I remember, perhaps that’s my palate maturing, or perhaps this stuff always sucked and I had memories of rednecks punching each other out to boost the flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2010
Bonne bière que j’ai dégusté à Vancouver lors d’un voyage d’affaire. Dommage qu’elle soit pas disponible au Québec.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rosenbergh (9999) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2010
Draught at Whistle Stop Pub, Jasper, AB, Canada.
Clear pale golden colour with tiny white head. Weak soda-like sweetness and some fruity bitterness in aroma. Mild grassy hoppy flavour with some soda-like sweetness and slightly stale malt. Quite fizzy.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HermanW (1064) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2010
0,3 liter bottle. Een beetje onder de mat bier.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MeadMe (1601) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2010
A: Pale yellow with a small fizzy head. S: Corn bread, honey, and light grass. T: Very grainy, overly sweet with a bit of bitter herbal grass. M: Light in body, fizzy, meh.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2010
Vitamin P! how did I rate 180 beers before this one?!?!? Smells skunky but only while the head remains (not long) then it doesn’t really smell at all. Or maybe I drank some and just can’t smell it now. I remember this is particularly stinky beer when others are drinking it and your not... Clear and yellowish, not much colour, head only on pour, not much lacing. This one is actually better out of the bottle than in a glass. Clear and ’crisp’, not much for palate. Extra points for being the best domestic macro-brew, and a part of many wild evenings...

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2009
Can shared with the gang at ’WaterlooWeekend Oct.’09’ -- c/o tupalev. Pours a clear pale gold with a small diminishing fizzy white head. Aroma: Yuck, totally vegetal. Flavour: Geez this is crap! Watery vegetal flavour along with grass and grain. Light bodied. Worst beer of the night, by a long shot.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle courtesy of jdubFL. Pours a clear yellow color with no head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of honey, grass, wheat, yeast, light bread. Flavor is about the same--very light in aroma and flavor. Light body with virtually no finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Big ole thanks to jdubFL for this tasty pale treat. Pours clear gold with a white head requiring quick attention to see it before it fades away. The aroma is grains, honey, floral hops and overall smells overly sweet. The taste is much the same with a pleasing level of graininess welling up in the middle of a sack full of sweet malts and sweet floral hops. It tries to dry out into the finish but it comes up short.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2009
2009-10-24. Pale yellow body with a small white head. Odd aroma, pale malts, something strange. Flavour of cardboard, but not really oxidation, washed out dilute pale malts. Astringent light bitterness. Rough, thin, poor. The only reason to drink this is if you are little OCD about collecting Canadian beers, which apparently I am, for better or for worse. Can shared by Tupalev


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