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


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A mainstream lager with a moderate hop character and a slightly sweet, fruity refreshing aroma and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sarge (10) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
When I was a teenager, my buddies and I tried all the 'standard' beers (Blue, Canadian, Export, etc) only because that is what everybody else was drinking. But over time we always ended up going against the grain and settling back with an OV. Why? Because it's smooth, refreshing, and goes down easy. It has the stigma of an "old man beer" but that is unfounded - its for beer lovers who like it clean and cold and easy going. It is one of the very few beers that I have had in which I was burping up the taste 2 days later. The only drawback is when Molsons bought it from Carling - I don't think they followed the traditional recipe by the letter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 23, 2004
Ugly yellow. Light aroma of pale malt and corn. Funky off flavors coupled with grainy malt and slightly skunky hops. Not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Better than expected. A strange bitter taste throughout. Aroma is slightly hoppy with some fruit characters. Better than Canadian, Canadian Ice, etc. Just not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2004
This was the "local's" favorite when I went fishing in Ontario. Does not seem as full as it did with Carling OKeefe. Pale golden color with a average white head. Light pale malt and hint of herbal hops. Light sweet grain and a nip of bitterness late. Slightly better than the standard american standard.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stauffenberg (6) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2004 does not count
Yet another beer that at one time at least was produced on a massive scale. Clean, uncomplicated, no after taste. Pretty watery, but considerably better than more popular large scale brews like Labatt Blue.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bainer (45) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2003
It's a real beer. No bells or whistles. Not a great smell or taste. OV is what you thought beer was when you were a kid and thought beer was gross.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Pretty shitty as one would expect. alot of corn in the aroma and flavor, a bit of a rotten apple flavor too. Good for causing intoxication and a hangover, thats about it though.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
O'Keefe's old lager. Fruity and carbonic with little in the way of mouthfeel or hops.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2003
Had this on on tap and had thought that it was no longer brewed. Tasted very macro but it did go down real easy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2003
foul odour, skunky with a mild graininess. Macro appearance - 'nuff said. Mildly refreshing, not a real standout, but not as bad as its reputation.

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