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

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A mainstream lager with a moderate hop character and a slightly sweet, fruity refreshing aroma and taste.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle at the Longview Hotel. Clear yellow, fizzy white head, short lived, soft lacing. Nose is is cleanish, with some light sour corn notes, no hop notes in evidence. Flavours are very soft and clean, light corn, bland, semisweet, watery. Meh...

1.6
   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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pootzboy (1591) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
This beer has been misclassified, but you’d have a hard time finding anyone who cares. This is the O’Keefe brand lager known as Old Vienna that molson bought out in the seventies. It still bears the blue lable and OKeefe knight. Molson has kept the OKeefe Old Vienna (O.V.) formula pretty well untouched. OV is a Canadianized mega-brewer version of the sweeter /maltiervienna lagers...some say the attempt was to make a marzen. It is sweeter than most Canandian mega brews. I was introduced this beer was when my high school buddy used to snich a few of his dad’s beers. I never really liked this beer then so I have had no desire to buy it regularly since. I had one recently at a pub down town and I realized it isn’t as bad as I remembered but is still pretty undistictive aside from the cloying finish. Pours a darker straw color, small white head that dissipates quickly, medium carbonation, smells of cooked grain sweetness and adjunct aroma (corn syrup?). Starts crisp then sits with a me light malty body then finishes thinly with a mildly cloying after taste. Totally forgetable Not a really memorable beer but it has been a staple in Canadian beer stores for 50 years so It must have a following among beer drinkers.

1.3
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2001
Fairly good for Molson. A bit of a bitterness in the palate, but other than that, pretty predictable.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
Clear yellow. Low-medium carbonation. White head. Faint fruit & malt aroma w/ ever-so-slight hint of fresh cut grass. Light feel. Sweet malt & fruit flavour w/ a touch of grassy hops. Clean but bland.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2007
I had a can of this from a friend and for an everyday later in the night beer it is not bad. You could do better but not too bad!

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2011
A - Little to no nose A - Light yellow T - Sugary sweetness throughout P - Watery O - Can’t believe the old man used to drink this

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
If someone moved to Windsor and it’s the only beer on tap at the dive bar across the street it wont seem so bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finhead (1194) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
A clear, pale gold pour with a white head. It has a light corn and barley aroma. The light body has a crisp texture with lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a clean, quick finish.


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