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

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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Imported Molson Ice. Premium Ice Beer - Biere Glace de Qualite. Canada’s oldest brewery - since 1786.

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1.9
BeerandBlues2 (13355) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours brilliantly clear gold with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is corn, Pils malt, light alcohol notes, and spicy hops. Flavor is pale malt, corn, light hops and bitterness, light alcohol and a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

2.8
ChadPolenz (1821) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
I poured a 24oz can into a 1-liter boot stein. It had a best before date of 6/16/14 and cost $1.28 ($0.05 per ounce).

Appearance: Crystal-clear golden hue with plenty of spastic effervescence. Pours to a fairly large, white, fluffy head which actually laces and retains well for the style.

Smell: Corn grits and flaked maize (but I repeat myself). Generic adjunct lager aroma. Nothing foul.

Taste: Usually, beers with "Ice" in the name tend to intimidate me more than actual malt liquors. Something about the freeze distillation tends to give the beer a dirty, metallic flavor. That’s how I remember Molson Ice when I reviewed in 2010. It was brewed in Canada back then, but this particular can was brewed by Coors in Colorado. I’m not sure if the recipe was changed or if Americans do a better job of brewing it, but the result is a relatively strong pale adjunct lager that’s far from terrible.

Much like Coors Light, Molson Ice has an overt taste of corn that dominates the palette. Unlike Coors Light, there’s no tang or sharp sensation, nor is there any club soda-like character present. While there isn’t a lot of true taste to the palette, what’s here isn’t offensive. It’s not appealing, either, merely tolerable. No overt off-flavors or brewing flaws, but little to genuinely enjoy.

Drinkability: I was surprised at how quickly and easily I was able to suck down an entire 24oz serving of Molson Ice. The mouthfeel is rather thin, but of course quite bubbly, which leads to plenty of burping. It is refreshing while crossing the tongue and finishes completely clean. It’d be nice if it had more flavor considering its weight of 5.6% ABV, but this beer is consumed for its performance value so it’s understandable.

2.2
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
It doesnt smell or look all that great but it tastes alot better than I was told and really not too bad for a ice

2.5
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2014
24oz can, from the Growler Stop shell gas station. Best by June 9 14. Clear golden color. Inch of nice rocky white head, with great retention. Nice continuous stream of bubbles. A few arms of lace. This is a nice looking beer. Medium body. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Reasonable smooth and easy drinking. Relatively clean bready aroma, some lemon citrus. Moderate tart taste, sweet, a very light bite. Much better than expected. Good value for the $1.50.

0.9
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
can’t fathom how this beer is 5.5% abv..and i use the term beer very loosely..

2.5
Metalchopz (3395) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Had to come to the States to try this Canadian Ice brew, supervised by Molson, but brewed by Coors here. Pours a clean golden colour with a frothy white head, good retention and thick creamy and foam lace. Smells like fresh malt at first, then just gets mild. The taste is malty and a little sweet, but not overly. Goes down quite smoothly. I guess it is well-supervised, as it has this Canadian feel to it (and not A-B style). Did not find much corn in this. Just not as "iced" as most tried (with the no-aftertaste). Nice and malty.

1.7
b3shine (8878) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2013
24 oz can to pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks fine for what it is; a transparent gold with white head that steadily dissipates into very thin lacing. Smells doughy and skunky; cheap with notes of lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with a sub-par mouthfeel. Not good at all.

2.3
Patrickctenchi (6593) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle: clear gold with a small white head. Grain, corn malt aroma. Taste is sweet....corn, a little light fruit, sugar. Fairly smooth, but too sweet for the mix. just OK.

1.9
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Mild Golden Straw Hue, Passes All Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Corn, Barley T: Corn, Water M: Average Carbonation, Light Bodied, Watery Overall, corn water, need I say more...It really tastes like watered down corn in a glass.

1.9
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Signature cornmeal aroma of the ice lager. Vegetal central. Clear medium to dark yellow. Bitter only in terms of a cold bite, increasingly sweet to a sugary pitchas it warms. Body is thicker than the average watery lager. The strange appeal of ice beer continues, but that doesn’t make it good.


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