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

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21/5   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.

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2.9
GT (10000) - San Diego, 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.

1.5
northropfrye (3601) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 Bottle. Very generic tasting pilsener. Cheap and not worth trying at all. No character.

2.2
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.

1.6
gramity (1668) - 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

2.3
maley1 (1273) - Calgary, 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.

3.5
michclark (88) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2011
Very good as the name suggest "old style pilsner beer." Crisp flavour, good amount of aroma and nice golden appearance. Very easy to drink. Could use a little more flavour though

2.9
Strangebrewer (1308) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2015 bottle. Poured clear amber with a thin head. Plain grainy aroma. Light body, crisp carbonation, macro mouthfeel. Flavour is mostly generic corn grain, light pale malt, faint bitterness. Not much to this brew, another macro with good advertising.

1.8
Lagerboy (2206) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
Smells like sewage water, but doesn’t go down half bad out of an ice cold can on a hot day. Like most Industrial Swill, no emphasis on malts or hops, it’s all sweet corn, that’s it. Value priced for you lagerboys with little money and no tastebuds.

2.3
mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
I have to agree with the most recent eaters. This is not as bad as. Expected. I haven had one n a while and could see drinking a few on a hot day

2.7
Jagooar (18) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
Listen up you beer snobs with your cask-aged ales and such. I love old style pilly! But you’re all sorta right. It stinks, it’s colour is off-putting, and the flavours don’t dance on the palate as some of you fairies would prefer. But hear ye, this beer is good. You can put ’em back with little effort and they don’t taste bad (in fact they don’t taste much at all... beside the point). Refreshing, smooth, and the most decent tasting of the cheap stuff. So to every man who enjoys this stuff and has maybe taken a tongue lashing from a beer snob, I salute you. This is not a beer you only have one of. And even if it’s not the best according to the "experienced beer drinker", I will never be ashamed to love it. Drinkability and refreshment deserve a lot more credit. So is it a pint of the finest heavy stout or a can of ice cold old style? You tell me after a day in the hot sun.


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