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
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