Friday, March 29, 2013

Molson Canadian Wheat

I saw them post this on their Facebook page and said "WANT".

I'm was a long-time Molson Canadian fan, but I've moved away from it over the years for lighter, and cheaper beers. This was before my discovery of craft beers, mind you.

I'm a fan of wheat beers, and when I saw that they were making one... yeh, I had to try it.

I picked up 4 cans at the beer store, confident that it would not disappoint.

The verdict?

I like it. Now, it's not as flavourful as some other wheat beers I've tried, but it's still a good beer and I will likely pick it up again in the summer, assuming it's not going away any time soon.

I kinda screwed up pouring it though and I should have known better, having had to do the same thing for Hoegardden. Pour 2/3s of the container into the glass, swirl the remaining third, and then pour it in. I forgot to do that. I do have 3 more cans, so I won't screw that up again.

The aroma... lightly sweet and yeasty? Bread?

They colour... a cloudy yellow/gold. It's unfiltered, remember.

The taste. Lightly citrus perhaps? One of the reviews on Untappd said it was like regular Canadian without the harsh aftertaste. That may be true. I've tasted better, but for a commercial wheat beer I think it's pretty good.

Some of the other reviews on Untappd were a little harsh. I got the impression that some people didn't expect it to be cloudy? It's also a mass produced beer, so it's not going to be as good as the smaller batch brews. Still, you get what you pay for.

P.S. It's 4.5% alcohol.

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