The other day, while reaching for a beer, I found a can of Molson Ice lodged in the back of the beer fridge. As I was diving headfirst into a cheesesteak and looking for just one beer, I figured what the heck and popped open the can. Molson Ice had been a favorite in my not-to-misspent youth as Molson, Moosehead and Labatt’s were exotic foregin beers all the way from Canadia. Even now, I keep a can or two on hand as it tends to satisfy some of my family who are not into crafty but like a refreshing, lawnmower beer. For those who may not know, Molson Ice is produced by Molson-Coors Canada Inc. This is the Canadian division of the world’s fifth-largest brewing company, the Molson Coors Brewing Company. Molson was founded in 1786 and beer is produced to this day on the site of the company’s first brewery in Montreal.
Here is what Molson has to say about their Molson Ice:
Molson Ice is an award-winning brew, slowly fermented with Molson’s prize lager yeast and is then ice-filtered just before being bottled.
I found this beer to be…
- Appearance: Clear, golden amber with nice foam and lacing.
- Aroma: Sweet malt, maybe a little corn and a hint of hops.
- Taste: A light on the carbonation, sweet, refreshing with a slightly dry, hoppy finish.
- ABV: 5.6%
Molson Ice was as good as I remembered. For a mass produced beer, it didn’t have that watered down flavor of an American beer. Is it crafty? No. Is it especially interesting or flavorful? No. Was it refreshing and a good complement to my cheesesteak? Absolutely!