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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A taste of… Molson Golden

Molson Coors Brewing Company (Canada)
1555 Notre-Dame Est
Montreal, Quebec H2L 2R5
Tel: 514-521-1786

Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Molson Golden was purchased for $2.50(USD) at Peas & Pickles Grocery in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY. The neck is stamped: MAY0910 – 02807N

The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room temperature sparkling water.

I am including this preface to inform the reader of any and all circumstances that might be conceived of as a biased review or a conflict of interest regarding the choice of words used in the following review. I could go on and on with semi-legal jargon but I guess you will just have to trust me eh?

The following are my tasting notes:

Appearance: A bright straw yellow beverage with a very lively carbonation that forms a rather thick, dense almost whipped egg white textured head of small bubbles

Aroma: The first impression is of fresh green vegetation and a hint of roasted grain. The second visit revealed more of the grain influence backed with a bit of a skunky scent. The third nose-dive lost the skunk and returned to the refreshing green vegetation found in the first impression.

Mouth feel: It's there.

Flavor: The first impression is of sharp bitter tangs followed by grain accents. The second visit toned down the sharp edges of the bitter first flavors and then they became/become a touch steely. The third sip revealed a touch of lemon at the start and then a growing sense of grain.

Finish: The finish is quick and clean although there is a bit of a viscosity that is hard to place but disappears before it can be identified.

Beer & Food: I prescribe a bottle of Molson Golden be taken with a tin of sardines, half a tube of saltine crackers and fifteen minutes of National Hockey League game viewed on as big a screen as you can get. Repeat this until all the beer is gone or the game ends.

N.B. – Note on the right hand side of the bottle label – “ Imported by Molson USA, Golden , CO”

The Brewery: http://www.molsoncoorscanada.com/

What others say:

BeerAdvocate: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/433/1313

RateBeer: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/molson-golden/247/

1 comment:

Michael said...

Evidently one of Hunter S. Thompson's favorite beers...when he wasn't high on LSD, I suppose.

Nice hockey reference by the way.