Molson Old Style Pilsner

Molson Old Style Pilsner

Rated 3.118 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Molson Breweries

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Pale Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

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First brewed by the Sick's Brewery in 1926, and by Molson since 1959, it has been a favourite in western Canada, and Saskatchewan in particular, for decades.

ID: 9105 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank28751
Overall Percentile40
Style Rank126 of 1625
Style Percentile92.2
Lowest Score1.7
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.133
Weighted Score3.118
Standard Deviation0.993

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  • CYRENAICA 2159 reviews
    rated 2.3 8 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    473ml can
    5.0% ABV
    Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    November 18, 2013
    This is all the rage with a former girlfriend (from Saskatchewan) and seeing it as a single at a local LCBO I had to try and see what the fuss was about. It pours a pale gold colour with a white fluffy head and a lot of effervescence. The aroma is grain/corn, diacetyl, and weak hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is quite grainy, but that's expected for a macro lager.

  • PALEALERIDER 2282 reviews
    rated 2.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a huge foamy, bubbly white head which gives off thick patchy lacing. Has a straw coloured appearance. Mainly grainy and wheaty aromas. Very light roasted malts. Some hints of corn adjunct used in this one. Flavours are pretty much same as aromas. Just lots of corn, grains and wheats. Very mild sweetness. But something about it makes it real easy to drink and has just enough flavour. Sort of a mild, flat, prickly mouthfeel. Light and smooth, not much else. Awesome old school/retro label on cans from the old Lethbridge, Alberta brewed beer.

  • MYKE 542 reviews
    rated 2.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    So I had thought I had drank this before, but I realized when I got the 15 pack home, I indeed had not. I wanted to hate this beer at first. I really did, and even had some very disparaging things to say about it, but as I drank more of them, and the ones in the fridge got colder and colder, it started to grow on me. What can you say about this brew that hasn't already been said? It's like some weird German/ Czech Pils hybrid, but thankfully a little more grassy than it is sweet. Yeah it's macro swill, but it's pretty good macro swill.

  • CHOPZ 5752 reviews
    rated 2.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Had to wait for the plane at the Calgary airport and found the Molson Brewhouse. Went inside and discovered this beer (which is no where to be found in eastern Canada). Loved the old school label, so had this. Poured a golden colour with a big fluffy slightly warm head that is long lasting and has decent lace. Grainy nose with a little hop. The mouthfeel is not bad, kind of dry and crisp. Medium-bodied. Again, grainy taste with some corn and a bit of hop in the finish. Slightly truer to a North-American pils than Labatt Blue. Not a bad swill.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 1.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    You can't go to Western Canada without trying this shit, er beer. There are very good reasons why this beer is not available in Eastern Canada, and I hope it stays that way....musky describes it well.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    i think i like the ice and canadian a touch better, but this ain't bad for pee either. nothing great, but it goes down nice with pizza or wings, and there is no offending aromas or tastes. just light malt, corny, a touch of hops...refreshing enough.

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 2.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    This beer is huge in Western Canada. Both my father and grandfather said it was garbage then and I say it's garbage now. Colour - pale gold, white head. Aroma - grainy malt. Mouthfeel - medium bodied. Flavour - grainy. Overall - sub-par.

  • MISSSIPLESS 165 reviews
    rated 2.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    A friend brought this to the Sipless family lager week. A strong offering that is popular in Canada. There was nothing unique about it in my opinion. Golden in color, and grainy in smell and taste. Not worth a trip to the Great White North.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 1.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    One can't go to Saskatchjewan without trying an Old Style Pilsener....except myself. This is one crapola of a beer. I've had dozens of these starting in the late 50s (before it was a Molson product) and as recent as mid-April. I still don't get the hype of a pale gold, grassy smelling, vomit basting beer. Where American teenagers reach for Bud...Prairie teenagers reach for Old-Style Pilsener!

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 4.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    500th review had to be Pil!
    This is the defining beer of my liver pulverizing lifestyle. The beer that started it all. Almost everything I can think of has been done in the company of Pilsner.

    Reviewed right out of the bottle. I never pour this in a glass and never will. One of the rare beers that I want ice cold every time. It does blow when warm, of course. If you do dump it into a glass or a plastic cup or the famous chicken tube or a rubber boot or into a cardboard box or onto the ground you'll find it to be a bit darker than the standard pale lager but not much different than any mass produced brew. The aroma is grainy and a bit sweet... but don't waste time analyzing this stuff and just drink it up and enjoy. That's why it's taken this long to actually review it cause I just want to drink without thinking. Taste is great! Not that different than the aroma but better. The taste of a million memories. Goes down smooth sometimes but not in big gulps. Ample carbonation and a mild bitter finish that ties in with the standard malts. Dammit, I love Pilsner. I got a 150 beers at my disposal and I still reach for the Pil in a lot of cases. Stupid family drinks this too... it's everywhere! No, it is not better than other beers I've rated in the same range but this is a fav of mine and I go by style and nothing compares to this for pure enjoyment. I'm never not satisfied by a bottle of Pil. 8 and a half Chernobal forehead thumbs up!

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