Thursday, April 7, 2016

Molson Canadian 67 Session IPA - MolsonCoors (Canada)

Molson Canadian 67 Session IPA - MolsonCoors (Canada) 3.0%

I'm dubious that this is going to be good, not because it's only 3% ABV but because it's made by MolsonCoors and they have a number of products in their portfolio that are less than desirable.

It pours nicely though! A proper head of white foam with a darker shade of amber coloured body in a glass. And... how about that? The aroma is strongly hoppy! Tropical fruit, resin and hints of something vegetal.

The flavour is also hop forward with the same mix of hop tones as in the aroma coming through clearly but without much intensity. The body is very thin (unsurprisingly, given it is a low calorie and very low alcohol beer) and it's a bit over carbonated as a result. The aftertaste is very short lived but over all this is an interesting beer. If very low alcohol and hops is something that you were looking for in a beer than I have to recommend giving this Session IPA a try. Really my only complaint is that it is over carbonated to my taste but I imagine that might appeal to some.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, you have to understand the market segment that this brew inhabits.
    Low Calorie - isn't that why it's called '67?
    The low cal count is achieved in 2 ways.
    1. Low alcohol content. 3 percent is hardly beer but it is low cal.
    2. Low carbs ( carbs bring calories_. Unfortunately, carbs also usually bring TASTE and TEXTURE. So th67e plain old regular '67 has a disgusting tastelessness.
    This variety of '67, however, has a lot more taste than it has any right to have given it contains only 2 grams of carbohydrate per serving. This is similar to Sleeman Clear or Michelob Ultra both of which are equally as disgusting as regular '67. This IPA version, however, is a real and tasteable improvement and although it's kind of thin it really does taste pretty well FOR THAT CATEGORY of brew.
    Now it's not a real IPA or even maybe a real beer, but if 2 grams of carbs is what you need ( Diabetics take note), then this is the best choice you have right now barring abstinence.
    By way of comparison, a REAL IPA or craft beer or even Czech Pilsener will have anywhere from 16 to 30 grams of carbs per serving, mostly as residual sugar.