Friday, February 8, 2013
Day 8 - Beer 11 - Molson Export
Ah, Molson Export. Created by John Molson's grandson and their brewmaster John Hyde in 1903, Molson "Ex" is in a class all its own. And by that I mean that Ex resides in that category of common beers you want to grade for their likeability instead of their overall quality. It's the Home Alone 2: Lost in New York of beers.
Molson Ex is a great beer to drink with friends, and a step up from the usual 24 pack Coors or Labatts, and my twelver of choice if pressed for beer pong or sportsing it up with dudefriends. And sitting at Don Cherry's after finishing up a short film shoot with some of the most talented creative types in Ottawa, Molson Ex from the tap will do just fine, thank you very much.
Molson Ex doesn't have strong flavor, it's aftertaste is pretty awful, but all in all its your basic beer with a decent grain taste and is extremely easy to drink. Just remember your beer container rankings - draft, keg, bottle, can. You could do much worse than Molson Export...my only question is if it's called "export", why can't we get it in the States?
Molson Breweries, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alcohol Rating: 5.0%
Class: Golden Ale
Rating: 4.5 out of 10 (Quality is a 3, Drinkability is a 5. I'd drink it over many of the higher ranked beers on this list so far, but this isn't about me, it's about beer.)
Quote: "Molson X sounds like the name of a famous Canadian activist."