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Review: Molson Canadian 67 beer

Molson Canadian 67 beer, left, and regular old Molson Canadian, right. The 67 looks pale and watery by comparison.

The only good thing about Molson Canadian 67 is that my wife hates it so much, I can safely keep a case of it around the apartment without any fear of it vanishing.

Canadian 67 is clearly a light beer aimed at a market segment eager to enjoy a drink with their friends, but unwilling to deal with the calorie consequences. How did Molson address the needs of this group of beer drinkers? By brewing a beer that cuts the total calories per bottle from 150 for a standard Canadian to 67 for a Canadian 67. (For our American readers, note that 67 is a reference to 1867, the year Canada became a country. It’s not as arbitrary a number as it appears.)

The compromise? It has practically no flavour, no body, and no character to speak of. You can’t so much describe its taste as you can describe its near-complete absence of taste. It’s watery to the point that it tastes like a bad de-alcoholised beer.

It’s so watery, in fact, that I thought I’d test something out. What would happen if I compared a Molson Canadian 67 with a standard Molson Canadian, but that had been watered down to meet the 3 % a.b.v. criteria?

—BEGINNING OF MATH CONTENT—

I’m a journalist, not a mathematician, but I figured that 0.6 of a regular bottle of Canadian would contain the equivalent amount of alcohol as one full bottle of Canadian 67. So, I took 0.6 of a 341 ml bottle of regular Canadian (205 ml), and topped it up with 136 ml of water, which — ta-dah! — should yield a beverage with 3 % a.b.v., the same as Canadian 67. If my math is off, let me know.

—END OF MATH CONTENT—

The result? Proves the point that there is, in fact, something slightly worse than Molson Canadian 67.

Make no mistake — Molson Canadian 67 is hardly a beer. By comparison, plain old Molson Canadian is bursting with flavour. (This is likely the only time you’ll hear me refer to Molson Canadian as bursting with flavour.)

RATINGS AND DETAILS

Cost: $12.49 per six pack at my neighbourhood liquor store.

Value for cash money: It’s the same price as regular Molson Canadian, which is silly considering Molson Canadian 67 is 3 % a.b.v. and regular Molson Canadian is 5 % a.b.v.

Availability: Easy to find in Edmonton. It’s apparently available in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. Which means Quebec and Newfoundland got lucky.

Nutrition?: It’s beer, but it’s only 67 calories per 341 ml bottle instead of regular Molson Canadian’s 150 calories. But the taste difference ain’t worth it.

The verdict: Terrible. Don’t waste your beer budget.

A six-pack of Molson Canadian 67 beer in bottles. It doesn't look too bad on the box, does it?

7 Comments

  1. As if I need to be reminded to steer clear of a Molson beer(although a regular Canadian isn’t All that bad, if there are no other options-imho, I prefer darker beers for the most part). That said, I have a very nice English style Cream Ale to recommend. Brewed by B.C.’s R&B Brewery, Raven Cream Ale has only been available in Alberta for just over a month. At 4.8%abv it has a pleasant nutty, toffee-ish sweetness with a hint of chocolate(& rich creamy mouthfeel).

    http://www.r-and-b.com/?page_id=4

    I bought my 650ml bottle-2 glasses-at Sherbrooke(approx. $6), but it may be available in six packs eventually(the 650ml may just be for initial Alta. release).

    • Looks tasty. I like how the flavour profile on their site makes reference to the grains and hops they use. I used to be involved in home brewing (I still plan to get back into it when I can scrape together enough free time), so beer-nerd details like that are right up my alley. 🙂

  2. It’s really low in carbs (2g), low in calories, and
    0 fat. Finally a guilt-free beer, and I have no problem with the taste. Nice and light (not bloating). This is my new guilty pleasure

  3. richard fortin

    Molson canadian 67 is an excellent beer for those who like a light beer.Its tasty as good as any light beer i ve tasted in the U.S.and Canada. It has no sugar at all and carbs are low. I enjoy the weight loss 40 pounds by now and counting and for summer heat you may purchase the 67 with lime flavor.

  4. chantelle

    Well i have recently switched from Bud light to Canadian 67 due to having a heart attack at the age of 38 and now being on all sorts of heart medications was told to take better care of myself, i love beer and pretty much only drink beer, Im not a heavy drinker only on the wknds and and when im on holidays, I must say when i found out about 67 i tried and it and i was pretty surprised and pleased with the taste and now at social gatherings i can have a few light beers and feel like im still a part of the party. So THANK YOU MOLSON :):)

  5. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this beer. Every beer has it’s own taste to it. This is no exception. The flavor is fine. If you’re not self conscious you can drink this beer. Getting rid of a beer gut was hard, but I did it. Now I’d like to drink beer again and not have a gut so who cares if this doesn’t taste like a Heineken. I’m one beer in and I’m going for number 2.

  6. This Canadian 67 is delicious its light tasting it has great colour and most importantly you can drink it when you are out socializing without getting hammered. BIG BUT!!!!!!
    What the hell is with the price why is it every time a new product comes out you people who make it have to RIP off the people who really want to buy your product and want to support your product but you out price and gouge the people who give you your checks. I wish the business man wouldn’t take advantage of the everyday people.

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