This dealcoholized beer from Molson Coors Canada pours a clear golden colour with a large, frothy white head that leaves thick lacing and gets retained as a collar and film. Molson Exel has a sweet, corn syrup-like aroma with notes of diacetyl, canned peas and dirty fruit, as well as a hint of grains.
The taste of Molson Exel is sweet, with honey, cracker, dirty grain and raspberry jam flavours and an overarching metalling tone. The beer feels like watered down syrup on the tongue, but it also has a creaminess and moderate carbonation. There is a very mild tartness in the finish, but a sweet, syrupy flavour remains throughout the aftertaste.
The Molson Exel can is printed in blue, gold and white. Nutrition facts state that there are 7 grams of sugars and 17 grams of carbohydrates per can, as well as 6% of your daily recommended amount of calcium and 2% of your daily iron. There is no ingredients list to be found, but there is a no preservatives declaration and coded freshness dating is stamped on the bottom of the can.
Rather than tasting like a watered-down version of Molson Export Ale, Molson Exel is very sweet, cloying and resinous, lacking any real refreshment quality, balance or beer character. There is a reason that it’s so cheap and it drinks more like a barley soda, but if you want to try it, you can find Molson Exel in 12-packs at grocery stores throughout Canada.
Type: Low Alcohol Beer
Brewery: Molson Coors Canada
Format Purchased: 12 x 355 mL
Alcohol Content: 0.5%