Talk:Molson Export

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Tasting Notes section[edit]

This section is purely subjective. No sources, nothing. I'm deleting it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Patinthehat1 (talkcontribs) 05:07, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

History section[edit]

I enjoy the taste profile of a refreshing glass of cool Molson Export as much as the next sufficiently-patriotic Canadian, but the History section reads like it was lifted directly from corporate history plaques from Molson Coors headquarters. Passages like "Forward-thinking and ambitious", "Determined to use only top quality ingredients in his beer, he freely distributed the barley seeds he had brought back from overseas to local farmers. His first beer, an Ale, was such a huge success that he quickly brewed three additional varieties, launching the start of a brewing enterprise that would last for generations," and "It was Thomas who would eventually follow in his father’s footsteps by continuing the Molson brewing tradition and upholding the high standards of quality" reek of corporate meddling. Alexandrerochon (talk) 00:07, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Dubious: Origin of name Export[edit]

This statement is dubious: "The beer was named Molson Export because the brewers deemed it of such high quality that it was good enough to be exported and was even better than the imports that were in high demand at the time." First, this (as almost the entire article) is lifted directly from the molsonexport.ca website. One would think they would be an authority on the history of their beer, but the whole website is clearly advertising copy, with dramatic and fictional embellishments. More importantly, at the time (1903), the most popular beer in Germany was known as "Export", for example, Dortmunder Export. Molson would certainly have been aware of that, and this most likely was the inspiration for the name. "Export" refers to beer that is brewed with a slightly higher alcohol content, meant to be watered down at the point of sale after being shipped long distances, but it became popular to drink it undiluted. The name did not have anything to do with being "of such high quality that it was good enough to be exported". Unfortunately I don't have any reliable sources to back this up, so it's "original research" and can't be included in the article. IamNotU (talk) 23:02, 3 September 2015 (UTC)