Kokanee Gold - Columbia Brewery
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Reviews by pootz:
3.5/5 rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Labatts attempted to market this beer in the east of Canada by doing a brand "X" and brand "Y" mass comparison not unlike the old coke-Pepsi wars in the 70s. It lost in the east but was thumbs up in Western Canada where they like lighter beers. That's what this is...a light roasted malt beer with good thirst quenching and drinkability qualities...beer snobs need not apply for tastings. The majority of folks out west here that drink the occasional domestic draft and wear sneakers when our cowboy boots are in for repair, like this stuff..it's the number 2 draft beer out west(Canada)...and for good cause. Kokanee gold is a fuller bodied draft beer than the watery offerings from Molson or the other mega brewers and it isn't a heavy yeasty drink like the local crafters churn out. This beer is made for socializing after the slopes at Fernie or Norquay and it fills that niche well...Obviously sales afferm that point.
Average folks know what they like and they like K-Gold....where does that leave it's critics?... Fortunately there are more than enough regular folks to keep the Creston Brewey busy filling K-Gold draft orders.
Pours a crystal clear dark copper-gold with a smallish off-white head that laces out quickly. Has subtle sweet malt aromas, some toaty tones, some light spice mingled hints of hop. Starts crisp like a pilsner but mellows on the tongue where all the great carmel tastes, nuts, spice and medium body is departed, then finishes clean with no after taste.
Try some, you'll like it... the locals do.
Serving type: on-tap
09-26-2003 21:22:23 | More by pootz
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.74/5 rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Columbia Brewing 'Kokanee Gold' Lager @ 5.3% , served from a 6pack of 341 ml bottles purchased for $13
A-pour is a golden amber with a good size off white head leaving a streaky lace along the stein
S-crisp smelling lager
T-crisp tasting lager at the start , mellow finish
MF-ok/good carbonation , medium body
Ov-not a great beer anymore , my oh my , have my taste buds changed , sorry Kokanee
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2013 19:28:48 | More by LampertLand
2.28/5 rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Hiding in the back of the fridge over at mom's... might as well do a quick review. light brown amber colour with very small white head, not much of a smell... light grain. taste is same a touch better then expected... amber lager, sweet honey. boring beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2012 01:23:49 | More by hopwave
Kokanee Gold from Columbia Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.