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Kokanee Gold - Columbia Brewery

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BA SCORE
71
okay

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 21.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Columbia Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Kokanee Gold was launched in 1990 and is brewed in the B.C. Kootenays at the Columbia Brewery. Using western-grown North American hops, Kokanee Gold is brewed to a fuller body with a hint of caramel overtones on the after-taste.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2003)
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
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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HoppySeb

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

06-09-2014 19:20:35 | More by HoppySeb
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had a pint on tap at a Calgary pub with limited selection. A darker than expected reddish amber color with a half-inch of largish beige bubbles on top and looking rather fizzy throughout. Extremely mellow, downplayed aroma, a whiff of grain husk, corn syrup, and raisin, perhaps some sourish apple. Reminds of a Sleeman's honey brown or its ilk, albeit even more toned down for the masses. Taste is the same, faint sourish raisin and apple, sweet corn syrup, saltwater taffy perhaps. Difficult to taste much here at all although I will say that this beer is so clean that there's nothing objectionable of note either. Maybe a bit metallic in the finish. Nil hop flavor or aroma. Watery body, super fizzy, actually not a bad option in the absence of alternatives but I would not recommend getting stuck at such a place if one can avoid said fate. Red beer for the generic drinker. Needs flavor of course and more bitterness to cut the saccharine sweet vibe.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2014 23:10:28 | More by CalgaryFMC
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2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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dalehihn

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +28.1%
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

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 19:28:48 | More by LampertLand
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rudiker81

Alberta (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -57.2%

06-01-2013 14:32:51 | More by rudiker81
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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1/5  rDev -65.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Alberta (Canada)

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Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev +2.7%

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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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sansho

California

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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hopwave

Washington

2.28/5  rDev -21.9%
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
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Kokanee Gold from Columbia Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.