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Kokanee Glacier Beer - Columbia Brewery

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 23.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Columbia Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: riversider76 on 03-30-2008)
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-10-2014 23:10:12 | More by ortie
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Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-05-2014 02:09:21 | More by LDuke
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

06-20-2014 23:38:15 | More by J_Dub
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

1/5  rDev -64.3%

06-19-2014 00:34:47 | More by graybayou
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Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev +7.1%

06-16-2014 19:19:27 | More by DaveR514
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

2/5  rDev -28.6%

05-31-2014 05:42:59 | More by YamagamiTravis
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Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -28.6%

05-29-2014 02:04:08 | More by Slongie
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev +7.1%

05-18-2014 06:26:23 | More by DreamDeath
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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

05-12-2014 01:01:46 | More by Georgiabeer
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North Dakota

3/5  rDev +7.1%

05-04-2014 16:30:43 | More by DiggerDahl
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3.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 11.5oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a thick sudsy white head which slowly recedes with moderate lacing. Color is clear straw with plenty of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: lightly toasted barley malt dominates with a bit of grassy herbal hops in the background. Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a quite dry finish.
Flavor: sweet barley malt, some corn sweetness, some mild hop in the finish. There is also a bit of paperiness and a bit of green apple.
Overall: a mild, pleasant, refreshing lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 19:00:08 | More by Foyle
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-07-2014 01:29:38 | More by habaceeba
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +7.1%

04-06-2014 00:32:24 | More by jmkoscie
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

03-28-2014 04:23:25 | More by DaveMiller
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2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a pint can into a shaker pint glass. A semi-aggressive pour produces about 1.5 inches of creamy, frothy head. This settles down to about 1/8 inch and sticks around for the duration. The beer is a pale straw color with pretty active carbonation.

Light corn and cooked vegetable characteristics are in evidence in the flavor and aroma, but nothing too off-putting. Actually, it's rather watery in flavor and mouthfeel. Maybe just a slight tang of metal. I don't detect any of the skunkiness that I associate with Canadian brews. The finish is quite clean with just a tad bit of lingering sweetness. Some light floral hops are perhaps in play, but barely detectable.

This is a clean tasting, light bodied beer with good head retention, and rather easy to drink. You could do a lot worse with the AALs out there. I paid $6.99 for a six pack of pint cans at a Safeway store.

Note: I modified this review after drinking about three of these in succession. The wateriness really gets to me after awhile. Though I don't expect much for the style, this beer could really use some flavor.

Serving type: can

03-24-2014 03:33:18 | More by archyquaffer
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New York

3.41/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours bright straw gold with a inch of white soapy foam that fell fast and left no lace just a thin ring. Nose is pristine. Light sweet corn and a bit of grain. No fruit. The hops show up only to give a bit of grass. Taste is crisp, clean and mild except for a bit of bite from carbonation. Has a thin body with a touch of dry cracker and sweet corn. No fruit. I really like it. As it warms rather than discover a bunch of off flavors that compel you to drink this quickly, this one shows off a bit of water that I would say tastes like new snow. They claim to use mountain stream water in their brewing.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 18:24:57 | More by utopiajane
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

02-26-2014 17:43:21 | More by Incommunicado811
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

02-21-2014 01:11:54 | More by Braz
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +7.1%

02-17-2014 19:08:24 | More by Fader
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-04-2014 11:12:09 | More by zestd
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

02-03-2014 21:29:51 | More by Josh012012
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3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a nice two finger pure white head with nice retention and lots of lacing. Looks good for an adjunct lager. Standard adjunct lager aroma of sweet malt, grain and faint grassy hops. Flavor follows with sweet malt and grain, finishing with hints of grassy hops and a surprisingly sweet finish, which is almost articicially saccharine, but probably related to corn adjuncts. Light bodied. A fairly standard adjunct lager, safe and tame and lightly sweet; the noted sweetness in the finish was pleasant at first,but left me wishing for a bit more hops instead. A light, mellow adjunct lager as expected. Another stray single bottle from the bargain basket at the local grocery store.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 23:21:53 | More by LiquidAmber
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-13-2014 01:09:07 | More by DaveRinn
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2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells mildly malty with detectable levels of noble hop aroma. Slightly spicy and grassy. Slight lemon aroma.

Starts out fairly dry with a slight lemon flavor. Toasted grain flavor and no off tastes. This is pretty clean.

Mouthfeel is medium.

Overall a pretty clean and not particularly notable beer. Boring but competent and cleaner tasting than Budweiser.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 01:16:54 | More by Zorro
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

12-30-2013 18:09:02 | More by Hoagie
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Kokanee Glacier Beer from Columbia Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.