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Kokanee Glacier Beer - Columbia Brewery

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BA SCORE
66
poor

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 24.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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Reviews by Zorro:
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Zorro

California

2.76/5  rDev -0.4%

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.

01-09-2014 01:16:54 | More by Zorro
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.8%

07-05-2012 22:14:54 | More by beerhunter13
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Lazaro

Florida

3/5  rDev +8.3%

02-05-2013 19:54:17 | More by Lazaro
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +62.5%

10-28-2013 15:45:15 | More by rhinonau
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LDuke

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

07-05-2014 02:09:21 | More by LDuke
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.6/5  rDev -6.1%

Kinda weird to find this stuff at the local Mexifood mart, but that's where it turned up. Faint straw yellow pour with a ton of head/carbonation with large bubbles that quickly recede. Aroma was largely mild, some cooked corn stuff happening.

Metallic water beer, no hops, but the bitterness and skunkiness is larger than expected, minimal cereal and corn chex mouthfeel going on here. Functionally sweet. Nothing offensive. Nothing impressive. Easy enough to drink, but why is this almost $7 a 6pack exactly?

Kind of like a lighter version of Labatt's for my opinion.

06-22-2011 00:11:13 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +35.4%

10-26-2013 00:29:38 | More by MJ63
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.05/5  rDev -26%

355ml can. I loved the commercials for this stuff back in the 90's. "We're out here, and the beer is in there!" "Hi, I'm Kelly, and this is my friend, Mike". Mmmm...Kelly...but I digress.

This beer pours a crystal clear pale golden straw "colour", with lots of thinly foamy, and soapy off-white head, which disappears a lot quicker than this stuff seems to out of the ski lodge fridge, and leaves some chunky tree-top lace around the glass in the process.

It smells of pithy grainy adjunct malt, strained overcooked vegetables, and an acetone skunkiness. The taste is astringent, sour rice and corn, with more cooked veggies, wet metal, and a hollow echo of any hoppiness that might have been.

The carbonation is all right, soft in its bearing, not that it much matters in this case, only that it doesn't make things worse, I guess, the body on the light and watery side, and well smooth in the same sense. There is a bitter aftertaste, unrelated to any hops that I've ever tasted, and the carbonation finally makes an unwelcome appearance after the fact, just in time to make my stomach feel as bad as my taste buds do.

Not the worst of the Great Canadian macrolager hegemony, but then it really is hard to tell without trying them all at once - what fresh hell that would be! Oh - and the Kokanee Ranger? Good freaking riddance.

01-16-2009 22:55:06 | More by biboergosum
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev +4.7%

Had a chance to try Kokanee whilst in Calgary for a conference at the local Earls Bar and Restaurant. Kokanee's appearance is quite nice, it is golden clear with no head. There really was no smell, grainy if anything. The taste carried a solid grain with well balanced hops....went great with my ribs. The mouthfeel was very smoot and easy drinking.

06-21-2011 23:06:12 | More by WoodBrew
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev +8.3%

01-04-2013 17:50:51 | More by cliff1066
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RandyFlameThrower

Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -63.9%

07-18-2014 09:45:42 | More by RandyFlameThrower
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fabiansoliz

New York

3.78/5  rDev +36.5%

This beer was light and crisp, yet bold and flavorful. I was pleased with the taste and it quickly became my favorite when in Vancouver. It was the type of beer that I tend to gravitate to because it was easy to drink. I look forward to returning to Canada so that I can reunite with this tasty selection. It's a favorite with Canadians too and as I noticed it was available in cans, bottles and on-tap, as well as a light variation. it's definitely a beer I will remember.

08-02-2013 04:04:47 | More by fabiansoliz
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +11.2%

A- Poured this fairly hard and I was impressed with the thick foamy white head, but unfortunately it doesn't stick around long, settling to a thin layer over the brew. The color is a very clear, light grassy tone and there is ample carbonation...the bubbles are very big as well. Moderate sticky lacing clings to the side of the glass.

S- I've smelled worse and also smelled better beers. The overall aroma is mild, however, the sweet malts are at the forefront and are quite noticeable. There is also a clean, crisp grainy aroma detectable. Really nothing to report as far as a hopped finish goes.

T- Tastes about the same as it smells....very clean and crisp, but sweeter than the aroma lets on. The malts are at the forefront, followed by some dry grassy undertones. There is some very slight hopped bitterness on the finish but nothing much else to say.

M- This beer is slightly thicker than watery but I wouldn't label it as medium bodied. Very zippy carbonation scrubs the palate well and is also very dry. Not a bad mouthfeel for this style.

D- Well this isn't a hard beer to drink....it does the job well for a semi-macro beer....at least it's a well known regional beer. It's better than most macros out there and is a great summer time beer or for watching a hockey game on TV. This is a popular beer with the younger crowd and is a suitable party beer.

04-22-2010 01:42:45 | More by ChrisCage
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rogerthegill

Oregon

2/5  rDev -27.8%

04-09-2012 20:43:21 | More by rogerthegill
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Beardo

Washington

3/5  rDev +8.3%

08-16-2014 07:17:41 | More by Beardo
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

11-12-2013 04:32:27 | More by jaydoc
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.03/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

02-01-2014 23:21:53 | More by LiquidAmber
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Sneevel

Norway

2/5  rDev -27.8%

02-15-2012 21:17:36 | More by Sneevel
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Hoagie

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

12-30-2013 18:09:02 | More by Hoagie
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DiggerDahl

North Dakota

3/5  rDev +8.3%

05-04-2014 16:30:43 | More by DiggerDahl
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

06-16-2014 19:19:27 | More by DaveR514
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

11-03-2013 14:23:49 | More by DamageCase76
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev +8.3%

05-18-2014 06:26:23 | More by DreamDeath
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sansho

California

2/5  rDev -27.8%

02-11-2012 20:42:42 | More by sansho
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +11.9%

Had to grab another 6 pack of cans with the new "Crankworx" labelling.

Pours clear gold, short head that disipates quickly, leaves some thin sticky lace. Smell of wet grass and grains. Taste sweet and mild maltiness. Good carbonation gives it a clean, crisp, and thirst quenching appeal (is that what "glacier fresh" means?). Sour, grainy finish to it. Nothing really special, but a good canadian style pilsner type macro. Label still lists the Columbia Brewery in Creston, BC.

06-13-2011 19:06:35 | More by BigBry
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Kokanee Glacier Beer from Columbia Brewery
66 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.