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Kokanee Glacier Beer - Columbia Brewery

Kokanee Glacier BeerKokanee Glacier Beer

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 22.61%

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 searsclone:
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2.85/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: decent head that was gone quickly, very clear, about the same color as apple juice.

S: some skunky hops, rice, maybe a little citrus

T: a little sweet, maybe honey and a little rice, slight citrus finish, lingering after taste that I can't figure out. Grain maybe?

M: a bit more fizzy than I prefer, a bit watery

D: I was pleasantly surprised by this beer, easy to drink, but I think that after a few of them that the taste would linger to much and I wouldn't want to have more.

Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2008 03:55:21 | More by searsclone
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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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

3/5  rDev +6%

04-06-2014 00:32:24 | More by jmkoscie
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3/5  rDev +6%

03-28-2014 04:23:25 | More by DaveMiller
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2.83/5  rDev 0%
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 +20.5%
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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3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass.

A: super light golden colored body with a soft white half fingered head that leaves a white foamy ring, some bubbles form on the top of the beer

S: corn/rice adjuncts, light sweet malts, nothing offensive

T: sweet unbalanced creaminess; sweet creamy aftertaste with it being a little sticky in the finish

M: light, very sessionable, could pound these on a warm summer's day (if I wanted to), carbonation is slightly creamy and comes across inoffensive

O: final assessment, actually for the style not bad, for me, hmmm....well its one of those AAL's and I wouldn't say its one of my go-to styles, not bad to try, and probably would be better in the summer

Serving type: can

03-01-2014 04:39:02 | More by BeerKangaroo
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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

02-26-2014 17:43:21 | More by Incommunicado811
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3/5  rDev +6%

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

3/5  rDev +6%

02-17-2014 19:08:24 | More by Fader
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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

02-04-2014 11:12:09 | More by zestd
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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

02-03-2014 21:29:51 | More by Josh012012
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3.03/5  rDev +7.1%
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 -2.8%

01-13-2014 01:09:07 | More by DaveRinn
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2.76/5  rDev -2.5%
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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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

11-12-2013 04:32:27 | More by jaydoc
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3.71/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A friend of mine from Utah grew up drinking this beer and couldn't wait to give me a bottle to try. He called it "way better than Coors light", which let me know exactly what I was gettin myself into. Taking that in mind, I truly enjoyed this beer. Pale light lager with a nose of grain, corn and hops that balance very well. The taste is light and soft; cereal grains, husk, corn, very clean with a medium thin yet creamy mouthfeel. Highly carbonated but does not "bite". A very tasty session beer that is superior to American adjunct lagers, and does indeed taste "way better than Coors light".

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 04:58:12 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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Kokanee Glacier Beer from Columbia Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.