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Kokanee Glacier Beer - Columbia Brewery

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BA SCORE
67
poor

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 24.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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5/5  rDev +79.9%

07-22-2012 00:55:05 | More by Big_White_Bear
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ShadyJay

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +79.9%

03-04-2012 00:27:23 | More by ShadyJay
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +61.9%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +43.9%

05-27-2013 19:16:50 | More by WallingBrew
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J_Dub

Texas

4/5  rDev +43.9%

06-20-2014 23:38:15 | More by J_Dub
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industrialswill

Washington

4/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't believe I haven't rated this old friend yet.
Appearance...no beer looks finer after a long, hot day in the field, or floating the local rivers.
Smells like a typical light lager, taste is very mild. There is nothing extreme or complex about this beer, but it satisfies my cravings for a light, clean, crisp, simple lager.
As a bonus, these can still be found for less than $10 for a 12 pack.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2010 00:04:01 | More by industrialswill
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fabiansoliz

New York

3.78/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2013 04:04:47 | More by fabiansoliz
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

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

California

3.71/5  rDev +33.5%
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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grubefresh

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

08-08-2012 03:18:40 | More by grubefresh
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Firgy


3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

08-31-2012 22:15:48 | More by Firgy
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Duff27

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

(reviewed to style)

A- Very pale. Short white fizzy head. A few streams of effervescence. Decent head retention per the style, minimal lacing.

S- Smells grainy/grassy/biscuity.

T- More biscuits and grassiness. Hops and malt sweetness balance nicely I beleive. Not too off-putting actually.

M- Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel with just enough carbonation.

D/O- A lot of what sets these AALs apart from each other I feel is the amount of sweetness the malts give off. Kokanee is not over the top with sweetness but settles in at a pretty happy medium. Very drinkable but would pass for more flavorful beer in almost every instance.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 04:12:11 | More by Duff27
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utopiajane

New York

3.41/5  rDev +22.7%
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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riversider76

New York

3.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden with a fluffy white head. Very little retention,and no lacing. Smell has a grassy,yet malty edge. Body is light with some carbonation. Taste is sweet with a little bit of a bite to it. Refreshing,and easy to drink. Wouldn't be a bad session beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2008 23:24:56 | More by riversider76
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bondjedi

Washington

3.33/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp and cold, redolent of hockey, lumberjacks, wolverines, and the Yukon. But for that there isn't much to recommend here - doesn't taste bad but doesn't taste good, either. Pours with a hearty glug glug, a neutral yellow and a foam that disappears quickly. You'll need at least a twelver to get your swerve on.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 01:37:38 | More by bondjedi
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Hoagie

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

02-18-2013 01:46:52 | More by LampertLand
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Aeag4

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

07-08-2013 04:17:19 | More by Aeag4
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habaceeba

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

04-07-2014 01:29:38 | More by habaceeba
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Incommunicado811

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

02-26-2014 17:43:21 | More by Incommunicado811
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

12-03-2013 18:20:59 | More by Coastal_Brew
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Josh012012

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

02-03-2014 21:29:51 | More by Josh012012
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

10-26-2013 19:56:56 | More by dmorgan310
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well I have not reviewed a real adjunct lager in a while. Poured from a bottle.

A thin layer of white head caps a fizzy "well-hydrated person's urine" yellow body. The head disappears in record time.

Smells a little like a skunk splashed with PBR. Actually there is a sweet corn aroma that dominates and it really isn't so bad.

Light malty flavors of corn, rice, and barley paired with a generic "hop" flavor (not like actual hop flowers, but rather a bitter shadow of them). Every bit as complex as the usual American examples of this style.

The mouthfeel is fizzy and light. Light body.

Conclusion: Reminds me of Heineken more than MGD or Bud. Not terrible but nothing different than the usual. I really enjoy beers like this from time to time actually. No major flaws, nothing to differentiate it from the next adjunct lager.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 06:03:47 | More by allforbetterbeer
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Foyle

Wyoming

3.18/5  rDev +14.4%
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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Kokanee Glacier Beer from Columbia Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.