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Kokanee Glacier Beer - Columbia Brewery

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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 24.46%
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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1/5  rDev -64%

graybayou, Jun 19, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -55%

tangoafterdark, Oct 31, 2013
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1.27/5  rDev -54.3%

One of the worst Canadien beers I have had. It has a watery, seltzer like mouthfeel that is really hard to get beyond....Aromoa is husky and grainy but the flavor is really lacking...very light tasting and what taste there is features a cheapish Red, White and Blue or generic beer of the 70's element.

I like a Moosehead from time to time and can enjoy a Molson Candadien or Labatt Blue in the right circumstances but this is one beer I cannot enjoy. Not recommended...brewerd by Labatt I think....reminds me of 1/3 labatt Blue and 2/3 water...I'd much rather drink many of the American Macro lights than this one and this isn't even supposed to be a light beer.

ZAP, Aug 03, 2008
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1.5/5  rDev -46%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -46%

leftoverburrito, May 09, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -46%

Orionigel, Aug 18, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

Lobstertainment, Apr 24, 2013
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1.93/5  rDev -30.6%

The palest yellow I've seen from a macro with a two finger white head and pretty decent looking lacing. Appearance score would be lower if it weren't for the good foam. Slightly floral in the nose, a bit of honey, but really nothing there. Pretty same for the taste. Water mixed with light corn and barley. Very clean crisp, goes down easy. I could drink quite of few in these in one sitting, but why would I want to?

KeefD, Oct 12, 2008
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

beerhunter13, Jul 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

rogerthegill, Apr 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

Sneevel, Feb 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

sansho, Feb 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

Slongie, May 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

seeswo, Apr 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

Pours a nice yellow-golden color, 1.5 finger head, decent retention, and lot's of lacing. Lot's of bubbles.

Bit of grain on the smell, some sort of metallic smell, and lot's of skunkiness, more than other beers of the same style (like Coors for example).

Lot's of grain, touch of skunk, and quite a bit of metallic water in the taste. No real hint of hops, and there's an ever so slight sweetness to it.

Decent carbonation, goes down real easy and smooth.

Probably something you can drink at a party or as a lawn mower beer, otherwise not much to say for this beer.

Scrylol, Aug 30, 2011
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

YamagamiTravis, May 31, 2014
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2.05/5  rDev -26.3%

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.

biboergosum, Jan 16, 2009
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2.1/5  rDev -24.5%

The beer pours a yellowy mix with a wispy head. The aroma portends some unpleasantness to come. The adjunct dominates along with some overall skunkiness. More of the same on the palate. It is hard to stay positive with this one--I had trouble finishing it.

BeardedBoffin, Sep 02, 2010
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2.18/5  rDev -21.6%

The pour is the appropriate pale yellow color with a short lived, but voluminous white head. An extremely powerful skunk aroma to this. A fair amount of grass along with some lemon, yeast, and sulfur. The flavor is mostly just sweet cereal notes with a bit of rice. Quite a bit of grass, lemon, and tons of skunkiness to go along with it all.

womencantsail, Jul 16, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Tom_Servo, Jun 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Kahlerbock, Apr 06, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

ZachT, Oct 11, 2013
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Kokanee Glacier Beer from Columbia Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.