Kokanee Glacier Beer - Columbia Brewery

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poor

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 24.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: riversider76 on 03-30-2008)
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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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2/5  rDev -27.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

Tasted like it was made from soft water, strikes me as a west coast version of Molson or labatt's in New England

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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

Lets see what Canada has to offer.

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured into pilsner glass.

Appear (3.25) : Fizzy, fluffy white three finger head that leaves a few webs of lacing around the pilsner glass. Body is like a light Pinot Grigio, or perhaps apple juice cocktail. Very pale but pretty too. Sparkling, lots of bubbles, transparent.

Smell (3.5) : some banana, wheat, corn mash, light hop. A pretty clean and crisp smell. For what it is, it's decent.

Taste (3.75) : bready, slightly sour, some corn, ending pleasantly yeasty. I would definitely drink this again. This tastes better than most macros. It's like High Life, or perhaps more like Rolling Rock - but with the corn dialed down and fresh baked bread added. Out of the bottle it's poundable. You get more flavor out of the glass but it gets old fast as the yeast and corn collide and take over the brew. Out of the bottle the crispness hides that axe battle and tells you it's a-ok.

Mouthfeel (2.5) : heavily carbonated, slightly creamy.

Overall (3.25) : This is essentially Canada's version of Rolling Rock. impressive for its style, I like the yeast on the taste and the banana in the smell. The mouthfeel is overly carbonated by a mile, but perhaps that's to hide the corn war that's going on when the beer warms two degrees or so. A beer worth trying, maybe even stocking.

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2.91/5  rDev +5.1%

Badass 32oz frosty mug on tap

Appearance - Light golden yellow, just about like any other AAL. Nice fluffy, persistent white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Very light, sweet cereal grains, maybe some feint grassy hops, not much else going on. Smells pretty clean.

Feel/Taste - Medium body is feeling a bit thick and slick, light tingly carb isn't overdone, quite smooth.Taste is of mainly of malty sweetness with hints of doughy malt and a touch of corn, almost to the point of being cloying. Very feint grassy/herbal hops.

Overall - Realistically, I don't think this is a "poor" beer for what it is. I remember it being much worse out of the bottle, but it was serviceable on tap in a pinch. There are no glaring flavor defects to me; nothing offensive at all. The body seems a bit heavy/sweet though, unfortunately, which detracts from the expected crispness and refreshing qualities associated with the style.

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Appearance: Straw-coloured with lots of bubbles and a two-finger, rapidly fading head.
Smell: Corn, malt, and a little bit of rice. Slight piney hops.
Taste: Relatively dry, with a little bit of corn and malt and a decent hop bite on the finish. Vicious carbonation.
Overall: A drinkable and affordable beer that is good if you are trying to save money and doesn't have to be ridiculously cold.

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Kokanee Glacier Beer from Columbia Brewery
66 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.