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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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3/5  rDev +7.9%

jmkoscie, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

DaveMiller, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of archyquaffer
2.83/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

archyquaffer, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
3.41/5  rDev +22.7%

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.

utopiajane, Mar 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Incommunicado811, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Braz
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Braz, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Fader
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Fader, Feb 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

zestd, Feb 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Josh012012, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.03/5  rDev +9%

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.

LiquidAmber, Feb 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DaveRinn, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of Zorro
2.76/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

Zorro, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Hoagie, Dec 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Coastal_Brew, Dec 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

jaydoc, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.71/5  rDev +33.5%

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".

Aaron_Ramson, Nov 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

DamageCase76, Nov 03, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -55%

tangoafterdark, Oct 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +61.9%

rhinonau, Oct 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

dmorgan310, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

BillRoth, Oct 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

ZachT, Oct 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
Kokanee Glacier Beer from Columbia Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.