Kokanee | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kokanee has been one of B.C.’s best-selling beers for more than ten years and was awarded a Silver medal at the 1996 Brewing Industry International Awards. Brewed using a blend of Pacific Northwest hops, Kokanee delivers a smooth, clean and lightly hopped taste.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of Mountainmanbrewing
2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pale straw yellow color. Poured a stark white wispy head. Decanted continually. No lacing.

S: Faint sweetness and a little grass. Not much in the nose at all.

T: Muted malt character. Sweet corn adjunct. Crisp, dry and light.

M: Very light body. Ample carbonation. Crisp and dry; very clean by the finish.

D: Very easy to drink. Just not much in the nose and so muted.

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Photo of edhizdeid
2.16/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This is a beer that is always offered to me whenever I am in the Northwest. It is pretty much the local Coors. The beer itself is a run of the mill kind of beer that does not offer much taste as it feels very watery. The color is amber and pours a big head that disappears in a hurry. This is the type of beer you drink at a barbecue with friends when you do not want to give much thought about you favorite hopped beverage.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of 1stOffender
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jcubz
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of BubbleBobble
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of neckbeered
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of wiltznucs
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of NickThePyro
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of benbjb
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of yancot
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of DaPan
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Kloug
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Jameswoody
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of fivetime
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of bylerteck
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of sbarre
1.75/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Will12
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of LagerHOGGER
2.89/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Iowacraft
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BierStein711
2.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bland beer with a five finger fast reducing head

Similar to Coors Light in appearance,

Smells: malt, wet cereal, water

Taste: water, doesn't feel like a beer

Mouthfeel: thin, and watery

Overall, this was introduced to me as a local brew, so I had sought it out. It is watery, but it beats Bud Light or others in its class. Quite frankly, steer clear. Have a brown ale instead.from Big Rock if you happen to be in the City of Edmonton. I don't think anyone understands or appreciates craft brewing or micro brewing aside from the Big Rock brewing in town.

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Photo of jsprain1
2.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Perfectly clear golden, yellow. Head is thick and white. Retention is mediocre.
S- The aroma is sweet grain, with a touch of just plain bread. The adjunct notes are there, but not overwhelming.
T- The same thing here. There isn't an abundance of flavor, which cuts both ways. It's not interesting but the adjunct flavors are low. Lightly sweet.
M- Very thin and watery. Really drinks easily.
O- Among the adjunct lagers, it's ok. Not bad, but it's not really noticable in any sense.

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Photo of sennin
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of grubefresh
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

Kokanee from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.61 out of 5 based on 205 ratings.
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