Kokanee | Columbia Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Columbia Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
kokaneeglacierbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,418
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
211
pDev:
25.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 211 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of beergoot
2.89/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear, golden body; lively carbonation; fair one-finger thick head; sheets of foam left along the glass. Cracker-like aroma. The taste mimics the aroma with some additional light hop presence; a bit of metallic flavor at the end. Light body; crisp with a hint of sweetness.

A passable if definitely blasé beer.

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Photo of Elysha
1.29/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

An absolute mess and travesty.
Regardless of being Canadian beer it goes down like water, (probably tastes better on tap [if you can find it on tap]).
There is absolutely no feel to this beer, I'm extremely interested into how the hell this sells; perhaps an acquired taste of garbage is required.
A disheveled beer that isn't worth anyone's pallet.

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2.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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3.33/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davidward
2/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just another average North American Lager.

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3.16/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of talbotjf99
2.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Libeertarian
2.83/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From notes taken 01/22/17:

The quintessential clear straw-gold with foamy bright white head, lower retention. Weakest beer aroma I have yet to encounter, to my recollection. A little bread, grass, lemon, honey, almost too weak to say. That’s okay, weak certainly beats unpleasant. Palate, though considerably more tart, isn’t much different, fairly weak though I’ve had weaker, but not altogether unpleasant in spite of its lack of character. Bready aftertaste might be the best thing about this beer. Light-bodied but approaching medium, extra sudsy, each sip seems about 75% CO2.

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2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.51/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.06/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Fizzy yellow pour, average lace, head. Retention was blah. Aroma was that canned food smell with a light sprinkling of corn syrup.

Bland taste. Lots of water and fractional sugars. Still kinda expensive when you find it anymore. Its Canadian AAL beer. And it delivers on that end, it is what it is.

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2/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Cycle69
2.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Asics
3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raylpendleton
2.32/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Bunman3
2.77/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

There was a time when Kokanee was a great prize for those who
Lived in Alberta. Before Labatt purchased the brewery, this was a much better product. Today, there is not much to separate It from the rest of the mass-produced Canadian lagers.

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2.67/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dabone
3.86/5  rDev +52%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from a bottle. Dark yellow and translucent. Decent head. Minor hop aroma, more cereal grain. Good lager taste, good mix of hop and grain. More on the grain side. Thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of MasterOfArgos39
2/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yawn. Harsh with nothing to set it apart.

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2.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Merlin68
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

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Kokanee from Columbia Brewery
Beer rating: 2.54 out of 5 with 211 ratings