Kokanee Glacier Beer
Columbia Brewery

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Columbia Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
Lager - Adjunct
2.79 | pDev: 22.94%
Dec 01, 2019
Mar 31, 2008
Kokanee Glacier BeerKokanee Glacier Beer
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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.47/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance- The beer is served a light straw color with a big head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retension slowly fading over time to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma of the brew is light overall with some hints of grain and a touch of caramel.
Taste- The taste begins with a light bready and malty taste mixed with a bit of caramel and grain. As the taste advances some light grass and corn syrup sweet tastes come to the tongue and leave one with a decently crisp, but not to intense taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is high. For the tastes and style the feel is great and makes for a refreshing brew overall.
Overall - A easy drinking, not too flavorful, but crisp and refreshing brew overall.

Dec 01, 2019
2.5 by rsteeves97 from Washington on Oct 14, 2018
Photo of Jugs_McGhee
2.32/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Sixer nabbed at a Sam's Club in Colorado:

Innocuous fare with obvious corn adjunct flavour. Crisp and not unrefreshing, though it is a biteen drier than I expected of an adjunct lager. 6-row, corn, and...well, that's really it. Quite a simple beer though it's not really balanced in spite of only shouldering a couple different flavours.

No overt hop flavour. No yeast flavour (to style). Doesn't drink as clean as it should, which is my main issue with it, but it's not off-flavour ridden.

Has more body than your typical mainstream adjunct lager, part of which is artificially achieved via overcarbonation.

Not a great beer, but it's drinkable. I wouldn't buy it again, but it's pretty inoffensive compared to some of the beers in this category. It's worth noting that it's neither watery nor syrupy like many budget lagers. Pretty forgettable.


Sep 29, 2018
2.52 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois on Aug 11, 2018
2.5 by Demi from Minnesota on Aug 10, 2018
5 by Cyclmykl from Oregon on Jun 30, 2018
Photo of biker30x
1.79/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
by biker30x from Illinois

I guess if you need a light, cold adjunct beer-like substance. This is one.

Jun 23, 2018
2.16 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon on May 28, 2018
2.75 by monk2021 from Texas on Mar 20, 2018
3.08 by mattsander from Canada (AB) on Aug 16, 2017
3.82 by Vylo from New Jersey on Jun 01, 2017
Photo of Lingenbrau
2.72/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by Lingenbrau from Oregon

Short and simple, looks, tastes, smells, and feels right between Miller Lite and Coors Original. The thing is, I kind of like Coors O and see no point in buying this over it. Let's not lie folks, it looks as an AAL, so knocking points for that is a joke. Aside from the near non existent flavor and aroma, the biggest down fall for this beer is the exceptionally dry character that leaves you nearly parched. But maybe that is the intention...to demand constant consumption. Cheers!

Apr 20, 2017
2.5 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Apr 09, 2017
1.56 by braican from Massachusetts on Feb 21, 2017
Photo of Libeertarian
2.83/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Libeertarian from Montana

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.

Feb 09, 2017
3.25 by wertschy from Pennsylvania on Nov 20, 2016
3 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Nov 07, 2016
2.98 by BeerWithMike from Nebraska on Jul 03, 2016
3.64 by Ebmahoney from Nebraska on Jun 29, 2016
2.76 by Darhawk from Utah on Jun 05, 2016
2.01 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Apr 09, 2016
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

The usual faint straw yellow weak pour with lots of water and carbonation, under average retention of the 1/3" head. Aroma was cooked corn in the can.

Metallic for being so watery, bitterness was up there, go big alpha acid long hop boil! Bag of cereal, corn pops mouthfeel. Corn syrup in small proportion.

Total under impressed lawnmower beer at a premium price, pass. . .

Mar 02, 2016
2.83 by ILOVEHAM from Canada (BC) on Feb 20, 2016
Photo of stevoj
2.97/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by stevoj from Idaho

One of the better pale lagers I’ve tried, cereal in nature, but smooth and mild, and tastes really good. Surprised, but pleasantly so. Cereal grains mainly in aroma and taste, Mouthfeel is light, but not watery. Refreshing, and easy to drink.

Dec 28, 2015
3 by Mantooth from North Carolina on Dec 10, 2015
3 by elglueckert from Montana on Dec 04, 2015
2.78 by Eric_Standard from Canada (BC) on Nov 02, 2015
Photo of Spikester
3.27/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Spikester from Oregon

Clear pale gold with two fingers of white head that lasts about five minutes. Some waves of lace are left on the sides of the glass.
Smell is grain bin.
Taste is grainy malt with a bit of corn like sweetness. There is a balancing amount of herbal hop bitterness mostly in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is close to medium due to the high carbonation.
A good beer for the style. Similar to Rolling Rock but more body and flavor.
Wish I could figure out the date code on the bottom of the can. Just put the freakin' date please!

Oct 24, 2015
3 by nuebs from South Dakota on Oct 21, 2015
3.08 by 952melvin from Minnesota on Oct 19, 2015
Photo of maclean25
3.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by maclean25 from Canada (BC)

I've had this many times over the years but haven't had one in a while. Now I happen to get a can while on a mountain. It is a much-hyped beer with great commercials. Consequently, I have always been under-whelmed with it when I actually taste it. While it certainly is better than the average adjunct lager it is still a middle-of-the-road beer. It has a particularly nice aroma (straw and crisp granny smith apple) but the taste and body is quite mild. Regardless a good safe choice for a party.

Sep 13, 2015
2.97 by couchsitta from Minnesota on Sep 05, 2015
Photo of PorterPro125
3.46/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by PorterPro125 from Canada (NB)

Serving Type: 355 mL Can

A- Pours a bright golden colour that presents a thin, quickly dissipating white head.

S- Standard Adjunct smell. Maybe a bit of banana making an appearance?

T- Like a good Czech Pilsner but the flavour is much more diluted. Quite a bit better than a Bud or Coors.

M- Over Carbonated but I suppose it makes it refreshing.

O- Decent Taste, refreshing body, and a great crisp beer for a hot day by the lake. No complaints here and I think i'll likely be picking up a case of Kokanee again.

Aug 30, 2015
Photo of papat444
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by papat444 from Canada (QC)

Flashback #287

Aug 19, 2015
3.18 by Beervana from Canada (BC) on Aug 14, 2015
2.73 by Drknight from Virginia on Jul 30, 2015
2.83 by headlessparrot from Canada (ON) on Jul 26, 2015
2.76 by FadetoBock from Canada (AB) on Jul 26, 2015
Photo of pat61
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Brilliant straw to gold, ½” quickly dissipating white foam cap.
S: Light grains and malt, earthy hops, traces of corn and apple. Aromas are moderately low.
T: Light, some green apple, light grains, lightly sweet, dries on the finish, clean and crisp, not minerally.
F: Light body and above average carbonation.
O: Marginally drinkable but not overwhelming.

May 18, 2015
3.14 by FrazFraz from Canada (BC) on May 16, 2015
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