Kokanee Glacier Beer | Columbia Brewery

Kokanee Glacier BeerKokanee Glacier Beer
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Kokanee Glacier BeerKokanee Glacier Beer

Brewed by:
Columbia Brewery
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by riversider76 on 03-30-2008

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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 47
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5/5  rDev +79.2%

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5/5  rDev +79.2%

Photo of rhinonau
4.5/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of WallingBrew
4/5  rDev +43.4%

Photo of industrialswill
4/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't believe I haven't rated this old friend yet.
Appearance...no beer looks finer after a long, hot day in the field, or floating the local rivers.
Smells like a typical light lager, taste is very mild. There is nothing extreme or complex about this beer, but it satisfies my cravings for a light, clean, crisp, simple lager.
As a bonus, these can still be found for less than $10 for a 12 pack.

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Photo of Vylo
3.82/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of fabiansoliz
3.73/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was light and crisp, yet bold and flavorful. I was pleased with the taste and it quickly became my favorite when in Vancouver. It was the type of beer that I tend to gravitate to because it was easy to drink. I look forward to returning to Canada so that I can reunite with this tasty selection. It's a favorite with Canadians too and as I noticed it was available in cans, bottles and on-tap, as well as a light variation. it's definitely a beer I will remember.

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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.71/5  rDev +33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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".

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Photo of Ebmahoney
3.64/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grubefresh
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Firgy
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Nikolai070
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Duff27
3.46/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

(reviewed to style)

A- Very pale. Short white fizzy head. A few streams of effervescence. Decent head retention per the style, minimal lacing.

S- Smells grainy/grassy/biscuity.

T- More biscuits and grassiness. Hops and malt sweetness balance nicely I beleive. Not too off-putting actually.

M- Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel with just enough carbonation.

D/O- A lot of what sets these AALs apart from each other I feel is the amount of sweetness the malts give off. Kokanee is not over the top with sweetness but settles in at a pretty happy medium. Very drinkable but would pass for more flavorful beer in almost every instance.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.46/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.41/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of maclean25
3.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of riversider76
3.36/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden with a fluffy white head. Very little retention,and no lacing. Smell has a grassy,yet malty edge. Body is light with some carbonation. Taste is sweet with a little bit of a bite to it. Refreshing,and easy to drink. Wouldn't be a bad session beer.

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Photo of MasterOfArgos39
3.33/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bondjedi
3.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp and cold, redolent of hockey, lumberjacks, wolverines, and the Yukon. But for that there isn't much to recommend here - doesn't taste bad but doesn't taste good, either. Pours with a hearty glug glug, a neutral yellow and a foam that disappears quickly. You'll need at least a twelver to get your swerve on.

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Photo of Spikester
3.27/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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!

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Photo of pat61
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

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