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Kokanee Glacier Beer | Columbia Brewery

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2.79/5
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168 Ratings
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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:
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Added by riversider76 on 03-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,633
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
168
pDev:
22.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
Trade:
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Photo of mattsander
3.08/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 Lingenbrau
2.72/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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!

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Photo of Erik-P
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of braican
1.56/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Libeertarian
2.83/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Photo of wertschy
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.98/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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 Darhawk
2.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kylehay2004
2.01/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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. . .

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Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.83/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.97/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of elglueckert
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eric_Standard
2.78/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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 nuebs
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 952melvin
3.08/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 couchsitta
2.97/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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 papat444
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Kokanee Glacier Beer from Columbia Brewery
Beer rating: 2.79 out of 5 with 168 ratings
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