Brewed by Columbia Brewery (Labatt-InBev)
Style: Pale Lager
Creston, Canada


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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Kokanee is a 5.0 percent alcohol (by volume) lager that is smooth, clean and lightly hopped. It is brewed with mountain stream fed water and a blend of 3 malts and features a unique combination of superior Western-grown North American hops. Brewed in the Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia by the Columbia Brewing Company, Kokanee is British Columbia's most popular beer over the last 10 years. Since its introduction to the Northwest U.S. in the summer of 1994, many people have discovered and enjoyed Kokanee's cool, crisp, glacier fresh taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (300) - Utah, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Kokanee has always been one of my favorites from Canada. Has a good clean crisp taste smooth finish very drinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jgb9348 (5610) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Crisp clear coloured body with a thinnish white head. Aroma of pale malt, alcohol, cardboard and a touch of caster sugar. Light-bodied; Pale funky flavour of cardboard, stale malt and absolutely nothing else - not even bad flavours - just water. Aftertaste shows the cardboard, alcohol and water - pale and nothing giving. Overall, a very poor beer - and one I guess I should have known was garbage, but I didn’t recognise the name on a Chinese restaurant in the West End of downtown Vancouver, so I tried it, and I wish I would have thought othertwise. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Dinesty Chinese Restaurant in the West End of Vancouver, British Columbia on 07-June-2015 for CA$4,50.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Atom (2138) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
12oz bottle pours a very bubbly pale golden with a large white head. Aroma of stale corn and garden picked green beans, and glue paste. Taste similar to aroma some upchuck belchy aftertaste. Hockey beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
commonmac (1030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle with Saturday Shirt. Pint glass which seems like too classy for this beer. Smell is pretty brutal...basically grains and malt liquor. Taste is pretty much the same with grain and mild unimpressive hops taking center stage. Feels like a frat beer. Not a compliment. Light and simple with little complexity. Kind ofsweet. Nothing noteworthy to be found. You can find better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle @ Raven's Nest, Whistler B.C. Pale yellow, little head. Watery, light malts, bit artificial. Immediately forgotten...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Ok it is what it is, but when we visit BC, we always have to get a "jug" of Kokanee, it’s just what you do. That being said, it’s still better than your average American lager (miller).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Richwest68 (12) - - JAN 31, 2015
Nice easy drinking lager/pilsner. Pale gold in colour, white head, lightly hopped. My preferred non craft Canadian lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (9946) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"light color, light flavor profile, aroma, etc, etc, etc... nothing good, not horrible, but on low side of things for sure. canned lager, what can you expect?"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1572) - HONG KONG - OCT 3, 2014

341 ml bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.

Pale dull golden colour; One-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Good sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation; Light aroma of malt, with very light grains, bread, moderate lemon and light grass; Light sweet taste of moderate malt, with very light grains, strong molasses, bread, light lemon and light bitter grass hops; Close to light body. Thin but slightly slick and crisp palate; Mouth feel is moderate, close to solid malt base for a Pale. Slightly watery but otherwise a good mouthful. Grain taste close to minimal, sweetness as in molasses not sickly sugar. Good breadyness. Solid!... Hoppiness is light lemon and grass in nose and taste. Low blow bitterness for an abrupt, faint astringent-light malt finish; Fairly dry after taste. Very easy, and quite malty to mouth.

Comments: Compare to rice-infested water like Buds, I prefer light but honest Pale like this one: solid maltyness for the style, very low grains, natural light sweetness, fair low hoppiness. No foul smeel and taste. More than drinkable, this is easily a go-to just like Carlsberg, only the prohibitive Canadian import price tag is deterring. Pretty nice!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ericular (953) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I’d have to do a side-by-side to speak intelligently as to how this compares to MGD and other pale lagers. It’s a bit above average, but otherwise too faint to notice any outstanding qualities.

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