ogre71 (300) - Utah, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kokanee has always been one of my favorites from Canada. Has a good clean crisp taste smooth finish very drinkable.
jgb9348 (5610) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
Atom (2138) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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!
commonmac (1030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ Raven's Nest, Whistler B.C.
Pale yellow, little head. Watery, light malts, bit artificial. Immediately forgotten...
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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).
Richwest68 (12) - - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice easy drinking lager/pilsner. Pale gold in colour, white head, lightly hopped. My preferred non craft Canadian lager.
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slowrunner77 (9946) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
"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?"
GoufCustom (1572) - HONG KONG - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
Ericular (953) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.