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

bottled
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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DBob5150 (187) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Was introduced to this on a great 4th of July weekend in Fargo with family a few years ago. The appearance & aroma are very similar to a light beer, pale yellow with a thin white head and a fairly non-existent aroma. However, the flavor is much more enjoyable. Taste is corn, with subtle hops, crisp and clean. Easy drinking & recomended.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2227) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to Mike. Notes of sulfur, corn, pilsner malt. This is a standard American lager.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2013
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12oz bottle pours a golden yellow color with a thin white head that leaves ok lacing. smells of sweet malt and light hops. Tastes of the same things in the smell. mouthfeel is light and chewy with decent carbonation. Overall not bad for a canadian macro lager. One of my favorites as far as macro lagers go.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Tap, bottles, cans. Generic lager but a bit more crisp. Pours golden, white foam,

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lesifflebiere (1186) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Blonde très pâle, mousse blanche à la surface. Odeurs attendues de maïs et de sucres, avec un fond de céréales blondes. En bouche, les sucres sont encore puissants, mais on distingue les céréales, bien que le mélange lui-même soit horriblement générique. Pas trop pétillante, démontrant une certaine saveur, on peut la classer légèrement au-dessus de la moyenne de son insipide catégorie.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brleo (68) - - AUG 10, 2013
Used to be my favorite beer...when I was 19. Good memories aside, it’s actually not a bad beer at all. As usual with any lager/pilsner like this, it’s best from the bottle. Aroma sucks - has a sour smell; not good. Appearance is standard for a lager. Taste is more bitter than, say, Molson Canadian (which is quite grainy) or Budweiser (which has a light sweetness to it). Ice cold, I find that Kokanee can’t be beat for its kind; truly, there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day than an ice-cold Kokanee. But if it’s not nice and chilled, it’s not very good. As a session beer, it’s good though. Served in a frosty pint, nothing beats it for its type.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeefPocoroba (49) - Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Come on, it’s not that bad. But is it just an urban myth that every once in a while, a battle would have a sasquatch on it? That is the big rumor here in Portland. I had this on tap at Jerry’s house who finally was able to have a keg after a year. It took his wife that long not to be pissed about all the Trumers Pils he drank during back surgery.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Not good, though perfect for sucking down in quantity after tiring of the sweet but potent mixed drinks at a Stampede-week happy hour. So kudos for that.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
yacoutamia (1) - Rosemont, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
Plain, about what you would expect it to taste like after examining its pale yellow consistency


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