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

bottled
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RATINGS: 463   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13   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.


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brleo (71) - - AUG 10, 2013
Used to be my favorite beer...when I was 19. Good memories aside, itís actually not a bad beer at all. As usual with any lager/pilsner like this, itís 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 canít be beat for its kind; truly, thereís nothing more refreshing on a hot day than an ice-cold Kokanee. But if itís not nice and chilled, itís not very good. As a session beer, itís 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, itís 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 Jerryís 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 (1651) - 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

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. A clear, slightly pale golden beer topped by a decent, white head. The aroma is mostly on the grainy side, some fruityness kicking in as well. Medium to thin on the palate, too sweet I think, with a faint bitterness and some fruity hints. Short finish. Except for the sweetness, itís a decent pale lager I think, but thereís way too many other options out there. 130704

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfearnley (963) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle...who's going to put this in a glass? Appearance, well, I'm guessing that it's golden and effervescent. Aroma...lagery...this rating is purely going to be on taste, I think; and I don't imagine that'll be a good thing. Taste is skunky, some straw, almost no hops. Where are the hops, Columbia Brewing Company? A typical Canadian lager that reminds me of my late teens.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
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1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pictoman (511) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
Poured from a 355mL can. Clear, pale yellow with frothy white head. Mild aroma of corn and yeast. Corny taste that goes down easy. Little flavour and little body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Kokanee: On draft @ Sportsman Pub, Ladysmith. aroma:3/5- grass, straw, malt Appearance: pale yellow, gold, decent head leaves good lacing, soapy head, a tad oily Taste: grass, bubble gum, corn, straw, malt sweetness, syrup, decent amount of hops, barley, decently bitter Palate: bubble gum, dry, corn, dies pretty quickly, highly carbonated Overall: An okay macro brewed lager, 2.5-2.7/5, light, low-medium mouthfeel, watery body.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
csaso (1364) - Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Tap - good size foamy head, pale straw color, not much aroma, very light typical pale lager flavor, not much body at all, pretty typical ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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