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

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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BStigz (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Hard to find in the Midwest, Id take this over Blue any day. Id liken it to the Michelob of Canada.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2002
I must admit that I had this beer at its best. Had just hiked six miles to see a glacier in Alaska and came back hot and thirsty. Had this on ice at the end of the trail. Two went down smooth and good. Actualy very crisp and light. Not a bad beer just unremarkable. A must have after a glacier visit. :-)

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2002
This may have been a really old bottle lying around the house- you know how it goes. Needless to say I didnt finish more than a few sips.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2002
This tastes like overcarbonated piss water. It is the Canadian version of Budweiser, yet it has no past sentimental value to me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparhawk (8) - Karlskoga, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2002 does not count
This beer is one of the best lager beers in my opinion, I wish they would bring it over to Europe, for being a north american lager it is good tasting and has a nice aftertaste

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2002
You have to drink this at least once if you live near Canada, or heaven forbid, actually live there...(Im gonna get crap for this one.)

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Very light-golden and clear, with a head that disappears almost as soon as you finish pouring. Assertive and crisp mouthfeel, however light in flavor. Some cooked corn flavors. Otherwise, rather flavorless. Ultra light hops, which, if I had to describe, Id say they were very subtle and slightly flowery. Little in the aftertaste. If you like crisp and light, this might be your beer. I did not find any off-flavors, just nothing too exciting.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 Same as the rest. Canadian standard.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Light gold color, small head. Mild hops and malts. A mild, somewhat hoppy pilsner. Nice balance of hops and malts. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is hoppy, slightly bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brothersOFbeer99 (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2002 does not count
good everyday beer....nuthin special...not much wrong -420-


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