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%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Malty aroma backed by some decent (not noble) hop. Deep golden color with a white head that was reluctant to stay. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Not your usual corny macro lager. It has pale malt, hop, and fruit follows the inital flavors. Floral hop? The finish is lightly sweet somewhat balanced by hop. It’s as good as some light ales, better than some too. Surprisingly good lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tmoney99 (13625) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle from package store in Billings, MT. Poured clear pale color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate sweet grassy aroma. Light to medium body with a thin texture and lively carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with soft sweet finish of short duration. Worth trying once.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Can - Light grains and very sweet. Pale gold with a fizzy head that disappears almost immediately. Sweet apple and corn. Another sweet pale lager that is not good nor offensive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 30, 2006
12-oz. bottle. Pours pale yellow with a rocky white head, bubbly. Aroma is yeast (grassy) and malt (biscuit) with light hop notes. Buttery malt, sour and tart grassy, straw flavor, low sweetness, metal notes. Light bodied and fizzy to creamy palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (12018) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 16, 2000

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Can from a beer store in Prince Rupert, BC. The beer pours a clear yellow-gold color with a thick and foamy white head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt and very light hops. Light-bodied with mild flavors of sweet malt, hay and hops. The finish is clean and lightly sweet and leaves a touch of hops aftertaste. Alright for what it is.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2011
12 oz twist off. Generic macro Canadian brand. It pours an extremely light gold with a bright white head. The smell is almost non-existent but there is a bti of malt and corn. The flavor is sweet for an adjunct lager. It has a bit of nuttiness. It is better than an average AAL but it is still swill.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sammy (11251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2006
Serviceable lager, with a light body with a bit of fluffly white head. Light colour, only some metallic taste and refreshing malt flavoured water.Inoffensive mild taste, and scent, even when not ice cold after skiing. Fizzy carbonation

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
shrubber85 (10762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2016 Can and bottle. Lemon and light barley malt aroma. Pale yellow color with large head. Slightly sweet lemon and light barley malt flavor. Watery palate. Drinkable but very standard pale lager. Bottle gets more points for appearance but otherwise the same boring pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rosenbergh (10707) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2010
355 ml can. Banff, AB, Canada.
Clear pale golden colour with small white head. Malt, soda-like sweetness and mild notes of hops in aroma. Sweet malt and notes of grassy hops. Not hopeless.

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