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


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RATINGS: 475   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Very clear, almost like fresh glacier water. Pungent lager. No real taste. Rated 8/13/02

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, 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 (10913) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 16, 2000

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mcberko (10551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
My choice for worst Canadian macros. Light-bodied, watery and weak. Still better than Bud, Miller, etc.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle @ home. Pale light yellow appearance with a white head. Pale malty, bitter lager nose. Watery, bland, bitter, nasty, lightly flavored pale lager. Yuck!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbrick (9998) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sammy (9973) - 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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (9957) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Can. Lemon and light barley malt aroma. Pale yellow color with small head. Slightly sweet lemon and light barley malt flavor. Watery palate. Drinkable but very standard pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
341mL bottle and 355mL cans. Many samples. Overall, this is probably the most generic pale lager you are going to find in Canada. Ubiquitous, cheap, and displaying no brewing flaws though it is a bit "fruity" in the pale lager sense.

It pours with an extremely light SRM2 with a suddy, temporary white head. No real lace. Nose is sweet grain, light fruit, and sugar. Taste is hummingbird food- straight sugar water, with huge seltzer water carbonation. Very easy to drink- more like soda water. Inoffensive and relatively characterless. A small step up from Bud Light.

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